Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja College , Bhanjanagar was established in the year 1960. It was initially named as Bhanjanagar College but in the year 1972-73 the local elites , academicians renamed it as “Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja College” on the name of the great poet Laureate of Ghumusar Kabi Samrat (King of Poets) Upendra Bhanja.
This institution has its own distinctiveness from the crest as the Lamp symbolises wisdom, knowledge ,the motto of college inscribed in Sanskrit “Asoto ma Sadgamaya” “Lead me from falsity to truth”.
The book placed left top provides the traditional learning culture. The sword stands for valour and the military glory of the Land.
The reservoir at the bottom represents the natural environment surrounding the college. At the base the name of the college, year of establishment, representing a world language and the language of the origin.
The motto of our college is to provide higher education to all creating a learning society covering all levels of people . We get our support and strength from our founders , committed personnel's visions. The aspiring students should acquire true wisdom , compassion and fellow feelingness through quality education.
In order to fulfil the vision of imparting quality education , innovative learning and research, the college is committed to enable , encourage endow every student to initiate a lifelong excellence in learning.
There are three undergraduate progmmes viz science , Arts and Commerce with subjects like English, Odia, Economics, Education, Philosophy, JMC, History Political science, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Electronics Mathematics with Honours teaching facility.
Quality education is imparted by the qualified faculties having NET, M.Phil and Ph.D. Degrees supplemented by the rich infrastructure of about 25.5671 acre in built area for class room and laboratories out of the total area of 40.671 acre campus area. At present out of the Fifty faculties eight of them have acquired Ph.D. degree, seventeen have M.Phil degree and fourteen are NET qualified. Some of them have already registered for Ph.D. degrees under Berhampur University and other universities. Every year faculty members are actively participating in Seminars, conferences, symposia and are also getting invited as resource persons in different National and state level seminars. At present the Principal of this college is actively engaged in guiding research scholars. In the year 2018-19, 03 scholars have got Ph.D degree under his guidance. The non-teaching staff of the college are working hard for the smooth running of the college.
The college has a rich Library of two storied building with reading room facility for both teachers and students. About 40 thousands books (reference, text books and Journal. Etc.) are in the college Library. Presently there are 7 nos. of well equipped Laboratories, 2 nos of computer Laboratories for the students.
In order to develop physical spirit and sports culture in the mind of the students the college has a vast playground. Besides this, college is having NCC (Army/ Navy Wing) for Boys and Girls, YRC, NSS and self-defence activities for the girls as extension activities and healthy practices to create a sense of patriotism, fellow feelingness and social service to the people in general and to the institution in particular. Above all the Governing body of the college is always keen on accelerating its overall development. The alma mater is proud of its innumerable products who have excelled in various fields.