It was the year 1978. Higher Education had not yet spreaded to the rural Odisha. Sarankul, a small but beautiful village of Nayagarh district awoke from its long sleep. Under the proper guidance and well- organized steps of Sj. Artabandhu Mishra an advocate of Odisha High Court in those days, a higher educational institution named SARANKUL COLLEGE was established in order to cater to the higher educational need of this area, a Shaiva Pitha famous for LADUBABA.
On the 25th june of 1978,the inception ceremony of the college was held in campus of the then Sanskrit Tol of Sarankul with Sj.Prafulla Kumar Maharana as its 1st Principal. The first cry of the new born infant was heard on the 27th day of July that year. It was the first day of starting of classes..
Initially this college was started in the intermediate in Arts having 128 Seats and affiliated to Utkal University. Later, it was converted to +2 Stream in both Arts & Science with 192 and 64 respectively. Then, the +3 Arts stream with 128 seats was started in 1986 under the affiliation to Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. Now this college is full-fledged Degree College with Honours teaching facilities. Apart from this, Govt. Vocational Junior College is also running here with Computer Technique and Medical Laboratory Technician Trades.
Last but not the least, at the time of publishing this issue of the college Calendar, the College is deeply indebted to the founder of this college who had contributed much for the establishment of this Higher Educational Institute.