Its shape represents a memento of success and recognition.

  • In the centre is an open book which is the traditional symbol of learning.
  • In front of the book is Burning Lamp, emitting silver-rays, the insignia of enlightenment.


  • The LOTUS as the National Flower of India, signifies peace and prosperity for all.
  • Inside the inner circle the name of the institution is written in Engish. Inside the outer circle the name of the institution, its place of location and District is written in Odia. Below it, the year of the foundation of the college is mentioned in Odia Figures.


  • The ‘SWASTIKA’ is the ancient Indian mark of mental elevation and sacredness.
  • The Two Fresh Green Branches are the epitome of life, hope and self reliance.
  • The message in Devanagari script’ TAMOSO MA JYOTIRGAMAYA’ meaning ‘Dispel Darkness by light’ denotes eradication of ignorance by wisdom.

Briefly, the various symbols in the Crest carry the underlying sense that S.B.P. Mahavidyalaya manifests the noble motto of providing its students with learning, wisdom, hope and vigor which would enable them to achieve mental, moral and material development and lead to their attainment of peace and prosperity in life.


For more than three decades even after independence, the prospect of higher education for the matriculates of southern and interior parts of the present Ganjam District (comprising of the erstwhile estates of Jarada, Surangi, Chikiti, etc.) remained rather bleak and forlorn. In the vast tract of land stretching from the mouth of River Bahuda in the east to Khariaguda in the west and Tamana in the north to Tumba Agency in the south, there was not single institution for post-matric study.

However, it was the increase in the number of high schools in the region that gradually helped crystallise the idea of starting a College at Samantiaplli Square where roads from north, south and west converge together. But founding of an institution necessitates organised effort and a sizable fund.

The birth of this College is also a landmark in the history of higher education in the border area of Ganjam district. Intended to impart education to both the Odias and non-Odias of Odisha-Andhra, this College started drawing its student strength from a wide zone which included Surala-Sumandi, Ichhapur, Kuligaon-Kotilingi belt, B.Nuagaon, Jayantipur, Jarada, Tumba, Patrapur, Kelua, Surangi, Khariaguda etc. Besides, the students from the detached Odia speaking territories of Manjusha, Tarala, Jalantara etc. found a homely atmosphere in this academic agency. As the first College in the Chikiti Constituency, this institution also acted as a motive force for the spread of education in rural Odisha.

In the year 1981, the Berhampur University granted affiliation to the College for Intermediate Arts with 80 seats. The next year I.Com. was opened with the affiliation of 32 seats. With the introduction of 10+2+3 pattern of education, the College was asked to impart teaching at the Higher Secondary stage. Accordingly +2 Arts (with 128 seats) and +2 Commerce (with 32 seats) was started from the academic session 1983-84 under affiliation from the CHSE, Odisha.

The entire College ground including the proposedsite for staff quarters measuring about 4 acres was largely donated by the villagers of Samantiapalli, rich and poor alike. The yeomen’s service rendered by each of them and the generous public contribution have enabled the College to achieve its present stature. The College gratefully acknowledges the service rendered by the Governing Body, Principals, Teaching and NonTeaching Staff who jointly steered the Institution to safety in its times of storm and stress. When scarcity at every front stared the face, they cared little for their own subsistence and laboured hard for the survival and growth of the College.

Today, S.B.P. Mahavidyalaya stands as an index of the sincerity and devotion of the local people and shall ever remain an emblem of sacrifice of a considerable dimension, exemplifying the inherent merit of those who think in terms of the well being of society. May this institution be a perennial fountain of knowledge and inspiration to one and all.