Chikiti is situated in the South-East part of the Ganjam district bordering Andhra Pradesh. The place and people of Chikiti have a significant position in the cultural history of Odisha. Chikiti had taken a special role in the formation of the state of Odisha as well as in the National Freedom Movement. This area with a rich cultural heritage was long neglected in the field of higher education. Up to 1980, there was no scope for the educational development of the local people and the people of nearby tribal and border areas.
At this critical juncture, a bold step was taken by Late Radhakanta Das and Sri Radhasyam Patnaik with the active support of Sri Brundaban Sahu to fulfill the long-cherished desire of the local elite and the dream of the eminent patriot and freedom fighter Late Dibakar Patnaik, Chikiti Mahavidyalaya got established on 15th August 1980 to impart higher education to the neglected, the poor, The College will not forget the financial assistance extended by Dr.Rekha Panda at the time of dire need.
The Institution started functioning initially in the premises of Sri Jagannath Kala Parisad under the guidance of a managing committee consisting of 15 members and 8 number of staff members who dedicated their free services for the development of the Institution.
Though the Institution was established in the year 1980-81 session, it got affiliation from the Berhampur University for the Intermediate Arts (I.A.) from the session 1981-82 under the deemed clause and permanent affiliation from the session 1983-84 for Arts stream. The desire and necessity of the local people could not be fulfilled due to the non-availability of the Science stream. However, this desire got materialized with the wholehearted support rendered by SEVANIDHI TRUST with the introduction of science at the +2 level from the session 1986-87. Subsequently, it availed concurrence and affiliation for +3 Science course from the session 1999-2000.
This Institution got permanent concurrence for three-year degree course both in the +3 Science and Arts with honors facilities in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Education, I.R.P.M, Political Science and Economics.
It is a matter of great pride and glory that in the year 2006-07 in the month of March, the NAAC team visited the institution and the institution got a grade ‘B’ level by the Accreditation Council. In order to cope with the emerging trends of globalization, priority was given to Computer education. Accordingly, a new era in the history of the College had begun with the interdiction to I.T(Information Technology) the course was introduced in +2 classes (Science and Arts), after getting recognition from session 2007-08. The IT course is a self-funding course, while the students are pay an extra fee for the course. At the degree level, the BCA course is also opened from the session 2014-15 and affiliation from Berhampur University with the sanctioned strength of 60. The B.C.A course which is a self-funding course provides computer education at the degree level.
The institution started with eight staff members and started functioning under the able stewardship of Late Captain Siba Kumar Panda as its founder Principal. Subsequently, it functioned smoothly under the in-charge Principalship of Sri B.K.Padhy, Sri B. Patnaik and Sri K. Rout.
The College came under the purview of Grant-in-aid in the session 1988-89. After becoming full-aided, the College got deputed-regular Principals, Sri C . S . Mahapatra, in the year 1992, Sri P . K . Mishra in the year 1995, Lion T .C Padhy in the year 1997, Sri Basant Ku. Sahoo in the year 2002, Dr.Lalita Mohan Mahapatra in 2005, Dr. J.M. Mohanty in 2009, and till the present Dr. N. M. Padhy.
The college has a band of dynamic faculty members in different disciplines who have got their Ph.D. and M.Phill. degrees and some are still engaged in their respective research activities.
The manner and academic achievements of the students earn a special name, status, and dignity to the college as one of the ‘most Disciplined’ colleges at Berhampur University. The present excellence of the College in academic and other co-curricular activities is remarkable on account of the contribution and interaction between the present Principal, staff, and the obedient students which have made this Alma mater a distinguishable ‘Temple of Learning’.
The Institution is all set to go ahead with full cooperation, love, and sympathy of the local people, and it’s determined to carry forward the torch of learning in this educationally backward area.