A citadel of learning SAILENDRA NARAYANA COLLEGE, RAJKANIKA is located in a remote corner of Kendrapara District in a picturesque place. Perennial river the Baitarani in the north, the kharasrota in the south, the bay of Bengal in the east and the stretched land mass of Jajpur district from its boundary line in the west ,and it is 65 kilometres away from district headquarters. The luxuriant vegetations and the deep greenery that surrounded it speak volumes of harmonious existence of human habitation and the nature.

When education was in its infancy some visionaries of this Soil dreamed of conceiving a college which could cater the Need of higher education in the long run. This is how Sailendra Narayan College came into being during 2nd October 1975.The thought of better Earning, decent way of living and uplifting the down trodden were born in the minds of the eminent educationists and social thinkers of Rajkanika which had necessitated the birth of this temple of learning. It will be unethical if we do not remember Sj Prafulla Chandra Das, Late Purusottam Mishra, Dr Dhaneswar Mohapatra, Late Gourahari Parida, Late Krushna Chandra Parida, Late Dibakar Jena, Sj Haladhar Nayak ,Late Pandit Pitamber Mishra, Late Madhusudan Mishra, Sj Dolagobinda Nayak and many others on this auspicious occasion of submitting the Self Study Report of this institution for NACC Re-Accreditation. It was named after Late Raja Saheb of Kanika Sailendra Narayan Bhanja Deo, a great Leader of Orissa, in post independent India and also a great visionary, who had generously contributed towards the opening of a college in this rural area.

This infant institution started imparting teaching on the 2nd,October 1975 and got a legal status subsequently by being registered through Society Registration Act vide No.12428/1364/1977-88 with its own By-Law (Attached in Annex-I & I.a). It also received Govt. concurrence and University Affiliation for the session 1977-78 (attached in Annex-II). Presently, it is imparting teaching in Arts, Science and Commerce classes in +2 and +3 level with honours in Arts, Science streams at degree level.

With a desire in mind to train rural students in various vocations and making them independent in earning their livelihood, the college had opened three vocational courses in SP/ST, Pisciculture and Agriculture vide concurrence No. 37429 dt. 07.09.1979, Affiliation No. 10154 dt. 06.10.1198. But due to non availability of instructors, the teaching in Agriculture and Pisciculture could not be imparted.

In the field of infrastructure, the college has a very modest beginning with mud houses holding various classes. The young and enthusiastic people took a lead in the collection of donation from the local people, Ferry Ghat, Cattle market out of which the present buildings have been built. The main building that houses the entire class rooms (Academic Block) is built on the generous grant of local Kantapara Panchayat. UGC is kind enough to include this rural institute under 2(f) & 12-b of UGC Act 1956 grant fold, vide UGC letter No. F-8, 140/90 (CPP-1) dated 23.01.1993 (Annexure – III). Accordingly UGC is providing funds construction of Academic Building, Library Buildings, and Laboratory Buildings, Purchase of Books & Journals, Equipments and for holding seminar during different plan periods. Department of HRD, Under the Ministry of Youth Services, Govt. India has also recognized it in the field of Sports & Games and has granted funds for the College Gymnasium and purchase of Sports equipments. The college has achieved the spectacular success in the field of sports and games in the University, state & National Level.