About The College
Established in the year 1961, Banki College (Autonomous) Banki, the premier citadel of learning, is situated in the small town of Banki, in the district of Cuttack; at least 50km away to the west from the district headquarter Cuttack. The strategic location of the college connecting different villages of the district enables it to carter the educational needs of rural talents. As a colossal institution, the college offers a wide range of choices to study in the field of Arts, Science and commerce and boasts for quality education. Notwithstanding the academic accomplishments of the students, the college accentuates on morality, manner and character of the students. To take holistic care of the students and to promote sportsmanship among them, the college provides a large playground, swimming pool, indoor stadium and gymnasium. Through proctor-mentor system the teacher takes personal care of each and every student and ensures that not even a single student becomes deprived of quality higher education. With a very robust teaching community, almost half of the teachers are highly qualified with research degrees; the college can secure better grade in NAAC from its existing B++.
Since more than sixty years of its inception, much has been achieved, yet much remains unachieved. Achieved ones are many. To mention a few, the huge infrastructure in 19.67 Acres of land on the south bank of the Mahanadi accommodates all sorts of academic, administrative and socio-cultural activities. A two storeyed building containing audio-visual hall, examination hall, laboratories, library, reading room, class rooms, departmental chambers, staff common room, separate student’s common rooms for ladies and gents, computer room, Xerox room, student’s information and placement cell, grievances redress cell, students union room etc is really big enough to cater all sorts of needs of the college. College also provides facilities like canteen, post office, five separate hostels for ladies and gents, medical consultancy and care unit, a two storeyed guest house, Principal’s quarters, 12 staff quarters for teaching staff. The old block itself houses the Banki Higher Secondary School only adds feathers to the crown of the college. These material progress and prosperity are the signs of its vast scope for academic facilities available here.
In a nutshell, honours in 23 subjects of Arts, Science and Commerce and P.G in 12 subjects of Botany,Chemistry, Zoology, Education, Sanskrit, English, Home Science, Psychology, Economics,Odia and Political Science are successfully running in the college. The college is successfully running the study Centre of Odisha State Open University (OSOU), Sambalpur to reach out the deprived masses of higher degrees across the age. The College is having Six Self Financing Courses in PPP mode .One noteworthy achievements of the college is its autonomy status in the year 2006-07 along with four other non-government colleges to be autonomous in first phase. Moreover, the dream of Dr. Jogesh Chandra Rout, the founder of the college is yet to be achieved, i,e “Banki Rural University”.