The Crest Embodies The Following

The Sanskrit verse "Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya" is an invocation to lead mankind from darkness to light. The picture of girls offering floral tributes beside the flame, is a glorification of light and prayer to God. The effiorescent lotus at its top symbolizes purity and beauty. The Book and the ascending Sun are symbols of wisdom and enlightenment. At the bottom is inscribed the name of the College.

The History

In the late seventies the need for a women's college at Jeypore was keenly felt by the enlightened public. The distingusihed mombers of the Koraput district Education Association sprang into action. Their sincere and tireless efforts paid rich dividend and the Women's College saw the light of the day on 04-09-1979. The Governing Body with both Sri P.N. Singh Deo and Sri R.K.. Sahu as the President and secretary ably managed the College. The Jeypore Municipality ungrudingly offered the premises of Municipal High School-1 for the college to function in the morning shift. The College first started with 52 students and 08 women Lecturers.

The College began first with the intermediate course in Arts under affiliation from Berhmapur University, Berhampur. In 1981 it was elevated to the Degree College. The year 1983 is a land mark in the history of the College since the Govt. of Odisha was pleased to declare the College as the Government College on 22.08.1983. Since then the College is rechristened as the Govt. Women's College Jeypore. The College has been functioning in its own building since 19 August 1999. The College imparts Education in Arts both at +2 and Degree levels and Science at +2 level only. Besides Pass and Electivesubjects the college also provides education facilities in Seven Honours subjects like Economics, History, Pol. Science, Education, Home Science, Odia and English at Degree level. The roll strength of the College has risen significantly over the years from mere 57 in 1981 to 929 in 2014. The University Grant Commission has selected the College for establishment of UGC Network resource centre with computer facilities and internet connectivity in near future. The Govt. of Odisha has allotted user ID & Password in favour of theCollege and the Jr.College for e-governance vide letter No. VIII-HE-MA-17/06,16419j(122)he Dated 09.05.2006. Now the Govt. Women's College, Jeypore, has emerged as a leading Degree College for women education in the district of undivided Koraput.

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