Marshaghai College Marshaghai, Kendrapara has glorified its 36 years history, fulfilling the dreams of those illustrious sons of this soil. Now it is a leading college in Non-Govt. sector in Odisha. The idea and dream of establishing a Higher Educational Institution at Marshaghai first inculcated in the mind of. Late Sj. Rasananda Ratha, Late Sj. Prahallad Mallick, Late Sj. Dhruba Charan Swain, and Late Sj Raghunath Rath. The college is well communicated just one Km. south to Daitary-Paradeep N.H. 5(A) from Silipur and 7 Km from "Tulasikhetra" the abode of legendary God Lord Baladevjew in Kendrapara district. The place is believed to be named after one Marshal Sahib and famous as a pilgrim place for "Maa Gojabayani".
The foundation stone of the college buildings was laid by Sj. Gangadhar Mohapatra, the Ex- Minister of Education on Kartika Purnima in the year 1980. Annually this day is observed as the " Foundation Day of the college. "Two statues of Late Prahallad Mallick founder President, Ex-Deputy minister of irrigation & power, and Late Dhruba Charan Swain, founder Secretary were installed in front of the college building. Perpetuating their memory and their contribution to this college. The college started functioning in a temporary shed with two Non-Teaching Staff members (M.S. Behera and B. Das) on 11.07.1980. Subjects like English, MIL(O), Odia, History, Pol. Science, Sociology, Economics and Education were opened on 20.06.1980 and eight lecturers were appointed on 29.07.1980. Classes started functioning from 01.08.1980. Sri Debendra Nath Basantia, Lecturer-in-History acted as the first Principal of the College. The college began with an overwhelming number of students. 160 & 324 against traditional I.A. classes in the year 1980 and 1981 respectively.
I congratulate all staff and students of Marshaghai College on the occasion of publication of the college calendar 2015-16. The College Calender would provide enough information about the rules, regulations, academic programmes, academic performances and above all the mission of this growing institution. Success of an institution requires strict adherence to its rules and traditions. I trust that the students shall abide by the rules and regulations of the college to assist this NAAC accredited higher educational institution a prosperous one. The effort of the Board of Editors of the college calendar is truly commandable.
I wish this publication all success.
With best wishes
Prof. Dr. Amiya Kumar Jena