Setup in 2008, Imperial College was the first of its kind in Bargarh and neighbouring districts to offer university affiliated professional programs to students who were travelling outside in need for education. With over a decade of rapid growth of our educational landscape, Imperial College, is defined by its core ethos - Different by Design, Thought and Values.
Over these years, we have concentrated on providing our students, a truly professional affordable quality education. With our passionate faculty and staff members along with our core values the college rejoices in the success of its students.
Imperial College is recognized by Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha and is affiliated to Sambalpur University, Odisha. Deeply rooted to our culture, we are an environment sensitive institution that aims to impart the values of global citizenship in our students to help them emerge as the knowledge workers of the 21st Century and inheritors of our planet.
Spread over 9 acres of land, Imperial College, Vidya Vihar Campus is located away from the din and dust of the city, in the immediate outskirts – a quiet place conducive/favourable for learning and studying.
Surrounded by greenery the Campus follows the latest construction methods cutting down on its carbon footprint.
It has also taken active steps towards latest initiatives of solar heating, rainwater harvesting, paper recycling and other green initiatives. The campus is out of bounds for vehicles to help create a disturbance free learning environment. The technologically upgraded classrooms facilitate teaching through advanced tools and techniques. The college library is an empowering unit with a Resource Centre providing audio-visual aids to the students. The college is enriched with Open Air Theatre, renovated hostels and it has taken extensive measures to address the need for vigilance and security. The campus is fully CCTV-enabled to cater to the safety requirements of the students and staff.
The Campus has in its neighbourhood the Indian Institute of Handloom Technology (a Central Government Institute), a State Government owned Polytechnic,the Regional Science Centre, Self-Employment Training Institute and the Government Hospital of Bargarh.
To be recognised as a premier educational institution; an Institution that puts into practice the latest pedagogical advances, while encouraging a culture of independent thinking, innovation and research. Imperial College, at its core, believes in providing a vibrant environment for the holistic development of students to emerge as valuable global citizens instilled with the right human values.
Imperial College shall strive to stimulate the spirit of scientific enquiry and discovery in academics by strengthening the learning-teaching process through an innovative mix of pedagogical practices, while continuously driving to create a holistic learning environment by providing state-of-the-art institutional infrastructure and excellent human resources.
To mentor students to achieve academic excellence and proficiency in real-world skill application in their chosen area of study
To enable students prepare for lifelong learning by nurturing independent thinking
To sensitize students towards their immediate socio-economic and cultural environment while celebrating diversity and plurality
To provide a platform to help students’ actualize their talent while mentoring them to help translate domain-passion into profession.
To provide an environment to encourage entrepreneurial skills
To provide much needed Life and Work Skills to increase the students’ employability quotient.
Imperial College is actively engaged in various community activities like Road Safety awareness, raising and donating funds. The college has recently started “Bargarh Bartan Bank”.
Imperial College is a pioneer in taking initiatives to raise the awareness on protection of the mother earth.
Bargarh is a municipality in Bargarh district in the state of Odisha in India. It is the administrative headquarters of Bargarh District. Popularly known for cultivation of paddy therefore called "Bhata Handi" of Odisha State.
Bargarh is located in Western Odisha, close to the border of neighboring state of Chhattisgarh. It is positioned at 21.33°N 83.62°E with an average elevation of 171 meter (561 feet). The Bargarh district lies in the Plain with Eastern Ghats running close to the town. As per the earthquake zoning of India, Bargarh falls in the zone 2 category, the least earthquake prone zone.
The headquarter of Bargarh district lies on the NH 6, Kolkata to Mumbai, hence well connected to the rest of the country with well-constructed road. The Railway Station (Code - BRGA) is served by DBK Railway running from Jharsuguda to Titilagarh. The station is just 2 km off the main town. A meter gauge railway line connects Bargarh with the lime stone quarry at Dunguri. The main Hirakud canal passes through the town and is known as the Bargarh canal. The nearest Airport is at Raipur (CG) (220 km), Bhubaneswar (OD) (350 km) and Jharsuguda (OD) (110 km).
Bargarh town is situated on the bank of river Jeera. The town is famous for 11 day long open-stage drama. Dhanuyatra based on the life and times of the Lord Krishna, finally culminating in the death of King Kansa, Bargarh today has sizeable population of a talented weaver community, some of whom are national awardees.
The Sambalpur University Act was passed by the Odisha Legislature on 10th December, 1966 to fulfill long cherished dream of the people of Western Odisha for establishment of a University. The University started functioning from 1st January, 1967 with Prof.Parsuram Mishra as the first Vice-Chancellor. The University was inaugurated on 4th January, 1967 by Hon'ble Chancellor A.N.Khosla. The University started functioning in 1967 in a rented private building at Dhanupali, Sambalpur and in Government building at Ainthapali, Sambalpur from 1968 - 72. In the year 1973 the University was shifted to the present campus named Jyoti Vihar at Burla.
The territorial jurisdiction of the University covers 10 districts of the state of Odisha namely Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Bargarh, Bolangir, Subarnapur, Nawapara, Kalahandi, Boudh and Athamallik Sub-Division of Angul District.
The University at Jyoti Vihar provides Post-Graduate education in Twenty-seven subjects through Twenty Post-Graduate Departments.