The Athmallik College is one of the oldest and premier Non-Govt. Colleges of Odisha, established in the year 1978 in the sub divisional headquarter of Athmallik to cater the needs of higher education in one of the most educationally neglected areas of the then undivided district of Dhenkanal and is presently in the district of Angul. It was established against a rural back-drop catering to the needs of students mostly from modest back ground who cannot afford to go out and join other institutes to pursue their higher education and yet can get quality education at their door step. To bring the students hailing from backward classes, tribal pockets and lower-middle families at par with those from expensive and famed institutes is the major challenge that epitomizes the dreams of the founding fathers. Starting with a modest beginning as an Intermediate College of Arts, it became a full-fledged Degree College in 1982 and is presently having Honours in Poltical Science , History, Economics, Odia, and Philosophy in +3 Arts and Physics , Chemistry, Botany , and Zoology in +3 Science.

Of course, it is to admit that the hard work of the local enthusiastic and their whole hearted effort were the cause for the inception of this institution. As it happens everywhere,the Athmallik College also began with the noble endeavour of a group of dedicated individuals, as a realization of their long cherished dream to have an institution of higher learning which they could call their own - an unique case of a vision turning into reality.

As far as possible the College provides quality education by inculcating social, cultural, moral values and has been shaping the conduct and character of the students, which can enable them to face the challenges in real life situations.

Principal, being the head of the Institution coordinates and supervises all the activities of administration, academic curricula and financial matter of the College with the help of learned and experienced staff members of the College. Active participation of all sections of employees and regular interaction and consultation between different sections of Administration make decision making process smooth, participatory and transparency. The Students’ Feedback on Teachers, the Grievance cell, Anti ragging cell and Women Harassment Redressal Cell make us quite aware of the problems of students and staff and help to solve at the earliest

With a view to making the education more community based, various outreach programmes such as blood donation camp, extension activities, regular NSS camps, Youth Red Cross camps are organized to inculcate moral values in the students. The NCC wing of the college has participated a number of University level camps and came out gloriously. Self – defense training for Girls is imparted by the experts in the field.