Ravenshaw College is one of the best colleges of Cuttack. It came into existence after the great famine of 1866, due to the endeavor of T E Ravenshaw, the Officiating Commissioner of Orissa. He made the Bengal government realize the difficulties of the students of the city in getting college education. He also obtained the permission to start collegiate classes in the Zila School of Cuttack. Ravenshaw College in Cuttack, started in January, 1868.
The University Bill proposed the transfer of Ravenshaw College to the newly created Patna University in 1916. As a result, the college passed under Patna University on 1st October, 1917. Ravenshaw College at Cuttack was shifted to its present site in 1921. The founding stone of the college was laid by Sir Edward Gait, the erstwhile Governor of Orissa and Bihar, in 1919.
Last Updated on 30 August 2012