Founded in 1976 and named after the legendary freedom fighter pandit Gopabandhu Das, Utkalmani Gopabandhu smruti Mahavidyaraya is located in sakhigopal, the epicentre of the odia Nationalistic Movement in the earry century set up in a sylvan surrounding, with river Ratnachira serenely flowing by it, the institution offers an ideal ecology for the pursuance of serious academic goals.During its four and half decade,s journey it has nurtured the budding talents of hundreds of needy and meritorious youth coming from the remote rurar areas. In its endeavour to democratize higher education and empower the students from the disadvantaged sections of the society in its truest sense, the institution has successfuly carved a unique place for itself in the academic map of Odisha. The colrege is affiliate to Utkar University, odisha and has twerve Departments in Arts/sci/com with Hons teaching facilities. It was accredited and awarded with C-grade by NAAC in 2005.