Kuchinda College, established in the year 1964 is situated at the head- quarters of Kuchinda Sub- Division in the district of Sambalpur. The impressive entrance gate and the wide and straight drive way draw the attention of the passersby.
Kuchinda College fulfils the long cherished dream and aspiration of the local people for higher education. By virtue of being a nodal College it also caters to the needs of the surrounding localities spreading from such districts as Deogarh and Jharsuguda to far flung Bonai and Panposh in the district of Sundargarh. The College imparts teaching in Arts, Science and Commerce both at Higher Secondary and Under Graduate level. The Higher Secondary wing maintains its distinct identity having separate class rooms, laboratories and other infrastructural setup.
Although Kuchinda has been identified as an economically backward area agriculture being the primary occupation of its people, the percentage of literacy in the Sub- Division has gone up from 23% in 1971 to 45% in 1991. In this context Kuchinda College, Kuchinda has played an important role over the years and currently it is the first choice among parents and guardians for Higher Education.
Kuchinda College has achieved considerable academic excellence within the frame work of an affiliated institution. It has been accredited by the NAAC twice, first in 2005 and then in 2016. Over the years pass-out students from this college have occupied important positions in various fields and have brought glory to the Alma Mater.
The emblem of the College reveals layers of meaning mainly through two symbols: the burning lamp and the open book. Enlightenment is symbolized by the burning lamp. Like the open book represents knowledge.
While the crest of the Emblem is adorned with the name of the College, a hymn from the Rigveda: "Ano Bhadrah Kratabo Yantu Viswatah" inscribed at the bottom is the motto, which means “Let noble thoughts come to us from all sides.
From the inception of Kuchinda College it had been the mission of the founding fathers and still it remains the motto of the Principal , faculty and non-teaching members of the staff to serve the society and improve the quality of life by bringing about a considerable change in the academic and cultural spheres. Further our ultimate aim is to produce responsible citizens who would actively participate in the nation building process.
Kuchinda College envisions to make an all-out effort to achieve academic excellence and to improve society, environment and quality of life as a whole.