B.J.B Autonomous College was established in 1957. It is one of the leading educational institutions of the State. Named after Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar Bhramarabara Ray Mahapatra, it is situated at a distance of 3 k.ms from Biju Patnaik International Airport and 2 k.ms from Bhubaneswar railway station. It was an affiliated college of Utkal University till 1998. It has been functioning as an autonomous institution since 1999, following the conferment of autonomy by the UGC. It ranks 1st among the top arts colleges in Bhubaneshwar.
The Institute of Mathematics and Applications was founded by the Government of Orissa in 1999. In the last several years since its inception, consistent with its aims and objectives, it has been active in searching and nurturing talents in mathematics by organizing training and interactive camps for successful students in various mathematical Olympiad tests. It has engaged itself in exploring the applicability of mathematical ideas in exotic areas of studies such as studies on heat wave, cyclone, wetland management etc. besides its engagement in traditional research in various disciplines of mathematics. It ranks 2nd among the top arts colleges in Bhubaneshwar.
Maharishi College of Natural Law was founded in 1982 under the aegis of Maharishi Institute of Creative Intelligence (MICI), one of the organizations of his Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It ranks 3rd among the top arts colleges in Bhubaneshwar.
Rama Devi Womens College was established in 1964. It is one of the leading institutions of Orissa .In June 1994, it was elevated to the status of a lead college and in 1995. It became the first Post-Graduate college of the State Capital with the opening of M.A. classes in Hindi and Home Science. From the academic session 1999-2000, this premier institution has been declared by the UGC as an autonomous college.
It imparts P.G. teaching in Hindi and Home Science and Honours teaching in English, Oriya ,Hindi,Sanskrit History, Economics, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Mathematics, Accountancy ,Management Physics, Chemistry ,Botany and Zoology. Honours in Computer Science is taught as a self -financing course. Under the UGC assistance, four vocational subjects namely (i) Clinical Nutrition (ii) Secretarial Practice and Office Management (iii) Food Science & Quality Control and (iv) Industrial Fish & Fisheries are taught at degree level. Each year, the college produces students of outstanding students who hold positions in higher secondary and university examinations in Science Commerce and Arts. It ranks 4th among the top arts colleges in Bhubaneshwar.