Shailabala Women’s College, is a century old college is the premier educational Institution of its kind in the state of Orissa for women education. Situated near the holy shrine of goddess Katak Chandi, the magnificent college building stands majestically on Madhusudan Road, Cuttack, the silver city of Odisha. The college is proud to bear the name of Miss Shailabala Das, the adopted daughter of Utkal Gourava Madhusudan Das.
Shailabala, in a feudal age, was in the forefront of a movement for women’s uplift. She was a member of the Board of Education, constituted by the Government of Bihar and Orissa in 1912, to look into the problems of education in Orissa. Miss Sailabala Das and Mrs. Banks represented Orissa at the Board Meeting in Ranchi where it was recommended to open an intermediate college for women in Cuttack. Accordingly, intermediate classes started functioning in the premises of Ravenshaw Girls’ School in the year 1913. The college along with the school was shifted in 1917 to a new locality in Choudhury Bazar. Read more…
Message from the principal
Shailabala Women’s College, Cuttack—-the dream child of Smt. Shailabala Das, Daughter of late Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das, is a luminous chapter in the social and educational history of Odisha. Leaving behind innumerable footprints in the passage of time it has crossed the centenary year setting a milestone in the field of Women’s Education and Women Empowerment. Several renowned women of Odisha and India have been an integral part of this heritage institution and have occupied important positions in the society. Besides being a Landmark Educational Women’s Institution, it is also the glory and pride of Odisha. For the overall development, growth and bright future of this premiere Institution we solicit the dedication, sincerity, determination and co-operation of every individual directly or indirectly linked with this Institution.
Dr. Sanjukta Mohapatra (M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.),
Principal, S.B. Women’s College