Tarini Thakurani Mahavidyalaya, Ghatagaon, one of the premier Non-Government Aided Colleges of Keonjhar District that stands by NH. 215 was established in the year 1978 with a donation from Maa Tarini Temple Trust Fund. 

It owes for its birth growth and nourishment to the Maa Tarini Trust fund and umpteen generous sons of the soil at the top of which are late Bhimsen Rout and Sk. Issaq. A new glorious chapter in history of the College started when Government of Orissa accorded concurrence for Intermediate Arts under Utkal University from the session 1979-80. And further accorded concurrence for opening of two years Degree Course (Traditional B. A.) from the session 1983-84. In view of the adoption of the National Education policy in 1986 consisting of 10+2+3 structure the +2 Higher Secondary Course under C.H.S.E. Orissa replaced I.A. in 1983-84 and similarly +3 Degree Course under Utkal University were introduced in 1985-86 session replacing the traditional Degree Course. Commerce at +2 stage was introduced from 1986-87. 


The College entered to another era of History in the year 1984 when it received direct payment (G.I.A.) from Government of Orissa towards the salary of both teaching and non-teaching staff members. 

The Government of Orissa have further added to the expansion of the College by giving the Concurrence for opening of Honours subject in History, Political Science and Sociology from the session 1991-92.


+2 Science was permitted, recognized and affiliated to C.H.S.E. Orissa from 1992-93 session. The Government of Orissa have granted Concurrence for +3 Science from the session 2001-02 and +3 Commerce from the session 2003-04.


We take this opportunity at this August occasion of the publication of the College Calendar to pay our rich tribute to late Bhimsen Rout and Sk. Issaq and also the people of this locality who had given their blood, sweat and monetary donation to establish this educational institution at a holy place of Maa Tarini and named after of Her. We also do acknowledge humble and unforgettable services rendered to this institution by the managing trustee Tarini Tample Trust, Officers of Government of Orissa, C.H.S.E., Utkal University, North Orissa University, public and the guardians of this locality.


The day is not too far when Tarini Thakurani Mahavidyalaya will stand out as an ideal and unique institution on its own merits of academic discipline and excellence.


At length the Benign Mother ‘Maa Tarini’ who knows our needs would bestow her blessings to the growing and developing institution.