The history of Baripada Degree College is the history of expansion of higher education in Orissa. During the transition period of the absence and need of college education Baripada College took its conception in the year 1981 from the minds of the some of the intellectuals of the Baripada town. It started its functioning in the C.T. School at Murgabadi. After discharging its academic function for long 12 years the college was finally shifted to its own building in the year 1993 situated at Jamunadeipur, Ward No.- 18, infront of Circle Jail, Baripada.
The College is going to complete its 42 years. It started in the year 1981 with I.A. affiliated to Utkal University with sanctioned seats of 128. The +2 Science stream got its birth in the year 1992 with sanctioned seats of 64 affiliated to CHSE(O) .Then the college availed the opportunity of opening of both +3 Arts and Science streams with sanctioned strength of 64 seats each from the session 2000-2001, affiliated to North Orissa Unversity, Baripada. Now the sanctioned strength in both +3 Arts & Science streams is 192 & 128 respectively . Honours classes are introduced in 11 subjects. The College with its long journey of 42 years is on the road of progress to achieve its long-cherished goals.