Simulia college is the fulfilment of a long cherished dream of the people of Simulia block. In the beginning of eighties, a few intellectuals immensely felt the necessity of establishing a college in this area to promote higher education. On one auspicious evening in 1981, they met in the temple of Lord Nilakantheswar at the initiation of the then M.L.A. of Simulia constituency Sri Parsuram Panigrahi who was also a Lecturer in Mathematics in Dhenkanal College, Dhenkanal. Needless to say Sri Parsuram Panigrahi is an eminent educationist in the locality. His eminence energized to give birth to this institution. They unanimously resolved to establish a temple of higher learning. Thus the college started with 38 students on the rolls from the academic session 1981-82. The public decided Parsuram Panigrahi, founder of the college to be the Secretary of the Governing Body. But he sacrificed the position to his elder brother Sri Muralidhar Panigrahi. Finally the Governing Body of the college was formed with Sri Muralidhar Panigrahi as Secretary and Sri Arjun Charan Sethi as the President. The college started functioning in the local high school imparting education to students of I.A. class only. Luckily, the college site was fixed at Bhagia field. comprising 12.73 acres of land . The college is highly indebted to this generous donation of land gift by the villagers of Markona. The generous donation of money bySri Muralidhar Panigrahi helped the college to tide over the initial fixed deposit.
The college was accorded concurrence by the department of Higher Education, Govt. of Orissa from the academic session 1981-82. The Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar granted affiliation with 128 seats in the I.A. class. Seats were increased to 256 in 1986-87. In the academic session 1987-88, +3 stream in Arts was opened and +3 Commerce and +2 Science streams were opened in 1991and 1993 respectively.
Once a baby institution, this has grown into full adulthood with 1000 students strength in +2 Arts, Science and Commerce and +3 Arts and Commerce streams. The college now provides teaching in Honours subjects – Oriya, English, History, Economics, Education, Sanskrit and Pol. Science in Arts and Accounting and Finance Honours in Commerce streams. Now the college is affiliated to the Council of Higher Secondary Education Orissa and to the Fakir Mohan University , Vyasa Vihar, Balasore.
A Govt. Vocational Junior College is functioning with Computer Technology and Office Management trades having 25 students strength in each trade. Besides a Joint Venture Computer Eduation Centre has been instituted in the college campus by the Department of Higher Education, Govt of Orissa.
The library of the college has nearly 12,000 books, journals, periodicals. With a grant of Rs. 10,000/- from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund in the nineties it has been receiving financial support from the UGC during the previous plan periods for the construction of library building and purchase of books, periodicals, journals for the library.
The college has been availing various financial assistance from the UGC for the construction of additional
To make quality the defining elements of this institution .
To make this institution a centre of excellence in Arts, Commerce, Science and Technical fields of learning and extension services.
To undertake quality related research activities.
The mission statements of college aim at translating the college's vision into reality, defining the following key tasks of this institution.
Providing quality higher education.
Enlightening rural youths through quality teaching learning , project works, consultancy and innovative practices.
Sending students as intellectual agents to the services of the society.
Seeing them ever growing responsible citizens.
Preparing them for their future livelihood.