In January 1863, the Cuttack High School, established in January 1841, was expanded to impart collegiate education. The Cuttack College was renamed Ravenshaw College in 1878 in recognition of the services rendered by T.E.Ravenshaw, the then Commissioner of the Cuttack Division, towards the spread of higher education in the state. Hundreds of illustrious men and women. Who had shaped Orissa's destiny during the last hundred years have passed through the portals of this college. The story of, Ravenshaw College is, in a way, the story of modern Orissa.

Ravenshaw College has facilities for teaching and research in almost all major areas in the faculties of science, humanities, social sciences and commerce. At present, the college has a strength of 5,000 students including the Evening Section, Wireless Training Section and I.A.S. coaching class and is spread over an area of about one hundred acres.

The Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department feels privileged to issue a commemorative stamp.

Date of Issue: 24.12.1978