The open book and per symbolise education. The lamp stands for liberty, energy, light and learning. The Mayur Chandrika which is an insigria of the peacock indicates the importance and the name of the place Mayurbhanj. The crescent moon refers to an institution for women. The celebrated saying proclaims the eternity and greatness of education.
On July 11, 1975 Government of Odisha decided to open this college. However the college was actually founded on August 14,1975, the year observed all over the world as the “International women’s year”. It was first named as” Indra Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Baripada” after the name of the then illustrious Prime Minister Smt. Indra Gandhi. It was subsequently renamed as “Govt. Women’s College, Baripada” from 1977.