The Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education (DDCE) a constituent directorate of the Utkal University had a modest beginning as the University Evening College in October, 1962 with an objective to provide continuing education. The College offered I.A. and B.A. programme. It operated in the premises of BJB College, an affiliated college, under Utkal University. Shri Ram Chandra Rajguru, Shri Damodar Mishra , Shri Baidyanath Mishra and Shri Shiv Charan Panda were the Principals. Shri Purna Chandra Pattanaik, Shri Ashutosh Pattanaik, Sri Khitish Chandra Dey and Shri K.P.A. Pillai served as Vice Principals.