Khariar College was started on Vijaya Dasami, October
21.10 1977 .It began in the old college building at the heart of the town. The plot was donated by Smt. Sarju, Bai.
The College began with only 67 students. In July 1978 it was affiliated to Sambalpur University with English and M.I.L.(Both Oriya & Hindi) History, Political science, Economic & Oriya as Optional subjects. It got government concurreme from 1979.
In 1986-87 Honors teaching in History was introduced. The same academic .session also saw the opening of Commerce, Logic and Education at +2 level.
The rising sun symbolizes a new and fresh awaking in educational front. The tree leaves with symbols' of a game of football, book, lamp and yantra stand respectively physical, intellectual and spiritual development, The three are Indispensible for an integrated personality. And the famous Vedic rhyme "Tamaso ma Jyotirgamaya" in its complete form.