The Khallikote Unitary University has started functioning from 1st August 2021, vide Govt. letter no. 31432/HE, dtd. 06.08.2021. This more than a century old institution was started as a school in 1856 in Berhampur and became an intermediate College in 1878. Its earlier name was Native College. The name Khallikote Autonomous College was conferred on it in 1893 in token of the good gesture shown by Raja of Khallikote who donated 16.5 Acres of land. Degree classes in Arts and Science were begun in 1944 and in Commerce and Mathematics were started from 1963 and in other subjects in subsequent years under affiliation to Berhampur University. Again it stands as a lead college affiliated under Khallikote University since from 2015 and in 2021 this institution has been rejuvenated and started a new journey with hope, to inculcate innovation, creativity and success.