The College Crest comprises an open book, a
burning lamp, a plough together with a grain plant, a trading
vessel, a balance and wheel.
The Plough with the wheat plant emblematizes the
agrarian mode of production in India. The ear of corn, beside incorporating the idea of fertility, is also symbolic of germination and growth, of the
actualization of the potential.
The pair of scales on the right
represents both the external justice and inner
judgment. Humans must, after the model of the scales, balance out their inner tendencies. As a symbol of
inner harmony and
intercommunication between left
side - the unconsciousness and the matter - and the right - the
consciousness or spirit - it reflects 'conjunction'.
The wheel denotes the passage of time,
progress and evolution. It is also suggestive of law, truth and life. hindu doctrine declares that God resides in the centre, at that point where radii of a
wheel meet at it axis.
The Trading vessel mirrors the maritime glories of Odisha. It is also an exteriorization of an
unsatisfied longing of an urgent desire for discovery and change.
The Book and the burning lamp at the top are emblematic of intelligence and spirit. They are the manifestations of "morality,
principle and spiritual strengths"
The Crest as a whole is a vindication of and plea for creative Life that synthesizes three aspects of human personality - body, mind and spirit.