With a noble hope of removing the ignorance and blindness of education among rural tribal people, the founding stone of the U.N. College, Nalagaja was laid down by the generous donor late Upendra Nath Giri of Village Nalagaja and with active initiation and leadership of late Sushanta Kumar Dutta, Subsequently it was inagurated by Mr. Chaitanya Prasad Majhi, the-then Central Minister on July 13, 1976. In commemoration of founder’s urge for education & sacrifice, the college is named after him i.e. Upendra Nath College. The location of the college amidst the greener vision in and out with rural background, the statue of the founder facing to the front as guardian really enriches the true spirit of learning and love for education & sacrifice.
The College is situated in Rasagobindpur Panchayat Samity of Mayurbhanj district which is very close to the boarder area of West Bengal. The main road by the side of the college connects Baripada and Jaleswar. The College is at a distance of 40 Kms. from Baripada & 25Kms. from Jaleswar. It is also a distance of 20 Kms. from Raibania where renowned historic Raibania fort is situtated. It is also adjacent to a vast aerodrome field built and used by Britishers during WW-II, the reminiscent of which speaks volume of the past. Within a very short span of time it developed into a fullfledged Degree College and one of the leading private college in the district of Mayurbhanj. It has been affiliated to C.H.S.E., Odisha, BBSR and North Odisha University, Baripada. The College is also accredited by NAAC Vide Letter No. NAAC/CA&A/EC46-96/2009, Dt.11.03.09.