Katghora (22°30’40” N 82°32’60”E) is a tribal dominated Tehsil of Korba district in the state of Chhattisgarh. This place is 30 kms. from Korba and 200 kms. from the state capital Raipur. Government Mukut Dhar Pandey college was established on 5 August, 1985 by the then Govt. of Madhya Pradesh. The new building came in to existence in October 1996. Earlier to it, the college functioned at tribal basic school campus.
This college, located in the tribal area, has a very large catchment area covering nearly 200 sq. kms. Even today the nearest college located in its north is 130 kms away at Udaipur (Surguja) where as in west the nearest HEI is at Pendra Road (150kms.). The distance being the reason, arts and commerce classes started with the beginning of this college. Science and MA (Sociology) was introduced in the year 1989. The college with its limited resources is committed to provide opportunity to the tribal students to have access to the higher education.
In the session 2010-11, PG in Political Science, Commerce, Hindi, History, Chemistry and zoology was introduced by Jan Bhgidari Samiti.
The college was renamed as Mukut Dhar Pandey College by Govt. of Chattisgarh to commemorate Pt. Mukut Dhar Pandey who was a legendary Hindi literary personality of CG. He is considered to be the father of “Chaayawad”. Today the college is catering its services to more than 1500 students to have an easy access to higher education in this remote tribal area.