The state of Odisha is located in the East Coast of India (17.480 – 22.340 N and 81.240 – 87.290 E) with nearly 480 kms of coast line of the
Bay of Bengal forming its eastern and south eastern frontiers. The high Similipala hills forming a part of the Eastern Ghat range of hills and
almost passing through the heart of the state is in its north. In the South flows the river Rushikulya bordering Andhra Pradesh.
The Chandbali College is situated in the Bhadrak district of Coastal Odisha. When exactly the name of ‘Chandbali’ came in to coinage can not be said
exactly. This can only be ascertained that the name came in to existence from the Medieval period. However, considering the archaeological remains in
and around the locality/area it can be said that from the Early Medieval period the place was settled and actively engaged in trade and commerce.
After the Great Famine of 1866, the Chandbali port (also known as the Ravenshaw port) was established in 1870 by the enterprise of Captain McNeil &
the strong determination of T.E Ravenshaw, the then Commissioner of Orissa. It became famous as one of the best river ports on the East Cost of our
country having trade links with Calcutta, Visakhapatnam, Madras, Cyclone, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mauritius and Maldives.