Patamda Degree College, an affiliated unit of Kolhan University, Chaibasa, is located at the head quarter of Patamda Block under the district of East Singhbhum at a distance of 30 km. from Jamshedpur. Patamda Block is surrounded by hills and forests and is predominantly populated by the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Extremely Backward and Backward classes. This is primarily an agricultural area and as such per capita income is very low. As per government notification, Patamda Block comes under “Tribal-sub-Plan” area in East Singhbhum district.
In 1993, This college has been established by the local people under the Chairmanship of Shri A. R. Sarangi, Retd. I.A.S., Advocate, Jharkhand High Court in quest of academic excellence to the rural poor and needy ones.