From ancient Bharat to modern India, higher education has always occupied a place of prominence in Indian history. In ancient times, Nalanda, Thakshashila and Vikramashila Universities were renowned seats of higher learning, attracting students not only from all over the country but from far off countries like Korea, China, Burma (now Myanmar), Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Tibet and Nepal. Today, India manages one of the largest higher education systems in the world.
The present system of higher education dates back to Mount Stuart Elphinstone's minutes of 1823, which stressed on the need for establishing schools for teaching English and the European sciences. Later, Lord Macaulay, in his minutes of 1835, advocated "efforts to make natives of the country thoroughly good English scholars". Sir Charles Wood's Dispatch of 1854, famously known as the ' Magna Carta of English Education in India', recommended creating a properly articulated scheme of education from the primary school to the university. It sought to encourage indigenous education and planned the formulation of a coherent policy of education. Subsequently, the universities of Calcutta, Bombay (now Mumbai) and Madras were set up in 1857, followed by the university of Allahabad in 1887.
The first attempt to formulate a national system of education in India came In 1944, with the Report of the Central Advisory Board of Education on Post War Educational Development in India, also known as the Sergeant Report. It recommended the formation of a University Grants Committee, which was formed in 1945 to oversee the work of the three Central Universities of Aligarh, Banaras and Delhi. In 1947, the Committee was entrusted with the responsibility of dealing with all the then existing Universities.
The UGC, however, was formally established only in November 1956 as a statutory body of the Government of India through an Act of Parliament for the coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of university education in India. In order to ensure effective region-wise coverage throughout the country, the UGC has decentralized its operations by setting up six regional centres at Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhopal, Guwahati and Bangalore. The head office of the UGC is located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in New Delhi, with two additional bureaus operating from 35, Feroze Shah Road and the South Campus of University of Delhi as well. The UGC has the unique distinction of being the only grant-giving agency in the country which has been vested with two responsibilities: that of providing funds and that of coordination, determination and maintenance of standards in institutions of higher education.
The UGC's mandate includes:
- Promoting and coordinating university education.
- Determining and maintaining standards of teaching, examination and research in universities.
- Framing regulations on minimum standards of education.
- Monitoring developments in the field of collegiate and university education; disbursing grants to the universities and colleges.
- Serving as a vital link between the Union and state governments and institutions of higher learning.
- Advising the Central and State governments on the measures necessary for improvement of university education.
Its an honour to mention that our college has been recognized by the University Grants Commission under section 12 (B) of affiliated colleges. The UGC authorities have been kind enough to support our college by sanctioning and releasing the funds generously from time to time , under various plans, schemes and projects. The UGC has also been encouraging the teachers of our college in accepting their project proposals and releasing grants for the same. Our Teachers are eligible for both Major Research Projects ,upto rupees ten lakh and Minor Research Projects, upto rupees one lakh .
With the co-operation & co-ordination of the University of Mysore and the College administrative authorities , we are proud to mention the achievements of our faculty members with the support of UGC grants.
Listed below are the privileged teachers of this college, who have successfully completed the Minor/Major Research Projects, independently
- Dr. Ashakumari
- Dr. Basavaraja k Barekar
- Dr. Bharathi Panduranga
- Dr. T.K. Kempegowda
- Dr. N. Shantha Naik
- Dr. Namadev M Gowda
- Dr. Pramila B Konnur
- Dr. Rekha jadhav
- Dr. H. Kamala
- Dr. Sumangala
- Dr. Venkatesh P
- Dr. Vidyashree
- Dr. Vishwanath
- Dr. Nirmal Raju
- Dr. Lancy D'souza
- Dr. H.R. Manjunatha
- Dr. B. Suresh
- Dr. Vijayalakshmi
- Dr. Rohitha Eswer
- Dr. Srikanta
- Dr. Yashodha
- Dr. Venkatesh
- Dr. Kokila
The UGC has also sponsored some of the Workshops and Seminars, to benefit the students and the faculty in training and developmental activities .
With the co-operation & co-ordination of the University of Mysore and the College administrative authorities, we are proud to mention the achievements of our faculty members with the support of UGC grants.