College of Arts & Science, Kamareddy was established in 1964 by the enthusiastic members of the Executive Committee, headed by its President, late Sri. K. R. Raja Reddy. Their dedicated attempts were given shape by the then Collector of Nizamabad District, Sri. B. N. Raman, IAS, which resulted in the construction of a mammoth building with a vast campus area of 180 acres. The farmers of Kamareddy, business people of the local Gunj and beedi leaves contractors contributed generously to the growth of this college.
The college was given affiliation by Osmania University, Hyderabad in 1964. It was admitted into Grant-in-Aid from its inception. UGC recognized this institution and accorded the 2(f) status and contributed liberally to the development of labs and other infrastructural facilities. Soon the college attained an enviable position as one of the best colleges of Osmania University with the introduction of Restructured Courses like B.A(Rural Industrialization), B.Sc.(Forestry), B.Sc.(Fisheries), B.Sc.(Electronics) and B.Sc.(Dairy Technology) in 1978-79. This institution has served as a perfect launching pad for the growth and success of B.Sc. Dairy Technology, now called B. Tech. Dairy, as one of the most sought after courses after 10+2 in this area. Later the course was first taken over by Sri Venkateshwara Veterinary University, Tirupathi in 2007 and then by P.V. Narasimha Rao Veterinary University, Telangana State.
A vibrant academic atmosphere was prevalent and various academic forums were busy with many students-related programmes. The seeds for a big library were also sown within a short span of time. Later the college was taken-over by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh on public demand and renamed as Govt. Arts & Science College, Kamareddy on 30-1-1987. Need-based Self-financed Courses like BA (CA), B.Com (CA), B.Sc. (MPCS), B.Sc. (MStCS) and B.Sc.(Bio-Technology) were introduced on students’ demand after 2000. Two P.G. Courses - M.Com and MSW (Master in Social Work) – were introduced in 2004 and 2012 respectively. Proposals are already sent to the authorities concerned for introducing MA Economics; M.Sc. Botany and BA with (HEP) combination from this academic year onwards.
The college has moved along to keep pace with the ever-changing global scenario. The college was assessed by NAAC Peer Team in 2005 and accredited with B+ Grade. The college took several initiatives for quality sustenance and enhancement after the accreditation. Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) was constituted in the college as per the guidelines of NAAC. It initiates and organizes programmes to sustain and enhance the quality of education in the institution. On the basis of feedback received from the different departments, the Steering Committee for the preparation of Re-Accreditation Report (RAR) has come out with the following exhaustive and factual report of the college to be submitted to NAAC for assessment and re-accreditation.
The academic programmes of this college are in line with its vision and mission. This institution offers 12 UG and 2 PG Programmes for the benefit of the students, many of whom hail from the nearby rural areas. The curriculum for all these programmes is designed by Telangana University, Nizamabad.
The admission process is completely transparent and the lists of selected students are displayed on the college notice board, duly following the Telangana State Government Reservation Policy. The students are evaluated through tests and class room seminars. Tutorial classes are engaged for the academically weak students. The performance of the students is informed to them from time to time and academic counselling is offered to the needy. The students are mentored by the teaching faculty regarding the opportunities that they have and the diversified professions that they could go for. English Communication skills, Soft skills, Computer Skills and Analytical Skills are imparted to the students through Jawahar Knowledge Centre (JKC) in three batches a year to equip them with more employable skills.
Two lecturers of this institution guided scholars for their M. Phil degrees. Sri P. Anjaiah, Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, is the co-author of the Economics text book, prescribed by the Board of Intermediate Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. Lecturers offer honorary/free consultancy services to the students of this college. The NCC and NSS units organize extension programmes and instill a sense of social responsibility and community development. Selected NCC cadets participate in Pre-Republic Day Parade at Secunderabad and Republic Day Parade at New Delhi.
Apart from 23 well-furnished class rooms, there are fifteen well-equipped Science and Computer labs and one Seminar Hall in this college. It has adequate infrastructure for academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular and sports activities. An English Language Lab with 31 systems was established for improving English language skills in the students. Internet facility is provided to lecturers and students free of cost. The three computer labs have about 50 systems. There is a spacious and well-stacked library with News paper Reading Section, Reference Section and Books Issuing Section. The Career Guidance Cell and Grievance Redressal Cell also help the students in guiding them about employment prospects and addressing their problems respectively. The Govt. run hostels for men and women students cater to the needs of the students from outside. This college provides excellent playground facilities for both outdoor and indoor games. Its infrastructure is also used for conducting Dr. B.R Ambedkar Open University classes on Sundays.
Various committees are constituted for extending excellent support-services to the students. Informal feedback is received from them and later reviewed for the improvement. They are counselled and motivated for continuing higher studies and also for solving their socio-economic problems. Mentoring and tutoring of the students is done regularly. The Telangana Govt. provides financial assistance to the students belonging to SC, ST, BC, EBC and Minority categories. The Alumni Association is very active and eager to extend a helping hand for the development of this college.
Academic programme of this college is a well-planned activity. The IQAC sets benchmark to all the departments to ensure academic excellence. The committees constituted from time to time are fixed with responsibility and accountability. The Discipline Committee monitors students’ discipline on the college campus. Staff meetings are arranged regularly for taking decisions. Every employee is taken into confidence and made aware of the fact that the college administration is a collective responsibility and requires team work.
This college promotes and monitors various activities for the quality education, all-round development of the students and for achieving its vision and mission. The lecturers are its builders and caretakers. They are motivated to pursue advanced studies to contribute to the overall growth of the institution.
Thus, the institution strives to realize the core values of NAAC and also the objectives of Higher Education through its curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.