Realising the aspirations of Telangana people and as a symbol of the external spirit of the leaders of movement “Telangana” emerged as the 29th state of India on 2nd June, 2014. This state came into existence with 10 districts. Out of already existing 10, districts were further divided into a total of 31 districts as on October 11, 2016 for the administrative convenience.
Karimnagar is named after its founder Syed Karimuddin, the Quiladar of Elagandal fortlet which was controlled by the Asaf Jahis of Hyderabad. The soil of Karimnagar digested the rich culture of Western Chalukyan kings of Kalyani, Kakatiyan culture of Orugallu, Nizamian culture of Hyderabad. The people of Karimnagar not only could bear the atrocities of Rajakars, more over questioned and took active part in Independence struggle and Telangana movement.
Karimnagar district forms the northern part of Telangana in old Andhra Pradesh state now in new Telangana State and lies to the south of mighty river Godavari. It is situated on the banks of the sacred river Manair, a tributary to the Godavari.
From the movements the district cradled many eminent personalities like Sri P.V. Narasimha Rao, Dr. C. Narayan Reddy, court poet of A.P and Gnan Peeth Award recipient, Professor G. Ram Reddy former U.G.C Chairman and father of Open University system in India and founder Dr.B.R.A.O.U & ‘IGNOU’, Professor Jaffer Nizam former V.C (K.U), Professor T. Navaneet Rao former V.C.(O.U), Professor Ananthaswamy former V.C (O.U), Professor N. Lingamurthy former V.C (K.U), Professor Iqbal Ali former V.C (Satavahana University), Dr. Anumandla Bhoomaiah former V.C (Telugu University), Justice Komuraiah Retired Chief Justice of High Court A.P.
History of the College:
Sri. M. Satyanarayana Rao, the then Member of Parliament, Dr. V. Kondal Rao eminent educationist and philanthropist, Sri. J. Gopal Rao former Municipal Chairman, Shri Mukundalal Misra and Bomma Venkanna, advocates strived hard for the sanction and establishment of the college.
Government Degree college for Women, Karimnagar, was established in 1973, with a motto“Empowering women through education”, with a meager strength of 262 students and with two Groups, B.A. and B.Sc., combinations. Then this college was housed in former Basic Training School in a landscape of 14.5 acres. But, today it has grown in leaps and bounds and stands in a large green campus with 30 Classrooms, Library, 11 Laboratories, 2 Computer labs, 1 TSKC lab, Administrative Block, Gymnasium, an Auditorium and 2 Hostels. Our college has a well developed Library consists of 16,713 volumes and an e-corner. Instrumentation centre, Health centre, Gymnasium, Rest room, Canteen, Vehicle shed for parking are available for Students and Teachers.
The college is now imparting education to nearly 2500 students belonging to all religions, castes and creeds in different disciplines of Arts, Commerce and Sciences. Most of the students hail from socially deprived classes like S.C., S.T., B.C. and Minority communities.
Keeping in view of the changing scenario and challenging trends in the modern society we have introduced Restructured courses still retaining conventional courses. Thus, we have introduced growing subjects like Bio-Technology, Micro-Biology, Bio-Chemistry, Computer Sciences and Computer Applications, B.B.M, H.R.M and Taxation in Commerce, which added new dimensions and opened new vistas to the outlook of the instilling minds. Besides these we have introduced Post-Graduate Courses in Economics, Commerce, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology which further augmented the glory of the institution.
At present our college is offering 16 UG courses, 5 PG courses. The college has sound infrastructure, highly qualified and experienced teaching faculty to cater quality education to the diversified needs and demands of the socio-economically weak women students. College has 27 regular faculty, 32 Contract faculty, 6 Guest faculty and 14 non-teaching staff. At present the strength of the college is 2459 (2165 UG and 325 PG). Though quality input is average because of the economically poor and under privileged students, the output is fairly good. In the current academic year due to Online admissions through Degree Online Services Telanagana (DOST), the quality of input is fairly good. During this academic year 2016-2017, Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) is implemented by the UGC with end semester examinations. Our college has a good track of results increasing from 67% in 2012-2013 to 72.4% in 2013-2014, 68.4% in 2014-2015 and 67% in 2015-2016 and it has always been much higher than the aggregate of Satavahana University.
Institution has 3 NSS Units and 1 NCC Unit. A number of co-curricular and extracurricular activities are designed and planned to augment the studies. Extracurricular activities are conducted through Consumer Club, Career Guidance Cell, Grievance-Redressal Cell, Film-club, Eco-club, Health-club. Jawahar Knowledge Center (JKC) now referred as Telangana Skills and Knowledge Center (TSKC) of the college provides training in Communication Skills, Soft Skills and Technical Skills. In the last four years many students progressed to higher degrees and a good number has secured jobs through on campus and off campus job drives organized by JKC / TSKC. Various Self Employable Certificate Courses are run in the college. Certificate Courses are conducted in Computers and English.
Our college has Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University Center (Dr.BRAOUC) established in the year 2005 with the motto of “Education at door step”. The study center is offering B.A., B.Com., and B, Sc., courses in both media for students. About 505 students were enrolled in the center during this academic year.
This college has UGC recognition under 2(f) scheme as well as 12(B) of UGC Act. Date of UGC recognition is on 06th February, 1991. This scheme enables to carry out Minor and Major Research Projects and to conduct National and State level Seminars and staff to undergo “Faculty Improvement Programs”. Many of the faculty members attended Refresher and Orientation courses. One National Level Workshop and 3 state level seminars are organized. UGC has sanctioned two National Seminars in Commerce and History subjects, which are going to be organized in the month of March and April, 2017 respectively. Four Minor Research Projects are completed and one ongoing, One Major Research Project is ongoing. Faculty participated in various conferences and seminars and most of them presented papers.
Our college has been elevated as “Model Degree College” under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS). In this connection, the Honorable Commissioner of Collegiate Education and the State Project Director, RUSA accorded an Administrative Sanction for an amount of Rs. 4 Crores under Component-V, in 2016, towards Creation of New facilities, Upgradation of existing facilities and New Equipment/Facilities.
In the 1st cycle this college is Accredited at B+ grade in the year 2004 – 2005 and in the 2nd cycle at B grade in the year 2011-2012 by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) . The recommendations made in the second cycle reaccreditation report are translated into reality in most cases and details are presented in Annexure VII. It presents institutional achievements, challenges and future plans for the overall development of the college. We are committed to channelize positive energy among women students in order to build a peaceful, harmonious nation.