Mancherial, formally known as Garimella is one of the major towns of Mancherial district, Telangana State , situated on the bank of the sacred river Godavari. It has been in limelight in view of its geographical position. It has the accessibility to different parts of the country by rail route. It is a mini industrial town surrounded by coal mines (Singareni collieries) , Cement factories, clay pipe factories and NTPC is near by. Adilabad district in AP is well known for its forests, tribal population, temples and industries. It has excelled in the fields of politics, art and literature.venenatis. In pede mi, aliquet sit amet, euismod in, auctor ut, ligula. Aliquam dapibus tincidunt metus. Praesent justo dolor, lobortis quis, lobortis dignissim, pulvinar ac, lorem. Vestibulum sed ante. Donec sagittis euismod purus. Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium.
Government Degree College, Mancherial is situated on the bank of the river, Godavari, free from pollution and the atmosphere is very conducive to pursue studies.
As there were no openings to pursue higher education in this remote area and to channelize the energy and intellect of the youth, philanthropists have taken a bold step in 1967 to start a college. Since then, the institution has been relentlessly toiling hard by following the great saying of Swami Vivekananda on Education, "We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded and by which one can stand on one's own feet".
Majority of the students are from socially and economically weaker sections of the society. Therefore, very few students opt for self financing courses. In the beginning of the academic year, the students with rural background find it difficult to cope up with the courses they choose, but they get into the groove owing to the relentless efforts put in by the staff. Natural talents of rural students like cultural activities and sports are tapped more effectively.
Twenty six lecturers impart their knowledge and experience in order to promote overall development of the students. There are two faculty members with Ph.D degree and about 85% of the regular faculties are NET/SET qualified. There are about 500 students pursuing studies in under graduate courses and 150 in post graduate courses. The teaching community does believe in building character first, as quoted by Ruskin on education. Ruskin Bond said, "All education must be moral primarily, intellectual secondary".
The institution is affiliated to Kakatiya University, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh. The institution offers 7 UG courses under B.A., B.Com., & B.Sc programmes and 2 PG courses namely M.A. (Economics) & M.Com. The institute has a centre of Distance Education of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad to meet the academic needs of the local students who are unable to attend regular classes. The Jawahar Knowledge centre of the college prepares the students for various competitive exams and facilitates in acquiring jobs in the emerging global markets .
With the constant efforts of all the stake holders and students, the institution is changing and updating itself to the challenges in the field of higher education.
VISION & MISSION:
To become the standard of excellence for the other colleges in this region by fostering intellect, creativity and character in an active student centered learning environment.
To encourage and empower each student to rise to his full potential.
To sensitize the students towards inclusive social concerns, human rights, gender and environmental issues.
To nurture the freedom of thought and expression among the students.
To promote and facilitate community engagement and social enterprise.
The main objective is to provide opportunities for the overall personality development of the students so that they become productive and useful members of the society.