Inspired by such visionaries, the college was established to bring out the innate potential of the rural poor of Zaheerabad, a small town in Medak district, surrounded by a number of hamlets where people live cultivating land and struggling to eke out a living, deprived of higher studies; to endow students with creative intelligence and to help them walk in the footsteps of eminent personalities. The college aims at giving its best to the students and at helping them become role models.
Government Degree College, Zaheerabad was started in August 1991, on a 2.35 acre campus with a meager strength of 60 students. Gradually it has grown to 757 students.
Our collective efforts towards better academic standards and discipline on the campus, and the efforts of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell have yielded good academic dividends.
The college has achieved above 59% results in the university examinations for the academic year 2012-2013. The results are above the university average. The satisfying feature of the university results is that every department in the college has achieved greater than 50 % results and has won acclaim from everyone. I am extremely delighted to inform you that none of the departments of the college is listed in the Commissionerate website for poor performance. However, we are certainly not complacent and we continue working towards further improving our results.
The college offers five different courses in Arts, Commerce and Science faculties. While B Com (C A) is the restructured courses; B Sc (M P C); B Sc (BZC); b.Com (T/M), B.Com U/m and B A (HEP) T/m &U/m are the conventional courses available in the college. Most of the combinations have attracted good response from the local students and we have to approach the University for Enhancement of seats in six out of eight combinations.
The college is fortunate to have well qualified and dedicated staff. There are 11 permanent lecturers out of whom 2 are Ph Ds, 8 of them are NET/SET qualified 4 are M.Phil and a few others are actively pursuing their research work.
The Department of Commerce is now to be supported by a commerce laboratory exclusively for the students of B Com in keeping with the university norms.
The college has a Jawahar Knowledge Centre to impart soft skills and communication skills and to improve their employability. It is a matter of great pride that the JKC has so far trained about 300 students of our college and also the other local colleges. During the current academic year, we have conducted training for 2 batches of students and trained 120 students. This year, our JKC students attended a job fair and are actively preparing for the next massive job fair.
To ensure all round academic growth, the college has been organizing workshops, extension lectures and other similar academic activities. The college has been endeavoring through its Jawahar Knowledge Centre to enhance the employability potential and skills of students. The BET programme, trains and prepares students exclusively for opportunities in the banking sector.
The college has established a women empowerment cell to meet the exclusive needs of the girl students of the college. The cell has already conducted a workshop for the girl students.
Established in 2004-2005, MANA TV – a tele lesson service – has been of great help to students of all faculties. Lessons in different subjects are telecast from 11.00 to 11.45 and from 12.30 to 1.00 on scheduled days with the best talent available in the state presenting the lessons. The lessons also include soft skills training programmes for final year students to enhance their employability. Special lessons were presented by both of them on university model question papers.
The college has a Dr B R Ambedkar Open Univeristy Study Centre since 2001. The centre offers courses in B A faculty with a strength of about 1138 students. 32 counselors teach at the centre. Quite a few students of the Open University are pursuing higher studies and attempting their hand at recruitment drives.
The college library caters to the needs of staff and students with about 7600 volumes. The college also subscribes to 10 periodicals including two journals. Every year, more books are added meeting the increasing requirements.
Our college has very well developed playing courts for volleyball, tennicoit, kho-kho and shuttle badminton which are comparable to any for a rural college. The college offers indoor game facilities in chess, carom and table tennis. The college also offers to students a four station multi-gym, weight-lifting and weight pulling equipment, exercise cycle and one tread mill in the Gymnasium.
To inculcate moral, ethical and civic values among the students, so that, they become good citizens and good human beings.
To create self-confidence in students and to help them to face the expanding demands of society.
To promote equality and social justice through dissemination of education
To bridge the rural –urban divide in terms of abilities of student by providing additional learning opportunities in soft skills.
Dr.K.Srinivasa Raju, M.A., Ph.D.