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 39 Classrooms, Library, 11 Laboratories, 4 Computer labs, 2 TSKC lab, Administrative Block, Gymnasium, an Auditorium and 2 Hostels. Our college has a well developed Library consisting of 18,000 volumes and an e-corner, Instrumentation centre, Health centre, Gymnasium, Rest room, Canteen, 3 Vehicle sheds for parking .
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, 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 Commerce, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology which further augmented the glory of the institution.
At present our college is offering 19 UG courses, 4 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 34 regular faculty, 16 Contract faculty, 4 Guest faculty and 15 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, 67% in 2015-2016, 72% in 2016-2017 and 77% in 2017-2018 and 89% in 2019-2020 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 Feb, 2020 our college received ISO Certificate ISO 9001-2015 Certificate from HYM International Certifications Private Ltd. College has been regularly accredited by NAAC and in 3rd cycle we got B+ Grade.
E-Office has been implemented since 2018 December. Office Automation is done through College Administration and Information Management System (CAIMS).
To inculcate scientific temper and promote research consciousness among students we have Jignasa Student Study Projects.
Our college has received State Level Best Women Empowerment Cell Award twice in 2015 and 2018. Various counseling activities, Health awareness programmes, Self Defence Karate Certificate Course and various other certificate courses like
Over the years, a lot of innovative experiments are being done in GDC (W) Karimnagar to improve the performance and introduced several academic and educational standards, aimed to develop and improve its ability to compete consistently for maintaining quality standards. It is reshaped so as to enable the students to excel in the fields of Science, Arts and Commerce. To cater to the changing and challenging needs of society and industry the following initiatives are taken up by the college:
Contributing to the academic standards and overall knowledge development of the students
Maintaining state-of-the-art infrastructure and congenial learning environment
Enhancing the competence of the faculty to a very high level and to make them adopt all modern and innovative methods in teaching-learning process
Inculcating moral and ethical values among the students and staff
Collaborating with industry, other institutions and organizations for mutual benefit
Promoting Research and Development programmes for the growth of the economy
Disseminating technical knowledge in the region through continuing education programmes
Ensuring continual improvement of Quality Management System
The College is committed to pursue high standards of excellence in all its endeavors in alignment with its mission and vision by focusing on raising the standards of governance, development of faculty and delivery of service in order to raise student value through engaged teaching-learning and student/teacher progression, while building a culture of inclusion and support, innovation and commitment.The college is equipped with the knowledge and skills to implement ISO 9001:2015. The quality policy of the institution will be the heart that will pave the way to coming generations to succeed to greater heights.