- Institutional Distinctiveness
Government First Grade College Devanahalli is situated away from town with a more peaceful environment and with limited disturbance around the campus. This atmosphere aids in the overall progress and development of the institution. Students need to be active in co-curriculum activity along with high academic achievements. The learning environments also have major roles to play in learning and in their performance of both curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
With this view our college has its own vision and mission statement. Accordingly we always try to function uniquely, innovatively and distinctively from the other institutions. As far as our Mission and Vision is concerned, college always tries to implement the distinctiveness in its activities. Our college has a large number of students from the surrounding villages. The number of girl students is more in number. Most of the students are from rural areas & deprived background, but they are not poor in talent, knowledge and humility. Our college staff identifies their talent and encourages them as per our mission statement, ‘Our aim is to bring the girl students into the main stream of higher education’.
Our institution was established in 1984. The main aim was to provide an opportunity to the rural students of this area especially the rural girl students to pursue the higher education for their development and progress of the family.
Around 90% of the students who pursue the undergraduate programmes are from rural background, belong backward classes and are from below poverty line.
College provides a perfect platform for students to develop innovative skills by promoting an effective teaching and learning process. Since many students take up higher studies the teachers encourage students in many ways to quote an example that is students ‘ participation in seminars, discussions, sports, cultural programmes and the rest. These programmes provide a strong foundation for the envisioning of students future. It is a common fact that in a rural area when a girl student gets married, while pursuing their education, chances of her discontinuing her studies are more in number. Those students are identified, mentored and further their family members are counseled. These students have completed their education and few students are still pursuing their education.
Government First Grade College, Devanahalli is an Institution marked for very many reasons. This is the only Government Degree College in Devanahalli Taluk, which attracts the students to take up degree with low fee structure, scholarships, free ships and other government facilities to pursue their education. Moreover as the matter of policy the Government provides free education for girl students. With the complete success rate of UG Degree, they are eager to pursue higher education. As a result, Government First Grade College started Post Graduate Degree in Commerce [M.Com] in 2018. The College is safe for girl students to pursue their education as Disciplinary committee, Anti Sexual Harassment committee, Anti Ragging committee and Women Cell take special care and monitor them. Through placement cell and other forums, we are preparing students for the competitive world. The college promotes the essential spaces of excellence in Academic, Sports and Cultural. The students NSS wing is active in imbibing strong social values in our students. Mentoring in college provides systematic road map for improving the different aspects of personality development such as Communication Skill, Presentation Skill, Team Work, leadership qualities, resume writing, etc. and make them ready to face the challenges in industry in particular and the world in general.
Another important distinctiveness of Devanahalli is known for the Kempegowda International Airport and Devanahalli Fort i.e., the birth place of Tippu Sultan.
Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB/ BLR Airport), named after founder of the City – Hiriya Kempegowda – has the unique distinction of being the first Greenfield Airport in India, established on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.
This city, known earlier for its cool weather and natural beauty, Devanahalli is fast developing as a commercial hub with industrial parks such as the KIADB’s Hardware Park, Aerospace Park, and the Information Technology Investment Region are planned here. Vast employment avenues attract numerous people to the city, whose population nearly doubled in the decade from 2001 to 2011 and has continued to increase. This translates into high levels of employment opportunities in the present.
Over the past few years, airports have developed as an urban phenomenon that attracts commercial growth, retail outlets and infrastructure initiative, thus transforming into high growth zones. Devanahalli has attracted a lot of attention from the government and private players alike, with major investments being made on a war footing. Bangalore International Airport Area Planning Authority (BIAAPA) is planning, zoning and regulating land and schools in Devanahalli as a result literacy rate has increased and students have taken up higher education seriously.
The cumulative impact of all these developments will make Devanahalli a major employment magnet and hence, position the town as a viable alternative to the ever-growing city.
As Government First Grade College Devanahalli is just 3kms from Kempegowda Airport, our college students seek employment opportunities at Airport and in the MNC’s too.