Government First Grade College, Dharwad is one of the biggest higher education Institutions in North Karnataka. It was established in 2006 with a mere strength of 64 students. It has been developed in to a well-known institution with 4184 students in 2022. The college begins functioning in Vidyabhavan campus on college road, Dharwad in 2006. Later, it has developed its own building in a strategies location near New Bus stand with 2.29 acres of land given by the government. The college is given 2f and 12B status by UGC. The college has been accredited with ‘B’ in its first cycle by NAAC in 2017. Presently the college is offering 7 programms in Arts, 5 in Science, 1 in Commerce, 1 in Management and 2 PG programmes in English and Commerce.
The college has developed physical infrastructure over the years. The main building was constructed in 2010 and the science block was available for use by 2013. In 2020 another block was constructed with four rooms. Presently the government has sanctioned 7 crores for the construction of new block with 15 class rooms and laboratories.
The college is purely governed by Government. The College Development Council headed by local MLA Shri Amrut Desai has been looking after its overall development.
The students of the college have performed excellently in academic and co-curricular activities like sports, NCC, NSS, cultural, Rovers and rangers etc.
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