The State of Karnataka has earned the unique distinction of being the hub of higher education. Access to higher education has been the priority of the Government. With the motto of providing affordability and access to higher education, the Government of Karnataka started 192 Colleges in the year 2007. One such institution was Government First Grade College, Jayanagar, Yediyur, Bangalore.
Government first Grade College, Jayanagar, Yediyur, Bangalore, was established in the year 2007 by the Government of Karnataka with the approval No. :ED: 66: swimer (Unique) 2007, dated , 27/04/2007. It was launched with a vision to provide education for the socially disadvantaged groups in and around Jayanagar which is in close vicinity to rural localities on the outskirts of Bangalore City.
The College was started in a very humble space accommodating 05 class rooms, office and library, that was provided in the Government School campus. The College does not own any land for itself, hence the construction of a building of its own has remained a remote possibility. Jayanagar in Bangalore is a very posh locality and land space is scarce. However the College has been yearning to procure land for itself from all possible Government agencies like BBMP, BDA etc. There is a hope that the College will soon acquire land take up the construction of a building of its own.
The College offers, B.A., B.Com., B.B.M., and B.Sc courses. However from the year 2013, the admissions have been dwindling for Science stream. The College has at the moment 481 students in these courses. Most of the students belong to SC, ST and OBC community and a good number of women pursue higher education in this institution. Due to scarcity of space, the college runs in two shifts.
The College has got excellent faculty, both experienced and a young band of teachers and equally competent non-teaching staff. The college has got a full-time qualified and experienced Principal. The College Library is appropriately replenished and is taken care of by an experienced Librarian. The College also boasts of a regular Physical Education and Cultural Instructor on the campus.
Guest Lecture Programmes are organized on a regular basis. Another important feature of the College is the Multi-Skill Activity Club called "Dreamz". The Club is coordinated by the Department of English and it aims at providing training to students in various skills like Communication Skills, Job-Skills, Personality Skills and training in cracking various competitive examinations. The Department of English has also launched Readers' Club from the academic year 2013, to nurture the practice of preparing for competitive examinations through browsing various magazines and Manuals for various Professional examinations.
The College is trying to acquire a stretch of land in Jayanagar with the support of the Department of Collegiate Education and the local elected representatives and hopes that the College will be able to provide good infrastructure support system to itself very soon.