Dr. P. Dayananda Pai - P. Satisha Pai Government First Grade College Mangalore, Carstreet
|Accredited by NAAC Grade 'B' ||Lead College of Dakshina Kannada District |
Mangaluru, a centre of business, banking sector and education, is studded with academic institutions of collegiate and professional variety. The city had a century old Government College situated in the heart of the city of mangalore, which was handed over to the Mangalore University in the year 1992 and functioning as a constituent College of Mangalore University. Government First Grade College Mangalore, Carstreet as well as Government First Grade College for women, Balmatta, Mangalore, are the two Colleges established by the Government of Karnataka through the Department of Collegiate Education in Karnataka in the year 2007.
Government First Grade College Mangalore (hereafter as GFGCM), started functioning from May 2007 temporarily at the premises of Government P.U.College, Balmatta, Mangalore. From a tentative beginning at Balmatta, it has been housed in a campus of its own in a place called Kadubithilu, Carstreet, Mangalore in the year 2008. Before the construction of the new building, classes were conducted in the old tile roofed primary school building of Mangalore Kasaba village. (Survey nos.265-III-10 & 267-III-10)
The first batch had 245 students, while the second batch saw a drastic increase in student intake from 245 to 430 in the year 2008 and thereafter, the intake continued to increase in the consequent years. Currently, the students strength is 1678, out of which, 1088 are female and 590 are male students. Thus, this Institution within a short span of time was able to attract a large number of students both local and from the neighbouring district of Kasargod of Kerala State. Thus, this institution has a great responsibility to empower them and make them potential, worthy citizens.
The courses offered in this institution are B.A, B.Com, B.Sc., BBM and BCA. BCA course was introduced in the year 2008. The performance of the students in the previous years has been outstanding and their academic performance is commendable.
Under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Radhakrishna, the Principal and the commitment of dedicated staff, who devote most of their time to harness the students and show concern to their academic, physical and emotional growth, the College has made rapid strides in the district. Both teaching and non teaching staff works relentlessly for the development of this institution. This College is not only able to attract a large number of students but has also been recognised as one of the best Colleges in this district. This was possible due to the tireless effort of Shri Yogish Bhat, EX-MLA & EX –President of College Development Committee and present MLA Shri J. R. Lobo, the parents, public, teaching/ non teaching staff and the Principal.
An educational institution can grow with perfection only in a disciplined atmosphere. The Principal along with the support of the staff members does commendable job to maintain discipline. The team is vigilant to see the students are well dressed in neat uniforms and identity cards worn regularly throughout the week. Use of mobile phones has been prohibited and the students are regularly & meticulously checked for the same. Discipline has always helped the students for their overall development of positive attitude.
Library is the‘Treasure-house of Knowledge.’ It helps the students to grow intellectually and to improve their general knowledge. Every year the library is updated with the grant provided by the Department of Collegiate Education. This institution also subscribes to a wide range of news papers, magazines & journals for the utility of the students.
Economically backward students are able to complete their university education through the scholarship provided by the Social Welfare Department as well as by various philanthropic institutions and donors. This College acknowledges the untiring service of Sri Narayana Nayak (Retired Head Master) who is always enthusiastic in helping students in obtaining their scholarships. Due to his untiring continuous effort, every year more than fifteen lakh rupees is being distributed among the students as schorships.
This College has a canteen which is run by Shree Devadas Shenoy who provides food at reasonable price, catering to the needs of the students. A canteen Committee is also formed every year consisting of staff members and student representatives, which supervises the cleanliness and hygiene of the food.
Every academic year, the Student Council is formed by choosing meritorious students as class representatives or as council members. Council office bearers and class monitors are directly elected by all the class representatives. It helps in promoting leadership qualities and organizing skills among the students. This council also plays a prominent role in conducting curricular /Co-curricular, extra-curricular programmes under the guidance of the Principal and Student Council co-ordinator/advisors.
This institution has been conducting a variety of programmes, thus encouraging the students to participate in different activities and Council office bearers strive to shape the bright future of the students. Many students after persuing their education in this institution have excelled in various streams of life. Every year about 5 to 10% of the students pursue their higher education like M.A., M. Com., M.Sc. etc.