The Govt of Karnataka State is to take higher education to the common man and bring about regional balance in higher education. With this great vision to make higher education affordable to the poorest of the poor of all sections of the society especially for backward class students. the Government of Karnataka started Government First Grade College in Mulgund Village during the academic year 2007-08. The college is affiliated to Karnataka University, Dharwad with 2(f) and 12(b).having strength of 592. It comes under the jurisdiction of Dharwad Regional Joint Director Office. This college is offering quality education for students of Arts, Commerce courses. There was no independent building previously which was started in S.J.J.M. Aided Pvt. P U College campus, Mulgund. In the year 2011-12 college was shifted to a new our own premises.Late Sri R.N.Deshapande who is well kn own person in this region. He is much interested in development of education. Because of his keen interest in education he decided to donate the land. Another prominent personality in this region namely Late sri C.B Badni is also very much interested in this regard. Latterly Late Sri R.N.Deshapande donated 5 acres of land, by this opportunity helps to develop the college, and for the remembrance of the donor, the Department has insisted the name Shri R.N.Deshapande Govt First Grade College, Mulgund.Presently the College is running in our own building in a ground floor and First floor consisting of 13 ,ICT O4 Class rooms, Library, computer lab with 15 computer. and principal chamber. Ladies and boys rest room respectively and sports ground (4 acres)Even though our college is situated in rural and backward area, the academic atmosphere is good. infrastructure and permanent faculty utilizing in the best way. In the past 13 years the college has given consistent commendable results and excellent performance by the students. This has enabled the college to attract a growing number of students from all sections of the society in the year 2016-17 the NAAC Committee visited and given 2.34 CGPA Point With’ B’ Grade Top in The Gadag District.