ABOUT THE COLLEGE
Nesargi is one of the villages of Bailhongal taluka of Belgaum district of Karnataka state. It belongs to Belgaum division. It is situated About 33 kilometers towards east from belagavi city, 15 kilometers from Bailhongal and on the east of Belagavi , Hyderabad state highway and 520 kmtrs. from state capital of Bangalore. Belagavi, Gokak Saudatti and Bailhongal are the nearby cities to Nesargi.
Nesargi has been specified in many historical events and works. In history of Karnataka the village was ruled by the king of Saudatti i.e. RATTARU thereafter the village came under the rule of Kitturu dynasty and ruled by Rani Kitturu Channamma. But today it is known for education place with a Government First Grade College to the nearby villages.
The word NESARGI was originated from kannada etymologies and sayings- once during channamas visit to the village, Queen Channamma was reported to have seen the village from the nearly hill i.e. called Malleshwara Kumpi and looking at beauty of the village she exclaimed with excitement and called what a NESARA! to see from the height. Gradually this Nesara was converted as Nesargi. In kannada NESARA which means SURRYA and in English SUN. Historian Luerice and others stated in epigraphic Karnataka (1886), the term is used as NESARA PALLA in English Nesara Palla means name of the stream flowing outskirts of the village and the same is called after as Nesargi.
Government First Grade College, Nesargi, is a premier higher education institution in Nesargi, run by Government of Karnataka, Department of Collegiate Education. The college was established in 1988 and has successfully completed 32 years of its selfless service in providing education to the minority and downtrodden people of this region. Prior to this college, literally there were no opportunities to
afford higher education at this region and the youth had to be sent to other places like Belgaum, Dharwad, Hubli etc. Most of the families from poorer sections could not afford to send their children to other places. Hence, youth were deprived from higher education. Having perceived this situation; at the end of 20th century, the then local MLA and group of elites of Nesargi thought of ways they could participate in a noble task of extending higher educational facilities to the people of this region which was educationally backward and socio-economically disadvantage community.
In this regard Shri. Shivanand Koujalgi the then MLA of Bailhongal constituency, Dr. S.V.Konnur a generous doctor by profession and heartiest support of education loving seniors of the village succeeded in getting a degree college sanctioned by the Govt. of Karnataka to Nesargi village. This college is permanently affiliated to Rani Channamma University, Belagavi and imparting education to B.A., B.Com, and B.B.A. courses. The UGC notified the college, under 12 (B) and 2 (f) of its act that enables the institution to get UGC assistance for its development.
With a galaxy of dedicated and talented teaching and non-teaching staff, spacious class rooms, well equipped library about 29,330 books, computer lab about 25 computers with internet facility, vast play ground and sports facilities for the students learning. Thus good atmosphere is created in the college campus. With all this progress the college has become a full-fledged higher educational institutional. The college has established various departmental forums to design and execute its co-curricular activities effectively, ‘Research Forum’ to accelerate research activities among the faculty, students and ‘Placement Cell’ for guiding the students for researching job and facing campus interviews. The other features of the college such as personal care to the students through ‘Grievance Redressal Cell & Students Counselling Cell’, effective teaching –learning process with modern teaching aids, well equipped library, sports facilities, NSS Unit, cultural activities,Women Cell, Redcross, Cultural Forum, Scouts and Guides, seminars etc will help the students to develop their personality to face the global competency. In short, the college provides everything that an ideal student looks for.
GFG College is housed in the spacious building about 1 acre of land surrounded by greenery atmosphere. The college which is located nearby Belagavi-Bagalkot Highway, besides APMC Market Yard and it is very near to bus stand and convenient place for village students to reach it very easily.