UNIVERSITY POST GRADUATE COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY POST GRADUATE COLLEGE

Historical Background

In the year 1976, the Government of Andhra Pradesh in consultation with the Government of India, formulated a program, commonly known as the six point program, for the development of the Telangana region of the state. One important facet of this program is to create, in a well spread out manner, facilities for higher education in Telangana. It is to implement this aspect of the six point formula the Osmania University established a number of Post-Graduate Centers in the Telangana Region. The Post-Graduate Centre (at present P.G. College) at Godavarikhani started on 04-10-1976 is one of them. The foundation stone was laid by Sri Jalagam Vengal Rao, then Chief Minister. At that time Justice Jaganmohan Reddy was Vice-Chancellor of Osmania University. From the very inception Singareni Collieries Company Limited, Collaborated with the Osmania University in the establishment of this Post-Graduate College and extended all possible support in developing the M.Sc. (Engg. Physics and Instrumentation) program at this college.

This college is situated in a place of industrial establishments like super thermal power plant of NTPC, Singareni collieries company limited, fertilizer corporation of India unit, AP state electricity board and Kesoram cements of the Birlas. The college offered part-time courses on self-supporting basis between 1989-1994 in M.E. (Power Plant Engineering), M.Sc. Tech (Environmental Science), M.B.A and PGDCA essentially for the employees of the NTPC, SCCL and nearby industrial undertaking as a result of MoU between Osmania University and NTPC. However, as the college was transferred from the Osmania University to the administrative control of the Kakatiya University in 1993 through an ordinance of Government of A.P., these part-time programmes are closed.

The College is started with a single Post-Graduate Programme in M.Sc. (Engg. Physics and Instrumentation) in 1976. The intake of the M.Sc.(Engg. Physics & Instrumentation) course was 12 at the beginning, which has been enhanced to 15 in 1986 and 25 in 1996. To pursue quality education in management and computer applications by the youth of this region M.B.A and M.C.A courses were introduced in the year 2001 with an intake of 60 and 40 respectively. In the academic year 2011-2012 MCA Course was windup because of non financial viability of course.

University PG College, Godavarikhani was transferred from Kakatiya University to the administrative control of Satavahana University on 01-01-2012. Two Self-finance courses namely M.Sc Physics (Solid State Physics) and M.Com with an intake of 25 and 40 respectively was started from the academic year 2012-2013 by our University.

Infrastructural Facilities:

The post graduate college, Godavarikhani, has its own campus spread over 30 acres of land (1,21,405 sqm.) with admin block, academic blocks, library, student’s hostels (both for Men & Women) and staff quarters for teaching as well as non-teaching staff. The campus is quite close to the nearby township and the residents on the campus are not experiencing any difficulty in respect of schooling of children and medical, medical aid, transport and shopping.