From The Principal's Desk

Prof. V. A. Bourai

The higher education system in our country has expanded at a very fast pace, especially during the last fifteen years, so much so that there has been a manifold increase in the number of universities, colleges, teachers and students. However along with expansion, evaluation and assessment of institutions of higher education is equally important. That's why NAAC was established in 1994 to assess and accredit universities and colleges. I am glad to inform you all that our college is among those institutions which have taken a lead in getting themselves assessed. In the Ist cycle of NAAC A&A, the college was accredited with CGPA of 2.63 on four point scale(B Grade) and in the 2nd cycle, the college was accredited with CGPA of 3.04 on four point scale (A Grade).

Our college has two faculties, namely Faculty of arts and Faculty of science. Our faculty members regularly attend Orientation Programmes/ Refresher Courses to keep themselves abreast of latest developments in their respective subjects. The college is engaged in the task of dissemination of knowledge through organizing seminars, conferences, workshops etc. Quite a few departments of our college have been granted Major / Minor research projects by the UGC/DST etc whereas some departments of the college are engaged in collaborative research projects.

Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Geology, English, Economics and History are centers of Ph.D. Program. A good number of our students qualify NET, SLET,GATE every year. Since 2010, 174 students qualified these examinations. Our College also has a Women's Studies Centre (A UGC sponsored project) which was established in August, 2010. Since then the Centre has organized several conferences, workshops and training programs.

The NCC, NSS, Rangers & Rovers units in the college are being run with full dedication and gusto. At present there is one unit of NCC and 3 units of NSS and one unit of Rovers and Rangers. NCC cadets & NSS volunteers regularly take part in health and literacy drives and all other programs of national integration. In the Inter-collegiate cultural competition held at HNB Srinagar, our college team comprising 21 members won many prizes.

Our college is connected with INFLIBNET, under which 1,64,300 e-books and 6000 e-journals are available on line. Besides this, latest books required for various subjects are being bought for the college library. Bar-coding of books is almost complete. Another notable feature (in the form of a Nobel Laureates’ Books) has been added to the library.

Due to the all round progress made by the college in the last few years, it has been able in attracting the best and the brightest students, from all parts of the country, with the result that 155 INSPIRE students have taken admission  during the period 2015-2020. Many of our students have obtained top ranks in the university Merit List.

In the field of sports, our students have brought laurels to the college. Students of our college have been selected for HNB University team to take part in North Zone/ All India Inter University Tournaments.

Faculty members of our college have been delivering lectures through EDUSAT/MMRC for the students studying in remote hill areas. As regards linkages with International academic bodies, I am glad to say that an agreement on International Educational Co-operation between Shri Guru Ram Rai Education Mission (SGRREM) and Kostroma State Technology University, Kostroma (Russia) has been signed.

I am highly thankful to the Managing Committee of Shri Guru Ram Rai PG College for their invaluable support and guidance for further development of our college. In the end I would like to conclude with the famous words of Nelson Mandela that “Education is the most powerful weapon with which we change the world”. I hope all our stake holders would whole heartedly co-operate with us in the task of transforming society by building a better tomorrow through the medium of education.