Commerce, BHS Arts & TGP Science College
NAAC Re-Accridiated with A Grade
Jamkhandi is a historic place once ruled by Raja Patwardhan of Poona during pre-independence days. Foresighted Raja Patwardhan was a lover of education and started educational institution at higher secondary level in a giant building in the heart of the town. He extended his co-operation and support for spreading education till the last day of his regime. There were no higher educational institutes in Jamkhandi for the aspirants of this area to persue higher education. However, Raja Patwardhan continued his support and help by inviting outstanding students of this area to Poona for continuing higher education in S. B. College and provided free board and lodging facilities even during post-independence days.This was not sufficient enough to cover all the people belonging to economically, educationally, socially backward classes. The need arouse to fulfill the basic demand of the common people. Under such circumstances, selfless service organization, the B.L.D.E. Association started Commerce, B.H.S. Arts and T.G.P. Science College at Jamkhandi in 1963 and housed in the beautiful palatial buildings situated on the hillocks of Jamkhandi. The College is to the Karnatak University, Dharwad. The liberal donation from Smt Bhagirathibai Hanumantagouda Savakar of Bidari (B.H.S.) and Sri Gurusiddappagouda Patil of Tungal (T.G.P.) made the task of providing the necessary infrastructure to this college more simple. The college was named after the donors to commemorate it. Started with a meager number of just 200 students in the beginning, the strength has now risen to more than 2900. By envisioning the instinctive talents of this semi-urban area, this college has been adding knowledge and experience to the students of Krishna River belt in its own unique way. The college has been imparting education in three faculty namely, Arts, Science and Commerce at the under graduate level and P.G.D.C.A. at the post graduate level and has become attractive centre for students from far and wide. The college has celebrated silver jubilee during the academic year 1990-91 and heading towards golden jubilee. Over the period of more than four decades, the college has also recorded in its name in producing graduates who have now been serving in national and international sceneries. The trained and well qualified teaching and non-teaching staff of the college is doing its best. To add academic flavor to it, the college includes several Ph.D. and M.Phil laureates to its privilege. N.C.C., N.S.S. and S.W.O. wings of the college have been functioning to fulfill the aims and objectives satisfactorily, for which they have been formed. There are well-equipped laboratories and library with large number of books including volumes of recent editions and publications. Computer Science, Physics and Electronics departments have also been shaping the students to fit them for technical jobs B.B.A. course has been started from the academic year i.e. 2005-06. Well-furnished sports department has been training the students to the standards of University blues in various games every year. The college has produced national and international level sportsmen to its reputation. Since the inception of the college, it is known for its mode of conduct of examination and is a model in the entire area coming under the jurisdiction of the Karnatak University. About 46 students of our college have secured ranks at the University level till this academic year 2006-07. Miss Pinky Shah has secured first rank in B.Sc. to the Karnatak University with record percentage of marks last year and also she has bagged four gold medals for having secured highest marks in Mathematics and Statistics. This year Miss. Afreen Anure and Miss. Afroza Momin have secured First and Second rank respectively in B.Sc. to the Karnatak University with record percentage of marks. Ladies hostel, Gents hostel, Health Fitness Centre, Historic Mammoth Polo ground, Botanical garden with special and very rare species and campus with over 40 acres of open land are the special features of this college. The construction work of swimming pool at the estimated cost of Rs. 46.46 lakh with partial financial assistance from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India, New Delhi was inaugurated at the Holy hands of Mr. Oscar Fernades, the then Central Minister for Sports. During the last three years the college has constructed eight big lecture halls and Physics & Computer laboratories at the approximate cost of Rs. 75 lakh. Four more lecture halls are constructed newly this year and is ready for inauguration. The college was recognized by the University Grants Commission and was included in the list of 2(f) and 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956. The college has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with B+ grade three years back. The Local Advisory Governing Body has been guiding, supervising and facilitating to improve the campus activities qualitatively.