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Acharya First Grade College for Women, Gowribidanur

Acharya First Grade College for Women, Gowribidanur

National and Rural Education Association established in 1943, one of the earliest to start high school education. Realizing the importance of the rural women education, N & REA started Acharya First Grade College for Women in June 1982 in order to provide quality education for girls residing in Gauribidanur Taluk. The N & REA executive committee members took the bold step to empower women through education in the early 80's. Having started with just 20 students, the institution has carved a niche for itself among educational institutions in then Kolar District and has transcended all boundaries in various areas of human pursuits with a current strength of over 700 students.

Under the leadership of B N Ramaiah the founder, principal of AGFCW the college was admitted to grant in aid in the year 1989.The College was accredited with a B grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2006.

The farsighted vision of a committed management supported by a dynamic Director, dedicated Principals and a competent team of teaching and non-teaching fraternity has provided a learner-oriented environment.

In the course of it’s over 4 decades of history Acharya First Grade College for Women has worked successfully at its primary objective of women empowerment through education and it continues to be committed to the same.


Value Based Education


Excellence in Education


Women Empowerment

Sl. No Year Name
1 1989-1991 Asso Prof. C Nagaratna
2 1991 -1995 Asso Prof. K Varaha murthy
3 1995-2008 Asso Prof. D Jayaramaiah
4 2008-2012 Asso Prof. Y Sampath Kumar
5 2012... Asso Prof. C Nagaratna


Teaching Staff

Sl. No Name Designation Department
1 Dr C Nagaratna MA,MA,Phd Principal History
2 Sri K Varaha Murthy MA Retried JUNE 2015 Associate Professor Economics
3 Sri Y Sampath Kumar Mcom Associate Professor Commerce
4 Dr R Ashwath Reddy MA,BE.d,M.phil,Phd Associate Professor Political science
5 Smt Parveena begum Mcom Associate Professor Commerce
6 Sri M H Chandra Shekera Reddy MA Associate Professor Kannada
7 Dr V Ilango MA,M.phil,Phd Associate Professor English
8 Dr G A Sudharshan Mcom,M.phil,Phd Associate Professor Commerce

Library Staff

Sl. No Name Designation
1 Sri K Visweswarappa B.Sc,MILS,M.phil Librarian (Associate Grade)
2 Sri N Chikkarangappa CLIS Library Asst
3 Sri P Krishnamurthy BA Section Asst
4 Smt T M Padmaja SSLC Section Asst

Administrative team

Sl. No Name Designation
1 Sri A N Vijay Kumar B.Sc,B.Ed Superintendent
2 Sri K L Chikkalakkaiah Bcom FDA
3 Sri A G Nagaraj BA SDA
4 Sri D Suresh BA SDA
5 Sri L Sudharshan Bcom SDA
6 Kum V. Uma BA Technical: Typing Kannada, English MS Office Typist
7 Sri G Narayana SSLC ‘D’ Group
8 Sri R Dattatreya SSLC ‘D’ Group
9 Sri Jayaprakash SSLC ‘D’ Group

Student Strength

Programs of Study

Acharya First Grade College for Women is affiliated to Bangalore University. The programmes of study offered by the college are

  • B.Com
  • BA (History , Economics, Political Science)

As per the Bangalore University norms Under Graduate Students in B.A / B.Com programme are expected to study 3 core subjects over 6 semesters. Under graduate students in B.Com. (Regular) programme are expected to study 4 core subjects over 6 semesters. In addition for students of all programmes there are 2 compulsory subjects over 4 semesters - General English and II language.

Acharya First Grade College for Women offers a wide range of choices for II language- Kannada and Telugu, Hindi. Students of all programmes must study the subjects: fundamentals of computer science, Indian Constitution and Environmental Studies.

Student Strength


Pass in P.U.C or any other examination recognized as equivalent by Bangalore University

Certificates to be produced at the time of admission

  • Marks Card (Original+2 Copies Xerox).
  • Transfer Certificate (Original +2 Copies Xerox).
  • Conduct Certificate (Original+2 Copies Xerox).
  • Income Declaration Form Signed By The Tahsildar For Students Whose Parent’s Annual Income Is Below Rs. 44,500 (Original+3copies Xerox).
  • SC/ST/BT/OBC Category Certificate (Original+3copies Xerox).
  • Migration Certificate For Students From Other Universities.


The Learning Resource Centre

The college Library learning Resource Centre has been established in the year 1982, The Library Resource Centre is located in the college campus and having separate independent building.

Our Library Subscribes to a wide range of national and international journal. It has open rack system, a specious reading room and reference section, it also offers audio and video facilities, and students are encouraged to make good use of the library. The Library staff assists the students to find material for their projects and research. International access is also provided. The library is open from 9 AM to 5 PM.

The Library provides a number of services

  • News Papers Clipping Service
  • Reference Service
  • Book Bank Service
  • Book Lending Service

The Library collects project reports & back volumes of journals. The non-book collection includes materials like Audio/Video, CD-Rom, disks etc., the library possesses around 13000 text books and reference books, 22 Journals and magazines and 12 news papers. The library follows colon classification system (CC) to classify the books. Work is in progress on OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue computer based catalogue) that is possible to be searched by user getting at a remote terminal.

Book Bank Project:

Acharya First Grade College proposed to maintain Book Bank Project to the needy and deserving students.


Venkatesh Murthy.C DCSE, B.ScIT, MSc IT Computer Lecturer and Lab In charger

Narasimha Murthy. P Lab Asst.

Our college has provided well equipped computer lab facilities

  • Number Of PCs - 40
  • Details Of Configuration Core I5 With Latest Configuration With Thin Clients
  • Available Software MS-Office 2007, Programming In C, C++, Oracle, Tally ERP 9
  • Details Of Server Windows Severs Enterprise Edition
  • Internet Connectivity BSNL Broadband, All Systems Have Internet Connections With WiFi
  • 10 Exide Batteries
  • 24x7 Non Stop Power Supply To The Computer Lab, And Sharing To Class Rooms And Library.
  • Projectors LG LED Projector With Sound Systems
  • Teaching Courses Are MS-Office, Tally ERP 9, Programming With C, C++ And Other Courses.
  • Assisting The Students For Online Exams Of NDLM Launched By Govt. Of India (Digital India)/PMKY.
  • Technical Supports For Related Computers For All Acharya Wing.
  • Shortly SAP FICO Course Will Be Launched.


Sl. No Responsibilities In charge
1 NAAC Committee
  • R.ASWATHAREDDY (Coordinator)
  • K Visweswarappa
  • Dr. G A Sudharshan
2 IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell)
  • Dr. C Nagaratna ( Chair Person)
  • R. ASWATHAREDDY (Coordinator
  • K Visweswarappa ( Librarian)
  • A N Vijay Kumar(Superintendent)
  • HOD’s of all Departments
3 Women welfare committee
  • Smt Ganga Lakshmama (Social Worker Gauribidanur)
  • Smt Vanitha (Police constable)
  • Dr. C Nagaratna (Principal)
  • Smt Prof Parveena Begum
  • Kum. Uma (Typist)
  • Smt Padmaja T M (Attender)
4 Alumni Association
  • Dr C Nagaratna (Principal)
  • Dr G A Sudharshan 5 Career guidance
  • Y Sampath Kumar
  • Dr. R Ashwath Reddy
5 Placement Cell
  • Y Sampth Kumar
  • C Venkateshmurthy


Kum K N Shilpa University Gold Medalist for securing first rank in political science

Number of student working in different Multinational Companies(IBM,ACCENTURE,INFOSYS etc).