In the early 1970's, there were hardly a few colleges in the south of Bangalore offering education at PU level, only for girl students. At this juncture, a novel idea came into the minds of the great philanthropists, Meda Kasturiranga Setty and like minded people. This was an incomplete vision of Late. M.C.Sivananda Sarma to start a women's college. Thus, came up the Nagarathnamma Meda Kasturiranga Setty Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Pre-University College for women, in 1971.
As you enter the lounge, a huge idol of Lord Ganesha-the Lord of all ‘vignas' invites you. Into the corridors you go, there are class rooms, laboratories, computer sections and an ‘Examination room' where valued manuscripts, question papers and related documents of II PU exams are stored.
‘Providing value based education for all girl students'- has been the ideology of the institution; with this dictum, nearly 50 students out of 800 have been given fee concession. Infact, even the staff of the college helps needy students to buy books, pay the fees, etc. A number of innovative schemes have been inculcated into the mainstream class room learning. These include professional and psychological counseling, mandatory yoga classes once a week, extra coaching classes for ‘low achievers', parent-Teacher meetings, gynaec advise from doctors, etc.
The college also boasts of a number of alumni who have proved their mettle in their respective fields-music, dance, sports and others.
For documenting the activities of the college, an annual ‘Kasthuri' is published every year. It also acts as a platform to exhibit the creative instincts of the staff and students.
Having completed four decades of meaningful existence, the goal set by the Founder Secretary Late. M.C.Sivananda Sarma is kindling and the spirit has been kept alive.
The ever growing need for Pre-university College was recognized by the Trust and a PU college for Commerce for Boys was founded in 1982. However, the increased demand for Science aspirants to join professional courses, led the management to include the Science stream as well. Presently, the SSMRV PU College which was bifurcated from SSMRV Degree College in 200 offers Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics,Computer Science,Electronics and Commerce at the PU level.
With the major motto to ‘Educate & Empower' the basic guideline has been ‘Disciple'. This is achieved with a constant check by the ‘mentors', each classSection is under the guidance of two ‘mentors'.
The campus that also houses the SSMRV Degree College, the R.V.Institute of Management, the RV-VLSI has a uniqueness of its own.
A bright foyer with the benevolent looking bust of the founder secretary Late. M.C.Sivananda Sarma leads you into the Principal's chamber, a seminar hall and a staircase that takes you to the class rooms and laboratories. The computer lab is well stacked with monitors, printers and a white board. The class rooms have huge doors, bright well ventilated windows from where fresh air breezes in. Facilities like desks are provided in all the labs wherein students take down instructions and get to conduct experiments. The wide corridors provide ample space for free movement of students.
In keeping with their aim to educate and also to empower, the college helps in honing the overall development of students. The NCC Army wing which is a part of the NCC of SSMRV degree college has won a number of accolades. The teaching fraternities of the college have acquired M.Phil & PhDs.
The college to give a chance for students to explore their creative instincts conducts a fest -"Sangam", 'Ankura' is the college annual magazine that not only chronicles the year long activities of the college but also has a plethora of articles and features.
Indeed, a entry into SSMRV PU College guarantees a well-groomed future which is what Late. M.C.Sivananda Sarma desired in whose memory the college is founded.
|Smt.G.Sujatha, Lecturer, Dept. of Hindi, SSMRV P.U.College has been awarded M.Phil Degree for submission of Dissertation on the Topic "DHARAMVIR BHARTI: AADHUNIK HINDI SAHITYA PRAMUKH LEKHAK, KAVI EVM NATAKKAR" to Vinayaka Missions University, Salem, Tamilnadu.|
The latest addition to the R.V Educational edifice is the R.V.PU College, established in 2008. Situated in the NMRKV College campus, III Block, Jayanagar, the college has a tie-up with the BASE Educational Services Pvt. Ltd.
With a vision to groom leaders by creating an environmental that fosters learning and enrich values, the first batch of students (2008-2010) have excelled in their achievements. Of the total 68 who appeared for II PU examination, nearly 60 of them have got admission in prestigious engineering colleges and two of them have gone abroad for higher studies.
Interestingly, many of the students do not take 'tuitions' in addition to college teaching; the college itself trains them for all competitive exams. Extra classes are held after or before class hours, tests are administered after every chapter, counseling is provided whenever required.
Infact, most of the students opt for BASE coaching. Separate sections are made i.e. for those who opt for BASE and another for those who don't.
The newly constructed building has well ventilated spacious class rooms. The tiled granite laboratories are clean and well maintained. Disciplined and dedicated staff help students to groom themselves as leader with an ambition to fulfill.
At this college, it's not just 'All work and no play'; although the emphasis is on academics, a number of extra and co-curricular activities are held. Students have won laurels in sports, literary and creative competitions.
With a well focused academic environment, the college will surely meet the demands of the competitive world. This RV Institution is an academic excellence, indeed.