Profile Kasturba Gandhi College for Women
Named after the illustrious lady who stood by Mahatma Gandhi in thought and deed, Kasturba Gandhi College for Women was established in 1973 by the Osmania Graduates’ Association under the patronage of the Exhibition Society. Since then, the college has come a long way adding block by block over the years in its sprawling campus, spread over 3.85 acres of land in centrally located Marredpally, Secunderabad. In 1998 the college celebrated its Silver Jubilee, marking the occasion by laying foundation for yet another building, the Silver Jubilee Block. Starting with a modest student strength of 175 in the year 1973, the college now has a strength of about 2,500 students and 100 teachers. The college imparts value-based education to women to meet the modern day challenges.
In addition to the conventional courses at the undergraduate level in Arts, Science and Commerce, the college has introduced vocational courses with the support of UGC in B.Sc. with Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics and in B.Com. with Tax Procedures and Practices. To keep pace with changing times, the college has introduced Biotechnology, Microbiology, Genetics and has also moved into the computer era by offering B.Sc. Computer Science and B.Com Computers. B.A with Mathematics, Economics, Statistics has been introduced in 2011. The English, Commerce and Science departments are equipped with excellent lab facilities. The college introduced M.Com., MCA, MBA, M.Sc.(CS), M.Sc(IS), PG Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics and the most recent ( in 2011) being M.Sc (Organic Chemistry). Post Graduate courses presently offered are M.Com., MCA, MBA, M.Sc.(Organic Chemistry) and PG Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Apart from the regular teaching schedule, the college undertakes remedial classes for academically backward students of SC and ST categories under the sponsorship of UGC. The college has carved a niche for itself in terms of maintaining high standards. This is reflected in the consistently good academic results in all faculties. Many students have been awarded Osmania University Gold Medals and LN Gupta Memorial Gold Medals over the years. The college has also maintained an outstanding record in the sports arena, with a good number of national and international participations and achievements.
A committed management, competent principals, well-accomplished teachers including several doctorates and dedicated non-teaching staff strive together to ensure overall development of students. In-house enrichment programme – Equip to Excel for teachers and Develop to Deliver for non-teaching staff, keep them refreshed and motivated to deliver better year after year.
Dr A. Anita Reddy (Principal)
Kasturba Gandhi Degree & PG College for Women