National Education Society ®, Shivamogga, the parent body of sharavathi First Grade College, Konandur is a famous name in the educational field of our state. It was established in 1946 by leading citizens of Shivamogga, with the concern of serving the cause of education for the children of Malanad Region
Late Mr. H.S.Rudrappa, Ex Minister of Karnataka was the founder president of the society, late Mr.S.V. Krishnamurthy Rao, Ex Deputy Speaker of Loksabha, Late Mr. S.R.Nagappa Shetty, Ex-M.L.A., were the founder secretaries. Late Mr. Jayathirthachar an eminent educationist and leading advocate, Late Mr. P.Murudappa, Gandian and a leading advocate, Late Sri Mahishi Narasimma Murthy, an eminent scholar and leading advocate, Late Mr.Basappa Patil, Freedom fighter, and Agriculturist and Late Mr.D.S.Dinakar, freedom fighter served as Presidents after Mr. H.S.Rudrappa. Late Mr. Girimaji N. Rajagopal, freedom fighter served as Secretary after Mr. S.R.Nagappa Shetty. Late Mr. Dodya Naik, Ex-M.L.A. served as Treasurer. It is a matter of great pride for the society to remember the visit of Late Dr. Babu Rajendra Prasad, Former President of India in-connection with the opening ceremony of national boys high school in 1949 and also the visit of Late Sri Lal Bahuddur Shastry, Former Prime Minister of India, in-connection with the foundation layingceremony of Kamala Nehru Memorial National College of Arts and Commerce for Women, Shivamogga on 24th January 1965. [ Contact no: 08182-273469, E mail ID - email@example.com , Web site: www.nes_shimoga.org ] National Education Society ® started its educational activities by starting a High School at Shivamogga in 1946. Now it is managing 42 educational institutions of various disciplines including Post Graduate course in Computer Applications, Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, I.C.S.C. and C.B.S.C. Residential Schools. Out of which 3-General colleges, 5-Professional colleges, 2-Technical colleges and the rest are Pre-university colleges, High schools, Residential schools and Primary schools.
National Education Society ® Shivamogga is the parent body of Sharavathi First Grade College, Konandur. The senior citizens of the Kondnaur village, Thirthahalli Taluk Shivamogga District, started Vidya Vardhaka Sangha in 1960 with the objective of starting a High School at Konandur
In those days, secondary education was a dream to the people of rural areas. Vidya Vardhaka Sangha with the help of N.E.S. Shivamogga started National High School at Konandur in 1960. Sharavathi First Grade College was started in 1983 to provide Higher Education to the Rural students. Formerly the college was named as N.E.S. Rural First Grade College of Arts and Commerce. Later the name was changed as Sharavathi First Grade College, Konandur. In the beginning the college was affiliated to the University of Mysore. Now it is affiliated to Kuvempu University. We are proud to say that the college has got, permanent affiliation and it is included in 2 (F)and 12 (B) of U.G.C. act of 1956. The college is located at Konandur, a small village in Thirthahalli Taluk, Shivamogga District on Ganga Moola - Tadasa State High way no # 1. The campus is located in an area of about 35 acres, out of which the college campus measures about 8.19 acres. It is the only First Grade College in a radius of about 20 kms which caters the need of rural students, particularly the women students. The main objective of the management is to provide quality education to the rural students. In our college about 5 % of the students are girl students. They would have been deprived of higher education but for this attempt of National Education Society ® Shivamogga. The college has an excellent infrastructure facility, Class rooms, Assembly hall, Library, Separate rest room for girls and boys, Ladies hostel, Fully equipped gymnasium and playground. The college has qualified, hard working enthusiastic faculty. There is a conscious effort on the part of the teachers continuously to improve their qualifications and competence as teachers by participating in research activities, seminars, workshops, orientation and refresher courses sponsored by U.G.C. and other bodies. The college has maintained high academic standard and figures prominently in the list of high achievers. It has bagged many state and university awards for its extensional activities. Normally the annual result is above 90 %. The college provides ample opportunity and support to students who are good at sports, music, dramatics, elocutions, debating, N.S.S. activities, etc., and has produced many students who have excelled in these fields.
- To make the Institution one of the best places to seek knowledge and wisdom.
- To transform the students strength into the strength of the nation.
- To imbibe the culture of patriotism, the virtue of sacrifice, self respect and integrity of character among the students.
- To provide higher education even to the girl students and the under privileged class of the rural society.
- To become a leading rural institution of par excellence in humanities and commerce.
- To prepare the students for global challenges and inter-national outlook.
- To make the students highly qualitative to face competitive examinations and sow the seed of research ability among them.
The college makes sincere efforts to provide good teaching learning experiences to students. It also aims at improving the adequacy and competency of the faculty . The institution facilitates effective teaching, learning programms. A Committee is formed to prepare the academic calendar and the time table. It chalks out all major events and activities in that academic year. So also, the examination Committee monitors the conduct of periodic texts, examinations, performance and progress of the student. Slow learners are advised to attend remedial classes, bridge courses and improvement tests. For advanced learners a study circle is formed and special guidance and books are given. Computer and Internet facilities are provided to the students and faculty.
The college has a good faculty who are sincere and committed. Most of the faculty members have completed M.Phil. Some of them are doing Ph.D., Almost all of them have been participating in various seminars and workshops to keep themselves abreast of the recent developments in their respective disciplines. Apart from regular class room teaching they employ many learner centered methods like group discussions, seminars, assignments and project works. The Teachers also make use of OHP’s, maps, charts, the globe, Dvd and other audio- visual equipments to make their teaching effective and attractive. Our students secure distinctions and ranks in the University Examinations. So far the institution has secured 13 ranks. The Government has stopped filling up newly created vacancies but the management is making temporary appointments. So the teaching schedule of the college is not jeopardized.The institution encourages its faculty to take up research activity and to participate in workshop, seminars etc. Prof. R.M.Jagadish has completed his research work under F.I.P and has written his thesis to be submitted for evaluation. Prof. K.T. Parvathamma is also doing Ph.D., Eight lecturers including two guest lecturers have completed M.Phil and Two lecturers have appeared for M.Phil degree examination. We have successfully conducted National level programmes such as National Integration Camp and National Adventure programme under the N.S.S. banner. It is a land mark as an extension activity. Our N.S.S. unit has made a name not only in the Kuvempu University but also in the state. So far, we have secured State Awards thrice for outstanding achieve-ments. Therefore we strongly believe that we should tell some thing about the same. The N.S.S. unit was started in our college in the year 1989. Our college and our village is the suitable place for the implementation of Gandhiji's concept "Grama Swaraj". Our N.S.S. Unit consist of students, who are from rural areas. Making them to understand the social values, responsibilities and community services is our objective. Our N.S.S. volunteers are continuously participating in programmes such as Pulse-polio campaign, Sapling plants, Literacy Programme, Drug awareness, AIDS awareness, Anti Plastic awareness Jatha, blood donation camps etc.
- To impart quality education to the rural youth.
- To facilitate rural woman to higher education.
- To Develop all-round personality of the students.
- To encourage the students to cultivate discipline and sense of patriotism
- To motivate the potential rural youth to respond to the social problems.
- To give computer education.
- To inspire the students to carry on our cultural heritage through participation in intellectual, cultural and sports activities.
- To assist, socially and economically disadvantaged students to come up in life through education.
- To empower the students to became global teachers and in turn to create competence for nation building.
- To prepare students to became holistic persons of the global society.
- Transforming the hidden potentialities of the students into realities
- To chalk our programmes to enhance analytical skills, ICT Skills and communicative skills of students so that they can became globally competent.
- Creating Awareness on Health. We conduct Yoga Classes for good health and sound mind.