Sivananda Sarma Memorial Rashtreeya Vidyalaya
Sivananda Sarma Memorial RV college, Bangalore is one of the pioneer institutions run by the RV group of institutions. The college is known for providing quality education to first generation learners of all strata of society for the past 30 years. The motto of the institution is ” Education for Wholeness”. The vision of the institution is “inclusive education for holistic development of individuals to meet societal requirements”.
The College has the honour of being named after the great educationist, freedom fighter and seer, Sri. M C Sivananda Sarma founder of the Rastreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust. Drawing from this rich and insightful experience, he founded the Rashtreya Vidyalaya Institution in 1940. Today, RSST has twenty six renowned educational institutions spread across Karnataka having the vision of “Excellence in Education with Societal commitment”. The college is affiliated to Bangalore University and recognised by UGC under 2(f) in 1991 and 12B in 1999. The College has been accredited by NAAC with “A” Grade in its third cycle in January 2017.
The college offers Commerce, Business Administration and Computer Applications courses under school of graduate studies and Masters in commerce under School of Post Graduate Studies.
In order to facilitate the learning process the institution has designed scientifically a Unique model called “360 Degree – Education for Wholeness”. It is a 5 dimensional model consisting of academics, skill development, extracurricular activities, career development and Ethics and Self Governance.
As the institution is affiliated to Bangalore University, the set syllabus has a scope to fill in the gap as per the requirements of the industry, the various add on and certificate courses are introduced. A few important ones being Tally, Networking and Hardware, PHP, Cloud Computing, Digital Marketing, Stock Market courses etc. curriculum delivery is effectively done through diverse teaching pedagogy initiatives other than usual lectures method through PowerPoint Presentations, Seminars, management games, peer learning along with case studies, small projects and Guest Lectures by industry experts in order to expose students on contemporary topics.
In addition to the regular classroom knowledge acquisition, the students are encouraged to get hands on experience through teaching and corporate internships, undertaking socially relevant projects, visits to industries, institutions and introduction of peer teaching among student group.
For overall development of the student , 27 activity centers are established that helps in capacity building and sensitize the students to address the societal needs. Majority of these centers are working towards institutional social responsibility initiatives, namely NCC, NSS, Community services, Youth Red Cross, Rotaract club, Health club, Heritage club, Eco-club and such others.
Career development to the students help to focus on their future .For this purpose Training and Placement centre works on a 4 Dimensional approach – Profiling, Career counselling, Training and Placement. These programmes include psychometric test, pre placement training, personality development programmes, pre placement training programmes. The objective of this is to moulds the student into an employable, productive and skilled Human Resource.
Ethics and Governance
It is an initiative by the college, with a objective of grooming the students towards ethical governance, Bharatiya traditions and culture, moral code of conduct, national integration and social responsibilities The above dimension ensures in providing a solid platform, which allows the student‘s to reach apex of accomplishment through their academic performance and placement.
The college is located on a 3 acre land in the heart of the City with a built up are of 6,370 sq.mts. It has 32 spacious classroom including 15 ICT enabled class room, 2 library and information centers (separate for UG and PG courses),one open air auditorium, ladies room, sports and gym, one ICT-enabled air conditioned seminar hall and one auditorium, business lab, 2 computer labs, one AV room, and one multi-purpose activity centre. The whole campus is Wi-Fi enabled . The campus is also equipped with public addressing system.
The college has accomplished faculty members, having Ph.d, M.Phil, degrees to their credit. Few of the faculty members have achieved reorganisation at national and international level for their significant contributions in various fields. Dr. S Anil kumar, Principal, was honoured with esteemed Dr. Abdul Kalam Award, 2015 for his contribution towards research and dedicated service as a Best teacher conferred by Dr. Hansraj Bharadwaj, the then Governor of Karnataka. Around 45 papers have been presented by faculty members and 13 by students during 2016-17. Dr. S Anil Kumar has presented paper in Harvard University, Boston, USA and Griffit University in Braisbane, Australia. The college has established an Institutional Research Committee through which research papers of students and staff are scrutinized. Mr. Prashanth and Mr. Santosh students of B.Com received world record from wonder books of records 2015, as world’s Youngest research and social awareness team in the world.
The institution has initiated many innovations and best practices such as
- Faculty study circle – knowledge sharing platform
- Peer teaching
- Online test
- Siri smbhrama – unity in diversity
- Rain water treatment & Installation of solar panel to compliment the electricity consumption
- In order to bring in more Industry-Academia interface, college is planning to enhance the MOU with various agencies. This would help to bridge the knowledge gap
- Initiate to bring our own publication wing for both academic and research purpose
- To commence consultancy services by faculty
- To offer more courses, we have applied to the UGC for Bachelor of Vocational courses in Commerce and Computer application and also for 5 various career oriented courses.
- To conduct more number of National and International conferences and seminars from various disciplines. For this purpose 5 proposals have been sent to UGC
- Applied to Bangalore University, for establishment of Research Centre
- Enhancing Faculty exchange and student exchange program by working in partnership with other institutions and foreign Universities
- Planning to apply for, College with potential for excellence (CPE), then for autonomous status and ultimately elevate ourselves to be a Deemed university