GOVERNMENT AUTONOMOUS GIRLS PG COLLEGE OF EXCELLENCE SAGAR (M.P.)
The "Government Autonomous Girls PG College of Excellence, Sagar" was established in 1964 by the Municipal Corporation of Sagar. It was called as Girls Degree College, Sagar in 1964. On 11 January, 1978, it was taken over by the Government of Madhya Pradesh and it got the status of a government college. When it became a government college, it was named as Government Girls Degree College, Sagar. It was affiliated to Dr. Harisingh Gour University and continued to be affiliated till 2014. After Dr. Harisingh Gaur University became a Central University, a new university was established by the Government of Madhya Pradesh which is called as Maharaja Chhatrasal Bundelkhand University. It is in Chhatarpur. So, today this college is affiliated to Maharaja Chhatrasal Bundelkhand University, Chhatarpur.
When this college became a government college in 1978, the number of girl students was 389, which has now grown to 10, 700. Initially there were only Arts and Home Science faculties in this college, and it was only up to UG level, but today there are Science and Commerce faculties also and classes up to PG level are being held. This college is registered research centre of the university. Previously it was registered research centre of Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar.
In 1985, this college was registered under 2f and in 1989, it was registered under 12b of ugc act. Hence, this college is receiving grants from the UGC from the seventh Five Year Plan to the Twelfth Five Year Plan.
Acknowledging the progress and excellence of this college, the Government of Madhya Pradesh gave this college the status of College of Excellence in 2002, under which it has been receiving grants for excellence continuously for the last twelve years.
In 2003, this college was given Autonomous Status by UGC and in 2008, it was renewed. The college is receiving autonomous grants from UGC. Initially the autonomous grant was 6 lakh, then 12 lakh and now a days it has increased upto 20 lakh.
In 2009, this college was accredited with B Grade by NAAC and in 20014, it it was reaccredited with A grade. As a result of this Government of Madhya Pradesh granted 15 Lakh to this college for development.
In 2015, this college was selected under the RUSA Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan and received a grant of Rupees Two Crore, from which one seminar hall, two smart classes, one computer lab, one e-library and five class rooms were built and various equipments and apparatus were purchased. In 2017, this college was selected under the World Bank Plan and a grant of Rupees 5.7 Crore was allotted to it.
Presently, this college has been granted 20 acres of land by the district administration on which the construction work has already begun. By 31/03/2020, this construction work will be completed. There are constant demands from the public and public representatives to make this college as a women’s college and this demand is expected to be met in future.
The present campus is situated at the heart of the city on 2 acer land. The oldest building of this campus is the Town Hall of the British period which was established in 1861 and there a was a library in it. In 1964 this college was started in this building. The old Town Hall building is still in existence and many programs of the college are held here. Some departments of the college are also there in this building.
By Professor Naveen Gideon