|Harihar, as the name itself indicates,
is the place of the holy union of HARI and HARA. It is
also called the South Kashi because of the temple of Lord
Harihar. The town is situated on the bank of the river
Thungabhadra. It is also an Industrial Town. There is
one big industry, Polyfibers, and many other small-scale
industries. It has irrigation facility with the water
flowing from the Bhadra Reservoir.
Harihar is a junction, which is well connected by the
National Highway 4. It is also well connected by a Broad
Gauge Train link from South and North India.
Harihar taluk has the greatness of having produced
great litterateurs, artistes and musicians. Famous literary
persons like Helavanakatte Giriyamma and P. Lankesh
were from this taluk. Many sports, literary and cultural
organisations have created a good literary and cultural
atmosphere in the town. Harihar is the abode of many
poets, writers, intellectuals and sportspersons.
Smt. Giriyamma .R. Kanthappa Shresti First Grade
Womens College is one of the famous colleges
in Davanagere District and Kuvempu University. The Poura
Seva Samithi, having realized the necessity of a separate
college for women in Harihar town, started this college
in 1984. Ever since its establishment the college has
seen a steady growth in terms of both quality and quantity.
The students of this college are known for their gentle
behaviour and noble qualities.
The Management of our college, comprised of enlightened
and philanthropic members, devoted to the cause of women
education, registered Poura Seva Samithi under Karnataka
Societys Registration Act 1960 on 28th September
1979. They believed that all female students irrespective
of caste, colour, creed, and class should get good education,
become self-sustained and, thus, come out of the shackles
of male domination and gender distinction. Now with
B.B.M there is co-education in the college.
We are very proud to submit the details of the milestones
of our institution from the date of its establishment
till this time in different areas:
||The present degree college was started
in October 1984 by the order of Government of Karnataka.
||The students enrolled at the first
year of its beginning were only 13. This college
was started in three small rooms built of tiles
with 05 teaching and one non-teaching staff and
only 278 books in the Library.
||In the beginning, the college offered
B.A. course with the combinations of HEP and HES,
and B.Com., with compulsory subjects.
||The first batch of the college came
out during the year 1987. The results of B.A. and
B.Com., was 67% each.
||The first affiliation was granted
to our college in the year 1984-85 from Mysore University
and from the academic year 1988-89 onwards our college
has been affiliated to Kuvempu University.
||Our college was brought within the
ambit of grant-in-aid by the Government of Karnataka
||The construction of the present spacious,
well-equipped building with full-fledged facilities
was started during the year 1992.
||We opened our Rank account during
the year 1994-95 with a III Rank in B.Com., and
so far we have bagged 22 Ranks in all. With 9 Ranks
in the academic year 2005-06, we have established
the Record of Bagging Highest number of Ranks in
the history of Kuvempu University.
||The permanent affiliation to our college
was given by Kuvempu University in the academic
||The College included under 2 F and
12(B) of the U.G.C. Act 1956, in the year 1999.
||The following new combinations
and new courses were introduced in our institution
as per the details mentioned below.
|a. New combinations in B.A.
||1) History, Sociology, Education.
2) History, Political Science, Education in
|b. U.G.C. sponsored vocational
||Our college bagged the first University
blue in the year 1992 in Kabaddi. It has also bagged
first place in Kabaddi 5 times, and championship
in Weight and Power Lifting at the University level
during the academic year 2005-06.
||During the year 2006-07, one of the
students of our college participated in South Zone
Inter-University Youth Festival held at Madhurai
||The Alumni Association was established
in 2004-05 and registered during the year 2005-06.
||College began publishing the college
magazine, ANUPAMA, from the academic year 1994-95.
||The first Ph.D. was procured by our
staff member during the year 1996 and first M.Phil.,
was in English in 2004.