Situated on the banks of the Lower Lake in the capital city of Madhya Pradesh is the prestigious and premier institution Govt. Motilal Vigyan Mahavidyalaya (MVM) Bhopal. The institution came into existence after a faculty based segregation from Hamidia College, Bhopal which was at that time in 1956 the only government institution of higher education. The institution is honoured to be named after the renowned advocate, Statesman and freedom fighter late Shri Motilal Nehru.
The foundation stone of its magnificent edifice was laid by the First President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad on 19th July 1958. A single faculty science institution committed and dedicated to teaching, learning and research, this esteemed institution was inaugurated by the most admired and First Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on 7th Nov. 1960 with Dr. M.S. Rao as its first Principal. The institution was then headed, guided and motivated by a galaxy of eminent educationists in the subsequent years.
Spread over an area of 15 acres, the institution is endowed with unique natural scenic beauty. The college is housed in the huge building comprising three separate blocks. It has a team of 85 well qualified faculty members headed by the Principal and an equally efficient group of supporting staff. Besides guiding and inspiring the students for academic excellence, the institution makes special efforts for the all-round personality development of about 1800 youth admitted to its care.
Affiliated to Barkatullah University Bhopal the college has a curriculum designed by the University. It offers a wide range of combinations of subjects at UG level besides vocational courses in Computer Science, Electronics, EEM, Seed Technology, Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Biochemistry & Biotechnology at UG level which has attracted meritorious learners to this institution. It offers PG Level courses in 9 subjects, namely Botany, Chemistry, Defence & Strategic Studies, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Zoology & Microbiology. The institution has been an active centre of research activities.
The college offers and admits candidates for research work in all 8 subjects. A number of faculty members are approved Research Guides who have been constantly guiding and motivating students to pursue research activities. Besides, the college organizes a member of national seminars/workshops in various subjects from time to time.
The college has a separate block for the Central Library and the Auditorium. The library named as ‘INDIRA GANDHI PUSTKALAYA’ has a huge collection of books, reference books and journals.