VV Day College of Arts Commerce Science and PG Studies
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Vivek Vardhini College – a major institution of Vivek Vardhini Education Society, was established on 19th November 1949 and has completed 59 years of its glorious and fruitful existence.
The college started in its formative stages as an academic trickle and went on to become a heavy down pour catering to the needs of all the sections of the society in general and that of the Marathi Community in Particular. The college made a humble beginning with an intermediate section in Arts subsequently brought science and commerce subjects into its fold.
Vivek Vardhini College is the first to be affiliated to Osmania University among the aided institutions of higher learning. It is the first college to introduce Co-Education and impart education in English medium. Dr. Satwalekar was the founder Principal of the college from 1949 to 1968. It is his stature, far sightedness and intellectual acumen that were primarily responsible for the growth and stability of the college into one of the premier, leading educational institutions in AP. The college has 8 faculties consisting of 17 Departments, offering eleven courses at the UG level and 4 PG Departments, offering education at the PG level.
Presently the college has over 25,000 sq feet of built up area providing well laid out classrooms and various other related amenities. The college can boast of excellent laboratories in Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology catering to the UG, PG and Research students in Pure Sciences. A well-equipped state of the art computer lab has been installed in the year 1999. The college has a rich library with more than 45,000 volumes in textbook and other reference books of various subjects under different titles. The labs that are attached to the science faculty have catered for the Research needs of scholars. Vivek Vardhini is an institution with a difference with a fine blend of tradition and modernity. Tradition – in its true form is an all-encompassing phenomenon, while modernity as a norm adhered to in all its forms and manifestations in keeping with the trends and nuances of times. While the former is the lifeblood of the institution, the latter is in keeping with the changing times and in tune with the Global imperatives and perspectives.
Vivek Vardhini has a long tradition of academic interaction with several renowned Western and foreign universities. Several of its faculty have either visited, interacted or have participated in the programme of Foreign universities. Dr. S.D.Satwalekar – the founder Principal himself was a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Illinois University, U. S. A. Dr. S. S. Kulkarni, Former Head, Dept of Botany, was selected in Academic exchange programme with U.S.A. Dr. Sriram Mokkapati – presently a Reader in Political Science was considered for the Award of Fellowship by the Govt of Netherlands for International Courses in 1982-83. Dr. M. S. Kodarkar, former HOD & Reader in the P.G. Department of Zoology was the recipient of the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship for lake conservation in Glasgow University, Scotland, UK, USA, Kuwait and a host of other countries as well.
The college is housed in a sprawling area, part of which is presently serving as a playground for many an aspirant in sports and there by a springboard to sports persons to excel in their respective fields.
The college celebrated its Silver Jubilee in the year 1976 and Golden Jubilee in 1999-2000. Various academic and cultural events were held to mark the occasion. In 1989, the college was upgraded into a post-graduate center in subjects like Hindi, Zoology & Economics etc.