Principal Message

Dear Colleagues

I wish to convey my hearty greetings to all of you on the eve of the New Academic Year 2016-2017.

Taking this an opportunity I wish to share some of my thoughts and feelings with you as we are working together for providing Quality Education in this college. Teaching is considered as one of the noblest professions and I consider that colleges as modern temples where the future of the country is shaped. It is here that the students at their age of critical learning spend their most eventful years to their life. More so it is from here they enter the world of work and independent life. The Government Colleges in particular, serve the students from marginalized sections who are otherwise deprived of their collegiate education. Hence, it is far more important that the students are given a quality education here.

Quality education builds capabilities and self confidence in the students and capabilities that are required to succeed in facing the challenges in work and in life.As you are aware the capabilities are to be built, mainly in 3 areas viz. Knowledge, Skills and Values. We need to set the objectives that cater to the needs of students, both quantitatively and qualitatively in the above 3 areas. Here I wish to point out that the existing objectives and approaches are grossly inadequate in meeting the requirements in the changed scenario of globalization, liberalization and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Revolution which has transformed the social canvas and opened doors for global level opportunities.

I wish to emphasize that the curriculum and all other activities (Curriculum & Co-curricular) shall be reoriented, in accordance with the new objectives, to suit to needs with student centered approach with meticulous planning the curricular plans at the curricular plans at the institutional, departmental and individual levels are to be built incorporating all the activities that will be taken up for fulfilling the set objectives. The weak background and low entry-level capabilities of the students shall be considered in preparing a good plan.

It is needles to say that teaching –learning concern is the core of an educational institutions functioning. The learning outcomes are the real measure of the success of an institution. The teachers get job satisfaction only when the teaching-learning is lively taken up and learner oriented. You all know that use of alternate teaching methods, teaching aids and models etc. best the monotony and yield maximum learning outcome in the classroom situation. Co-curricular activities such as fieldwork, seminars, expert lecturers etc. would enrich learning activity in young minds.

Similarly independent learning is the hall mark of collegiate education. It is to be promoted by giving assignments that test the learning skills of the students. You should promote the students to look for evidence outside for the concepts taught in the classroom. The students shall be encouraged to make use of magazines, journals, reference books, newspapers and especially Internet in preparing assignments.

I give rather high importance to research in the departments (individual & student projects). As per the new initiatives of the UGC and other educational objectives, research in degree colleges is a part of curriculum. Considering this NAAC has more assessment criteria to evaluate the institution particularly for autonomous colleges. During under graduation the traits like curiosity, exploration, analytical ability and invaluable scientific temper etc. can be propagated by project methods, quiz programmes etc. topics of contemporary relevance shall be preferred for Project works and assignments, Debate and Discussions etc. The teachers should read research journals and subject magazines to be alert and to keep pace with the advancing frontiers of knowledge.

One of the most important objectives of a college is to shape the young minds of the students in the right direction. It can be achieved in 2 ways. First, by the teachers behaving as role models inside and outside the classroom. Secondly, by conducting such extra curricular activities that foster the values such Compassion, Harmony, Patriotism etc. one of the means to inculcate the values of compassion in the young minds is community service through extension work. Subject related extension work on the contemporary issues would enlighten the public around and constructive work done would improve the physical conditions in the area concerned.

I with to emphasize that a conductive academic environment in the campus is a must for effective learning. A learning climate aided by an affectionate teacher student relationship, team spirit, harmony etc. needs to be established. Every department in the college should follow/ practice a few innovative practices that foster effective learning, support the students, promote harmony or improve academic climate. It is very essential to highlight these practices and encourage more such activities for achieving excellence.

I consider that the success of any programmes scheme implemented in any college will depend on how it percolates down to the student’s level.

I hope the members of faculty shall realize this and be conscious of their sacred responsibilities. With deeply felt concern, for the students I earnestly appeal to all of you to take up their cause with Passion, Dedication and Team Spirit in imparting quality education to those who are looking up at you with a great hope. Let us live up to their expectations.

With all good wishes

PRINCIPAL
(Dr.C.Krishana)



P.R. Government College (A), Kakinada

Independence Day Speech by the Principal

15-08-2016

A patriotic morning to everybody…

I feel it a great honor to wish you all "a happy independence day" on this noble occasion of celebrating 70th Independence Day. Remembering that supreme saga of national movement is bound to inspire us to make sacrifices in order to make our country strong and prosperous. We should never forget that our forefathers made tremendous sacrifices for the liberation of this country. Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Subhas Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Tanguturi Prakasam, Alluri Seetarama Raju and various other leaders led the nation to wage a heroic struggle against the British.

Our district also was in the forefront in this great movement. The students of Rajahmundry Government, College under the leadership of Gadicherla Harisarvothama Rao gave impetus to Vandemataram movement. This incident marked the beginning of students’ participation in the freedom struggle in Andhra Pradesh.

On this occasion, I feel it honored to say that people of Kakinada dominated the political life of Andhras when they agitated against a notorious government doctor Mr. Kemp in 1907. In fact, the Kakinada riot case was the first criminal case registered in Andhra by the British in the freedom struggle.

Thus, I wish to bring to the notice of our beloved students that the freedom we are enjoying today did not come causally. The sufferings of freedom fighters were terrible. Lakhs of people went to jails; thousands of them gave their lives while fighting the battle for freedom. Many children became orphans. Many women became widows. Many lost all their belongings. Many ruined their careers. And all this was done to drive out the foreigners so that the people of India may be free and thereby improve their lot.

I feel that if the sacrifices made by the people in the cause of India’s freedom are brought to the notice of the Indians of today, it is likely to have a sober effect on their present activities. They are likely to conduct themselves in a manner which is befitting the situation. If our forefathers could sacrifice their all for the freedom of their country, it is not too much to expect that we also lead lives of dedication and do all that lies in our power to help the progress of the country in every way. Let it not be said that we are not the worthy sons and daughters of our country. Let us all take pride in the fact that we are all Indians and forgetting our differences we should take India to a higher and higher position in the world. That is the only way we can pay our debt of gratitude to all those martyrs in the cause of India’s freedom who sacrificed their all to help us to live as a free nation.

We achieved a lot since independence. Progress has been made in the fields of science, technology, space, industry, polity.

But there are still miles to go. Despite being a free nation for the past seven decades, there is much to achieve. Freedom from poverty, hunger, illiteracy, corruption, terrorism, communalism, casteism is the need of the hour.

The college, since its inception in the year 1854, has achieved a lot and crossed several mile stones like Autonomy, NAAC Grade, International/ National Seminars, Unique Labs and UGC Schemes etc. We have a proud alumni giving tremendous inspiration to the younger generation.

At the same time, we also have challenges like strength, need of more groups, need of much more infrastructure, play-ground, faculty (both non-teaching & teaching) etc. Let us dedicate ourselves and strive relentlessly to overcome these shortcomings.

Very soon we are going for NAAC Re-accreditation. The time is very short. Let us recoup our strengths and take this as an opportunity to strengthen our institution and achieve A ++ and show to the nation our will-power.

We should do all that lies in our power to become worthy sons and daughters of our country. We should take pride in the fact that we are all Indians first and anything else afterwards. I hope that more and more patriots will come forward to serve the country and not allow the opportunists to exploit the country for their personal ends. The old disease of disunity must disappear.

I hope that we the fraternity and stakeholders of our historic institution will be part and parcel of this noble cause of eradicating evils obstructing the path of India’s progress. In fact, we, as intellectual community, should stand as torch burners and torch bearers and lead the nation from the front.

JAI HIND