|City||Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Affiliated to||Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi|
|srshukla1234 at rediffmail dot com|
Gandhi College, Mirdha was established in the year 2000, Gandhi College, Mirdha is affiliated to Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
It has often been said that education is a fundamental right of every person. Yet, millions of women in rural India have no opportunity for good education. Many rural areas in India do have elementary and high schools, and, if the parents so desire, it is possible for a girl living in a village to receive high school education. However, it is extremely difficult for a girl in a village to receive a college education. Most of the villagers cannot afford to send their children to live in a city to attend a college. Most of the parents in the villages do not allow their daughters to live away from home. Thus, most children, especially girls, born in the villages have no opportunity to receive college education.Gandhi College has been established in a village to provide opportunities for college education to students in rural areas of Ballia district, especially to rural women and students from poor families.
Gandhi College has another specific purpose. It is to inculcate the Gandhian philosophy of truth and nonviolence, and the principles of honesty, perseverance and selflessness among students, teachers, and the staff involved with the college. Gandhi College serves to persuade villagers that it is possible to have a college where no copying or cheating is allowed during the tests, and attendance in the class is a prerequisite to appear at the final exam. The hope is that the establishment of an academically excellent educational institution in a rural area that is managed with honesty and integrity will also be a catalyst for the future growth of such institutions in other rural areas. Gandhi College was established in 2000 with support from Prof. J. Shukla under the sponsorship of a non-profit society in India: CGVS (Chandran Gramin Vikas Sansthan). CGVS is registered under the Societies Registration Act (1860, India), the registration number is V/11690. CGVS is a tax-exempt organization as per U/S 80 G of Income Tax Act (1961, India). CGVS has received the approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs of India to receive contributions from foreign organizations. Gandhi College has also received support from the Institute of Global Environment and Society (IGES). IGES is a non-profit charitable 501-C-3 organization registered in the state of Maryland (USA).
Gandhi College is managed by a management committee consisting of members from the village and the surrounding areas. The members of the management committee represent local farmers and intellectuals from that region. The manager of the college is Mr. Shriram Shukla. He holds a B. Com. Degree from Banaras Hindu University (BHU). He came to the USA on a permanent resident visa in 1984, but after living here for a few years, returned to India. He has made a commitment to work for rural development in India. The rector of Gandhi College is Professor S.P. Upadhyay who has a distinguished career in education and research.
The primary focus of the college is to help, educate and empower women. Women are taught to react, respond and demand equal rights, respect their bodies, and take care of their health. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “My life is my message.” Gandhi College tries to imitate that philosophy by conducting its activities honestly and openly
Village – Mirdha
Post Office – Beruarbari
District – Ballia
Gandhi College, Mirdha offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
Gandhi College, Mirdha is affiliated to Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi.
Gandhi College, Mirdha is affiliated to Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi. Browse Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi Time Tables
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Gandhi College, Mirdha