Introduction: Vundavalli Satyanarayana Murthy was a well-known personality in United Andhra Pradesh. He was a famous philanthropist and politician. He hails from a village near Ramachandrapuram in the then East Godavari District (present Konaseema District). Those days there were only two-degree colleges in the entire district of East Godavari. So, he started a college in this area to help the poor and middle-class people belonging to this particular area in the year 1966. Initially, the college was started as a commerce and arts college only. But over a period of time, many degree courses and Post Graduate courses were added. Now the college is affiliated with Aadi Kavi Nannayya University, Rajamahendravaram and is having autonomous status.
This 56-year-old college is popularly known as VSM degree college, Ramachandrapuram. The same management started an engineering college, later on, which is known as VSM engineering College. The college is accredited by NAAC and accorded a B+ grade. The institute is having approvals from UGC and AICTE. Many famous personalities of this district were educated at this college. VSM college these days is one of the best colleges in this district.
Courses offered: This college is offering UG and PG courses in many subjects.
The college is offering a B Voc course in Commercial Aquaculture (EM). This course started in the year 2019. This course is a 3 years course with multiple options for entry and exit. The student who completes one year and leaves the course after successfully completing the first year will be awarded a diploma certificate and a student who completes 2 years will be awarded an advanced diploma certificate after successful completion. Once all three years are completed graduate certificate will be awarded. The student will be taught both core and noncore subjects. There are different options for selecting core and non-core subjects. The qualification required for admission to this course is a pass in intermediate or equivalent in any stream.
The other UG programs offered are Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A), BCA, B.Sc, and B.com. In both B.Sc. and B. Com courses, computer application subject is available.
The PG programs that are being offered here are MBA, Master of Computer Application (MCA). MSc in Physics, organic chemistry, Analytical chemistry, botany, Zoology, and aquaculture. MA and M. Com courses are also available.
Admission Procedures:The admissions to UG courses will be based on the marks obtained in intermediate or its equivalent. The admission to PG courses will be based on the rank obtained by the student in the entrance examination conducted by the university nominated by the state government for that year.
Scholarships and financial aid: As per the notification issued by the college almost 80% of the students of this college are getting scholarships and financial aid under the state government RTF (Reimbursement of tuition fee) scheme. In addition to the above, the college is offering fee concessions to many students.
Faculty:The college is having sufficient staff members in all the departments to cater for the needs of the students. Some of the staff members are recognised as research guides by the university and some students will be working under these guides for their PhD. The laboratories of the Physics department and department of chemistry are recognised as research centres.
Some salient points: The college is having MOUs with some of the industries around the area and some other institutes. The faculty of the college will be working on the projects that are assigned to them by these industries and organisations. The main area of research in this college is aquaculture.
The college is located just by the side of a national highway in a spacious area of around 15 acres of land and the buildings are very well constructed.
All other facilities required like classrooms, labs furnished with the required equipment, computer lab, playground, and auditorium are available. There is a gym also in this college and it will remain open only during lunchtime. The college is having a number of buses for commuting to and from college. These buses will go to almost all the surrounding villages and bring students for a cost. This facility made many students from interior villages also to get interested in joining this college. This is more convenient for the girl students from small villages.
There are some aqua and food industries in the surrounding areas and some of the students from this college will be getting recruited by those organisations.
Why VSM college is popularThe reviews which appeared on the internet about this college are talking about the quality of education that is being provided by this college. The college conducts internal examinations and the performance of each student will be monitored through these examinations. Many of the students who graduated from this college are in good jobs in the government as well as the private sector. The college is known for its disciplined administration.
The charges the college collects for transportation are affordable, and many students are getting fee reimbursement. This is making many students join this college. Furthermore, the majority of the teaching staff are from local areas and they have a long-standing experience in the same college. They obtained the skills required to teach students from rural areas and many of the teachers are approachable to students to get their doubts clarified. These qualities made the college the most wanted college for many students in the surrounding villages.
So VSM College, Ramachandrapuram may not be the best college in the district and the state but surely it is the best in the region it which it is located.
Contact: VSM College(A), Ramachandrapuram
East Godavari District,
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Principal_degree@vsm.edu.in
A good review presented by the author. The location of the college is an important parameter. If there are industries and companies in the vicinity then it becomes easy to coordinate with them for the project work of the students or internship or any other industry association. It is in the great benefit of students as well as faculty.
Campus recruitment are also nowadays an important aspect for job opportunity especially for the meritorious students. Relationship with industries helps in that matter and chance of recruitment for good students increases manifold.