Sree Siddaganga First Grade College of Arts and Commerce, Nelamangala established in the year 1984-85 is the pioneer in catering Quality education in Social Science and Commerce at UG level in Bangalore Rural District of Karnataka State. It is managed by Sree Siddaganga Education Society. Karnataka Rathna and Padma Bhushana Dr. Sree Sree Shivakumara Maha Swamiji of Siddaganga Mutt is the Founder and Sree Sree Siddalinga Maha Swamiji, is the President of the Society.
In the history, the educational society occupies a prominent place in the field of philanthropy. The ideals continue to inspire the inheritors of the legacy. It manages 125 institutions varying from Primary School to Post Graduate departments, Engineering College and Pharmacy. Our college has been effectively practicing outcome-based education. It offers two UG Programmes B.A and B.Com affiliated to Bangalore University both in conventional and emerging areas. The institution is making all efforts to realize its noble mission of providing value based education to the socially and economically deprived rural students at affordable cost by admitting students from all strata of society.
The College is a single faculty college offering B.A Course for nearly 30 years and B.Com for 25 years. Although our college is a rural one, so far it has secured 11 ranks at the University level. Our students have excelled both in curricular and extra-curricular activities. They have even actively taken part in various competitions held at State and University level winning and bringing laurels to the institution. At present, the college has a runnerup in Ball Badminton and Womens’ Throw Ball.
Eminent personalities like Dr.B.Ramegowda, Prof. of Kannada, Dr. H.S.Niranjana Aradhya, President, GEO Science, Sri. S.Prakash, Senior Civil Judge, Nelamangala, Sri. Sundar, President, Swami Vivekananda Foundation, Sri. T.M.Satish, National Organising Secretary, Samskara Bharathi, Chennai, Smt.Shantha, Superintendent, District Prison, Chikkaballapur, Sri. Sanjaya Lokesh, M.D. M/s.Omkar Solutions, Sri. Vijay, Director, EZONE, Bangalore, Dr. K.N.Subramanya, Principal, RV College of Engineering , Bangalore, Dr. H.S.Ganesha Bhatta, Principal, MES B.Ed College, Bangalore, Dr. Kotresh, Chairman and Associate Professor, Department of Studies and Research in History and Archaeology, Tumkur University, Sri. Roopesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Studies and Research in Library Science, Tumkur University, Dr. Ramesh Saliyana, Assistant Professor, Department of Studies and Research in Economics, Dr. Lalitha Aswath, Professor, Department of Library Science, Bangalore University, Dr. AswathaNarayana, Professor, Department of History, Bangalore University, Dr. Rajesh, noted kannada cine artist, Prof. Anjanippa, Director, KIMS, Bangalore were invited as resource persons for the last five years.
The college has organised several Seminars, Conferences and Self-financed One Day National Level Conference on 12th April 2016. It has maintained close collaboration (MOUs) with Professional bodies like M/s. Kayaka Computers Pvt Ltd, J.P.Hospital, M/s. Primo Incorporated Ltd, Bangalore, Rangasikshana Kendra, Nelamangala. Besides, NSS wing has adopted Chikkanahalli village to render community service. The College publishes yearly Magazine “Mangalaganga” which helps students to contribute their creative skills. The college follows the syllabi prescribed by the Bangalore University. Inorder to give more exposure to the students’ the college organises Guest Lectures, Seminars and workshops. The faculty are also encouraged to take up Higher studies, Research activity and are deputed to seminars and conferences to present research articles. The institution has a state of the art of infrastructure like Auditorium, Two computer labs, Spacious and well ventilated Library with open access system as a learning resource center, INFLIBNET-NLIST, Reference section, Well lit classrooms and Wi-fi facilities in the campus.
The institution has strong alumni base of over 400, most of them occupying coveted positions in various Educational, Administrative, Industrial and Research Organizations. It has enriched communities over the years. Cultural fest “Minchu” is annually conducted with various competitions like essay, songs, rangoli, quiz, business stalls etc to bring out the latent talents of the students. The college receives salary grants for B.A and B.Com is self-financing. The college has an IQAC which decides the parameters for various academic activities of the institution to provide world class training to make students globally fit. Even though, there are many colleges in the vicinity, the students travel a distance of 30 Kms from nearby villages in and around Nelamangala and opt our college for their academic pursuits. This shows that the college provides quality education to the rustic of the Semi-Urban area.