The college was established in 1973 by Osmania Graduates’ Association and The Exhibition Society with a noble intention of making higher education accessible to women. Kasturba Gandhi College, for women has now emerged as a much sought after and leading institution in the twin cities. Centrally located in Marredpally, Secunderabad, on a 3.85 acre campus, the college offers 20 Under Graduate and 5 Post Graduate programs with 2600 students.
Fundamental to delivering good quality education is proper infrastructure. Recognizing this, the college invested and built an impressive infrastructure over the years with audio-visually equipped class rooms, science, computer and language laboratories housed in three multi-storied buildings. The college has separate libraries for the Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses with a combined collection of over 30,000 books. The libraries have been modernized and now provide electronic database and computers with internet access. A cafeteria and photocopying facilities are available on the campus, offering their services at subsidized rates.
The emergence of Kasturba Gandhi college as a premier institute re-accredited with an ‘A’ grade by NAAC would not have been possible, but for the 95 members of highly qualified and experienced faculty out of whom 18 hold doctorate degrees.
True to its motto of “Vidwan Sarvathra Pujyathe” i.e. a scholar is respected everywhere, Kasturba Gandhi College provides an enabling environment to students to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers and higher studies. Multi-model instruction methods such as lectures presentations and simulations are adopted to appeal to different learning styles. Remedial classes are held for slow learners to help them cope with the rigors of the course work.
Guest lectures/Seminars/workshops: Persons from the industry and academia are invited to share their insight and experiences. These sessions help students to augment the theoretical knowledge and connect to real world situations.
The College set up a separate placement cell to cater to the career needs of its students. They are assisted with career guidance and choices by the cell. IT , ITES and paramedical firms such as HSBC, IBM, Wipro, Genpact, and Yashoda Hospitals regularly visit the campus for recruitment. On an average, 60% of the candidates registered with the placement cell get placed each year.
Ms. Ritu Bandari, student of B.Com III year is the University topper in Annual Examinations held in April, 2014. Ms. P Aswani, student of MBA II year, stood first among all the Osmania Graduates’ Association colleges for the academic year 2013-14 in the management program. The college consistently has been the overall winner in the inter-collegiate athletics competitions. The college secured many medals in the fields of sports at the regional, national and international level.
Kasturba Gandhi College for Women
Nehru Nagar, 10-1-1 to 5
Street Number 10, Aswini Colony
West Marredpally, Secunderabad - 500026