Govt. Digvijay Autonomous PG College was founded on 13th July, 1957 as a private college established by Rajnandgaon Education Society donated by revered prince Mahant Raja Digvijay Das ji. The college was taken over by the state government on 27th August 1973 and has completed SIXTY years of its glorious existence in the year 2017. In 2007, we celebrated ‘Golden Jubilee Year’ and last year 2018, we have celebrated the ‘Diamond Jubilee Year’ of our institution.The growth of the institution has been remarkable. The college which started with 73 students encompasses more than 5000 students today. The College stands like a colossus, proud of thousands of alumni that adorn positions of prominence in different walks of life, thanks to the education that they received in their alma mater. The college was conferred the autonomous status by UGC in 1992-93.Our institute, which has a historical legacy and prosperous heritage, is striving hard today to adapt the new advanced technological methods of teaching-learning to compete with the global needs of present scenario. The courses, as per the need of today’s competitive IT world, have been started in the college and are running successfully. The institution got CPE (College with Potential for Excellence) status by the UGC. Commerce department of our institution was declared the Centre of Excellence in the year 2005-2006 by the state government.The Pride of our college is that three national/international level literary personalities; Gajanand Madhav Muktibodh, Dr. Padumlal Punnalal Bakshi and Dr. Baldeo Prasad Mishra; have given their contributions as faculty members in the growth of this institution.
Academic Offerings: The institution is offering –
- 34 courses including 7 UG courses, 18 PG courses, 2 diploma courses, 2 PG diploma courses, 4 Add-on courses and 11 certificate courses.
- Presently 4 departments; Hindi, Economics, Chemistry & Commerce; are recognised as research centres and these are conducting and promoting research work. Proposal for 5 other departments for research centre has also been sent. At present the students’ strength of the college is 5078.
Infrastructural Facilities-The institution is expanded in about 10.5 acres of land in the first part, the description of which is given below. The second part of 5 acres is under construction which includes sports facilities, multi-purpose Auditorium, Boys/Girls Hostel and Outdoor Track & field. The up-gradation of the infrastructure continues with changing classrooms in to smart class and up gradation of traditional blackboards into green boards. All PG departments have Projectors; we have four smart classes and one e-classroom with equipments having modern and latest technology. We have a zoology museum, botanical garden, green house, a well established and computerised rich library, a fully AC meeting room & one conference hall, e-library, fully AC Reading Room having special sitting arrangement for research scholars & specially-abled students, Gymnasium and Canteen.
Laboratories: The institution has well equipped and effectively functional 17 laboratories and 1 central laboratory for all subjects including science laboratories viz. Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Anthropology, Geology and Biotechnology & Arts labs viz. Geography and Home Science. Other than this we have three computer Labs (in Commerce, arts & science respectively), one Sanskrit Lab, one Commerce Lab, English Language Lab & Mathematics Lab.
Central Laboratory: We have established a central laboratory for research purpose. The laboratory is equipped with instruments (RTPCR, AAS, UV Spectrophotometer, Flame Photometer, Gel Doc, Binocular Microscope) on Soil Analysis (Micro and Macro nutrients), Water Analysis (Chemical and Physical parameters), Food Adulteration Analysis, Industrial Pollutant Analysis, Heavy Metal Analysis (like Arsenic, Mercury, Molybdenum, Zinc, Iron etc.), Plant Extraction Analysis, DNA test, Sickle Cell test, Diagnosis of Genetic Disease, Genetic Counselling, Screening of Genetic Disease, Diagnosis of Inherited Disease.
Three NCC units- NCC Boys, NCC Girls and NCC Naval are functioning in our institution. Since last 16 years two or three cadets are participating in the RD parade every year and YEP. Near about 700 students have been selected for Armed Services till date.
The NSS unit is also active in organising various social activities. Some of these activities are: Leprosy Awareness Programmes, Cleanliness Programmes, Plantation, Environment Conservation, Water Conservation, Blood Donation, Gender Sensitization, etc.
In addition to NCC and NSS, we also have Youth Red Cross unit in our institution, which is actively involved in the activities like Blood donation, free medical check-up, Distribution of warm clothes to the poor and needy, plantation of saplings, cleanliness awareness, etc.
Distant Learning Centres: Our institution has Distant Learning study centres of Indira Gandhi National Open University and Sundarlal Sharma Open University. A course of BA in Journalism and Mass Communication is also being run in the campus affiliated to Kushabhau Thakre University.
Triveni Literary Museum: Established in the Historical palace donated by Mahant Raja Digvijay Das of Rajnandgaon Estate and surrounded by water bodies from three sides, Govt. Digvijay PG Autonomous College, Rajnandgaon is famous for the renowned literary personalities like Shri Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh, Shri Padumlal Punnalal Bakshi and Shri Baldeo Prasad Mishra who have contributed their immortal works to the world of literature during their life time. “Triveni Literary Museum” constructed on the bank of the pond to commemorate these three famous personalities reminds us of their literary contributions.
Botanical Garden: The institution has a rich Botanical Garden with rare medicinal plants viz Vitex Negundo sps, Euphorbia sps., Santalum album, Cycus Revoluta sps., Bauhinia verigata, Moringa sps., Withania somnifera, Rauwolfia serpentina, Athotoda vasica. The institution also has Green house and oxidant tank for study.
Solar system installed in the campus: Solar Power Generation system costing Rs.56 lakh has been installed in the college premises. The system generates approximately 50 kw on-grid and 10 kw off-grid electricity every month.