Govt.Kamla Devi Rathi Girls College Rajnandgaon is a pioneer educational institution imparting higher education to women in whole of Rajnandgaon district. Established in 1963 by Nari Shiksha Samiti in the fond memory of Smt. Kamla Devi Rathi, it was taken over by the State Govt in 1981. Bestowed with the legacy of spreading education it has almost reached the Milestone of 57th Year with the Increasing strength of 2560 girls students. Being located in the tribal and backward class dominated belt, the college is striving hard to cater to the needs of the Students through U.G. and P.G. Programmes in all the four faculties Arts, Science, Home Science and Commerce. Rajnandgaon is an important district head quarter of Chattisgarh State. It is situated on the National Highway NH6 & Howra Mumbai Rail Line. The nearaest airport is Raipur, about 78 km away from the venue. The college is about 2 km from the bus stand and 5 km from the railway station.
“Women Empowerment and Nari Shiksha being high on the agenda, the Institutions offers ample opportunities to create and nurture an environment that kindles learning and inspires to build a career and personality through participation in NSS, NCC, Co-Curricular and extra curricular activities.
One of the most important achievements of the college is the building of a “Adarsh Granthalaya” with a rich collections of books and journals. The library keeps on adding to its existing resources by utilizing the annual grants provided by the Government and the U.G.C. It has internet connectivity and plans to get computerized shortly.
The college has always encouraged academic intercourse through organizing National Seminars, Workshops on specific disciplines and interdisciplinary subjects from time to time. It aims to become an affiliate to many other similar projects and has a vision to upgrades the institutions to the Zenith. Under the various schemes of the University Grants Commerssion, the college has received financial grants to for the construction of class-rooms, Building Laboratory, Multipurpose Hall, Library Building, Multi-Gymn, Sports Equipment etc. Recently under UGC/NRC scheme UGC Network Resources Centre has been established in the college with an internet, intercom and Wi-fi system to keep the students updated in all aspects of learning. Research projects sponsored by UGC are being carried out at Doctorate and post Doctorate level.
From its day of inception to journey till date the college has encountered many hurdles, but it has never stopped moving forward because –
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence
Two roads diverged in a wood and I,
I took the one less travelled by.
And that has made all the difference.