Mahajana First Grade College
Mahajana First Grade College is located in Jayalakshmipuram - the prime residential locality of Mysore. It is easily accessible from the vantage points of the city through public modes of transportation.
The campus has a total area of 9,14,760 sq.ft with a built up area of 3,25,600 sq.ft and an open area of 5,98,160 sq.ft. The campus is spread over an area of 6 acres comprising multi-storeyed buildings and well developed infrastructure to facilitate all round progress of students.
The college has well-equipped laboratories, rich in facilities, for various disciplines like Bio-technology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physics, Computer Science, Criminology & Forensic Science, Geography and Psychology. A Business Lab is also set up to facilitate teaching of Commerce and Management subjects. Language lab is being setup to enhance communication skills among students by offering add-on course in English grammar usage and phonetics.
The library is housed in a separate wing with an independent Reference Section. It has a collection of 32,064 books, leading journals and periodicals numbering 75 including a few international journals such as Harvard Business Review, National Geography and Political Weekly etc.
In the era of information dissemination, the library has succeeded in upgrading itself to modern technology. The fully automated library has its entire repository bar coded. It is in possession of a digital collection of 850 prized CDs on important subjects. Staff and Students can access e-resources through inflibnet N-List (funded by the ministry of HRD) and J-gate. This provides accesses to more than 6,000 e-journals and 97,000 e-books. The students can go through 17 different newspapers and 100 plus magazines and journals.
It also provides Book Bank facility and Inter – library borrowing system. To promote reading habits and extensive use of library, special cash prizes are awarded to students. The library is open from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm from Monday to Friday and from 8.30 am to 2.00 pm on Saturday.
The institution has two auditoriums: Vivekananda Hall and Silver Jubilee Open Air Theatre. These are well equipped with public address system and acoustics and cater to the requirements of assemblage on a variety of occasions. The pride of the college is its two state-of-the-art Audio – Visual Centres: AVC – I and AVC – II.
Students are encouraged to participate in all kinds of sports and games and attain robust physical fitness through sportsmanship. The College regularly holds Annual Athletic Meet, inter-class competitions and hosts the Sri R.V. Ganesh Memorial City Inter-collegiate Volleyball and Sri Rattehalli Ramappa Memorial Throwball tournaments. The college has gained reputation in the field of sports with its sportspersons winning coveted titles, trophies and championships. It is a matter of pride for the college that its sportsmen and sportswomen have donned the university and the national colours.
The college has a full-fledged health centre to provide first-aid facilities to the students. Periodic health check-ups are organized with the help of medical officers. The centre also helps in maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in the campus.
In the academic year 2006-07 a structural re-construction and re-workingof the existing student support units was carried out. A broad-based student parliament was conceived, which saw a systematized selection of Class Representatives (CRs) in the ratio of 1:10 and appointment of Organizing Secretaries to various committees. Prime Monitor and Deputy Prime Monitor are elected on monthly basis. This resulted in the successful establishment of a student network with a deeper penetration, ensuring full-fledged participation of student community in all the activities. This re-structuring has been further reinforced with the establishment of the ASIC committees, which is mandatory for every single student and staff member of the college.
The college serves as the study centre of the Karnataka State Open University, Mysore. Counselling classes for the students are conducted on Saturdays and Sundays. It is judged as one of the model centres. About 800 students are allotted to this study centre for contact classes.
The college has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the following Institutions