The brief Background about the college

The Foundation stone of the college was laid by the then Maharaja of Mysore, Sri.Jayachamaraja Wodeyar. He blessed the college and wished it all success. The land for the college was made available by the then Chief Minister of Mysore. Sri.K.Hanumanthiah.  Rashtreeya Shishana Samithi is administering more than two dozen institutions like the Engineering College, Dental College, NMKRV College and SSMRV College and the Teachers College, to name a few. A child can get admitted to the R.V. Nursery School, and can pursue up to Master’s degree course or change over to the professional course, like Dental, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Engineering or Teaching in our institution.


Rashtreeya sikshana samithi Trust  (RSST)

The Rashtreeya sikshana samithi Trust (RSST) was founded by Sri. M.C. Shivananda Sharma, when education was a privilege in the pre-independent India. The mission of the founder was to ‘Impart Quality Education to all sections of the society’. Sri M.C.Shivananda Sharma, an Educationalist in the year 1940 and Sri Meda Kasturi Ranga Setty, a business man & philanthropist joined hands together to pull this movement forward. Today six decades later, RSST through the (Rashtreeya vidyalaya) RV institutions, are in the forefront among providers of quality education in the state of Karnataka.



Sri.M.K.Panduranga Setty, one of the leading industrialists of Bangalore, is the President of the Trust and Sri.A.V.S.Murthy is its Honorary Secretary, and Sri.D.P.Nagaraj is the Joint Secretary. The trust has a number of progressive trustees who are deeply interested in the cause of education. The untiring efforts of the Trust have made the institutions carve a niche for themselves. Each institution is ranked very high by the people of Karnataka. For example R.V. Engineering College is one of the top ten colleges in the country. R.V. teachers college has the distinction of being the only one Institute of Advance Studies in Education, in the entire of Karnataka.


The Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust is a pioneer organization in the state to start the first private Teachers College in the erstwhile Mysore State. It was the vision of our founder Secretary of R.S.S.T. Late M.C. Shivananda Sharma a great patriot and freedom fighter. He felt the need for starting a College of Education to nurture the spirit of nationalism among the teachers. His sincere efforts took the shape of R.V. Teachers College in 1954. It is a grant in aid institution affiliated to Bangalore University and recognized by the NCTE.

 

The college was identified by DEPSE, New Delhi as an agency to provide in-service education for teachers. We had the fortune of having the Dept of Extension Services in 1957. Since then, several in-service programmes like Orientation programme, Workshops, Discussion meets were organized for the professional development of school teachers throughout the state, Thousands of teachers got the academic benefit from the Department of Extension Services (D.ES).

 

In addition to in-service education, a number of publications relating to classroom teaching also have been brought out by the Dept, of Extension Service. They were distributed to teachers free of cost during the in-service programmes. Thus the college has been rendering service in the field of teacher education by carrying out all the three functions of a Higher Education Institution, i.e.; Teaching, Extension and Research.

 

Another important mile stone in the history of our college was starting of post Graduate Section in the year 1974. This was the first private college offering evening course in both B.Ed and M.Ed for the benefit of In-service Teachers. It was a boon to many aspiring working teachers who could pursue their higher education and improve their qualifications and academic competence.

 

Later in the year 1996 the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, New Delhi, upgraded some of the outstanding institutions in the country as Institutes of Advanced Studies in Education. Our college too was elevated to the status of IASE in 1996 because of the good academic service rendered by our college, we are indeed very happy to say that this is the only private aided college to get such a status in the entire state of Karnataka. After up gradation as IASE, our functions are teaching, research and extension.