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CKM College going from strength to strength

Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao
Published:THE HINDU  September 19, 2011 00:00 IST | Updated: September 19, 2011 04:04 IST

Spreading light: The Chanda Kanthaiah Memorial Arts & Science College in Warangal was established in 1968 with Rs. 1 lakh donated by late Acharya Chanda Kanthaiah Shresti with a view to serve the poor.

Chanda Kanthaiah Memorial Arts & Science College, popularly known as CKM College, is one of the old colleges of Warangal that has been carrying on the spirit and yet competing with the mushrooming corporate colleges. The college was established in the year 1968 with Rs. 1 lakh donated by the family members of late Acharya Chanda Kanthaiah Shresti with a view to serve the poor students of the region who were having lesser opportunity for education then.

Started with a few Degree and Intermediate courses, subsequently it rose to the level of PG Centre with courses offered in Chemistry, Botany, Telugu, Hindi and Commerce.

Dr. M. Sadasiva Shankar, principal, and Dr. S. Upendra Sastry, Head & Director of Commerce & Management, said the college had been raising the employability skills of the students through two certificate courses offered by the Departments of Commerce and Management and Chemistry in the fields of Bank Management and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Financial assistance extended by the UGC to the tune of Rs. 3.00 crore and Rs. 15 lakh by the State Bank of Hyderabad under Community Services Banking has added to the strength of the college.

Located on 6.38 acres of land with 80 class rooms, 14 laboratories, spacious play ground and a rich library with amazing collection of 60,000 volumes and 50 national and international journals and a spacious reading room, girls waiting rooms, photography club, language lab, E-class rooms, career guidance cell, parking place, Jawahar Knowledge Centre, banking facility through State Bank of Hyderabad, NSS and NCC wings, women's hostel and women empowerment cell, the college has opened new vistas in learning and has become one of the most sought after institutions in the entire State, even in these days of mushroom growth of private educational institutions.

The college has the distinction of 50 - minor and 2 - major research projects carried on by the faculty funded by UGC, besides 6 faculty members recognised as ‘Research Supervisors' for guiding Ph.D. scholars of Kakatiya University in Commerce & Management, Chemistry, Economics, Telugu and Hindi.

UGC scholarships for 10 students

The Hindu Staff Reporter
Friday, Jun 10, 2011

They belong to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and are

pursuing MBA

WARANGAL: Ten students of CKM Arts & Science College have been selected for the University Grants Commission scholarship.

Principal M. S. Shankar and MBA programme director S. Upendra Sastry, said the students belonging to Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes communities and studying MBA at the college were selected for a monthly scholarship of Rs. 3,000 in addition to the annual contingency fund of Rs. 10,000 each.

UGC instituted the scholarships to help SC/ST students pursuing professional courses. This year 1,000 students across India were selected. Mr. Shankar and Mr. Sastry met Collector Rahul Bojja, who is ex-officio president of the college committee and apprised him. He expressed happiness to learn that one student Sruthi has been attending Civil Services coaching classes with the amount sanctioned to her.

National seminar on inclusive growth

The Department of Commerce & Management of CKM Arts & Science college is organising a two-day national seminar on
Socio-Economic strategies for Inclusive growth' on January 30.

Principal M. Sadasiva Shankar and treasurer Chanda Vijay Kumar and others met former President APJ Abdul Kalam at Hyderabad and invited him to inaugurate the seminar.   

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