Vardhaman College, Bijnor established by the Vardhaman Educational Society, new Delhi, in 1960, began as an affiliated college of Agra University; and since the constitution of Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, it has been functioning as an institution affiliated to this university (presently called M.J.P. Rohilkhand University). This first degree college of Bijnor district started with B.A., B.Sc., and B.T (B.Ed.) courses in 1960; moved on to include B.Com in 1963; introduced P.G. in 09 subjects in 1961, and in 1963.
Later the college, one of the three biggest colleges of the university, went in further extension, starting courses in M.Sc. Zoology and Chemistry, and B.Sc. Computer Science. The college has been recognized as a major centre of research work in the various disciplines. The college is recognized by the UGC under 2 (f) and 12 (b).
Vardhaman College, true to its name (“Vardhaman means ‘having potential to grow’) has been growing and growing, in its ceaseless march to realize its vision that “nothing that exists is as sacred as knowledge” (ufg Kkusu ln`’ka ifo=feg fo|rs). In the same context, the college applied for minority status as a Jain Institution, and attained it in November, 2006. The mission of the college is to reach its goal of producing proficient, upright, and dedicated citizens for the nation. The college, therefore, decided to offer itself for assessment by NAAC and has been awarded Grade B+.
In pursuit of its objectives, the college offers a wide range of courses in Arts, Science and Commerce. Though the college is bound to follow the University syllabus, its teachers have been able to bring about changes in the curriculum through their membership of the respective Boards of Studies; the Teaching of Environment Science and Physical Education is compulsory for all disciplines. Value education has been adopted as a constant companion of syllabus teaching. Academic flexibility gets reflected in elective options, and opportunities to migrate from one discipline to another. The feedback mechanism is more informal than formal...more