Our Proud College
In 1974 men with a visionary zeal of Rottigawad and its surrounding villages come together with common ideas and goals towards rural development under the dynamic leadership of Late Sri. G.S.Patil. They were inspired in the belief that education was the only means to chart a progressive future. In fact the background to this inspiration lay in the non availability of education facilities in and around the villages of Rottigawad (Tq. Kundgol Dist – Dharwad)and lack of higher education facilities in smaller township of Kundgol. This Group education committee was established in 1974 at Rottigawad under the chairmanship of Sri. G.S.Patil. Immediately they set themselves to the task of realizing the dream as a concrete high school. Soon Shri. G. K. Hiregouder High school came in to existence on the precious land donated by Sri. V.G. Hiregoudar in memory of his father. Thereafter in 1982 the high school was converted into Composite Junior College.
Bofore 1986 there was
a huge cry for higher education. At that time, the pre university
education was the only source and the students of this locality
had to depend on far off cities. Owing to this, the rural
children and the children of those who were economically backward
in general and women In particular, that none had come up
with thoughts pertaining to start a higher education. Under
such circumstances, Sri G. S. Patil’s deep understanding
and a thrust to start a education institution inspired him
to establish this college in 1986 in Rottigawad village. However,
the experience of the management committee made them feel
that shifting to a centralized place will provide opportunities
to a wider and larger population of this locality.
The Group Education Committee’s immediate concern was
to find a suitable location and infrastructure facility. At
that time Late Sri. Mahadevappa B. Annigeri, a farmer, wholeheartedly
donated his 4 acres of precious land to the institution and
by this the college starts its functioning. In 1987 the commerce
facility has started with the same mission. During 2000 February,
the college was been renamed as GEC. G. S. Patil Arts and
Commerce College, Kundgol.