Principal’s Message

I am happy to introduce Govinda Dasa College, Surathkal sponsored by Hindu Vidyadayinee Sangha (R.), Surathkal situated in coastal region of Karnataka. It is about 20km from Centre of Mangalore.

It is my pleasure and privilege to be the Principal of this college having the record of educating quit a number of students from 1967.

We are grateful to those involved in the progress of the students of this college. The college is now affiliated to Mangalore University and continuously receiving UGC grants. Govinda Dasa College started with aided courses like B.A, B.Sc. and B.Com and now college offers unaided subjects like journalism, computers. We have job orienting unaided courses like B.B.M and B.C.A in the undergraduate level. The post-graduation center with M.Com was started in the year 2012 and expanded to science course on M.Sc. Chemistry in this academic year. There are several UGC certified courses to fulfill the needs of employability skills.

Our faculty, update their knowledge by various refresher courses and research projects and have been the guiding lamp to the students in academic and co-curricular activities. I congratulate on this occasion to many of our rank holders in the Mysore University, Mangalore University and in MLISC of Kuvempu University under distance education.

College normally encourages students to read library books by Pusthaka Preethi Programme and provide them ICT faculties. I am enjoy the students activities for about 34 years. This college known for its cultural heritage. Students brought laurels to the college in various cultural events especially in Yakshagana and Music.

Our college Football, Cricket, Volley Ball, Softball, Table Tennis teams have been constantly winning prizes in inter collegiate competition of various level up to national level. The cultural, Management and tournaments initiated by the students over the years have been very successful and has carved niche for our college in the Mangalore University and in Karnataka State.

Now college encourages staff and students to do research and project works to prepare mentally their mind to pursue post-graduation and Ph.D. in the respective subjects.

Our aim is make students Global citizens. College always recognizes students achievements and encourage them to excel in their special talents and train them from expert from other organization. The college blessed by Lord Mahalingeshwara in whole premises the institute first started. Finally college today recognized as one of the top colleges of Dakshina Kannada and Karnataka State. India.


Dr. B Muralidhara Rao., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Principal, Govinda Dasa College, Surathkal
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