District Resource Centre (DRC)

Coordinator (E.G. District) : M.R. Goutham, M.Sc., Ph.D (S.V. University)

Most of the Government Degree Colleges in the State are located in rural and semi urban areas and these mostly serve students from poor and underprivileged sections of the society. The students of colleges located in rural areas face disadvantages like infrastructural and teacher shortages, lack of exposure to modern educational atmosphere and inadequate background support. To overcome these problems, the Government Degree Colleges in each district, were networked with identified Government Degree College in the district, called the District Resource Centre (DRC) to support mainly the rural students. Government College [A], Rajahmundry has been identified as a potential centre from East Godavari District to meet the below mentioned objectives and a District Resource Centre has been established and working effectively since its inception in 2008.

The main Objectives of the DRC include:

  • Identifying the subject and student needs and shortages
  • Pooling and sharing the human resources as well as material resources for the benefit of all students, especially the rural students
  • District-level seminars, workshops etc. for the teachers for improving their awareness and skills in teaching
  • A variety of district-level regular programmes, workshops and summer programmes for students from all the colleges of the district, in areas such as subjects, skills, career, employment etc.
  • Strengthening the existing infrastructural, material and human resources

The DRC of East Godavari District has won the State Best DRC Award for two consecutive years 2013 and 2014