Government First Grade College, Vijayanagar, was established in the year 1985 to provide quality higher education to the youth residing in South Bangalore especially in and around the RPC Layout. It is affiliated to Bangalore University ,and has acquired the UGC status of 2B and 12 F. The college offers degree programmmes in BA, B.Com, BBM, B.Sc and Post graduate programme in Kannada. It has a student population of 2842 with 58 highly qualified teaching staff.
The college which started functioning from a small rented house was later on shifted to its own premises in 1994. It now has a spacious well ventilated beautiful building surrounded by lush greenery. The college aims to provide education which will prepare the youth to face the challenges of life and career in this modern globalised world.
The college has a vibrant cultural and academic life. Each department sponsors extra-curricular lectures and discussion and, in general, tries to stimulate interest in the subject. There are many academic and cultural associations covering a wide range of activities, such as debating, dramatics, social service and theatre activities.
The College provides ample facilities for development of an integrated personality. It has a fine library containing more than forty thousand books.
The College awards a number of prizes to students for high achievement in academic and extra-curricular activities. Scholarships and other financial aid are given to deserving students on the basis of need-cum-merit.
The college has a history of celebrating its silver jubilee in the year 2011. But consistent commendable results and excellent performance of the students in the past years has enabled the college to attract a growing number of students from the socially and economically weaker sections of the society.