Yogoda Satsanga Mahavidyalaya is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year with a glorious journey of educational endeavor. The college was established in the year 1967 under the aegis of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, a spiritual and charitable organization of worldwide repute. It has been the grace and blessings of the society’s founder and Guru Sri Sri ParamahansaYogananda upon the college and its stakeholders that the college has been performing fairly well since its inception. The college was first started in the YSS Ashram campus and has now its own 11 acre campus at the prime location of the state capital of Jharkhand at a distance of merely 500 meters from the upcoming High Court campus and just 1 km from the upcoming State Legislative Assembly.
The college is a co-educational institution catering to the educational needs of students coming from all walks of life. The institution is a religious minority institution with secular outlook presently offering degree and intermediate education in traditional as well as vocational courses. Students are imparted not only quality education but also the values and life-skills so that they may transform themselves into the valuable assets for the nation. The college pays special attention to the economically weaker sections of the society by way of financial assistance. Differently-abled students are treated with care. College has special provisions for them in providing transportation, availing themselves of financial and academic aids etc during their course of stay.
The college is growing fast and has plans to start Post-Graduation courses in most of the subjects offered at present. To start with, the college has applied for affiliation for the Post-Graduation courses in Commerce, Management and Computer Application and in all probability these courses will be available to students from the next session 2017-18. The college is also committed to starting add-on courses in the subjects Computer Application, Office Administration and Retail Management through which students may pursue these courses simultaneously with their regular degree program, increasing opportunities for employment.
The college adheres to the core values of Higher Education, NAAC and the parent society and frames policies, rules and regulations in parlance with them. Students of the institution are reaching new avenues setting new benchmarks with every passing year. The institution ensures optimum facilities for students and is committed to raising the quality parameters within the institution to new and unexplored horizons with time. The IQAC of the college is continuously working on ensuring and benchmarking quality parameters.
The college believes in overall growth of students and ensures that Co-curricular and Extra-Curricular events go hand in hand with the curriculum. Students of the Mahavidyalaya have fared reasonably well in sports, cultural activities etc. not only in the local circuits but at National Level. YOGA is regularly conducted on campus and it is a heartening fact that 8 of our students are presently working abroad as Yoga Instructors in countries like China, Vietnam etc.
Our Alumni is working in different capacity not only throughout the nation but across the globe. Life at Yogoda is and will always remain a different experience to be cherished for the lifetime.
Dr. Bibhakar Thakur