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Yogoda Satsanga Mahavidyalaya (YSM) is a minority institution and has a secular outlook. It was established in 1967 under the aegis of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India/Self-Realization Fellowship (YSS-SRF) – a leading spiritual and charitable organization, founded by Sri Sri Paramahansa Yoganandaji (the author of the world-renowned spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi). The college is affiliated to Ranchi University, Ranchi. The institution has been striving to fittingly and fully satisfy the higher educational aspirations of the less privileged sections of the sub-urban and rural belt (especially the tribal communities) of Ranchi since its inception. The staff members are particularly diligent and passionate in their efforts at transforming their young demographic community of learners into appreciable National Assets. The year 2017 is a hallmark year in the life of the institution, as it is celebrating the Golden Jubilee this year coinciding with the Centenary of its Mother Organization (YSS). The College campus, with its 11 acre campus, offers soothing and sylvan surroundings, and an unsullied atmosphere, for rigorous training-learning ambience. The college with its appreciable infrastructure, intellectual human resource and forward-looking vision has made a mark in the higher educational scenario of Ranchi.

Mahavidyalaya’s motto “Knowledge Acquisition towards Self-Actualization” is in tune with not only the stated vision and mission, but also with the core values of higher education, and the guidelines of the UGC& NAAC. The institution implements its academic procedures to ensure its utmost contribution towards National development, access, equity, inclusion, and quality of education, and to the extent possible, has been promoting modern technology and inculcating value system in students towards moulding them into excellent citizens.

The college envisages student-centric approach in all its endeavours. All the activities are directed in balance towards achieving educational and spiritual ideals of the institution. Scholarships, free-ships, book-bank facilities for poor and disadvantaged students, and special help to differently-abled students are some of the welfare measures undertaken. Financial assistance is provided to students participating in state/national level academic, cultural and sports events.

Objectives of the institution being in sync with the broader objectives of its parent organization have discerned the pulse of National interest and the core values of higher education in the state and the country. Effective implementation of curriculum, adoption of ICT-based teaching pedagogy, substantial research initiatives based on the local resources, and valuable student support have been the thrust areas of the institution. The institution provides an invigorating work environment filled with holistic and self-development opportunities both for the faculty and students where merit, diligence and hard work are recognised and amply rewarded. The college has successfully established an institution-neighbourhood network through its extension and outreach programmes. The infrastructure has witnessed appreciable and incremental growth vis-a-vis student growth. The management’s initiatives have transformed the governance into transparent and responsive leadership at all levels.

The institution is determined to sustain its growth and is striving, gradually but steadily, to march towards excellence with an aspiration to carve out a unique and recognizable niche for itself. Ultimately it is hoped that treading on the path shown by Sri Sri Paramahamsa Yoganandaji, Yogoda Satsanga Mahavidyalaya, which today stands out as a growing institution of Higher Education, will realize the objectives of its founding Guru in promoting values and good citizenry amongst its wards and thereby earning a unique place as a significant contributor to the valuable Human Resource pool of the Nation.