Dnyanprassarak Mandal’s College and Research Centre: Inspiring, Igniting and Transforming to Excel

The institute aims to contribute to the creation of an intellectually dynamic society, which is committed to excellence, human dignity, and the realization of human potential

With the notion to cater to the need of commerce education of the students from Bardez, Pedne, Bicholim, and Sattari talukas, the Dnyanprassarak Mandal’s College and Research Centre (DMCRC) was established in the year 1974. It is one of the premier higher education institutions in Goa and is recognized by the UGC under sections 2(f) and 12 B of UGC Act. The institute has successfully undergone three cycles of NAAC accreditation with grade ‘A’ in the year 2016.

The college has strong alumni of more than twenty-thousand students in diverse roles like Principals, Professors, Ministers, Businessmen, Defense, Administration, Police force, Judiciary, Journalism, Banking and Insurance, and Hospitality etc. Furthermore, the institute was ranked among the top 150 colleges of India under NIRF ranking of MHRD, Govt. of India in the year 2017. The Institute is also recognized under ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’ a flagship program of MHRD, Government of India. College ranked 79 among top 100 best Commerce colleges in India  by India Today in 2017. Also BBA department is ranked 33rd among the top 100 colleges in India by Times of India ranking 2017.

DMCRC has an excellent infrastructure with spacious and well-equipped laboratories. Forming association with the International and National institutes, Government and Non-Government organizations, Industries for Research, Placement, the institute have very low student drop-out rate and high placement rate with the evidence that shows excellent results over many years. It also offers financial assistance by offering Rs. 10,00,000/- to teaching staff and Rs.3,00,000/- to non-teaching staff without any security and additionally, Rs. 30,000 short-term loan for any emergencies. With all these exceptional education, services, and facilities, the institute is fabricating the education for social transformation and is building the nation for a better tomorrow.

The Robust Curriculum

During the last decade, the institute has revised and diversified its programs, starting courses like B.B.A., B.C.A., M. Com. and M.Sc. (Pharmaceutical and Organic Chemistry) and Ph.D. in Commerce and Chemistry. Considering the aspirations of students for Higher Education, the college, along with the Post Graduate courses, has initiated Research Centers in Commerce and Chemistry, which has helped many students in creating careers in Research and Development.

Implementing the innovative teaching methods, the college has developed strong links with a large number of Government and Non-government organizations associating higher education to the needs of the community providing opportunities for community development for faculty and students. Moreover, the employment and career guidance cell helps in training students by using various skill and short-term based courses, enhancing the employability of the graduates and postgraduates.

About the Principal

Dr. D.B. Arolkar took over as the Principal of DMCRC in June 2002. He introduced several new courses like BBA, BCA, M.Com, and M.Sc. (Pharmaceutical and Organic Chemistry) in the college. Under his astute leadership, DMCRC became the first college to be affiliated with Goa University, providing Ph.D. in Commerce and Chemistry. He has been a member of several statutory committees of Goa University like Executive Council, Academic Council, Planning Board, and Chairperson and member of several standing and working committees of Goa University and Government of Goa. He was also the Director of College Development Council of Goa University for six years (3 terms).

On the personal side, he is a prolific researcher and has published several research papers in reputed National and International journals. He is a speaker and resource person at various academic programs. He publishes a peer-reviewed research journal from his college, known as ‘National Journal of Social Science Research’.

Enthralling Career Opportunities and Exposures

DMCRC’s innovation teaching-learning methods like role-plays, case studies, mini projects, industrial visits, and on-job training help the students to enhance employability and motivate them for higher learning. Students opting for Post Graduate courses and Research Centers can enroll themselves for higher studies in the same college. To inculcate the moral values and sense of patriotism among students, the institute trains students for NCC Army and Navy programs with results seen in large numbers of a student being selected for the republic day parade. It has also helped various industries in providing well-trained manpower in diverse sectors of the economy like Tourism, Finance and Insurance, Education, Pharmaceutical and chemical industries etc.

Accomplished Alumnus

With over twenty-thousand alumni, the institute has a strong threshold in Education, Sports, Police, Banking and Insurance, Civil Service, Business, Politics, Media, and Judiciary etc. Some of the students’ distinctions are:

  • Placed in highest Government offices like Superintendent of Police and District Magistrate
  • Alumni have been Ministers in the Government and members of the local governing bodies like Municipalities and Panchayats
  • As Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Principals of schools and colleges.
  • Many have set up their own businesses.
  • Its large number of our alumni have won prizes at State, National, and International Events

Future Prospects

The institute will continue to provide a higher form of education and aims to strengthen the bond and have more collaboration with the National and International Higher Education Institutes. Starting with new innovative courses, the institute plans to link higher education to the needs of industry as well as the society alongside promoting faculty and student exchange programs, both at national and international levels.

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