Shrikrishnadas Jajoo Grameen Seva Mahavidyalaya (SJGSM) is the only college in the state of Maharashtra to run a degree programme in Rural Services. By very definition the B.A.(Rural Services) programme is meant for rural youth with a view to train them for rural development. Situated at Pipri-Wardha and in the vicinity of Sevagram and Pawnar, the College not only strives to practice the principles of Gandhi and Vinoba, but also to preserve the inherent rural ethos of the programme.
The college is fast emerging as the centre for rural development activity owing to its links with the adjoining villages through Community Development and Extension which is the core of B.A.(Rural Services) course and which distinguishes this course from the traditional B.A. course. In terms of Community Development and Extension, our students get first hand experience and training in the field of agriculture and farming, environment, water conservation, Vermiculture, Sericulture, Horticulture projects, health & hygiene, rural and cottage industries, SHGs, cleanliness etc. The course thus not only qualifies our students for serious rural development activities but also enables them to pursue other courses and jobs through the study of such subjects as English, Marathi, Economics, Community Development and Extension, Sociology, Cooperation, English Literature, Marathi Literature.
The College enjoys perfect students- course compatibility as most of our students belong to the rural and agricultural background. The students, however, are offered modern teaching methods and technology to effect the rural modern balance. Thus, though the medium of instruction is Marathi and there is no scope for IT in the syllabus, our students are given compulsory value addition programs for proficiency in English language and ICT. We are a co-ed institute and, recently, we have also started Girls Hostel. It is encouraging for us that the number of girl students is as good as that of boys. The college has its own Career Guidance Cell which runs special competitive examinations preparatory programmes for final year students. The college also ensures that the extra curricular needs of the students are fulfilled through the organization of cultural /sports/extension activities. The year round programmes culminate in the college day program Yuvarang.
For the rural youth who have both professional and vocational ambitions and who mean to be good students, SJGSM and Shiksha Mandal, Wardha are the right destinations.
We welcome such worthy students in our fold.
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