Vidyavardhaka sangha® a dream child of late. k. puttaswamy made its humble beginning in the year 1948-49 with an intention of propagating education to the poorer sections of the society, at a small choultry in mysore. he was a true gandhian, social worker, political leader and a disciplined person who dedicated his whole life for the betterment of the downtrodden people.
Hailing from an agriculturist family, Sri. K. Puttaswamy was born in 1916, as the first son of Late. Sri. Kalasyavadi Srilingegowda and Late Smt. Lingamma. From childhood he was an obedient student, always ahead in his studies, quiet and more thoughtful.
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Vidyavardhaka first grade college was established in the year 1978 under the auspices of Vidyavardhaka Sangha (R). In the beginning there were only 40 students who joined the B.B.M. course. Later in the year 1979, B.Com was started with another 50 students.
This College is affiliated to the University of Mysore, MYSORE, under section 12(B) and section 2F of UGC and is recognized by the Government of Karnataka. Today, this college has strengthened with 1000 students having 4 sections of B.Com degree, one section of B.B.M. degree and one section of B.A. degree. Over the past three decades, our college has an excellent academic record. Upto 2004, our college has bagged 47 ranks in B. Com., B.B.M., and B.C.S.
Later on when the rank system was abolished by the University of Mysore our college has the credit of getting umpteen numbers of distinctions every year. Further, in order to cater to the needs & demands of the outgoing students of B.Com and B.B.M. the management thought of opening a P.G.Centre in our college. Hence, M.Com is being started in our college premises from 2011-2012.