GRD Vision & Mission
Dr. G.R.Damodaran College of Science conceives education as a multi dimensional continuum with several interrelated yet distinct goals, concerns, functions and activities. The College seeks to achieve quality in this totality and has adopted the following mission statement.
Dr. G.R.Damodaran College of Science shall strive for relevance and excellence in Education throughMaintenance of a progressive and futuristic outlook in development by making choices favouring emerging areas of high growth potential and expanding opportunity.
Design of courses, instructional methodologies and experiential learning to equip students with creativity and problem solving skills, to prepare them for rewarding careers and professions and to face challenges in a rapidly changing world.
Creation of facilities and programmes of advanced studies, research and development in appropriate emerging areas of national importance and global significance.
Involvement with the community around through outreach programmes including non-formal and continuing education, consultancy and extension, dissemination and transfer of technology, scientific projects of social significance, and other interactions with industry, business and other groups.
Continual growth in the quality and range of offerings and activities through the innovative augmentation, updating and modernisation of facilities, faculty and programmes.
THE MISSION OF A VISIONARYEstablished by the GRD trust,Dr.G.R.Damodaran college of science has emerged as a fitting memorial to Prof.G.R. Damodaran(1914-1986), one of the great educational visionaries and institution builders of our country. Over a period of four decades from 1943, he dedicated himself to the cause of education especially in the fields of science,Engineering,Technology and Management and made unparallel contributions to educational development both qualitative and quantitative while nurturing the PSG group of institutions as outstanding centers of educational excellence in the country. He made pioneering efforts for recognizing and developing Technical and Management Education at all India level, as the Chairman of several Committees and boards constitute by the Government of India and, at the regional level as Chairman of the Southern Regional Committee of All India Council for Technical Education. During his tenure of membership of the Lok Sabha and the Tamilnadu Legislative Council spanning over two decades and during his Vice-Chancellorship of the University of Madras, Prof.G.R. Damodaran served the cause of educational development at all levels with rare dedication, commitment and outstanding creativity.
GENESIS AND GROWTHVast expansion of scientific knowledge and its large scale exploitation through technology and the growing globalization trends have had a tremendous impact on the socio-economic development of our country. New forms of socio-economic behavior and structures have been rapidly emerging in the past few decades giving rise to newer educational challenges. It was in anticipation of this changing context that the Dr.G.R.Damodaran College of Science was established with a view to cater to the needs of the youth in this part of the country for high quality career oriented education in various emerging fields. The College started in the year 1988, is affiliated to the Bharathiar University and recognized by the University Grants Commission and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (for the MBA and MCA courses).
In the nineteen years since its commencement the college has grown from 27 students in two UG courses to over 2750 students in numerous undergraduate, post graduate and research (M.Phil./Ph.D.) programmers in many of the modern and emerging professional and scientific disciplines.
In November.2001 the college was accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of the UGC at the FIVE STAR level becoming one among only 25 such institutions in the country at that time and the first in the unaided sector. (Even today only 10% of the accredited institutions enjoy such a top grading).
The College has obtained the ISO 9001:2000 certification testifying to the outstanding quality focus built into all its systems and processes.
The College has been granted autonomy by the UGC from 2004-05 which enables it to frame its own innovative and relevant curriculum and evaluation systems. the degrees continue to be awarded by the Bharathiar University.