The Department of English was started with the inception of the College, in the year 1969. The aim of the Department was to impart knowledge of English language and to assist rural, poor, disadvantaged students in and around Chikodi in getting English knowledge. Shri. S. S. Kotagi was the first to Head the department and he has laid the strong foundation. Many great teachers like Shri. S. S. Kulkarni, Shri. S. Krishna, Shri. C. B. Kanavalli, Shri. S. S. Urubinavar, Shri. S. B. Nadagouda, Smt. Sujata Patil and Shri. K. S. Ashoka also contributed with their efforts and services to mould and reshape the department. Their everlasting support and zeal made the Department to achieve its goals and fulfill the objectives set by the Department. Their contribution is memorable for the student community and the Department is deeply indebted to all these teachers.
Presently Dr. M. M. Hurali is the Head of the Department with a team of committed teachers like Umesh Neelappanavar, Soumyashri Desai, Sujata Kadapure and Ajit Karigar.
English is taught as Basic subject for BA I to VI semester students, BSc and BCom I to IV semester students. English is also taught as one of the optional core subjects (One of the Three Subjects of Equal Importance) for BA I to VI semester students. English as an Optional subject for UG level is introduced in the year 2014 which is a turning point to the Department.
The Department of English is proud enough to say that the college authority has given permission to introduce career oriented, value added add-on courses like Spoken English, Communication Skills and Translation for which the aspirant students of all the streams can enroll. With this, the department has been conducting Debate Competitions, Singing Competitions, literary activities and many extension activities to foster the needs of the students. The Department also conducted COP with the financial assistance of UGC.
The former Head of the Department, Ashoka K. S. has completed a Minor Research Project titled “Rural Transformation: A Study of Raja Rao’s Novel Kanthapura”.
The present Head of the Department, Dr. M. M. Hurali has completed a Minor Research Project titled “Problems of Teaching Language Skills at Tertiary Level in Rural Colleges: A Study in Bagalkot District” with financial assistance from UGC. He has also completed his MPhil on “Speaking of Shiva: A Study in Translation” in 1995 and PhD on “Indian English Novels of Social Realism (1980-2000): A Study” in 2013 from Karnatak University, Dharwad.
Recently, Dr. Geetanjali Doddamani joined our Department as an Assistant Professor. Sujata Kadapure and Ajit Karigar passed K-SET exam.
The region is known for Marathi speaking people, hence the Department took it as a challenge to make the students to speak in English and reach to the global competencies.
|Dr. M. M. Hurali||Associate Professor||CV|
|Shri. U. V. Neelappanavar||Management Appointee||CV|
|Miss S. V. Desai||Management Appointee||CV|
|Miss S. M. Kadapure||Management Appointee||CV|
|Shri Ajit Karigar||Management Appointee||CV|
The Department of Kannada was started with the inception of the College, in 1969. Shri. S. S. Kotin was the first Head of the department. He was the research guide for Karnataka University and was a prolific writer in Kannada. Great teachers like Shri. S. Y. Hanji and Shri. S. S. Mathad worked in the department. Presently Dr. S. M. Panabude is the Head of the Department..Faculty
|Dr. Smt. A. G. Devadas||Assistant Professor||CV|
|Smt. S. V. Jadhav||Management Appointee|
|Dr. Smt. S. M. Kalasageri||Assistant Professor|
The Department of Economics was started with the inception of the College, in 1969. Shri. S. G. Kulkarni was the first Head of the department and a visiting professor. Shri. M. S. Doddamani served as the Head of the department for a long period. Presently Shri. J. S. Barangiyavar is the Head of the Department.Faculty
The Department of History was started with the inception of the College, in 1969.Faculty
|Dr. H. E. Basavarajappa||Assistant Professor||CV|
The Department Department of Political Science was established with inception of the college. There are seven combinations in the Arts faculty. Out of which Political Science is part of the five combinations. The subject is being taught both in Kannada and English. Department has the privilege of being served by eminent teachers like Prof. A. B. Hiremath, Prof. B. S. Kinagi, Prof. N. B. Hiremath, Prof. M. V. Kinagi and Prof. J. C. Naikar. Dr. B. G. Kulkarni is presently heading the department. It has eight major papers viz., Political Theory, Political Thought, Indian Government and Politics, Karnataka Government and Politics, Public Administration, Comparative Government and Politics, International Relations and Political Process and Institutions in India. The strong points about the department are actively involved in research activities and intensive interaction between students and teachers. Faculties in the department have published many articles in refereed journals both national and international.Faculty
|Shri. R. S. Minache||Management Appointee||CV|
The Department of Journalism & Mass Communication was started in the year 2018.Faculty
|Shri. M. L. Hanji||Management Appointee||CV|
|Shri. S. M. Bulbuli||Management Appointee||CV|
|Shri. Prakash Y.||Assistant Professor||CV|