Established in 1947, the same year that India gained its independence, University Post-Graduate College Secunderabad, a constituent college of Osmania University is considered to be one of the best co-educational institutions of higher learning in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Initially it was known as "Arts & Science College, Secunderabad" and offered under graduate courses and catered to the needs of the student community of the Secunderabad area . In 1989, the college was upgraded and renamed as "Post-Graduate College, Secunderabad" and offered post graduate courses in addition to the already existing under graduate courses for both the boys and girls.
The foremost objective of the college is to nurture young minds, stimulate learning and mould their personalities by equipping them with up-to-date information, knowledge and quality education. Further, the focus is on imbibing social and human values among students to make them responsible citizens and sensitive individuals in order to build a civil and humane society. Our objective is to meet the challenges of a complex world responsibly, actively and imaginatively.
The socio-economic and technological changes and developments that have occurred in the recent past have made the job market vastly competitive. This requires students to be well informed and well equipped to meet the demands of the ever-changing scenario of the job market. At UPGCS, highly qualified and motivated members of the faculty are committed to giving their best to the students. They constantly endeavor to equip the students with the latest developments in relevant areas and encourage students to develop innovative and creative thinking. Most of the teachers have their PhD degrees and some are engaged in post doctoral research.
The college strives to provide the students with the best infrastructure and various facilities and recreational activities in order to make their education richer and more meaningful. The college has well-equipped science, computer and language laboratories. An exclusive building houses the library where students have access to a huge collection of books and journals. There is an Internet Centre for the benefit of students. In an effort to shape the students' all-round personalities, various extra-curricular facilities are made available to the students. The college has sprawling grounds with floodlights where students can enjoy different sports. Annual sport events and competitions are held to boost up their sporting spirit. A huge sports complex facilitates the students to play indoor games. NCC and NSS cadets organize awareness and sensitization programmes and contribute to the society in their own way. Various cultural and literary competitions are conducted to bring out latent and diverse talents of students. There are several committees, which monitor the day-to-day happenings in the college. The college has a Women's Grievance Redressal Committee to look into the problems faced by female students and staff. The college is the preferred destination for foreign students hailing from countries like Sudan, Yemen, Tanzania, Nigeria, Djbouti, Ethopia and other African countries. To make them acclimatize to the new environs and ambience, the college organizes orientation programme exclusively for the foreign students so that they can interact with the faculty and other students. The college also provides a special platform for them to display their culture by way of presenting their dance, song and art form.
The college marches ahead, to realize its vision and mission by imparting quality and holistic education and create a healthy learning environment.
VISION AND MISSION:
- prepare students to meet the demands of new realms of global knowledge
- To impart quality education and create a healthy learning environment
- To motivate students to acquire creative and critical skills
- To inculcate the values and virtues of citizenship
- To promote high standards of teaching and research, ethics, integrity and human values
- To build and strengthen the region and the nation through pursuit of knowledge
- The college has achieved exemplary laurels and accomplished many breakthrough landmarks in the field of higher education. The alumni of the college, has always made its alma mater proud by scaling great heights in their chosen fields. The alumni of this college have an active Alumni Association. The members meet regularly; chalk out programmes and take up other collaborative activities.
- Our Luminous Alumni:
- Sri. Balka Suman, MP, Peddapalli Constituency.
- Sri. Samala Venu, Renowned Magician
- Late Sri Hari , Telugu Cinema Actor
The College has an active Placement Cell, which organizes regular training programmes for the students to prepare them for their placements. It organizes placement drives and invites top-notch employees from corporate sectors to deliver guest lectures and special talks to keep the students motivated and inspired.
The College has a full-fledged Women's Cell with the women teachers as its members. It looks into the issues of women teachers and girl students. It also organizes awareness programmes on gender sensitization, and health issues.
Sports and Games:
The College has a sprawling playground, which facilitates the students to play cricket, volleyball, throwball, softball, basketball, baseball, shuttle court, kabbadi and other outdoor games. The Physical Education Department also has one huge Sports Complex, which facilitates the students to play indoor games like chess, caroms, and table tennis etc. Our students are encouraged to participate in intercollegiate, inter university, state, and national level games and sports.