Smt. Indira Gandhi
Government Postgraduate College, Lalganj, Mirzapur
Affliated to Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidhyapith, Varanasi
The college is fully government and therefore the college conduction follows all the rules and regulations performed by Govt. of U.P. The college is affiliated to the university 'Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi' to take the examination and to provide the degrees of students only. Therefore, the college has to follow all the ordinances made by the university as the other college follows these rules. The college differs from the management colleges in the sense that all the lecturers / professors and the employees do not depend on the tuition fee paid by the students to the college. The whole academic and non-academic processes are handled in accordance with the rules and the ordinances made by the university.
The university Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith had been established in the that period of time when the non-co-operative movement of Gandhi Jee against British government to get complete independence was progressing day-to –day. In that time, the two patriots – Dr. Bhagwan Das and Shri Shiv Prasad Gupt were more affected with the thoughts of Gandhi Jee and for this reason these two persons put up a proposal to Gandhi Jee to open an university of which might had been kept free from the British Government rule and we of all could inspire the students to struggle for independence. In this context, Dr Bhagwan Das and Shri Shiv Prasad Gupt wished to establish this university in a way which is not dependent to British ordinances and grants; for, the universities granted under British governance was compelled the students to follow the British Govemment made curriculum in which the curriculum was kept separated quietly from Indian Culture. In this respect, Dr. Bhagwan Das and Shri Shiv Prasad Gupt decided to fix this inauguration program of Vidyapith on 10th, February 1921 on the occasion of Bashant Panchami in presence of Gandhi Jee. On this occasion , Gandhi Jee in his speech emphasized the importance of Hindi and distinguishing features of non-co-operation movement against British Government and he asserted also, "Vidyapith is being established to promote the non-co-operation movement against British Government; here there is no need of other spiritual knowledge and intellect of selfishness; in present time , non-co-operation is the only weapon for us." The chief aim to establish Vidyapith were to introduce the students about Indian culture, its sanctification and to develop the brotherhood intimacy among Indians. After then, for this purpose a managing committee and a separated inspecting committee were formed to manage and to direct respectively the institution. Babu Shiv Prasad Gupt constituted a trust of ten lacs titled with the name 'Harihar Prasad Shiksha Nidhi' by which all the essential expenses was maintained. The initial members of inspection committee were : Mahatma Gandhi, Jamana Lal Bajaj, Lala Lajpat Roy, Bhagwan Das, Amarnath Vandyopadhyaya, Purushotam Das Tandon, Jawahar Lal Neharu, Govind Vallabh Pant, Ganesh Vidyarthi, Acharya Narendra Dev, Shri Prakash , Shiv Prasad Gupt etc. and the appointed professors for teaching were : Dr. Bhagwan Das, Acharya, Narendra Dev, Dr Sampurnanand, Shri Shriprakash, Shri Kripalani, Shri Ramsharan, Acharya Birbal Singh, Pt. Gopal Shastri, Shri B. V. Keserkar, Prof. Rajaram Shastri , Jaychand Vidyalangkar etc. The following had been the ideal students of Vidyapith:
Shri Tribhuvan Narayan Singh, Dr. B.V. Keserkar, Shri Chandra Shekhar Azad, Shri Rajaram Shastri; Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, Pt. Kamlapati Tripathi, Shri Paripurnanand Verma, Shri Vibhuti Mishra, Shri Manmanath Gupt, Shri Pranvesh Chaterjee , Shri Bholanath Paswan, Shri Ramsubhag Singh, Shri Ram Krishna Hegedey etc.
The following had been the renowned vice-chancellors of Vidyapith:
Dr. Bhagwan Das, Acharya Narendra Dev, Shri Raghukul Tilak, Dr. B. V. Kesherkar etc.
After establishing the institute in pre-independence era , the organizers had wished about Vidyapith to keep it away from government ordinances and rules, but when India got its independence, the organizers began to experienced that the expenses could not be maintained without the financial co-operation of the government and therefore by taking help of authorized persons of Vidyapith, it was accorded into a level of 'Deamed University' in the year 1963. The univerty M.G.Kashi Vidyapith will always owe to its birth for the educational attainment of higher education of present day. In the sequence of development, Vidyapith was converted into an university in 1974 associated with complete government ordinances and rule in the period when Pt. Kamlapati Tripathi is the chancellor and Raghukul Tilak is the vice-chancellor. In very recent time the university has been graded in B+ by National Assessment of Accreditation Centre ,as autonomous institution of U.G.C. Now-a-days the university is providing a well-maintained higher education to the human societies in different aspect.
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