“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Goa prides itself on being a state of the literates and the educated. And yet, Canacona was deprived of the benefits of Higher Education. Yes, Canacona a remotely located rural place with population belonging to mostly marginalized people belonging to ST/OBC/Economically Backward and a tribal population burdened by economic challenges and social deprivation. Higher Education was a ‘distant’ dream to be pursued by elite and a fervent few in neighboring talukas and neighboring states.
“Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of man.” — This belief of Horace Mann was shared by those who could Grow and Glow because of Higher Education. The educated Sons of Soil of Canacona were scattered in Goa, India and even abroad. Though lands part bodies, hearts keep company.’
These people were united by their love for their place of origin. The passion of a select few of these learners led to the establishment of Dnyan Prabodhini Mandal Trust with the intention “Tamso ma jyotirgamaya” to lead society from the darkness of ignorance towards enlightenment. In 1993, the dream became a reality in the form of Shree Mallikarjun College of Arts & Commerce, Canacona. College campus is spread over an area of 15000 square meters on the banks of River Talpona on the lap of wooded Western Ghats.
In the All India Survey conduced by India Today, our College ranked 115 in Arts and 150 in Commerce. In 2020, our College reached another mile stone by achieving 37th Rank India conducted by EW-India College Ranking Survey.
College is permanently affiliated to Goa University and recognized by University Grants Commission, New Delhi. We are proud to state that recently our College was accredited by NAAC with ‘B’ Grade. The College has completed 26 years with a sense of fulfillment and with a determination to achieve more in the years to come. College offers three degree programmes leading to B. A. (Gen), B. Com. (Hon) and B. Sc. (Hon).
The hallmark of the College is its first generation learners especially belonging to the tribal and other backward communities. In the last two decades, College has created a special places for itself in the fields of Academic, Sports and Culture. College is proud of its qualified staff. Of the regular teaching staff, 10 teachers have completed Ph.D.
In rural and backward talukaof Canacona, with its first generation learner’s College is promoting student centric education by using modern teaching-learning tools and techniques. To prepare students for future, and make them responsible and sensible citizens, innovative workshops, trainings and courses are conducted on regular basis. Our Third Year B. Com. Students undergo practical training at Goa State Co-operative Bank’ Ltd., HDFC Bank, & the (alit Resort.
College is proud of its Ex-students (Alumni) who are well placed in both private and public sectors.