Historically significant place Amravati has been bestowed with natural beauty. The soil of this land has been consecrated by the work of venerated sant Gadge Baba and Sant Tukadoji Maharaj. On such land the Government Vidarbha Institute of Science and Humanities was established in 1923 and it opened the door to education for the people of Vidarbha. Since then it has been a premier education hub. The magnificent structure in gothic architectural beauty on the vast campus of 168 acres was completed and inaugurated on July 14th ,1917 at the hands of Sir-Franklin Sly. It was Christened “King Edward College”
In the beginning there were only 30 students and l6 lecturers. Today the institution has grown into a huge tree. The institution has been an epitome of pride and success. It is a proud possession of the Vidarbha. The Government of Maharashtra in 2001 elevated this college to the status of an institution with present name “Government Vidarbha Institute of Science and Humanities”. The institution has contributed to a great extent to enhance the quality of education. It has been constantly imparting quality education to the students.
Today the institution functions with more than 100 teaching faculties and 22 graduates, 19 post graduates with research facility in 21 subjects. The institution has very rich library with more than 1.5 lakh books. The institution has symbolic existence of an ancient ‘Gurukul’ with all the amenities like two hostels for boys and two hostels for girls, post office , Gymkhana and auditorium which can accommodate more than one thousand people.
The ministry of science and technology of Indian government recognized the progress of department of Statistics, Zoology and Botany and sanctioned the special grants for further development. Under the aegis of the UGC and ISRC Seminars, National and International Conferences are held at the Institution.
An Emblem of Cultural heritage in the Vidarbha, the institution even after 92 years of fruitful existence, looks forward to attend greater academic excellence. Let us become the part of this stellar academic ambience.
Dr. Anjali Deshmukh
(Director, GVISH Amravati)