Government Science College Gadchiroli is a degree college in Gadchiroli district Maharashtra, India. The College is established on 11/09/1987 and run by Government of Maharashtra, Department of Higher and Technical Education, Mumbai (M.S.). It is the only Government College in this remote/tribal place of Gadchiroli running undergraduate and post graduate courses in sciences. The college has been under the jurisdiction of the Gondawana University, Gadchiroli. The college offers basic courses like Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics and Zoology at under-graduate level. The college offers Masters Degree in Botany, Chemistry and Zoology on non-grant basis. Students from Aashti, Gondpimpari, Dhanora, Chamorshi and other remote areas pursuing graduate and post graduate degree in college. As Government Science College is only Government College in Gadchiroli district, students are relying on this College for pursuing the higher education.
Gadchiroli is situated in the south-eastern part of Maharashtra state. Gadchiroli district shares its boundaries with Chattisgad and Telangana states. The district is categorized as tribal and undeveloped, with farming as the main occupation. Forests cover more than 79.36% of the hilly geographical of the district. Gadchiroli district is characterized by a large share of tribal population and suffer from severe gaps in educational infrastructure development. Gadchiroli is one of the 90-odd districts that are affected by Left Wing Extremism. As a result, the higher education infrastructure in the Gadchiroli district is inadequate and at a lower level than the rest of the areas. A majority of students drop out after completing primary or secondary education and help parents in farming. Low levels of higher education literacy situation arose in the Gadchiroli district on account of absence of good education facilities. Looking at these facts, onus is on Government Science College Gadchiroli to provide quality education with good research skills to students of tribal community.
In 2015, we prepared a vision document based on need of tribal area students and decided to work on different areas such as improvement in overall learning experience, good quality research and student friendly administration. Initiatives to nurture and facilitate the development of students of tribal area are one of the thrust areas of mission of Government Science College Gadchiroli. The initiative’s goal is to build thriving and sustainable infrastructure facilities to create a community for addressing the various basic and fundamental issues of tribal society. Excellence and equity initiative of the institute aims to support learning, teaching, sports and ethical culture in tribal population. College wishes to elevate the learning, teaching and research activities of low-income and tribal students. As part of a campaign to promote the learning and research in tribal population, teaching and non teaching staff of college is working hard to fulfil the expectations and needs of students.