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Our History

Our History

Govt. Rajeev Lochan College is located in The Rajim Tehsil of Gariaband district of Chhattisgarh state. It is a premier institute in the rural and tribal areas of Gariaband district. It is a co-education college affiliated to Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (C.G.). It is in fact the only college in this area with a large number of students including higher proportion of girls. Rajim is at a distance of 45 kms from Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh. The college has 14 acres of land and is geographically located in rural area. The construction area in the ground floor of the college is 1250 sq.m. whereas it is 550 sq.m. in the first floor. The college got recognition from UGC (University Grant Commission) under 2(f) & 12(B) on 15 Oct. 1991 & 20 june 1992, respectively.

The college came into existence as a private institute with 03 professors and 06 supporting staff on 27 July 1972, with the initiative taken by a group of eminent academicians & social activists who recognized the importance of higher education in the development of the State. As every good and nice decision faces several hurdles, similarly, this effort also experienced various ups and downs. The college was undertaken by the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh on 17 July 1981 and named as Govt. Rajeev Lochan College. Its journey started in a small place known as Rani Dharmshala of Rajim.

In 1992, college was allocated its own land & thus shifted to its present location. The Art & Commerce stream started in 1972-73, whereas science stream began in 2002-03. Post graduate classes in economics started in 1982-83 and later on PG in Commerce and Political science started respectively in 1984-85 and 1996-97.

Rajim is a famous tourist and historical place in Chhattisgarh due to ancient Rajeev Lochan Temple of Lord Vishnu. In literature, Rajim is named as Chitrotpala and is also known as ‘Ganga of Chhattisgarh’. It is located on the bank of trinity of three rivers- Mahanadi, Pary and Sondhur, that’s why it is also popularly known as ‘Prayag-Raaz’. Small kumbh is conducted every year in Rajim, which is very important event in Hindu religion. Thus Rajim plays an important role in enhancement of our Indian culture. That’s why there is need of good quality of higher education in Rajim and nearby places, which the college has been trying to provide at its best possibility. Development and improvement in the standard of college will open a new perspective in the direction of higher education.