About Us

History

RBANM’s First Grade College was established by RBANM’s Educational Charities in the year 1983 to cater to the educational needs of the fast growing modern and tech city of Bangalore. This is one of the institution established under the umbrella of the RBANM’s Educational Charities founded 147 years ago in 1873 by Dharmarathnakara Rai Bahadur Arcot Narrainswamy Mudaliar. Our founder embarked on his vision of social regeneration, providing for all classes and castes in the fields of education, social welfare and religion. The institution is the fulfilment of the vision of its founder. In the three decades of service RBANM's FGC has made significant progression in education.

A student’s achievement is largely due to the culture at home. Respect, humility, honesty, sincerity, loyalty and citizenship to our institution, family and country is fundamental. Student’s pride for their Institution is highly correlated to their attitude towards their teachers.

At RBANM’s Institution we strongly believe that all children are born equal. We also believe that each one is blessed with a special talent. Students attitudes and habits at home and institution environments combine in unique ways to shape your personality and enable you to realize your full potential. Parents, the institution and you will have to work in harmony to make you the best that you can become

In all RBANM’s Institution we want a partnership between the institution and the parents to make sure that all children can realize their true potential. The system in our institutions enable our teachers to take children under their wing and through our curricular and extra-curricular programmes transform them into capable and responsible citizens of our country.

Founder

Dharmarathnakara Rai Bahadur Arcot Narrainsawmy Mudaliar (1827-1910)

Sri Narrainsawmy Mudaliar was born on May 14, 1827 in Arcot, which belonged to the Madras Presidency. Sri Narrainsawmy Mudaliar’s early years were full of struggle and trial. He lost his father at an early age and had shouldered the responsibility of a large family.

He did not have the opportunity to study English language, so he studied and acquired a deep knowledge of ancient sacred Tamil literature which helped in moulding his character. Soon after his marriage when he shifted to Bengaluru, he started vegetable and salt business. His hard work and perseverance paid off and later he started a furniture shop in the year 1852. Although he led a simple life he was known as a charitable man who always helped the poor. The Delhi Assembly of royals recognized his service to the poor and honored him with a title “Rai Bahadur‟.

Sri Narrainsawmy Mudaliar expanded his business and took up construction contracts. He bagged a partnership contract for the construction of Attarakacheri (eighteen offices). Presently the High Court is housed in that building. This was his major achievement and this earned him a large fortune and the sobriquet “Merchant prince of Bengaluru‟. His services were duly acknowledged by the Maharaja of Mysore who gifted him 400 acres of land in Bengaluru and Mysore, all of which was later lost in land reform laws. Though he himself was not educated, he knew the value of education so he started a charitable institution for poor Hindu boys. He started two Thirukulathar institution for the Dalith, one in cantonment and another in Ulsoor way back in 1875.

He also realized the importance of education for girls in those days and started a girl’s institution in 1886 in Ulsoor, named after his wife Smt. Govindammal. He also started a technical institution with surveying, drawing, and other commercial subjects which faded away after engineering colleges came into existence in 1923. His furniture shop flourished around the same time and earned the honor of Maharaja Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar’s visit in 1892 and since then the shop was known to people as “Mysore Maharaja Hall‟. Sri Narrainsawmy Mudaliar was honored with the title “Dharmaratnakara‟ in 1894. Sri Narrainsawmy Mudaliar realized the importance of education and institutioning for the women and the weaker sections of society, at a time when their welfare was never considered significant.

He formed a charitable trust with family members and appointed a Brahmin and some government officials on the board so that it could be managed without “bias”. Now his great grandson Sri. A. A. Sanjeev Narrain as Secretary and Sri. A. M. Sashindar Narrain as Treasurer is looking after the trust. RBANM’s Educational Charities has many institutions under its banner from primary to post graduation level, because of the selfless and dedicated services rendered by successive presidents, secretaries and trust board members. The high institution was the first institution under the RBANM’s banner and is about 147 years old. We are all proud to be the members of this huge family called RBANM’s “the grand old institution‟.

Milestones

1983

Establishment of RBANM's First Grade College. B.A [HEP] & B.Com courses

1985-86

B.Sc (PME)

1990-91

B.Sc (PMCS)

1996-97

BBM

1997-98

B.Com (Vocational) Advertisement in Sales Production & Sales Management

2000-01

BCA

2004

NAAC Accredited - B++ Levels

2005-06

M.Com

2010

NAAC Accredited With CGPA of 3.08 at A Grade

2016

NAAC Accredited With CGPA of 3.01 at A Grade

2018-19

B.Sc (Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science)

Vision

" EQUITY,JUSTICE AND EQUALITY "

Mission

  • To impart quality education to students to excel in life while striving towards the fulfillment of the dream of our founder.
  • To inculcate knowledge and empower the younger generation.
  • To provide a rigorous education in principles of Arts, Science and Commerce education and to provide broad knowledge of the fundamentals.
  • To Equip students with transferable skills—critical thinking, communication, and complex problem solving skills—that are needed to adapt and succeed in a rapidly evolving world.
  • To develop skills that will enable graduates to become leaders in and make significant contributions to their chosen profession and to the social environment in which it functions.
  • To instill in our graduates the highest ethical standards and sense of professionalism, cultivating curiosity in the arts, sciences and humanities and providing the background and encouragement necessary to support lifelong learning.

CORE VALUES
  • Value based Education
  • Access to Education
  • Skill Development
  • Women’s Development
  • Employability
  • Social Justice

Aims and Objectives

Growth

A student is expected to mature as a person emotionally, intellectually and socially to a level that reflects responsibility for his own growth. The student must begin to reach out towards his development, seeking opportunities to stretch his mind, imagination. One needs to learn to move beyond self-interest or self-centredness in relation to others and to reflect the confidence and freedom of a mature person.

Academic Excellence

The primary aim of our education is to strengthen our base for academic excellence. The Academic Excellence does not merely remain at the level of high percentage results, but to the extent we are able to train persons into various strata of knowledge. This is done through various associations and activities which are intellectually oriented such as quiz, debate, lecture and contest. The interest of the teachers and the encouragement of the Management has led to the growth of this academic atmosphere. Academic excellence has been the prime aim of this institution.
Some of the brief Aims and Objectives of Institution are:

  • To offer Children a Value-based and Holistic education that paves the way for the Integrated Development of the physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual aspects of the personality that is enriched by knowledge of Indian Culture, a feeling of Patriotism and a Universal Outlook.
  • To serve students and provide them with value based education irrespective of their social and economic status.
  • To enforce rules and regulations stipulated by the Government as regards the conduct of classes, examinations and evaluation.
  • To inculcate discipline, punctuality and regularity among students and staff.
  • To encourage students to pursue academic excellence.
  • To bring about holistic development of the personality of students through sports, cultural and NCC activities.
  • To involve students in community development and nation building activities so as to produce culturally conscious citizens with care for the community and concern for the country.
  • To create a conducive atmosphere for learning by developing a healthy student teacher relationship.
  • To improve the ethics and work culture of students.
  • To provide a large variety of academic programmes and options for the students that are in tune with the demands of society.
  • To mould children into young men and women with the moral strength to face the challenges of modern life with a smile and make a difference to the world through their positive contribution and outlook on life.
  • To provide students with a practical and judicious combination of academic excellence, extra-curricular pursuits, Character Building and Personality Development.
  • To provide students with a practical and judicious combination of academic excellence, extra-curricular pursuits, Character Building and Personality Development.

Management

Trust Board Members
SL.No Name of Trust Board Members Designation Education/Qualification
1 Dr.NandaKumar Jairam President MBBS,M.D.(Surgeon)
2 Sri A.A. Sanjeev Narrain Secretary BA.,LLB(Hons),M.B.A
3 Sri. S R Jai Mukundan S R Treasurer B.Com,CA
4 Sri A.M. Sashindar Narrain Trust Board Member B.E, M.A(Comp.Sc), USA
5 Sri A. K. Niranjan Narrain Trust Board Member B.Sc
6 Lt Col V. Udaya Shankar (Retd) Trust Board Member B.E.,M.I.E.,D.B.M
7 Prof. S. Chandrashekar Trust Board Member B.Tech (Metallurgy)., PGDM
8 Dr. Elizabeth V.S Trust Board Member M.A.,Ph.D.,L.L.B
9 Dr. Shekhar P Seshadri Trust Board Member MBBS.,M.D. (Psychiatrist)
10 Sri. A.S. Arvind Narrain Trust Board Member B.A. L.L.B (Hons.)L.L.M
11 Dr. B V Murali Mohan Trust Board Member MBBS, MD, MRCP, FRCP

Principal's Desk

RBANM's First Grade College established in the year 1984 and affiliated to Bengaluru City University. We strive for academic excellence through personalized attention. The mechanisms established to support and monitor the student’s progress assure success and satisfaction.

The standards of excellence of our programmes are reflected in the grades awarded to us by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. RBANM's FGC has been re-accredited with Grade ‘A’ for the third cycle by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC) a statutory body of U.G.C.

Our Institution strives to provide our students safe and peaceful environment for meaningful learning to take place. We assure that the Management and our team of experienced professors are doing their best to nurture student’s academic performance and extra-curricular activities.

I warmly welcome you to visit our campus.

Regards
Dr. Prathap
Principal
RBANM's First Grade College.

Dr. Prathap - RBANMS Principal