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“Kshanashaha kanasashchaiva vidyam arhtancha sadhayeth
Kshana thyage kutho vidya kana thyage kutho dhanam”
The benefits of education are well known: Education is the key to improve livelihoods, healthcare, nutrition and the exercise of civil and political rights. Ideally, education includes all forms of schooling. At their best, Colleges can be safe spaces where young people can forge identities, clarify values and develop critical thinking skills, while also learning to exercise their rights. Even though education begins before and goes beyond schooling, a new paradigm of ‘life-long learning’ in the colleges, emphasizes the transformative synergies that can occur between educational institutes, family, community and cultural experiences. It encompasses the acquisition of relevant capacities – the knowledge, marketable skills, social capital and values that enable individuals to function effectively in a range of adult roles, including worker, household provider, parent, spouse, family caretaker, citizen and community participant.
In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way. Then a learned man came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the man laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. As the man picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The learned comprehend what many others never understand.
A.Shama Rao foundation’s, Srinivas group of colleges is an endeavor to develop a centre of excellence, imparting quality education, to generate competence and skill to meet the scientific, technological, managerial and socio economic challenges. The Foundation in its bi-decennial milestone serving mankind, manages a plethora of institutes and other social service organizations.
Excellence is the hallmark of Srinivas group of colleges. Excellence, which will deliver professional manpower to the industry and the nation at large. The Group has constantly strived to provide the best of the faculty members and state-of-the art facilities. The students are encouraged and supported not only to excel in academics, but also to develop their personality through co-curricular, extra curricular activities and other extension activities.
The Srinivas group of colleges, the dream of an ideal teacher A.Shama Rao, was made a reality by his noble son CA. A. Raghavendra Rao. The foundation named after the great luminary A.Shama Rao was established by his son in the year 1988.
Education is not just providing the powerful tool of knowledge to the young, but also nurturing an ethical conscience in them to apply it constructively. About 12,000 students in the 18 colleges of the Srinivas group spread in three campuses in Pandeshwar, Valachil and Mukka are being prepared for life by well qualified teaching and support staff.