NMKRV College for Women was founded by Sri. Meda Kasturiranga Setty and Smt. Nagarathnamma Meda Kasturiranga Setty in the year 1973 The founder’s believed in the dictum ‘Educating a girl child is like educating the entire family’. What was started in the early 70’s with a meagre strength of 150 students has grown in just 49 years as an edifice of educational excellence with more than 2300 students and 150 Teaching Faculties. The College is managed by the Rashtreeya Sikshana Samiti Trust that strongly believes that every individual from each strata of society needs education to fulfill aspirations . The college has grown in strength and reputation and today it is known as one of the leading Women’s colleges in the State. The college upgrades its facilities available from time to time, to set up the best pedal of access for its students.The college promotes deep research and lifelong learning in the field of Arts, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences , Commerce, Management , Languages. The college has a long-standing academic tradition of excellence in teaching and research Embarking on a modest journey from its inception, the college has witnessed many milestones, numerous academic and extracurricular  achievements, humble services rendered to the community fruitful research, exhilarating placements, faculty awards and so on. 

Having carved a niche for ourselves in the academic arena, NMKRV College remains steadfast to one central commitment to provide a balanced, comprehensive education. NMKRV College helps students acquire their aspirations by instigating good culture, discipline, respect and responsibility and shape them to withstand the demands of the contemporary world. We make a conscious effort to create a vision whereby our name becomes synonymous with excellence, innovation honor integrity and outstanding quality . Apart from all these milestones covered by the college, it provides an excellent environment for learning in the sprawling campus situated in the heart of the city. The college boasts of large open spaces landscaped beautifully with trees and lawns and a well maintained playground thus facilitating academic, extra – curricular, co-curricular and sporting activities for all students. NMKRV College for Women is one of the premier institution in the state of Karnataka and one among first five colleges in Karnataka which attained Autonomous Status during mid 2005 and implemented in 2006. The College offers21 Undergraduate Programmes , 08 Post Graduate Programmes, 02 Four Years Integrated Programmes and 02 Research Programmes across all disciplines. In addition to this, 08 Career Oriented value added courses are offered for enhancing the life skills of students.





Dr. Snehalata G. Nadiger,

Greetings from NMKRV College for Women, a college which has nearly five decades of excellence in education. Our foundersShri. Meda Kasturiranga Setty and Smt. Nagarathnamma Meda Kasturiranga Setty believed in inclusion, change and women empowerment which led them to be the torchbearer for women’s education. This educational institution which they established with heir life-time savings exclusively for women in 1971 as Pre-University College , raised to a degree College with 150 students in 1973 has nurtured a number of women outstanding in their chosen disciplines in the past 49 years. I am proud to say that we are not only autonomous, but are also recognized as a “College with Potential for Excellence” by the University Grants Commission during 2010. The NAAC accredited the college in 2021. Academic autonomy was granted to us in 2005, and we have crossed a milestone by efficiently conducting examinations and announcing results on time. I would like to address the students and say that you will notice the difference in the academic atmosphere when you are with us. We provide you with the best of infrastructure, from the excellent laboratories to the well-stocked library, and encourage students to participate in various cultural and other extracurricular activities. We constantly keep updating all the necessary academic standards. We are one among very few colleges in Bangalore that have been awarded autonomy by the UGC. I would like to assure you that when you are a part of our esteemed institution, you stand to receive a wonderful education, imbued with an emphasis on values and traditions.



late Sri. M.C.Shivananda Sharma,

The story of one man’s dream and unwavering focus in the face of all odds continues to inspire us into the future.

Sri. Sivananda Sarma was born to Sri. Kalamma and Sri. Kapanna in a tiny village in Madarahalli, about 5 KM from T. Narasipura. While agriculture was their way of life, Sri. Sarma found himself immersed in books. Inspired by his quest for knowledge and his astute mother’s encouragement, Sri. Sarma decided to join the Siddaganga Mutt in Tumkur. He pursued his education in Sanskrit and subsequently went on to study at Sri. Chamarajendra Sanskrit College, Bangalore. He later proceeded to Allahabad to complete his ‘Sahitya Visharada’. Historically, Sri. Sarma was placed at the opportune moment, the context of which pointed out his life’s goal; that of providing education to the future citizens of a free India, as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi, and Sri. Madan Mohan Malaviya. Sri. Sarma traveled widely across India, visiting various educational institutions of eminence like Shantiniketan, and Kangadi Gurukula founded by Swamy Shraddananda. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals, he participated in the freedom struggle and served a jail term. Sri. Sarma’s knowledge, education, experience, vision, ambition, and goals combined to a single fulcrum point on Vijayadashami, Vikrama Samvatsara in 1940 when he established a single-classroom school for six children in Visweshwarapuram, Bangalore. This was the RV Higher Primary School, which in turn fortified the beginnings of ‘Rashtreeya Vidyalaya’. While classes were held on rented premises, including that of Arasoji Rao Charitable Trust, Sri. Sarma was in search of a stable location for the school. He approached the city authorities and was sanctioned a piece of land in December 1943, near Lal Bagh West Gate in Bangalore. The 29-year-old Sri. Sarma had set the stage ready for illustrious growth of RV Educational Institutions. He believed that education is the only tool which would help individuals fulfil their aspirations. The Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust has forever been committed to this belief, by expanding and providing the necessary infrastructure to the students. Sri. Sarma served as its Founder Secretary till his demise in 1969.


By imparting quality education in this fast changing technological world.

Working towards gender equality by addressing gender issues.

Moulding and conscientizing their growth as responsible citizens.


  • Provide equal opportunities focusing on first generation learners.
  • Sensitize students to changing roles, inculcate secular values and nurture spirit of collaboration.
  • Offer conducive learning environment to tap students innate potentialities, talents and enhance leadership qualities.