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College Development Council (CDC)
Kuvempu University
Jnana Sahyadri
Shankaraghatta - 577 451
Shimoga Dist Karnataka State, India
Tel No: 08282-257299, 256262(Fax)
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About CDC:
The College Development Council (CDC) of Kuvempu University was officially started on 28-01-2012, after the assent of HE the Governor and Chancellor of Universities to the statutes governing "The establishment of College Development Council - Appointment of Director, composition of Council, duties and responsibilities of the Director". Accordingly, appointment of the Director on regular basis was made on 02-04-2012 and the advisory committee of CDC was constituted on 07-07-2012 in accordance with the provisions of the approved statutes.

The College Development Council (CDC), is effectively functioning right from the inception of Kuvempu University and is engaged in spearheading the cause of higher education in colleges coming under its jurisdiction. In the beginning colleges coming under three revenue districts, namely : Shimoga, Chitradurga and Chikmagalur were covered by Kuvempu University and thereafter when Davanagere District came into existence, the jurisdiction of Kuvempu University was spread over to four revenue district areas. After the establishment of Davanagere University in the year 2007, the jurisdiction of Kuvempu University was confined only to Shimoga & Chikmagalur Districts. Presently there are 86 colleges offering both Graduate and Postgraduate Programmes. Out of 86 colleges two are constituent, one is under direct administration of the University and the remaining are affiliated colleges. Two colleges namely Sahyadri Science College Shimoga and LB & SBS college Sagar have attained autonomous status.

From among the colleges affiliated to the University, 24 are Permanently affiliated, of which some have been recognized as the colleges with potential for excellence (CPE). The above data aims to provide an over-view of the college education scenario under Kuvempu University's purview.

The College Development Council, CDC, as it is commonly known is part of the UGC organization which serves the three seminal objectives of higher education today  Access, Equity and Quality & excellence. Both the National Knowledge commission (NKC) and UGC have envisioned the imperativeness of expanding higher education with inclusiveness and promotion of quality and excellence. Foundation for a knowledge - capital society lies in the quality of education imparted in our university and colleges.
Although the higher education has witnessed many fold increase in its institutional capacity since independence, it is grossly inadequate by international, comparison, observes UGC XI plan report (Higher education in India;2009). Besides regional imbalances, inter-social groups imbalances such as gender, caste, class, religious inequities in enrolment too nag the higher education system. Providing equal opportunities, empowering the weak and the deprived, helping the marginalized in bringing them to the fore, bridging quality gap and enhancing quality are among the central issues that need to be addressed on a priority basis. Imparting need-based training and skills is yet another prime concern of higher education today. All these concerns have been reflected in the XI plan and the plans before as well as in the XI Plan document, and CDC is a vital link between UGC and colleges in realizing the higher education goals and objectives.
Expansion and strengthening of college Education is in the better interest of postgraduate education and research as well. Also, there is a need to promote postgraduate studies and research in colleges. Universities alone cannot bridge the gap in higher education today. The estimate based on data gathered by MHRD/UGC as well as by National Sample Survey (NSS), Selected Educational Statistics (SES), Population Census data indicate that the access to higher education measured in terms of Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) is grossly inadequate. Some 530 Universities and 30,000 colleges are engaged in the task of higher education, and there is an urgent need to substantially increase GER if India is to sustain and advance its growth. GER is directly related to the development of any country. The experience of the developed country has proved the point that GER in education is inevitable for the national growth. Hence it is imperative that India achieves a substantial increased in GER. College Development Council plays a pivotal role in realizing the goals of national policy on higher education.