From The Principal’s Desk

Gopal Govind Poy Raiturcar College of Commerce and Economics was established by Goa Vidyaprasarak Mandal (GVM) in 1986. Prior to this, there was no institution of Higher Education in the city of Ponda or in its vicinity. There was a problem for students especially from remote areas, wanting to pursue Higher Education in Commerce. Many students were deprived of Higher Education. Goa Vidyaprasarak Mandal was quick to realize the inconvenience of the students and the difficulty of parents in making their wards pursue Higher Education and put their foot forward and made all out efforts which resulted in opening the doors of Commerce Education for the students. The college has made rapid strides since its inception. It has carved a niche for itself in commerce education. It has excelled in academics, sports, cultural and co-curricular activities. Over the years, the college added Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) programme as also Masters Programme (M.Com.) to the already existing B.Com. This happened because of the suggestions made by the parents, students and other stakeholders from time to time. The progress and development of the college is a collective effort of the management, staff, students and all other stakeholders.

The founder Principal of the college Shri. Ashok Jumde took strenuous efforts to give the college a proper direction in its formative years. He made use of his rich experience in education and successfully used it to lay a strong foundation in the area of Commerce.

Today the college is committed to serve the community in Higher Education in Commerce, both at undergraduate and Post-graduate level. It is our commitment that we shall serve the community in all possible ways. We shall make all efforts to be as relevant as possible with changing times. The college will make efforts to bring about holistic development of students.