Dr. T. Thimmaiah College of Degree and Management Studies established in 1962, is located in Kolar Gold Fields (KGF),
Kolar District of Karnataka. Once famous for its Gold Mines, this semi urban township
now has other National level organisations like The Bharat Earth Movers Ltd and
National Institute of Rock Mechanics functioning from here.
The populace of the place is a mixture of different language groups with a cosmopolitan
character. A major segment of the people is mining labour and their dependents.
The closure of the Mining Company, Bharat Gold Mines Ltd. had put them into misery.
According to population census 80% of the people of KGF belong to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled
Tribes. Economic status of the majority of the people is also weak. Dr.T.Thimmaiah College of Degree and Management Studies mainly fulfills the higher educational needs of this community. As the major
institution of its kind for conventional higher education in KGF, even in the midst
of numerous hurdles the College holds on to its vision of uplifting the down trodden
and providing them with quality education at an affordable cost.
With a team of experienced and highly qualified teachers, the college records a
consistent good performance in University examinations and has produced many University
rank holders in the Science, Arts and Commerce streams. The College offers good
facilities for students inclined towards sports and games with the result that a
sizeable number of our students participate in University, State and National level
events. Over the years since its establishment in 1962, the college has produced
thousands of graduates and professionals who now hold top positions and are spread
over many parts of the globe.