Education is an instrument that man has devised for his own progress. Through education a person acquires civilization of the present and makes the civilization of the future. Methodist Girls Degree College , a minority institution recognized by the National Commission, Govt. of India, was established in the year 2002. It is located on NH-58, in the heart of the city, Roorkee, 1 km from bus stand and 3 km from railway station.
The college is governed by its Management Committee and is also under the “Roorkee Methodist Education Trust” with its head quarters at Bombay. The basic aim of the Methodist Society in India, is to provide Higher education for the Society and women. By keeping this objective in mind, the motto is- “LEARN TO SERVE”.
The college is recognized by the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna University (A Central University) Srinagar, Uttarakhand and Sri Dev Suman University , Badshahithaul, Tehri Garhwal , Uttarakhand. The college has well qualified faculty as per guide lines of the affiliating university and are devotional and punctual in performing their duties.
In the year 2002, Bachelor of Arts ( B.A.) course was started with seven subjects - Hindi, English, History, Political Science , Home Science, Economics, Sociology, under the affiliation of H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar. In the year 2005, Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) course was started, under the affiliation of H.N.B Garhwal University, Srinagar. The college was further upgraded in the year 2010, with the introduction of Masters of Commerce and Master of Arts in three streams – Hindi, English and Home-Science in the year 2012. In 2013, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) with two streams: Physics, Chemistry, Maths (PCM) and Chemistry, Biology and Zoology ( CBZ) courses were started, under the affiliation of Sri Dev Suman University, Uttarakhand. From 2018, Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Chemistry and Mathematics were started under the affiliation of Sri Dev Suman University, Uttarakhand.
Methodist Girls Degree College, Roorkee is exclusively devoted to girls students. More than 1700 girls from Roorkee city and nearby areas are enrolled in various courses. The college is supported by wonderful campus and infrastructure to provide peaceful learning environment. It has spacious and airy classrooms, well equipped laboratories, seminar room fitted with acoustic equipment’s, over-head projector,computer lab, home-science lab, botany lab, zoology lab, physics lab, chemistry lab,air conditioned library and canteen etc. The college has girls hostel too, where more than 120 girls are residing. Beside, Infrastructure, the backbone of the institution is highly qualified, dedicated and sincere faculty across the disciplines.
Education has been a central part of Methodist girls Degree College, Roorkee. Methodist believes that transforming the lives of individuals by educating them about the importance of moral values and vocation and not just personal values. Education should never be confined to utilitarian purpose. It should be about the acquisition of wisdom so that individuals can give a right direction to their lives in the global world.The core vision of the Methodist Girls Degree college is, “To educate the girls for the betterment of society and to make the women empowerment through education”.
Education and personality are the two sides of a same coin. A person’s personality is shaped by the kind of education he/she receives. Following are the mission of Methodist Girls degree College, Roorkee:
1. To provide quality education to all the girls irrespective of caste, creed, socio-economic status and uplift the poor girls.
2. Enhancing the women empowerment through education.
3. To inculcate moral and ethical values for the overall dynamic personality development.
4. To encourage living according to our needs and not our wants.
5. To motivate a strong work ethic combined with a powerful sense of service to others.