Savadatti is one of the oldest towns in Belgaum district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Saundatti is capital of Ratta (Emperor) in the period 930 to 1230. It is a celebrated pilgrimage centre located 83 kilometres from Belgaum. Savadatti is also the name of the taluk (sub-district), which was previously named Parasgad. There are several ancient temples in Saundatti. Saundatti Taluk is located towards the southeast part of Belgaum.
The total geographical area of Savadatti taluka is 1659.00 kms. There are 426 revenue villages and 14 hamlets. According to the 2011 Census Population of Saundatti town is 41,215. Town Municipal Council Saundatti Yallamma is constituted in 1876.
Savadatti is a popular pilgrimage place where Goddess Yellamma’s temple is built. The temple of Goddess Yellamma or Sri Renukadevi is a popular pilgrimage site for Shakti devotees. Every day, hundreds of pilgrims visit the temple with great devotion. The congregation is especially large, crossing the ten lakh mark on two auspicious days Banada Hunime and Bharathi Hunime. The century-old temple of Yellamma is situated atop Yellamagudda.
The famous Somanath temple is in Sogala village of Saundatti taluk.
Savadatti is also popular for the Historical fort which is situated on western part of the town. In 18th century Savadatti fort was built by the Sirasangi Desai with 8 bastions. Savadatti fort has a Kadasiddheshwara temple, surrounded by four bastions. Around the Kadasiddheshwara temple in the inner chajja of the prakara there is a row of beautiful carvings of geometrical patterns with over two hundred designs, some painted.
Malaprabha is one major river which flow in the taluk. Naveel Theerth Dam constructed to Malaprabha river near Saundatti. 2,20,028 hectares of land is irrigated by the dam through canals. Surrounding nearly 6 taluks.
Main occupation in the taluk is agriculture activity. 71,656 hectares area is cultivated. Jowar, Maize, Paddy, Wheat, Sunflower, Sugar cane, Tobacco, Cotton, and Mango are the main crops. The taluk possesses forest area of 13,432 hectares which is about 8.5% of the total geographical area. (Source of information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karnataka)
There are ten PU colleges, four Degree colleges with, one ITI College, forty three high schools and two hundred and forty four Primary schools.
With this historical and Holy background, our College is established in the year 2007 at Suandatti with an intention to provide higher education to the students of Saundatti taluka. It was a matter of Govt Policy in 2007 to establish one Govt Degree College in each Taluka that our College was established in 2007 mainly to provide opportunities of Higher Education for students from in and around Savadatti.
Shri. Karabasappa Mallikarjunappa Mamani, a local donor has donated 2.04 Acre of land to construct college building. Hence the college is named after Shri Karabasappa Mallikarjunappa Mamani Government First Grade College. In the initial year around 120 students got admitted to B.A and BBA course and in the subsequent years the strength of the students gradually increased. Since 2007 our college is engaged in maintaining the quality in higher education by strictly adhering to the principles and by providing opportunity to the rural students to enable themselves to compete in the present era. At present a total of 380 students are pursuing their higher education in different classes’ viz., in B.A., B.Com and BBA.