Faculty of Agriculture
RSM College started gaining ground from the very beginning under the command of Late Rani Phool Kunwari Sahiba as the founder President and Late Thakur Raghuvir Singh as a founder Secretary. Late SL Bahl as the first Principal coined the slogan better to wear out than to rust out. Their labour fructified from all angles and won laurels in the fields of learning, sports, cultural activities including debates and what not. One for all and all for one had been our mission so as to achieve our goal.
Late Rani Sahiba dreamt of making efforts for the uplift of the rural areas. It was not possible unless we had to train the rural masses to concentrate their attention towards better performance in the field of agriculture. Knowing fully well that India lives in villages and agriculture is the most important occupation of our masses, the college management committee organised a conference inviting the farmers of the district level, irrespective of the fact whether they were rich and poor. Late Rani Sahiba initiated the slogan a farmer on his legs is better than a gentleman on his knees. She called them annadatas. Her dreams fructified when almost all the farmers agreed to pay one paisa per mund (nearly 36 kg) out of their cane crop supplied to the Dhampur Sugar Mills through the Cane Society, Dhampur. Penny and penny make money did hold true.
The college applied for affiliation to B Sc (Ag) two-year degree course. Late Dr Kalka Prasad Bhatnagar, then Vice-Chancellor of Agra University, Agra, responded gladly. He was benevolent enough to give recognition in a quick move. Thus, we started two-year degree course in Agriculture since 1960. The teachers and taught maintained very good relationship in the field of learning.
After the college was affiliated with Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, three-year degree course was started from the year 1975 and four-year degree course in 1989. Being the sole Agriculture College in MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, M Sc (Ag) classes in the subjects Agronomy and Agricultural Economics started since 1999 on account of achieving good results and imparting better working of these two departments of this institution.
It is no exaggeration that since birth, the college been a place of attraction for admission to B Sc (Ag) and M Sc (Ag) classes. There are many factors responsible for the students to seek admission at the RSM College, Dhampur. The most important factor is the location of the college as Bijnor district has the largest network of roads (in size) in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Almost all villages of the district are connected with roads. Thus, the maxim road sows the seeds of life holds true as a matter of attraction for the students to seek admission in degree classes at Dhampur, particularly in Agriculture. Two local intermediate colleges teaching Agriculture up to Intermediate classes are the local feeder.
Due to better schooling, this college is primarily considered as an Agriculture college for the students of different states of India Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Bihar, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Thus, the significant factor is approach. Dhampur is located on the main railway line connecting Howrah with Amritsar. Dhampur is well connected with roads and all the buses going to Delhi, Meerut, Dehradun, Chandigrah, Tanakpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Bareilly, etc., pass through this town. It has been a decisive factor for attracting students for admission in this college in different faculties of Agriculture, Arts and Science.
Let the utopia of yesterday, be the reality of tomorrow. If we succeed in our mission towards the progress of this institution, it would be a great tribute to keep the dream of Late Rani Sahiba alive and our greatest homage that we will be able to adore to that immortal soul.