Arts, Science & Commerce College, Kolhar

Principal’s Message

It gives me a great pleasure to see you at the website portal of Arts, Science and Commerce College, Kolhar. I am proud to tell you that Arts, Science and Commerce College, Kolhar is one of the premier constituent colleges of Pravara Rural Education Society, Pravaranagar.  Pravara Rural Education Society, Pravaranagar was established in 1964 by Late Padamshri Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil, a pioneer of Cooperative movement. Late Padamshri Vikhe Patil was an institution by himself. He gave importance to women emancipation, higher education in non-technical, technical and medical streams, as a need base education. Government of India honored him ‘Padamshri’ on 27th April 1961 for his contribution in various field.

His Successor, Chairman of Pravara Rural Education Society, Honourable  Dr. Balasabeb Vikhe Patil (Padambhushan Awardee ), former Union Minister, Government of India and Hon’ble Dr. Ashokrao Vikhe Patil, Executive Chairman of PRES are also intensively working to keep progress and development  of rural area. Under the guidance and vision of Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Arts, Science and Commerce College, Kolhar was established in 1999 with 57 students. Now there are more than 800 students studying in various faculties at UG and PG level. The college is permanently affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune and aided by the Government of Maharashtra. It is also recognized by UGC under sections 2(f) & 12(B). The college offers Bachelor degree in Arts, Science and Commerce courses at UG level and Master degree in commerce at PG level. We aim to generate knowledge, encourage critical thinking and impart relevant skills by offering skill-oriented courses. The college campus is scattered in 9.5 acres having adequate infrastructure classrooms, well equipped laboratories, 200 m. running track, facilitates for indoor and outdoor games, Gymkhana, and 2 acres of Botanical Garden. The college has maintained a right blend of quality education and excellence in the field of sports, co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

The college is committed to excel in teaching-learning, training, capacity-building, entrepreneurship development, scholarship and public service. Apart from classroom teaching, we provide facilities like seminars, workshops, career counseling, ICT based teaching and guidance, and extensive activities like NSS, IT-KIOSKS Center at village and competitive examination center for pupils’ all-round development. We have a group of fully committed and highly skilled teaching faculties, friendly and competent administrative staff, a resourceful e-library with cordial library staff to help you in every step. 

At Arts, Science and Commerce College, Kolhar, we not only teach; we empower our students. We do not train students, but we equip them to stand tall in this constantly evolving world. We also lay emphasis on building values, nurturing talent and developing strong academics.

With all this and more; the management and our excellent faculty is ready to make this college a center par excellence. 

Thank you for visiting our website.                             

With best wishes !!!


Dr.S.R. Walunj


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