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About Us

Arts, Science, and Commerce College, Kolhar is a NAAC accredited institution that began in 1999 with 10 teachers imparting education to 57 students in 2 departments. In 2018-19, the institute boasts of 32 teachers and 698 students spread across 15 departments. The college runs 7 undergraduate, 1 postgraduate, and 2 skill development courses.

College faculty has published 175 papers in esteemed journals since 1999 and 13 of our staff hold Ph.Ds. Over 500 economically weak students have benefited from the ‘Earn and Learn’ scheme that has been operational since the inception of the college.

With one library and 4 laboratories, our students have all the facilities to quench their thirst for knowledge and execute their creativity. Our first batch of 2014-15 is in its fourth year in 2018-19, and we look forward to them to launch the name of our institute to great heights from 2019-20.

Spread over 9 acres that includes a 5 acre sports ground and 2000 square feet gymnasium, the college focuses on sports and co-curricular activities in equal measure for overall student development.

Our Vision

To enable prosperity by providing quality education in emerging fields to produce knowledgeable and cultured human resource for the upliftment of the rural masses who contribute to the process of national development.

Our Mission

To empower the socially, economically and educationally marginalized sections of the society through quality education and transform them into excellent human beings who are aware that being sensitive, modest and humane is the hall mark of being educated, self-disciplined and civilized.

Our Goal

  • To achieve academic excellence in higher education.
  • To bring higher educational opportunities within the reach of the under privileged section of society.
  • To inculcate value based education to empower the youth for nation development.
  • To achieve horizontal development through Skill Development Courses.
  • To develop an overall personality of the students by providing ample opportunities in co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
  • To develop linkages between educational institution and society for mutual benefits through socio-economic and cultural transformation.

POs/PSOs/COs

Co-curricular Achievements

Av Gaikwad(Science)
Avishkar Research Competition
Presented Research Project - Dec. 2017
SPPU Pune

Kaveri Kale(Science)
Avishkar Research Competition
Presented Research Project - Dec. 2017
SPPU Pune

Ajay Talekar(Commerce)
Avishkar Research Competition
Presented Research Project - Dec. 2018
SPPU Pune

Rutuja Kurkute(Pure Science)
Avishkar Research Competition
Presented Research Project - Dec. 2018
SPPU Pune

Student Sports Achievements

Saurabh Kadaskar(Commerce)
State Level Handball
Participated - Oct. 2012
Pune District Handball Association

Kiran Kadaskar(Science)
State Level Handball
Participated - Oct. 2012
Pune District Handball Association

Principal's Message

Dr. S.N. Shingote

I/C Principal

Dear Students,

Welcome to the website 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 college of Loknete Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil (Padmabhushan Awardee) Pravara Rural Education Society, Pravaranagar. Pravara Rural Education Society, Pravaranagar was established in 1964 by Late Padamshri Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil, a pioneer of the first Cooperative Sugar factory in Asia. 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. The Government of India honoured him ‘Padmashri’ on 27th April 1961.

His Successor Late Dr. Balasabeb Vikhe Patil (Padmabhushan Awardee ), former Union Minister, Government of India also intensively worked to keep progress and development of rural areas. Under his guidance and vision 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 and Analytical Chemistry 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 over 9.5 acres having adequate infrastructural facilities like digital classrooms, well equipped laboratories, 200 mtrs. 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, extracurricular activities, campus cleaning and plantation of different varieties of medicinal, endangered plants.

The college is committed to excel in teaching-learning, training and placement, capacity-building, entrepreneurship development, scholarship and public service. Apart from classroom teaching, we provide facilities like seminars, workshops, career counselling, ICT teaching and guidance, extracurricular and extensive activities like NSS, and competitive exam centre 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 are ready to make this college a centre par excellence.

Thank you for visiting our website.