About College

Prof. Dr. N. D. Patil Mahavidyalaya was established in June 1992 as a result of the initiative taken by Hon. Rau Dhondi Patil (Aaba), Ex-MLA of Shahuwadi Constituency and his other associates from Malkapur. It is a multi-faculty college situated in the lap of Western Ghat. It has become a center of higher learning for the students of this hilly and remote region of Shahuwadi taluka in Kolhapur district

The college is named after Hon. Prof. Dr. N. D. Patil, the former minister of Cooperation, leader of ‘Peasant and Workers Party’ and an eminent social activist who is considered to be the rational face of Maharashtra. Our college is affiliated to Shivaji University and has received its 2f and 12b status by the University Grants Commission. It offers undergraduate courses such as B.A.in Marathi, Hindi, English, Economics and History, B.Com. and B.Sc. in Chemistry. Also, it has a Post graduate course in Hindi. Besides, the college offers short term career-oriented courses such as ‘Jewelry Designing’, ‘Bag-Making’, ‘Tailoring’, ‘Certificate Course in Nursery’, ‘Certificate Course in Guide ship in Biodiversity and Adventure Tourism’, Skill-Oriented courses viz. ‘A Certificate Course in Personality Development’, ‘Spoken English’ and ‘Tata Consultancy Services: Campus to Corporate Course’ and a preparatory course entitled ‘Competitive Examination Guidance Center’. It also has a Y.C.M.O.U. Nashik Study Centre which provides B.A. Course in distance learning mode.

The college has a picturesque location, well-furnished and well-equipped infrastructural facilities. The college campus is beautiful and eco-friendly. The college has been providing educational opportunity for remote and hilly deprived masses. The total strength of the students is 912 (Female -464 = 50.65 %) which underlines significance of our college in terms of women empowerment. The college has a well-qualified staff which is consistently engaged in student-centric activities and research and keeps itself updated in view of the changes taking place in the field of academics. Some of the best practices that the college implements for the smooth administrative and academic performance are ‘Prizes for Meritorious Students’, Vivek Vahini, ‘Organization of Annual Open Mini Marathon on the Eve of Birth Anniversary of Karmaveer Dr. Bhaurao Patil and ‘Celebration of Gender Equity Week’. It also promotes sports and Art culture by organizing sports and cultural activities. In respect of social extension, the college has an N.S.S unit of 100 students which has been conducting constructive social activities that groom the collective aspects of our students.

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