Dada Patil Mahavidyalaya, Karjat, established in 1964, is affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. The institute is an eminent institute imparting co-education run by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara, one of the largest educational organizations in Asia. The institute imbibes the value of labour and education through self -help as well as contributes to the development of the typical economically backward rural area. The institute aims to build up the character of students through value-based education and to bring about the overall progress of the students with the purposeful approaches and skills. We try to enhance the quality of education pertaining to national and social needs. Environmental and social awareness is created by exposing students to various activities. We seek to achieve the highest level of distinction in the dissemination of the knowledge and understanding by providing students various courses at graduate, post graduate and professional levels.
The institute has been running B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com. courses at undergraduate level and M.A. (Marathi, Hindi, English, Economics, History and Geography), M.Com.(Business Administration), M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry), M.Sc.(Botany), M.Sc.(Physics) courses at postgraduate level. The institute also runs two professional courses at UG level such as B.B.A.(Computer Application), and B.Sc. (Computer Science). The results of the institute are good and students are taking active participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for their personality development.
The institute is running various activities for the overall development of the students including Literary Association, Science Association, Social Science Association, Commerce Forum, National Service Scheme, National Cadet Corps, Rayat Military Academy, Earn and Learn Scheme, Entrepreneurship Development Cell, Competitive Examinations Guidance Center, Career Counselling and Placement Cell, etc. The institute has also introduced skill based Short Term Courses such as Beauty Parlour, Fashion Designing, Diploma in NCC Studies and Communication Skills in English. Apart from these, twelve other short term courses are run by various departments.
The institute has well-furnished Competitive Examinations Guidance Center with many basic and advanced facilities such as separate office, reading hall, ICT-enabled lecture hall, guest lectures facility, online lectures facility, computers with internet facility, updated library, etc.
The institute has also been running the Rayat Military Academy (Para Military) under Karmaveer Vidya Prabodhini, Satara. The academy runs two courses for army and police recruitment. It runs a course called ‘Diploma in NCC Studies’. It provides pre-recruitment training to students for entry in Defence Services. The NCC unit is the pride of our institute. It is one of the best units in Maharashtra, representing maximum number of NCC cadets every year in the national event of Republic Day Parade, New Delhi.
The institute implements Earn and Learn Scheme of Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. The scheme helps economically backwards students so that they can earn while learning and can continue their study. It teaches students the work ethics and value of labour by creating self-esteem and positive attitude among them. During the last seven years 412 students are beneficiaries of the scheme.
The institute has MoUs with Cleanchem Laboratories LLP, Mumbai, Chemicea Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd., Pune, Rayat Institute for Research and Development (RIRD), Satara, Karmaveer Vidya Prabodhini, Satara, etc. giving exposure to students.
The institute has hard-working and dedicated faculty. The faculty is engaged in teaching, research, and extension activities. At present 13 faculty members are Ph.D. holders and 18 have registered for Ph.D. In the last seven years, 01 Major Research Project is completed and 01 is ongoing. 05 Minor Research Projects are completed and 15 are ongoing. The institute received DST-FIST grant for the development of Central Instrumentation Laboratory, Central Computer Laboratory and e-classroom.
The institute always takes efforts to seek transformation as per the need of the time by improving academic quality, communication skills and providing ICT-enabled learning environment. The institute has provided infrastructural facilities like Women’s Hostel, Indoor Sports Facility, Indoor Shooting Range, Health Center, Consumer Store and well furnished laboratories.
Certainly, Dada Patil Mahavidyalaya will achieve the best in this global scenario, which will prove as an ideal for others.
Principal, Dr.Bal Kamble
Karjat Dist. Ahmednagar