Vitthalrao Patil Mahavidyalaya[VPM] is a degree [Arts, Commerce &Science] college situated in Kale, the western region (belongs to Konkan Area) of Panhala tahsil in Kolhapur District in Maharashtra State. It was founded on 30th June 2000 by Shri Datta Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Panutre. The Teachers who worked as I/c Principal and Principal of this college respectively are at a glance.
|Sr.||Tenure||Name of the Principal|
|1||21 April, 2016 onward||Principal (Dr). B. M. Ladgaonkar|
|2||1 Dec. 2014 – 20 April 2016||Professor M. J. Jadhav (I/c)|
|3||1 June 2010 – 1 Dec.2014||Principal (Dr.) S. J. Naik|
|4||2009 – 2010||Professor M. J. Jadhav (I/c)|
The college is named after Indian born Shri Vitthal Shankar Patil, the institute founder, who devoted honestly towards education for all (castes, creeds, religions etc.) in society. The college has got Permanent Affiliation by Shivaji University, Kolhapur on 22 April 2014.
The college has only senior section. The senior wing offers bachelor’s degrees in 7 disciplines [Arts], 2 disciplines [Commerce], 6 disciplines [Science], spanning languages, humanities, social sciences, commerce creative sciences. The post-graduation in M A and M Com [Distant Education, Shivaji University, and Kolhapur] degrees are also made available for who deserves for higher education. In addendum, college availed pre preparation for degree and degree courses in Arts and Commerce of Yashawantrao Chavan Maharashatra Open University, Nashik [Maharashtra].It provide atheletic and culture facilities for students.
Vitthalrao Patil Mahavidyalaya is known for its close association with region need particularly educational. Its founder is amongst the pioneers of love, eagerness for education and society literacy and development. The college has produced thousands of graduates. It is to be noteworthy to state here that this college has been granted as ‘Special Case’ for Local and Gramin (Rural) Higher Education by Maharashtra Government in year 2000. The college is recognized by UGC New Delhi under 2 (F) and 12 (B) on 2 Dec. 2014. It receives the financial help from UGC for the construction of campus, buildings and general development.
More than 4 acres campus of the college is located in the heart of the ‘Saucer’ shaped natural sight covered with mountains, hills, valley, river and hygienic climate in Kale. It is fully polution free.
During the period 1985-86, there was a pressing need to modernize the education system to fight against ill literacy, traditional education system and to introduce scientific, research oriented higher education throughout India as a Higher Education Ploicy matter by Govt. of India. The Local educational lover Vitthal Patil put his efforts into the formation of a Sanstha for Kale region [Dhamni and Kasari Khora] people. The result was into New Prathmic Vidyalaya, Vitthal Patil Madhymic Vidyalaya and Jr. College, Shankar Patil English Medium School, Yashawant Semi English School, Mahatama Magasvargiy Vidhyarthi Vastigrah, D Ed College, Vitthalrao Patii Khajgi Audyogic Prashikshan Kendra, Vitthalrao Patil Mahavidyalay, Kale. Boosted by its success, Shri Datta Shikshan Prasarak Mandal was formed on 6th Nov. 1985 and a decade later Vitthalrao Pati lMahavidyalaya (2000) was founded. The V PM in Kale is in between State Sub High Way Kolhapur – Gaganbawda and Bajar-Bhogav on the west side of Panhala Tahsil. The college was inaugurated by Shri Vasant S Alwekar, the local social worker and lover of education.
In 2016, the college completed 15 years of existence. Shri Vitthal Shankar Patil was the president of the Sanstha Founding Celebration and successfully continuedit till date. He quoted in one of his speeches:
‘’… . Standing here today, I feel that history has been written in Kale – history of self help, history of self-reliance, history of great and constructive National Education efforts, has been written on this very spot (Kale)…
Cultural Ambassador – 7th International Vladivostok Biennale Festival (Russia) Honoured Diploma (as high appreciation) for Presentation
Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.) Cultural Project under Cultural Exchange between Russia – India Research Papers on regional themes (India) in International Conference at U S A
U G C New Delhi – Associateship under IUC- IIAS, Shimla Projects,Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Publications, Papers at National & International Level
Mahatma Gandhi Samman at House of Lords, London (U K)
To fulfil educational, socio-cultural and economic needs of the society -hilly rural region.
To impart quality education through conventional and innovative learning process and practices.
|Sr.No||Student Name||Type Of Scholarship|
|1||Mole Sujata Vilas||University Merit|
|2||Kalekar Deepika Narayan||University Merit|
|3||Chougale Rajeshri Sopan||University Merit|
|4||Jadhav Aishwarya Rajaram||Gov. of India. Hindi Scholarship|
|5||Mole Shital Sarjerao||Gov. of India. Hindi Scholarship|
|6||Pati lRohit Shivaji||Gov. of India. Hindi Scholarship|
|7||Salvi Komal Shivaji||Gov. of India. Hindi Scholarship|
|8||Aanekar Suraj shaker||Gov. of India. Hindi Scholarship|
|9||Sutar Poonam Subhesh||Gov. of India. Hindi Scholarship|
|10||Gurav Sarika Balasaheb||Gov. of India. Hindi Scholarship|
|11||Jadhav Aishwarya Rajaram||Gov. of India. Hindi Scholarship|
|12||Mole shital Sarjerao||Gov. of India. Hindi Scholarship|
|13||Chougale Rajeshr iSopan||Gov. of India. Hindi Scholarship|
Students are subject to rules and code of contact framed by the authorities of the College. It shall be the duty of every student to conduct him/her with decorum in all places and circumstances.