||The village of Hatkanangale, although a Taluka
place, is one of the draught-stricken and heavily poor rural
areas of Maharashtra. It is mainly populated by disadvantaged
sections of our society. Except railway line, some administrative
offices and a school (secondary), there was no place for the
people who wished to pursue higher education and shape their
personality & career. Hon. Mr. Annasaheb Dange, the then
minister of rural development of Maharashtra state understood
and answered to this urgent & persistent call of this rural
area. When he decided to initiate this program into rural area
of Hatkanangale, the first task was to spread the education
into rural mass-especially the disadvantaged sections of our
society, like, the women and deprived castes & communities.
Besides, he had to try this experiment in such area where
the rate of higher education was next to minimum. Nevertheless,
Hon. Mr. Annasaheb Dange, along with his enthusiastic team,
undertook the responsibility and with clear vision, first
of all build up the proper infrastructure for the learning
and then started enrolling the students (June 1998). Then
the institution never looked back.
Since its inception under the non-grant status, the college
is heading painstakingly towards the excellence in higher
education. Accordingly it received acknowledgements from various
external assessment agencies. The year 2004 was the year of
institute's accreditation by NAAC in which the efforts of
institution and its vision were awarded with B grade. The
faculty of Arts became grantable in 2004, followed by the
faculty of Commerce in 2007. Besides, in 2006 it received
Permanent Affiliation to the Shivaji University, Kolhapur,
too. Besides, in this year (2009), the college was awarded
by the UGC with 2(F) & 12 (B) status. Now all the faculties
of in the college are grantable, permanently affiliated and
heading towards the re-accreditation process. In the last
academic year (2008-09) the college steppe in its Decade year
with a new faculty of Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA)
and a total strength of 451 (93 students in est. year of 1998).
Throughout these years, the students benefited by various
facilities in the college like, full-fledged & well-furnished
physical infrastructure with a library and study-rooms, the
computers & internet, and many other programs.
Along with the academical pursuits, the college also tried
to inculcate values among the students & sensitized them
with the issues, like, respect to the national development,
environmental conservation, civic sense, social commitment
& global competencies. The college always framed and updated
its activities to this end. Besides, the studentsd were also
equipped with latest knowledge through which they became competent
in the current globalization.
Along with this development of the college, the primary and
secondary high-school (with boarding facility) and a primary
school (English medium) were also set up in the same campus.
We have also devised & proposed plan for the Post Graduate
teaching in the college. Then we would be able to fulfill
the promise of providing a complete educational infrastructure
and opportunity (from KG to PG) to the rural neighborhood.