About Us

Ichalkaranji, located in Western region of Maharashtra State of India is a land of weavers. Being a leading centre of textile industry it is popularly known as the Manchester of Maharashtra. Formerly it was a small hamlet situated on the left bank of the river Panchganga. NaroMahadev, the founder of the Ghorpade family, made Ichalkaranjithe seat of his capital in 1708 A.D. It preserved its status of being a capital of his jahagiritill 1949.

In 1892 ShrimantNarayanraoBabasahebGhorpade became Jahagirdar of Ichalkaranji. Though there were limited resources at the disposal of his Jahagiri, he encouraged the industrial development of the town in every possible way.

Ichalkaranji, situated on latitude of 160 – 40’ North and longitude of 740-25’ East, comes under moderate rain shadow and has dry climate, which is suitable to textile industry. With the migration of weavers and village artisans from different parts of adjacent Karnataka state and also with the advent of Marwari merchants from far-away Rajasthan state in about 1934, the textile business grew by leaps and bounds. Now the textile industry has become the mainstay of economic life of people of Ichalkaranji.

Along with its industrial development ,ShrimantGhorpade also dreamt of developing Ichalkaranji educationally. By his blessings and initiatives of five donors, who were the ex-students of the then Govindrao High School, the present education institution was formed. It is now popularly known all over Maharashtra as Shri. N.B.Education Society (NBES). It has the history of over a century.

Keeping in mind the industrial background of the town, NBES started Shri. VenkateshMahavidyalayain June 1983. It began with an aim to meet the growing needs of commerce education of local students. The college which was started only with 77 students in 1983 has now grown quantitatively and qualitatively. It offers education for B.Com, M.Com and BBA students and has received a status of a CA Examination Centre that has made it convenient specially for the girl students to take these examinations at safe and familiar environment.


To become the premier educational institution to provide quality commerce education blending with moral and civic values, relevant in the present context.


To impart quality education in commerce to all classes of society and mould the students into socially responsible citizens and to contribute in the development of human resources enabling them to meet the contemporary challenges.


To offer the academic programmes in commerce and management compatible to the changing needs.

- To create conducive atmosphere to impart the quality commerce and management education

- To provide the higher education in commerce and management affordable to the students coming from the lowest strata of society

- To create and nurture a research culture with collaborative efforts of faculty, learners and local industrial and commercial establishments

- To encourage students to actively participate in curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for theirall-round development

- To provide job-oriented commerce and management education to the students coming from city and moffisul area

-To strive to bring about the excellence in teaching-learning process

-To sensitize the students and staff on gender and environmental issues and to strive for mainstreaming of girl students by focusing on women empowerment

-To interact and collaborate with local community and industries

- To create a sense of service and social awareness among students by encouraging them to participate in social movements and prepare them for community development and nation building

Name of the College: Shri Venkatesh Mahavidyalaya, Ichalkaranji.

Address: Govindrao High school Campus, Rajwada Chowk, Ichalkaranji , PIN: 416 115, Taluka : Hatkanangale, Dist. Kolhapur, State : Maharashtra.

E-mail: mshrivenkatesh@yahoo.com

Principal: Dr.Vijay A Mane (M.Com, M.Phil, M.B.A)

Location : Town

Affiliating University : Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Year of Establishment : June, 1983

Year of Affiliation : From June 1983 (Temporary) and From June 1999 Permanent)

Year of Recognition : U/S 2 (f) of UGC Act: 1994, U/S 12 B of UGC Act: 1998

Year of Last Reaccreditation (IIICycle):30/10/2017 Score: 2.31Rating: ‘B’ Validity: Up to October 29, 2022.

NAAC Accreditation Cycle On-Site Peer Team Visit Dates Peer Team Score Grade Valid upto
1 27th & 28thNovember,2003 Prof.V. Ramkishtaiyya—Chairman (Former V.C., Osmania University, Hyderabad) Prof.P.T. Pattanshetti, Member (Former Principal, Gogate College, Belgaum Dr. M.S. Shyamsundaram, Member-Co-ordinator (Deputy Adviser NAAC, Banglore) 73.80% B 26/10/2009
2 27th & 28thAugust, 2010 Prof. Bhardesh Prajapati—Chairman (V.C., Veer Narmad South Gujrat University, Surat, Gujarat) Dr. Mangal Mishra, Member (Principal, Shri Cloth Markrt Kanya Vanijya Mahavidyalaya, Ganeshganj, Indore, Madhya Pradesh) Prof. Jagdeesha, Member-Co-ordinator (Dean, Academic Karnatak State Open University, Manasagangotri, Mysore, Karnataka) 2.12% B 04/09/2015
3 13th&14th October,2017 Prof.B. P. BHAT NAGAR(Chairman),Prof. B.B. Parida(Member), Dr B. K. Satyanarayan(Member Co-ordinator) 2.31 B 29/10/2022