Shri Venkatesh Mahvidyalaya, founded in June, 1983, has been playing the significant role in spreading the commerce education in and around Ichalkaranji town, which is popularly known as the Manchester of Maharashtra State because of its predominance in textile business. Under the able leadership of Shri. Narayanrao Babasaheb Education Society, more than a century-old education society, the college has crossed many landmarks during the last 34 years.

Since the first batch (1983-1986) till 2015-16, in all 34 students have stood in the merit of Shivaji University, inclusive of 19 students from B. Com., 11 from M.Com. and 4 from B.B.A. course. Out of them, 3 students of B.Com. course and two from M.Com. have secured the First Position in the rank of Shivaji University. The University has granted the Certificate of Merit to the college for securing the First Rank in Faculty of Commerce (Semi-urban category) in University Merit/ Scholarship Scheme for the year 2015-16. The college faculty strives to impart the students the basic and advanced knowledge of major subjects covered under commerce faculty using various teaching tools like class-seminars, GD, PPTs, concept maps, quiz, lecture videos, films and industrial visits along with traditional teaching method.

The college has played a cascading role in the career building and personality development of the students who have brought laurels to the college in academics, sports and cultural fields. We have tried our level best to enhance the employability quotient of students through numerous co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. We have tried to inculcate the discipline, love for social service, awareness about fundamental rights and duties, pride for our culture, self-development among students through different activities like NSS, Readers’ Club, Literary Association, Commerce & Accountancy Association Economics Association Girls Forum and Management Games etc. All this has been possible with the dedicated and strenuous efforts and hard-work of experienced faculty and the whole-hearted co-operation of management. The college is relentlessly striving to maintain the academic excellence and at the same time encourages the students to participate in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities organized on and off the campus.

RAR of the college is submitted to NAAC on 31st March, 2017 for 3rd A/A cycle and during on-site visit of NAAC Peer Team I hope that the efforts taken so far will be corroborated.

Dr.Vijay A Mane

(M.Com, M.Phil, M.B.A)