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.


As the motto of the institution ( SatkriyaAcharavi) indicates the college is devoted to internalise the moral and ethical practices that lead to good deeds. By following the righteous behaviour the college aims to achieve excellence in imparting commerce and management education and build the responsible citizens with good character and high ethical standards.

Quality policy of the college very clearly manifests the vision, mission and core values of the institution. The objectives set to materialise this vision have led to the formation of the quality policy. In tune with it the college has formed the Quality policy statement as follows:

The institution is committed to

• Envisage micro level planning, implementation procedure and developing stages for the qualitative initiatives,

• Follow the transparent, systematic and judicious procedure of student enrolment,

• Impart education by the qualified, experienced and dedicated faculty,

• Update the faculty and staff by deputing them to FDPs and subject related seminars, conferences and workshops,

• Facilitate students with the essential amenities and the advance technologies of education communication,

• Update the infrastructure and enhance it as per the educational needs,

• Incur feedback from the stakeholders for sustaining and improving quality,

• Evaluate the mechanism of the college by regular exercise of Academic and Administrative Audit,

• Retrospective and speculative exercise to locate the quality status of the college,

• Decentralised and participatory administrative structure for the effective management.

The college is akin to take efforts to reach the Quality Policy to all stakeholders and implement it rigorously.

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 (II Cycle):05/09/2010 Score: 2.12 Rating: ‘B’ Validity: Up to 04 September, 2015.

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