I heartily welcome you at this website of our college –Ajara Mahavidyalaya , Ajara.It is my privilege to bring warm greetings to you after having assumed charge as the Incharge Principal of the college. The Ajara Taluka is located at south-west corner of the Kolhapur Distirict in Maharashtra and it is on the boundries of the two states –Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The entire taluka is rural, remote and included in D+ zone i.e. hilly / jungle area. Hence transportation facilities were poor. Also, there was no institute of higher education in taluka. Most of the students in the taluka belong to poor farmer families and poor farm-worker families and they were away from higher education. To bring them in stream of higher education , the Chairman- Late Kashinath charati, the Chief exicutive Officer- Late Madhavrao Deshapande and their colleagues in the management of Janata Education Society having the vision and dream of higher education, founded a great institute - the college , “Ajara Mahavidyalaya, Ajara” in 1982. Though the college is situated at the taluka place – Ajara , students from 84 villages in the taluka are having higher education in the college. Some are the first learners from their families.
The college started with only 51 students and in academic year 2018-19 , 1172 students were admitted in the college which there were 508 girl students. The college primarily offers degree programs in traditional disciplines of Commerce , Arts and Science at UG level. Today, the college is the only aided college in the taluka with Arts, Commerce and Science wings. In addition, by considering the demand, convenience and need of students and parents the college is running subjects such as Statistics and Hindi at special/degree level, 3 year program in subject -Computer Science, 3 year program of B.C.A.at UG level , 2 year P.G. programs such as M.A.in Economics and M.Com. in Accountancy on non-grant basis. Today, students not only from Ajara taluka but also from neighbouring talukas such as Chandagad, Gadhinlaj from Kolhapur District and Sawantwadi taluka from Sindhudurg District are enjoying the advantage of the educational programs run by the college.
The college also offers education in Arts, Commerce, Science and vocational/ HSCVC wings at Junior /10+2 level. So there is optimum use of infrastructure and students are having Higher Secondary education and Higher education under one roof .
There are various Departments/ Committees of teachers which undertake different co-curricular and extracurricular activities for all-round development of the students. So students of the college are performing well in different areas. My main concern shall be that the college continues to strive towards academic excellence, social relevance and spiritual vitality. I am delighted to state that the college is growing in many areas, including infrastructural development, and innovative initiatives. Due emphasis is being laid on imparting sound education to girl students and at present their strength is more than 50 percent. I am confident that the college, with its rich legacy, besides being blessed by his divine hands, will be able to contribute richly in shaping young minds , resulting in national development.
Dr. A. N. Sadale