Sarvajanik Arts and Commerce College Visarwadi has started functioning in Arts stream from the academic session 2001-02 with an intake capacity of 120 students for B.A. course. It has achieved many milestones under the guidance of the governing body i.e. Visarwadi Education Society, Visarwadi . In the year 2006, the intake capacity of first year B.A. course was increased up to 220 students, as proposal for grant of additional division has been approved by Govt. of Maharashtra. The Institute received its first permanent principal in the year 2007 and in the next two years the process of recruitment of permanent staff is completed up to 80%.
In the year 2009, the distance education study centre was established with the kind support of YCMOU, Nashik ( an open university established by Maharashtra Govt.). This study centre offers U.G. and P.G. level degree programmes (B.A. and M.A. in Hindi, Marathi and English.) in Arts stream. Centre is actively contributing in educating the needy people who are in service and can’t attend the college regularly due to their work. The funds generated from this centre is utilised for the development of facilities in the institute.
The NAAC accreditation was done successfully with ‘B Grade’ in the year 2013, while the target of 100% recruitment of the permanent faculty was also completed in the same year. It is a matter of great proud to us that we have adopted fair and transparent mechanism to recruit the best and well qualified teachers across the country. We have recruited teachers formHimachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Stateand everybody feel very happy in learning the spoken Hindi communication skills and cross culture characteristics from them. The institute has also implemented the reservation policy of the Govt. very strictly. Near around 70% of the staff have been recruited from the disadvantaged categories (SC,ST,OBC) including one Divyang teacher.
The apex bodies have also appreciated the efforts and practices of the institute for the promotion of quality culture in academic and non academic sector. In the year 2013, the affiliating university has honoured the institute with the ‘Best College Award’ for its remarkable achievements in curricular and extracurricular activities. Every year, the students of the institute are baggingGoldMedalsand occupying top ranks in the merit list of the affiliating university. Similarly, alumni are alsopursuingresearch degrees, qualifying the NET/SET /competitive examsand have been placed on top positions in private and public sectors.
Step by step, it has obtained status of permanent affiliation in the year 2015 from the affiliating university and the very next year Viz. 2016, it has become eligible for the Central Assistance from the UGC, New Delhi , as it included the list prepared under section 2(f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956. The institute has subscribed the N-list INFLIBNET programme from UGC to strengthen the ICT and digital facilities.
The teachers of the institute are actively participating in professional growth and research activities. Recently, Hon’ble Principal was awarded with national level ‘Best Teacher Award’, while one more faculty member is recognised as Ph.D. Guide by the affiliating University.
The institute strongly deserves for the developmental grants of the UGC, New Delhi, as it is imparting quality higher education exclusively to tribal communities. Near around 97% of the students are tribal while 2% students belong to SC and OBC categories. The institute is vigorously looking towards the UGC’s infrastructure development schemes, as no advertisement and proposals are invited by the UGC, New Delhi since 2016. Institute is dedicated to provide the best infrastructure and facilities to make the teaching-learning process more meaningfull and fruitful. At this juncture, the functioning of the institution are in tune with the visions of the apex bodies (Governing body, affiliating university, Govt. of Maharashtra and UGC, Delhi) and it is well progressing to develop the quality culture for higher education.