Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Mahavidyalaya, Peth Vadgaon, Dist. Kolhapur was founded on 14th June 1982. The College is run by the Jayprakash Education Society and it is the only College run by it. The founder of the College, Hon’ble Nanasaheb Mane, Former Deputy Collector and Ex. MLA, realized the urgent need of higher education in Peth Vadgaon and its vicinity. The bulk of the student’s form these areas were deprived of the facility of Higher Education especially the girls and the students from weaker strata of the society. Due to their financial constraints, they were unable to go to nearby cities like Warananagar, Kolhapur, Ichalkaranji and Sangli for higher education. To provide Higher Education to them and to pay the debt of the society, the Hon’bleChairman set up this college. This aim has, to greater extent, been fulfilled.