Walchand College of Arts and Science, Solapur was established on 8th July 1962 with Arts, Science and Commerce faculties. However, in the year 1972, Commerce faculty was separated and was given the status of a separate college Hirachand Nemchand College of Commerce, Solapur. In 1979, Sholapur College, Sholapur was renamed at the auspicious hands of Hon. A.B. Vajpeyee, former P.M. of India. Our college began with Under Graduate departments of Chemistry, Mathematics, zoology, Botany and Geology in Science faculty. The subjects like History, Ardhamagadhi, Logic Co-operation, Public Administration; N.S.S., Tourism Geography, Environmental Science, Physics, Statistics, Electronics, Microbiology and Sports have been being offered at U.G. Part- I and II levels. With a view to enabling the students in this region to get educated in Master of Social Work a new academic adventure was undertaken in the form of P.G. department of Social Work in 1970. In 1972 the college started to run P.G. course in Zoology, which happened to be the first department outside Shivaji University. Likewise the P.G. Courses of part-I in English, Marathi, Sociology and Economics were also initiated in 1987. The complete P.G. courses in Marathi and Economics were started in 1997. Recently Solapur University, Solapur has recognized the departments of Chemistry and Zoology for research work in M.Phil, and Ph.D programmes. The college has initiated Entire B.Sc. Biotechnology course from June 2008. The college has also started M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry, Bioinformatics & Genetics) from June 2009. Recently the complete P.G. courses in Hindi & English were started in June 2009. It is our dream project to train and produce manpower in the field of this modern technology.From this Academic year the college has started the M.Sc. (Biotechnology) course.
The Walchand College of Arts and Science has total 35 no. of Class rooms available for teaching in the premises. The Class Rooms are completely dedicated for the Different activities which are conducted through out the academic year like Teachers Day, Traditional Day, and Science Day etc. Walchand College of Arts and Science, Solapur Library works as an effective central support system for the entire college catering to the information needs of streams, arts and science. It also provides as knowledge center for junior, senior, post graduate, MSW department , Biotechnology department as well as research centers and departments of the college. The library is open from 7.15am to 5.45 pm except for Sunday and holidays.
For outstation students seeking accommodation, the institute has the provision of hostel facility, the hostel that is placed in the Campus, carves out a homely atmosphere for the students. Separate boys and girls hostels are located within the campus. Decent and affordable boarding facilities are available in abundance.