Kalyan Wholesale Merchants’ Association is playing a very significant role in the social, cultural and educational life of Kalyan city. The Association has created a sound goodwill in the vicinity of the Kalyan by actively participating in various welfare and socio-economic activities. The ever increase in student population and insufficient centers for Higher Education are the main causes of motivating our Kalyan Wholesale Merchants’ Education Society to start the new Degree College in this area. The Society made efforts to start Arts and Commerce Degree College in the academic year 2002-2003. The Government of Maharashtra granted the permission to the Society to start Laxman Devram Sonawane Degree College of Arts and Commerce on “Permanently Non-Grant Basis” vide letter no. NCG 2002 NMV 01,2002 from the Higher and Technical Education Division, Mantralaya, Mumbai-400032 dated 15th July 2003. The University of Mumbai issued a formal permission letter to enroll the students on 22nd August, 2002, vide letter no. Aff/Recog/4031 dated 22/8/2002.
LIBRARY : College provides Library facility for all the students and faculty members. Besides Textbooks, many Reference Books, Journals, Magazine, Periodicals and Newspapers etc. are also available for students and for teaching staff
SPORTS :College provides facilities for Students to participate in Indoor and Outdoor sports activities. Inter-Class competitions / Tournaments are conducted and championship prizes are awarded to the winners. Students are also motivated to take part in Inter-Collegiate, Inter-University and State-Level sports.
CANTEEN :College provides in – house canteen facility to the Students and Staff.
The college provides several incentives in the form of concessions, Prizes, Awards to encourage the students for excellent academic performance.