Janata Shikshan Sanstha’s Kisan Veer Mahavidyalaya, Wai, is one of the best rural colleges affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur. It was established by Shri. Kisan Veer, a veteran freedom fighter and by PadmavibhushanTarkteerthLaxmanshastri Joshi, a renowned Sanskrit scholar. The college made a humble beginning with only Arts and Commerce faculties in 1962.Dr. Appasaheb Pawar, the then Vice-Chancellor of Shivaji University, Kolhapur inaugurated the M. Com. Classes on 4 July 1969.
In 1973, the postgraduate classes of Marathi and English were added. The UG classes of the college got the permanent affiliation to Shivaji University, Kolhapur in 1982. The same year Science Faculty was added to the college.The present President Hon ShriPratapraoBhosale, through his personal initiative, raised donations to construct the second section of the Main Building consisting of spacious and well-equipped Science laboratories, big classrooms and chambers of the teaching faculty. In 1994, Museum and Green House were constructed through the UGC grants. The Science faculty and the postgraduate courses in Marathi, English and Commerce got permanent affiliation to Shivaji University, Kolhapur in 2001.Recently, in 2012, the Management started M. Sc. Organic Chemistry taking into consideration the requirement of industry during this era of globalization.With the help of the grants from the UGC, the Management has constructed Women’s Hostel and Indoor Sports hall. Our Management has shown a great sense of social commitment by constructing a noble project of Boys Hostel for the students belonging to the families of the farmers who have committed suicides. This project has been funded by the principal, the teaching & non-teaching staff and the alumni of the college.In 1962, the strength of the college was only 80. At present, it is more than six thousand. The growth of the college is not only quantitative but also highly qualitative. Our students have excelled in the academic, cultural, sports, NSS and NCC fields at the university, state, national and, sometimes, international levels. Many of our students have occupied good positions in administration, industry, banking, research, and corporate world.
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