From Principal’s Desk:


Shri Swami Vivekanand Shikshan Sanstha’s Vivekanand College, Kolhapur was established in 1964 by Late Shikshanmaharshi Dr. Bapuji Salunkhe with a motto, “Dissemination of Education for Knowledge, Science and refined culture”. The college is located in the prime area of the city having pleasant, healthy and beautiful atmosphere. The strength of the college is more than 8000 students including Junior Students. The college is reaccredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC with CGPA 3.12 in the second cycle and CGPA 3.24 in the third cycle. The college has been identified as the College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) twice by the UGC and included in the star college scheme by the Dept. of Bio-technology , Govt. of India. In the year 2014-15 the college has been granted B.Voc and Community College programmes in Foundry  Technology and Graphic Design / Art by the UGC and the placement record is 100% for these courses. The college is recognised as one of the best colleges in the university, not only in academics but also in the field of sports, cultural and extension activities. The college principal has been honoured by offering a Certificate of merit for securing first position in the university by obtaining maximum number of merit scholarships of the university  continuously for the last 16 years. In the year 2017 the college stood first in the university, 5th in Maharashtra and 58th in India  in National Institutional Ranking Framework undertaken by the ministry of HRD, Govt of India. All these achievements are the matter of pride to all the stakeholders of the college. Being  the principal of the college I welcome all the students, parents and other stakeholders in the beautiful premises of the college.


                                                                                                            Prin Dr. S. Y. Hongekar