Vivekanand College, Kolhapur which was established in 1964 is known as one of the best quality colleges in Maharashtra. About 7000 students are enrolled every year for various programmes. Besides the conventional programmes like B.A., B.Com.and B.Sc., the college offers the professional programmes like B.B.A., B.C.A., B.C.S., B.Sc. (Biotechnology) and M. B. A. The college also provides opportunity to undertake degrees like B.Lib.,M.Lib. and M.B.A. of YCMOU, Nashik.
The college has also acquired reputation in the fields of dance, drama, music, other arts and sports, besides academics. Our college has been securing the first place for last twelve years by winning maximum number of Shivaji University Merit Scholarships. The faculties of the college are not only excellent in teaching but also in research. In the academic year 2013-14, in all 27 minor and major research projects are undertaken by the faculties.
The college has won the ‘MeghnathNageshkar Trophy’ of Shivaji University for the Best College in the field of Sports for eleven years continuously. SandipTarate and SnehankitaVarute are the recipients of the “ChhatrapatiShivaji Award”. RahiSarnobat is the winner of the World Shooting Championship held in Korea in March 2013. RahiSarnobat and VeerdhavalKhade represented India in ‘London Olympics-2012’, which is a historic record as both belong to the same college. Till date the college has produced more than 250 national and 10 international sports persons.
The college has also proved its talent in the field of cultural activities by winning General Championship in the Central Youth Festival of the university for seven consecutive years. Our student UshaJadhav, a film actress, is the winner of ‘The Best Actress National Award-2013’ for her performance in Marathi film ‘Dhag’. Presently, our three girl students are heroines in the five different Marathi films.
Our Placement Cell is very active as during last five years 537 students are placed in the various organizations like Wipro, Infosys, TCS, Patni Computers, Eton, Reliance Insurance, Federal Bank and South Indian Bank. The students are also guided for State Civil Services examinations at our Competitive Examination Guidance Centre which has produced more than 100 officers during the last five years.
Considering the strengths of the college, the NAAC, Bangalore has reaccredited the college with ‘A’ Grade. The college is identified as the “College with Potential for Excellence” by the UGC, and included in “The Star College Scheme” by the DBT, Govt. of India.