The Night College of Arts and Commerce, Ichalkaranji was started in 1983, the first unit run by the D.B.B.Khanjire Shikshan Sanstha, Ichalkaranji under the leadership and guidance of Smt.Sarojini Khanjire, and Principal Dr.D.K.Patil, the founder secretary & Principal of the institute. This is the unique Night College which is located in semi urban area and not at district place. This is full-fledged college having nine departments under Arts faculty and two departments under commerce faculty.

After the success of this first Higher Education unit, the institute, considering the needs of neighbourhood D.B.B.Khanjire Shikshan Sanstha, Ichalkaranji decided to provide multi-faceted education. At present the society successfully runs various, Formal Education units like Pre-primary, Primary High school, (both Marathi and English medium) Day-Junior College, Night-Junior College & School for Deaf and Dumb.

Under the Non-formal Education stream, the institute runs the centre of Y.C.M.O.U. Nashik. This centre provides B.A., B.Com, B.A.M.C.J., B.A. Textile, M.B.A. and Computer courses.

Under the distance mode- the institute runs number of short term, need-based and skill-oriented courses of Shivaji University, Kolhapur Adult and Continuing Education and Extension Services Department, such as Montessory Teacher Training Course, T.V. Repairing Course, Yoga Classes, Marathi – Accounting Course. Ballad Arts Course, Library Management Course

The institute has special unit “Deshbhakta Babasaheb Khanjire Rural and Research Institute” – to motivate and provide research facilities

As per the Vision and Mission of the institute, considering the needs and convenience of the neighbourhood society, the institute provides quality higher and multi-faceted education to deprived, weaker, worker and minority sections to make them ideal civilians. The students of this institute have been performing very well in academic cultural and sports activities. They have achieved grand success not only at University, State or National level but also International level.

Significant feature and aspect of this institute is the facility of Higher Education in Urdu language. This is only one college providing this facility under Shivaji University jurisdiction. Through this the institute has provided Urdu Education especially to Muslim community students. In addition to this, the institute has been contributing in National Integration by protecting and preserving Urdu language. As one of the important objectives, the institute functions to accelerate secular culture for nation building. This is highly acclaimed by the Peer Teams of NAAC Banglore at the time of vist.

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