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Shikshan Mandal  Karad’s

Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Karad


 Empowerment of Girl Students in Pursuit of Knowledge, Values and Self – Reliance

1) The first women’s college in Satara district.

2) The first and the only Home Science department in Satara District.

3) Offers B.A. M.A. (Geo) and B.Com courses.

4) Post graduate and Research centre in Geography.

5) Offers BCA , course affiliated to  YCMOU Nashik.

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Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Karad is the first Women’s college in Satara district of Western Maharashtra. The college is founded in 1986 by revolutionary and progressive leadership of Shikshan Mandal, Karad, which is on the verge of celebrating it centenary in the year 2020.

The college is committed to the noble cause of education of women, who are often marginalized. The college moulds young women through relevant courses in the formal and non-formal streams to achieve excellence in every walk of human life. The College envisions empowerment of girl students in the pursuit of Knowledge, Values and Self-reliance.

Further, the college is committed to provide a wide range of professional and vocational courses for women to meet the changing socio-economic needs, with human values and purposeful social responsibility and to achieve excellence with ‘quality in every activity’.

My college is recognized under section 2 (f) and section 12 B of the UGC Act 1956 since 1998.Accredited with ‘B’ Grade twice by NAAC Bangalore, the college has made its mark as an institution of repute in Western Maharashtra. It is committed to consolidating and reinforcing affordable programmes in terms of quality and expanding educational needs to prepare our students for global challenges. Affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur, we follow a holistic regimen so that the girl students who pass out are fully fledged, independent thinking individuals. Both, in terms of academic and extracurricular activities the college has been in the forefront in the region.

In 2008, Post Graduate Program like M.A/M.Sc. Geography has been started. In 2010,the Geography Research lab for MPhil and PhD research Students came into being. In 2016, Psychology has been introduced at special level for B.A. We have ensured availability of modern teaching –learning methods and use of ICT under the dynamic and proactive guidance of the Management. Our Contribution to Research is also significant. Out of the nineteen full time faculty, eleven have doctoral degrees. One faculty has submitted her doctoral thesis and doctoral research of three faculty is in progress. Faculty also publish their research papers and books regularly. Considering the economic constraints on our students who largely hail from rural and socially and economically weak background, due care is taken to provide financial help to students to enable them to pursue their dreams.

We stand for the balanced development of our girl students through capacity building and creation of new knowledge. We have a noble responsibility for the holistic development of our students. This has given way to the setting up of Competitive Exams Guidance Centre and Centre for Skill Development. Our students are actively engaged in outreach and extension activities through NSS.

We aim at forging passionately ahead to face the challenges and fulfill the demands of the 21st century. We emphasize commitment to social progress, peace and national integration through quality higher education.

We are grateful to all the support we receive from Shivaji University, Kolhapur and the Management. On behalf of the College, I request the parents, alumni, staff and students to join hands to fulfill our mission, vision and objectives.


Dr. P.B. Patil                                                                                            

Mahila Mahavidyalay, Karad


We believe -Education is the Transmission of Civilization…………….

Mahila Mahavidyalaya ,Karad


Mangalwar Peth , Karad 415110,

 Tal - Karad, Dist - Satara, Maharashtra.

Ph – 02164(220849)

Shikshan Mandal Karad’s

Dr. Pratap Bhaskarrao Patil


History :-

                 Mahila Mahavidyalaya is founded on August 7, 1986 to cater to the needs of higher education of women of Karad town and nearby rural areas by Shikshan Mandal, Karad, a well known educational society of Western Maharashtra. The society has given more attention to quality excellence rather than multipoint expression. It has provided possible good infrastructure, human resources and more than this, leadership with vision. It was felt in the latter half of the 1980 that a good women’s college is needed on the city side of Krishna bridge, a separating divide between the city on one side and Vidyanagar,  a higher education campus that had come up on the northern side of the bridge. The commuting from the city and surrounding rural area across the river was becoming hazardous to the students in general and girl students in particular. Karad being one of the educationally alive taluka  had a large population willing to educate their girl wards in higher education. But unfriendly social environment led them to crave for such a facility for girls’  academic and social security, assuring quality on the city side of the river Krishna. Thus Shikshan Mandal Karad was called on once again to answer the call of girls’  education in the city.

                 The women do differ in their psychological makeup and their learning priorities. So the co-educational environment often a misnomer or disguised masculine programme frustrates the academic aspirations of girls by the harsh hold, so Shikshan Mandal answered the call and established this college. It doggedly weathered down the financial tribulations of non-grant institution with heroic work of its intelligent teaching team and inquisitive students. The work succeed at the god pace and the college progressed and earned permanent affiliation  within eight years in 1994 and UGC listing has followed it in 1998. The college is accredited by NAAC with ‘B’ grade in 2004 and re-accredited with ‘B’ grade in the year 2012 respectively. At the end of academic year 2016-17, college classrooms are equipped with ‘Interactive Digital Boards’ as well as Wi-Fi Internet connectivity.

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Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Karad endeavours to empower girl students to be self-reluant and thereby a national asset by integrating values, providing quality education and skills


Miss. Simran Bhadulle conferred the degree of Bachelor of Arts on behalf of Vice-Chancellor Dr. Devanand Shinde in Annual Convocation Programme-2018, for securing First position in the Merit list of Backward Class students at B.A. Exam of Shivaji University, Kolhapur in 2016-17 & for securing fourth place in general merit list of B.A.

Two visiting faculty of Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Karad have successfully cleared the State Eligibility Test for lecturers of the state of Maharashtra held on 28 Jan. 2018.Smt. Bhasme Sujata Chandrashekhar –      Subject: Commerce

Shri. Avadhut Dattaray Kulkarni –    Subject: Geography

The faculty were felicitated by I/C Principal Dr. P.B. Darure and Vice Principal Smt. S. R. Prabhune

NAAC Reaccredited ‘B+’ (CGPA 2.69)

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1. The NAAC Peer Team is visiting Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Karad on Sept.10 - 11, 2018.

2. Alumni of Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Karad are cordially invited for the interaction of NAAC Peer Team with alumni on Sept.10,2018 at 1.30 pm.

3. Academic Year 2018-19 Term opens on 15 June 2018

4. Provisional admissions for BA /B Com II, BA / B Com III, MA II available

5. Regular lectures for B A/ B Com II, B A/ B Com III will start from 15 June 2018

6. BA /B Com I admission process to begin after declaration of HSC Exam results.

7. Women and girls who are not students of Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Karad can also apply for the various courses organized by the Centre for Skill Development of the College

Shikshan Mandal Karad's Secretary Hon.Shri Chandrashekhar Deshpande welcomes newly appointed Principal Dr. P. B  Patil at Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Karad. Also seen CEO Shri Yogesh Chiwate, I/C Principal Dr. P. B. Darure and Vice Principal Dr. Snehal R. Prabhune

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