Vitthalrao Patil Mahavidyalaya[VPM] is a degree [Arts, Commerce &Science] college situated in Kale, the western region (belongs to Konkan Area) of Panhala tahsil in Kolhapur District in Maharashtra State. It was founded on 30th June 2000 by Shri Datta Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Panutre. The Teachers who worked as I/c Principal and Principal of this college respectively are at a glance.

Sr. Tenure Name of the Principal
1 2009 – 2010 Professor M. J. Jadhav (I/c)
2 1 June 2010 – 1 Dec.2014 Principal (Dr.) S. J. Naik
3 1 Dec. 2014 – 20 April 2016 Professor M. J. Jadhav (I/c)
4 21 April, 2016 to 31 March Principal (Dr). B. M. Ladgaonkar
5 1 April 2021, onward Dr. K N.Rakshase

The college is named after Indian born Shri Vitthal Shankar Patil, the institute founder, who devoted honestly towards education for all (castes, creeds, religions etc.) in society. The college has got Permanent Affiliation by Shivaji University, Kolhapur on 22 April 2014.

The college has only senior section. The senior wing offers bachelor’s degrees in 7 disciplines [Arts], 2 disciplines [Commerce], 6 disciplines [Science], spanning languages, humanities, social sciences, commerce creative sciences. The post-graduation in M A and M Com [Distant Education, Shivaji University, and Kolhapur] degrees are also made available for who deserves for higher education. In addendum, college availed pre preparation for degree and degree courses in Arts and Commerce of Yashawantrao Chavan Maharashatra Open University, Nashik [Maharashtra].It provide atheletic and culture facilities for students.

Vitthalrao Patil Mahavidyalaya is known for its close association with region need particularly educational. Its founder is amongst the pioneers of love, eagerness for education and society literacy and development. The college has produced thousands of graduates. It is to be noteworthy to state here that this college has been granted as ‘Special Case’ for Local and Gramin (Rural) Higher Education by Maharashtra Government in year 2000. The college is recognized by UGC New Delhi under 2 (F) and 12 (B) on 2 Dec. 2014. It receives the financial help from UGC for the construction of campus, buildings and general development.

More than 4 acres campus of the college is located in the heart of the ‘Saucer’ shaped natural sight covered with mountains, hills, valley, river and hygienic climate in Kale. It is fully polution free.

During the period 1985-86, there was a pressing need to modernize the education system to fight against ill literacy, traditional education system and to introduce scientific, research oriented higher education throughout India as a Higher Education Ploicy matter by Govt. of India. The Local educational lover Vitthal Patil put his efforts into the formation of a Sanstha for Kale region [Dhamni and Kasari Khora] people. The result was into New Prathmic Vidyalaya, Vitthal Patil Madhymic Vidyalaya and Jr. College, Shankar Patil English Medium School, Yashawant Semi English School, Mahatama Magasvargiy Vidhyarthi Vastigrah, D Ed College, Vitthalrao Patii Khajgi Audyogic Prashikshan Kendra, Vitthalrao Patil Mahavidyalay, Kale. Boosted by its success, Shri Datta Shikshan Prasarak Mandal was formed on 6th Nov. 1985 and a decade later Vitthalrao Pati lMahavidyalaya (2000) was founded. The V PM in Kale is in between State Sub High Way Kolhapur – Gaganbawda and Bajar-Bhogav on the west side of Panhala Tahsil. The college was inaugurated by Shri Vasant S Alwekar, the local social worker and lover of education.

In 2016, the college completed 15 years of existence. Shri Vitthal Shankar Patil was the president of the Sanstha Founding Celebration and successfully continuedit till date. He quoted in one of his speeches:

‘’… . Standing here today, I feel that history has been written in Kale – history of self help, history of self-reliance, history of great and constructive National Education efforts, has been written on this very spot (Kale)…

Cultural Ambassador – 7th International Vladivostok Biennale Festival (Russia) Honoured Diploma (as high appreciation) for Presentation

Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.) Cultural Project under Cultural Exchange between Russia – India Research Papers on regional themes (India) in International Conference at U S A

U G C New Delhi – Associateship under IUC- IIAS, Shimla Projects,Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Publications, Papers at National & International Level

Mahatma Gandhi Samman at House of Lords, London (U K)

Teaching Faculty

Highly qualified & experienced faculty Faculty contribution at International, national, State, University, Village, Sanstha,

Regional & Individual level. Faculty publication at International & National, Univesitylevel Faculty as writer, editor, convener for syllabus of University

Research Guidance for M.Phil. & Innovative Ideas in Teaching – Learning Process

Sr.No. Name of Faculty Designation Qualification Experience
1 Dr.B.M.Ladgaonkar Principal M.A.,M.Phil.,DHE.,Ph.D.,D.Litt. 30 yrs
2 Mr.M.J.Jadhav Assi.Prof. M.A,SET,NET 6 yrs
3 Mr.P.B.Tatale Assi.Prof. M.A.,M.Phil 6 yrs
4 Dr.Selukar S.M Assi.Prof. M.A.,SET,Ph.D 6 yrs
5 Dr.Dhuture M.G Assi.Prof. M.A.,NET,Ph.D 6 yrs
6 Mr.Sonkamble D.N Assi.Prof. M.A,SET 6 yrs
7 Mr.Kamble J.A Assi.Prof. M.A.,M.Phil 6 yrs
8 Mr.Suryawanshi N.N Assi.Prof. M.A,SET,NET 6 yrs
9 Mrs.Vyawhare P.G Assi.Prof. M.A,SET 6 yrs
10 Mr.Rakshase K.N Assi.Prof. M.A,NET 6 yrs
11 Mr.Yamgekar V.S Assi.Prof. B.COM.,B.P.Ed ,M.P.Ed 6 yrs
12 Mr.Patil N.V Assi.Prof. M.A.,SET 3 yrs
13 Mr.Jadhav S.B Assi.Prof. M.A.,SET 3 yrs
14 Mr.Patre K.B Assi.Prof. B.A.,Bed,NET 3 yrs

Non-Teaching Staff

Sr.No. Name of Faculty Designation Qualification Experience
1 Shri.V. B.Patil Head Clerk B.A (II) 13 yrs
2 Shri.N.M.Powar J.Clerk M.Com 10 Yrs
3 Shri.S.V.Alwekar Lib.Attend. M.Lib 12 yrs
4 Shri.P.A.Koli Lib.Attend. M.Lib 12 yrs
5 Shri.D.M.Patil Peon H.S.C 11 yrs
6 Shri.P.B.lambor Peon S.S.C 11 yrs
7 Shri.S.H.Desai Peon 11 yrs