The college has been started way back in June, 1954 with only 54 students in a single Arts Faculty. It has been flourished over the years to become a multi-faculty institution with 24 departments, a large number of support services and interdisciplinary activities at present. The campus is spread over about 6.8 hectors. The total student strength of Senior and Junior College is more than 12,500. The number of teaching and non-teaching staff is above 400. Now college is the one of the biggest and well known multifaculty colleges in the jurisdiction of Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Ours is the first college in India opened at the Tehsil place. Our students hail from 350 distant villages. More than 95% students come from rural area. The objective of the founder of our Sanstha, Padmabhushan Dr. KarmaveerBhaurao Patil was to impart education to the poorest of the poor through self-help; irrespective of caste, creed and religion. Recognized by the University Grants Commission with 2(f) and 12(b), the college offers diversified programmes in the conventional, non- conventional and professional modes. Apart from this the college imparts skill and career oriented education through 42 Short term courses. A large number of students are benefited by support services and inter - disciplinary activities provided by the college. It is also designated as the Lead College by Shivaji University to lead the cluster of 13 colleges in the vicinity. The college also offers access to distance mode of learning through the centers of Shivaji University and Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University. The college has sound infrastructure, highly qualified and experienced teaching staff, number of support services and established tradition to provide quality education to the needy masses deprived of education.
Recognizing its Contribution to higher education, the college is awarded with the status of Community College by UGC and FIST by Department of Science and Technology (DST). Government of India. NAAC Bangalore has accredited the College at A + grade with 3.63 CGPA in the 3rd cycle of assessment and accreditation. Besides it is ISO 9001 2015 certified and recognized for its quality education.
In the Academic Year 2017-18 the College has received “Karmaveer Paritoshik” for being “Adarsh College” in the Sanstha.
In June 2019, the college is awarded with an Autonomous Status by UGC, New Delhi, recognizing its contribution to the higher education. The college is also a RUSA beneficiary as well as UGC-PARAMARSHA Scheme beneficiary.