It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all at the gateway of our college. It is a matter of great pride and honour to lead Arts, Science &Commerce College, Rahata, which has glorious tradition of two decades; and which has directly or indirectly helped in shaping the future of Rahata & Shirdi region. Hon’ble Padmashree Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil had a vision of education for the upliftment of rural masses. The college was established with the same vision of spreading knowledge in 1997, as an outcome of a sight of the man simpler than simplicity Hon’ble Padmabhushan Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil (Ex. Minister, Govt. of India, Founder Trustee, Shirdi Sai Rural Institute) and Hon’ble Dr. Y.K. Alagh(Ex. Minister, Govt. of India and Ex. Member of Planning Commission, India) and with the apt leadership of Hon’ble Shri. Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil(Leader of the Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly). Today, the college is beholding young enthusiastic leadership of Hon’ble Dr. Sujay Vikhe Patil,(CEO, SSRI, Rahata) and expanding its horizons.
Our College is unique in several ways. It encourages co-operation, teamwork and competitive spirit. Our strength lies in pleasant picturesque campus scattered over 21 acres; excellent state of art, pollution free environment, eco-friendly campus, outstanding infrastructural facilities; highly qualified and experienced faculty; well equipped laboratories, splendid library, gymnasium, spacious playground, commitment to personal attention, motivation to excel in academic and extra-curricular activities and continuous interaction with society.
The college offers Under Graduate degree programmes in Arts, Commerce and Science. We also run Post Graduate degree programmes in M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry), M.Com (Business Administration) and M.A. (Economics). Our faculty improves themselves with research activities like presenting and publishing Research papers in National and International Conferences and journals. Almost 70% of them either have M. Phil. or Ph. D. degrees and soon all of them will gain Ph.D. degrees. We encourage the faculty and the students to participate in the seminars, conferences and workshops. We also make the platform available to them by organizing National and State Level Seminar and Conferences frequently.
I am proud to tell you that the NAAC has accredited the college with ‘A’ grade with GPA 3.15, in 2012. The college is playing vital role in rural area and as a result, we have received the first prize of ‘Best Rural College Award’ from Savitribai Phule Pune University in the year 2013. The college is also honoured with the ‘Best College Award’ in the academic year 2011-12 by Student Welfare Board of University for implementation of so many activities for student development.
At Arts, Science &Commerce College, Rahata, it is our endeavor to delve deeper into the true purpose of education by giving our students opportunities and an environment which is positive, inspiring, challenging, stimulating and intellectually developed human resource. We strive to shape them into becoming effective and ethical managers. This is the most important contribution we make to the society.
I hope the college which has begun to make an impact already will mark its presence in the educational map of Maharashtra and contribute towards the construction of the future generations of India.
With Best Wishes,
Dr. B.K. Salalkar