People’s College, Nanded has been the first college in Marathwada region having been started on June 26, 1950 by Poojya Swami Ramanand Teerth, an ascetic and the spearhead of the Hyderabad Liberation Movement. Swamiji’s influence on the people was both political and moral. Swamiji was respected by the people in Hyderabad region in the spirit in which Gandhi was in India. The college occupies a special status in Marathwada region and is identified as an institute based on a sound moral footing, democratic functioning, non-commercial approach, social commitment, highly educated, richly experienced and well reputed faculty, a rich library, a beautiful campus and qualitative research. The college believes in
“कर्माचे डोळे ज्ञान ते निर्दोष होआवे”
The establishment of the college in 1950 was a landmark in the history of Marathwada. It proved to be an event that sowed the seeds of a great silent revolution in different walks of life in the region. The foundation of People’s College at Nanded was a step taken after profound contemplation by Poojya Swami Ramanand Teerth. He was a great visionary, quite ahead of time. He was a recluse having adopted Karmayoga. He renounced worldly possessions and allurations for better life so that he could fully devote to the emancipation of human beings from hunger, ignorance, exploitation, slavery, hatred, fear and poverty leading to all types of dependence. To Swamiji, Education was the panacea for all social and other evils.
After winning the freedom struggle, Swamiji, besides his political responsibilities as President of the Hyderabad State Congress and as Member of Parliament, turned his attention to education in general and higher education in particular as he believed that the aims of the social order which we hope to transform in to a democratic society and civilization based on liberty, equality, fraternity, justice and secularism to be attained through higher education, which is a crucial factor in the intellectual, moral and material development of our country. It could channelise the creative and productive energies of the youth of the nation in different fields, professions and occupations. According to him, this national goal could be attained through consciously designed and run higher education institutions. The setting up of people’s College at Nanded was a part of this mission and was destined to be a ‘Role Model’ institution in this movement.
The college is run by Nanded Education Society, Nanded. Swamiji worked as founder chairman of the Society till 1972 and Padmavibhushan Govindbhai Shroff, a great educationist and social activist in developmental movement, led the college as chairman till 2002. After Govindbhai Shroff, Dr.Venktesh Kabde, a well known cardiologist and social worker, former Member of Parliament, became Chairman of Nanded Education Society, Nanded. Adv. Chaitanyabapu Deshmukh is the Vice-Chairman. Sou. Shyamal Patki is the Secretary and C.A. Pravin Patil is the Joint-Secretary.
The college is situated on a beautiful campus covering 85 acres having a double storeyed building, a vast play ground, a rich library, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Reading Room, Late Narhar Kurundkar Auditorium, Tarabai Pranjape Vidyarthini Kaksha, Smt. Pramilatai Bhalerao Health Care Centre, a Research Centre etc. The college has Arts and Commerce faculties running Junior (H.S.C.) Vocational and Degree Courses. It also runs Post Graduate courses in Commerce, Marathi, Hindi, English, Political Science, Economics and Sociology. It has University recognized Research Centers in the subjects of Marathi, Hindi, English, Commerce, Economics and Political Science. It also conducts M.Phil. courses in the subjects of Marathi, Hindi, English, Political Science. The college is affiliated to Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded and is recognized under 2(F) and 12(B) of the UGC Act. It was also recognized twice as a College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) during 11th and 12th Plans.
The college governing body consists of 17 members elected by the General Body out of whom 8 are from the teaching category.
|1||Dr. Venktesh Kabde||President|
|2||Adv. Chaitanyabapu Deshmukh||Vice-President|
|3||Prof. Shyamal Patki||Secretary|
|4||CA. Pravin Patil||Joint Secretary|
|5||Adv. Gopalrao Aundhekar||Member|
|6||Shri Dhananjay Doiphode||Member|
|7||Adv. Yadupat Ardhapurkar||Member|
|8||Ms. Manjiri Purandare||Member|
|9||Shree Prafulkumar Agrawal||Member|
|10||Dr. B.D. Kompawar||Member|
|11||Shree K.M.G. Subhani||Member|
|12||Dr. L.P. Shinde||Member|
|13||Shree E.M. Khillare||Member|
|14||Mrs. Y.D. Bachhewar||Member|
|15||Principal Dr. D.U. Gawai,
( Principal, Science College, Nanded )
|16||Dr. R.M. Jadhav
( Principal, People’s College, Nanded )
|17||Mr. A.N. Giri,
( Head Master, People’s High School, Nanded )
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People’s College Nanded was the maiden college in Marathwada region started on 26th June 1950 by Poojya Swami Ramanand Teerth, a Karmyogi Sanyasi. Swamiji’s influence on the gentry was both political And moral.
Peoples College Nanded.Dist. Nanded,Maharashtra Pin – 431602.
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