Vidya Bharati Shaikshanik Mandal, Amravati’s Swatantrya Sainik Shri Kanhaiyalalji Ramchandra Innani Mahavidyalaya, Karanja lad, District Washim is one of the premiere education institutions of central India imparting education from UG to Ph. D. in Science, Arts and Commerce. The noted educationist and visionary Dr. Devisinghji Shekhawat along with his spouse hon’ble Smt Pratibhatai Patil, former President of India has laid the foundation of the institute in the year 1983 to cater the need of education of the students of this rural area. Under the inspiring and dynamic leadership of the President Mr. Raosaheb Shekhawat the college has acquired fabulous success by conquering new peaks of excellence. The college due to its magnificent achievements in curricular, extracurricular activities and work in societal up-liftment was conferred a prestigious status of College with Potential for Excellence by UGC new Delhi in 2005 and also accredited by NAAC (Bangalore) with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA- 3.24).
The college besides UG, PG and Ph. D. programmes offered by Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University also offers UG and PG programmes of Indira Gandhi Open University and Yashwantrao Chavan Open University to the students of the area. The college also offers UGC Career oriented courses, Bridge courses and Certificate courses devised by the different departments of the college. The college identifies slow and fast learners in the beginning of the session and conducts Remedial courses for slow learners and advance coaching for fast learners. The college also provides UGC sponsored coaching for Competitive Examinations and coaching for NET /SLET.
The college has its own state of the art building with well-equipped UG/PG and Research laboratories (13 no.), ICT enabled Classrooms, rich Library with modern ICT facility and INFLIBNET connectivity, excellent Indoor and Outdoor Sports Facility, Yoga centre, Modern GYM and serene and eco-friendly campus. The college also provides free Wi-Fi access to students and staff in collaboration with Jio. Since the inception, the college has tapped the talents amongst the students and accordingly motivated them. As a result numerous students of the college have acquired place in the merit list of the Universty and also outshined in various competitions organised by different Universities, colleges and brought laurels to the college. Ms. Megha Kotak, the student from M. Sc. I had the privilege of visiting Bahrain as a member of Indian Youth Delegation. She presented the impressive performance of Bharat Natyam there and enthralled the International Audience by her ingenuity and craftsmanship. She is also felicitated for being Best N. S. S. Volunteer by Dr. Murlidhar Chandekar, VC, SGBAU, Amravati. Ms. Saniya Sheikh, the student of B. A. Final, has represented the University in the National Youth Parliament held at New Delhi. It is for the first time in the history of the college that the two students from B. Sc. First Year, Mr. Hardik Arvind Kotak, and Ms. Tamanna Salimoddin Shiekh have accomplished the Colour Coats in Table Tennis. The college achieved academic progress by adding a student of PG Commerce, Ms. Monika Suresh Rajwani in the merit list of the university examinations on 7th rank during the year. Total 24 students of the senior college and 27 students of the junior college stood first in different subjects at college level. The students securing highest marks in various subjects in University and Board Examinations were awarded by Teachers and Members of the CDC individually with certificates, Mementos and Cash Prizes.
The visionary leadership provided by the pro-active management has been encouraging the Principal and his Colleagues (Teaching and Non-Teaching) to lead the college towards new horizons of success. Principal, Dr. P. R. Rajput, is elected as a President of Amravati University Chemistry Teachers Association (AUCTA) unanimously. He is awarded two patents in the field of Chemical Sciences. He is a member of the advisory board of NSS of SGB Amravati University and Shri Shivaji College, Amravati. He is also a member of Executive Committee of Vidya Bharati Shaikshanik Mandal, Amravati. Besides, total 5 faculty members were conferred with Ph. D. degrees during the session. Mr. Pratik Ingale qualified NET Examination in Computer Science during the year. Dr. S. E. Tayade, the faculty member, received RACE-2019 Bangkok Award with the title Young Scientist. Four faculty members registered as Research Supervisors during the session. The faculty members from various departments published 48 Research Papers and attended 27 Conferences/Seminars/ Workshops at International/National/State levels. During the session, 98 Workshops, Seminars and Academic Guidance Talks were organized by the different departments.
The college in collaboration with Vidya Bharati College, Amravati organized a National Conference on Emerging Trends in Science on 1st & 2nd Feb. 2019. As per the directives of SGBAU, Amravati, the college has organized a Degree distribution ceremony under Convocation on 16th March 2019. The college in order to provide a publication platform for researchers has launched a Vidya Bharati International Interdisciplinary Research Journal. The college publishes a Quarterly Bulletin Pratibha Darpan, Annual College Magazine Darpan and Wall Magazine Darpan. The college has a well-developed Library: Knowledge Resource Center, History Museum, Medicinal Garden, Meditation Hall, Indoor Stadium, Incubation Center, Students Development Cell (SGBAU), Students Counseling Cell, Students Grievance Redressal Cell and website ssskrmv.org.in. It further credits to have registered Alumni Association to support the college in achieving success. The college has Students’ Council as per the norms of the University to bring overall development of the students. It is through Sahitya Kala Abhyas Mandal, students can inculcate research aptitude.
In order to curb the menace of ragging the college produced a short Documentary on Anti Ragging under the able guidance of the principal Dr. P. R. Rajput. Recently, the Documentary was relayed through Virtual C 4 Centre from the website https://livestream.com/sgbau of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University.
It is really noteworthy that the programme of EVM, VVPAT Training was organized for the students by Knowledge Resource Center of the college in collaboration with Tahsil Office, Karanja (Lad) from 8th March, 2019 to 15th March, 2019 in the college. Apart from this, a programme of Voter Awareness through video clips and presentation are organized in the nearby villages. Indeed, Summer Camps are organized for the students of other colleges and schools. The college implements No Vehicle Day on every Saturday.
The college has been certified by Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015 for imparting Arts, Commerce and Science Education to UG, PG and Junior College. The Green Audit Team, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, acknowledged positive assessment of the college during the session. In fact, all these distinctive practices contribute to enhance quality education.