About Babuji Avhad Mahavidalaya
In 1965, MLA N.G. alias Babuji Avhad established Parth Vidya Prasarak Mandal. Babuji was a freedom fighter and MLA for the period of 1957 – 1967. He established the college which served the population deprived of higher education The main objective of the college was to give opportunity of education to the rural and poor people mainly to the wards of those who migrate seasonally to sugar factories in all parts of Maharashtra. In 2001 the college was renamed “Babuji Avhad Mahavidyalaya” to express the gratitude and honour to Babuji. In January 2012, the college was awarded ‘A’ grade by the NAAC.
The vision of the college is “Nothing is pure and sane than the knowledge”.
This vision of providing educational facilities is reflected in the practices of the college. The college arranges curricular and extracurricular activities to provide basic education of the students. Area around Pathardi is rural population belonging to backward classes, especially Nomadic Tribes, seasonally migrating to sugar factories. These students are in need of earning livelihood jobs which can be achieved by graduating in Arts and Commerce faculties. Basically, they prefer police and armed forces, teaching profession and civil and banking services to some extent. The selection of specialization and general / core subjects is based on the needs of people whom we are dealing with. The mission and the objectives of the college are in relation with the national educational policy. The college follows the rules of Savitribai Phule Pune University, Government of Maharashtra and UGC. The college implements reservation policies and rules and regulations regarding the admission of students.
The institution’s objectives stress on quality of higher education, fair and indiscriminate education, sense of discipline, dignity of labour, to serve the needful, development of leadership qualities and democratic values, create social and civic responsibilities and improve the quality of life. It also strives to enable the students to develop linguistic competence, inculcate the traditions, democratic values, social and civic responsibilities, leadership qualities; Environmental Awareness etc. The college promotes the practices which provide value based education.
The efforts of the college to bring the positive change in the lives of the population around are supported by the efficient management under the leadership of Hon. Abhay Avhad, President, Parth Vidya Prasarak Mandal, the qualified and labourious staff and the educational and cooperative environment on the campus.