Estd- 1st May 1971

|| Be one with downtrodden and the underprivilged ||

Shri Shivaji Education Society, Karad's
Board for Higher Education, Karad

Venutai Chavan College, Karad

वेणूताई चव्हाण कॉलेज , कराड

Affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Accredited as "B" Grade(3rd Cycle) by NAAC, Bengaluru


With his good educational background, Late Hon. Shri Yashwantrao Chavan realised that education of the masses alone is the panacea for the populace of this country. Also seeing the truth in Mahatma Gandhi’s belief that `India lives in its villages’ he decided that rural India needed more educational facilities. With this view therefore, he, along with close confidantes, established the Shri Shivaji Education Society, Karad in 1945 with the prime objective of promoting quality education at the Primary, Secondary as well as Higher (college) levels in all streams such as Arts, Science, Technology, Industry, Agriculture, Commerce, etc along with providing adequate infrastructure and advanced facilities for the same. Spreading of this educational atmosphere in the surrounding region was also another of its important objectives. Accordingly, it started the Shri Shivaji Vidyalaya Karad in 1945.


In 1956, the need for a pure Science college in the region was felt strongly. But starting one was like adopting a white elephant and nobody was willing to take up the challenge. The credit for taking this bold step goes to Late Hon. Shri Yashwantrao Chavan, who along with his associate, Late Hon. Shri P. D. Patil and others put in their best efforts to realise this dream. Fired with a passion, they established the `Science College’ in June 1958. Today, this college - now known as Yashwantrao Chavan College of Science, Karad - is one of the premier educational Institutions in this region.

The society always looks to keeping up with new trends in education and at the same time paying attention to the socially and economically weaker sections of society through its vision

The society is constituted as a trust with the following members as trustees:

Late Hon. Pandurang Dadasaheb Patil
Hon.MLA Shri Shamrao (Balasaheb) Pandurang Patil
Hon. Shri Nandkumar Laxman Batane
Hon. Dr. Ashokrao Shankarrao Dubal
Hon. Shri Arun Pandurang Patil
Hon . Shri Bhaskarrao Dattatray Kulkarni

The society today runs the following educational institutions:

Yashwantrao Chavan College of Science, Karad
Venutai Chavan College, Karad
Shri Shivaji Vidyalaya, Karad
Vithamata Vidyalaya and Junior College, Karad
Maharashtra High School, Karad
Shri Shivaji Vidyalaya, Masur
Shri Shivaji Vidyalaya, Karve
Adarsh Primary School, Karad
Deshbhakta Bhikoba Appaji Salunkhe Vidyalaya, Kival
Venutai English Medium School, Karad

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