The proposal to start a new college in
Paratwada was first discussed at a meeting of Bharatiya Vidyamandir
Amravati a society organised by the educationists. It was felt
that a new Arts and Commerce College was needed in the area
as there was necessity for tribal students. Arts and Commerce
college was established in the year 1969, and then it was affiliated
to Nagpur University. The naming ceremony of Arts and Commerce
as Bhagawantrao Shivaji Patil Mahavidyalaya was performed at
the hands of Hon'bl Shri. Vasantrao Naik, Chief Minister of
Maharashtra in 1970.Getting the affiliation of the University
was a difficult task. The management had to face and surpass
many obstacles. The medium of instruction was Marathi. But this
year we have started separate English medium undergraduate class
on the demands of the learners in commerce. We presently offer
P.G.courses in Arts and Commerce,Certificate Course in Rural
Handicrafts besides regular Arts and Commerce.
The Management of the college is aware of o its social responsibilities.
In the present Governing Council the president Shri D.N. Alias Dadasaheb Metkar
and General Secretary Shri R.K.Bijwe are basically educationists.
Shri Babanrao Metkar Ex MLA, Shri M.G.Dhote ex Principal Dhanwate
National College, Shri Babasaheb Somwanshi Ex-MLC,Shri G.S.Vaidya
Ex-Principal Bharatiya Mahavidyalaya, Amravati, Shri Babasaheb
Patil Ex-MP,MLA have contributed a lot for the development of
Our college runs Junior and MCVC wings along
with UG and PG courses. We have definite aims and objectives.
One of the main objectives is to educate people who belong to
poor families in rural and tribal areas of Melghat.
Most of the parents in Melghat could not offer to send their
children to distant places for higher education. Paratwada offers
plethora of government and semi-government hostels. We have
started the construction of ladies Hostel. In such a favourable
condition the students of Melghat are expected to develop their
career in our college. Thus our college is a great blessing
for these disadvataged learners.
During the last 41 years the college has grown both qualitatively
and quantitatively. NAAC has assessed the college in Feb 2004
and accreditated with B grade. Several curricular and extra-curricular
activities sharpen our students and convert them in good citizens.
We being 'perfection Hungry' we believe in quality and excellence.