Balasaheb Desai College Patan was established in June 1969 with mission to impart higher education to youth residing in Patan Tehsil. The college is catering to the educational needs of this backward rural, earthquake prone, hilly area of Maharashtra. The college offers undergraduate courses in Arts, Commerce, Science and BCA disciplines. At Post Graduate level M. A. (Marathi), M. A. (Hindi), M. A. (Political Science), M Com and M. Sc. (Analytical Chemistry). Total numbers of Departments in college are sixteen.
College has been reaccredited by NAAC Bangalore in March 2017 with B + grade with CGPA 2.68. The college is covered under 2f and 12B status of University Grants Commission New Delhi. Shivaji University Kolhapur has granted permanent affiliation to college. Being a unique college in Tehsil imparting education in all three basic streams, we offer admission to all students seeking admission in college. Most of the students admitted in the college are from economically deprived families. The college has sufficient infrastructure, well- furnished classrooms and laboratories to perform effective teaching and learning. The library is enriched with more than Forty thousand books & journals. The library is fully computerized. Some students are recipient of University merit scholarships in different subjects. We have notable performance in sport events, Avishkar Research Competitions and Cultural activities.
The quality teachers, is the strength of the college. We have 62 fulltime teachers in which 28 teachers are permanent out of which 21 teachers have acquired Ph.D. and 2 teachers have acquired M. Phil. Teachers are keenly engaged in research activities by under taking major and minor research projects. Two major and 12 minor research projects funded by UGC and DST were completed. Some of our faculty members participated in international conference at abroad. Research publications of faculty members and papers presentations in the academic conferences are remarkable. DST New Delhi has sanctioned Rs. Forty Lakhs under DST-FIST program.
Four faculties of our college are working as members of BOS committee of the University and some faculty members are worked as a sub-committee member of revised syllabus of university. College runs 23 certificate courses for students every year. Recently College has sanctioned five B.Voc Courses of UGC-NSQF.