It is my immense pleasure and privilege to present reproduction of my college. Balasaheb Desai College has been established in June 1969 at Patan Tehsil of Satara District in Maharashtra State. Initially the College started with Arts and Commerce streams and Science stream was added to it in 1992. It has got permanent affiliation of Shivaji University, Kolhapur. College has been established and run by Koyana Education Society, Patan, one of the biggest and premiere educational institutions in Patan Tahsil with one senior college, one B.Ed. college, one D.Ed. college, three junior colleges and 21 secondary schools spread all over in backward and hilly areas of Patan Tehsil. Our college is only the centre of higher education in Patan Tehasil imparting education in Arts, Commerce and Science streams.
The college is Grant-in-aid College affiliated to Shivaji University Kolhapur, Maharastra, India. The college has a large and specious campus area of 10 acres and has a built up area of 9600 sq. ft with multipurpose floors. Our college has required infrastructure for carrying out all its function’s and activities. Spacious 34 lecture Halls, 7 Laboratories, computer Laboratory with 42 computers are our assets. A construction of Library Building and Administrative Building is going on.
The entire Patan Tehsil is hilly, earthquake prone, rural and economically backward Tehsil. This region is identified as Hilly, Earthquake prone zone by the Govt. of Maharashtra, as a result are no known industries in neighborhood. Under such adverse condition the college has been imparting higher education through its Arts, Commerce, Science & Professional streams. The college is always focusing on quality education along with quality and persistently making efforts to impart higher education to youth residing in Patan & surrounding region which is our mission.
With this mission the college offers a wide range of programmes under various disciplines including post graduate course. At present 1657 students are in the flow of higher education in a variety of disciplines. These students are being trained in academic, co-courricular extra curricular, extension programmes and spot activities.
Library facilities, Book bank scheme, Book sets to scholars, Placement cell, Competitive Examination Guidance, Financial assistance to needy & poor students through Students-Staff welfare fund. Student redressal cell, separate hostels to Boys & Girls, career oriented & professional courses, NSS, Nature Lovers club facilities are availed for students on the campus. We also promote social responsibilities and citizenship roles among our students through variety of extension activities and activities conducted on special occasions and through lead college activities.
I am very proud to acknowledge our quality and young teaching and non-teaching staff. To aim at overall personality development of students, our teachers are actively engaged in students centric activities through various gymkhana activities and state level, university level model competitions, conferences & workshops. We also cherish our alumni resources at their respective work. In this academic year our number of faculties have been working on various academic bodies of Shivaji University Kolhapur, Maharashtra
We carefully plan & execute all the academic development programmes and extension activities in tune with the mission & goals through management’s active participation. I think, we are doing well to expose our students to new technologies & trends so as to enable them to face & accept the challenges of today’s global & competitive world with the active & enthusiastic support & cooperation of our teaching, non teaching staff & management .