Chandgad Taluka (tehsil) is situated on the boundary of Karnataka, Goa, and Maharashtra at the southern end of Kolhapur district. Khedut Shikshan Mandal is the pioneer institute to start secondary school education the then educationally, socially, economically and politically backward taluka. The people with foresight, establishing this institute, faced many problems but they spread education to all corners by abiding to the ideas of diligence and self-esteem.
The students in the area should have access to the higher education was the ambition of the founder member and present Chairman Shri: R. B. Madkholkar and directorial body of the Mandal. The dream was realized through the persistent efforts of the present Chairman Shri: R. B. Madkholkar sir, then secretary Late Shri: S. N. Patil and present Secretary Prof. R. P. Patil Arts Commerce and Science college was established in the year 1997. The college is providing higher education to the children of farmers, layman and downtrodden and the educational scenario of the area got changed. Students from nearly 40 to 45 villages depend for education on this college and every year approximately 250 students complete their graduation.
The college runs Marathi, Hindi, English, History and Economics departments under arts faculty; Accountancy and Industrial Management under Commerce faculty and Chemistry and Computer Science under Science Faculty. There are 27 full time teachers, 27 teachers on hour basis and 16 administrative employees serving for the college.
It is endeavoured to shape the lives of students and to provide value based education. Different programmes are conducted for the quantitative and qualitative improvement of the college. The university results of the college are consistently above 80 to 90%. The college has permanent affiliation of Shivaji University and is under the section 2(f) & 12(B) of the UGC Act. It is the only college in the Taluka accredited with "B" grade by NAAC.
Prof. S.K.Sawant was the principal in charge from june 1998 to April 2005 and Dr. S.P.Bandiwadekar worked as principal from may 2005 to January 2010. The college is progressing under the leadership of Dr. P.R.Patil from May 2010.
The college is equipped with flourished laboratories, Library, Sports, Computer Laboratory and Infrastructural Facility. Different COC and supporting courses are being conducted. The various programmes, activities and units functioning in the college are - equal opportunity center, Remedial coaching for SC/ST/Minority students, Career guidance cell, BC cell, counseling cell, Gymkhana, Grievance committee, Feedback committee, College Development committee, Discipline committee, Staff academy, UGC and research committee, tutor-ward scheme, Nature club, Alumni & parent association, Ladies Association, N.S.S., Culture Department, Audio Video Section etc.
VISION OF THE INSTITUTE:
"To provide quality higher education catering to the needs of society on par with the changing global trends in recent times"
To build the “New India” in which every individual have knowledge, character, sense of service and dedication to contribute comprehensive development of the region, the Nation and the humanity at large.