Bhogawati Mahavidyalaya was established in June 1971 in the premises of Bhogawati Highschool at Shahunagar (Parite) to ful-fill the need of higher education of the students, living in the area of Bhogawati Co-operative Sugar Factory.
It has been functioning successfully under the able guidance of Bhogawati Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Shahunagar, which has been rendering a valuable service in the field of education since its establishement in 1966.
The college started initially with three streams of Arts, Science & Commerce enrolling just 78 students. At present the strength of the college has reached upto 3500
GOALS AND MISSION OF THE COLLEGE
To render a valuable service in the field of education by providing the facilities of higher education to students of nearby villages.
To bring about community & social development through infrastructural facilities of the institution.
To ensure and inculcate in perfect discipline in students in terms of their regularities, sincerity and punctuality so that they should become the most responsible and respectable citizen.
To bring about overall personality development of the students through extra curricular activities in association with social and cultural organisations.
To encourage the students by giving them an opportunity to accept and face the challenges of the competitive world utilising their potential in sports, atheletics and other events.
To aim at the cultural development of the villages through education.
The College was established by Late. Dadasaheb Patil Kouloukar, Late. Govindrao Kalikate and their followers. They were great social workers in region, educationists and visionary leaders of their times. They recognized the value of education in human life and in nation’s development. They firmly believed that only education can empower rural youths particularly women. For providing higher education to the student in hilly and rural area and for converting rural youth into independent and well cultured citizens through higher education the college was established.
In early fifties many families were hesitant to send their young daughters to co-educational colleges. The college started with an enrolment of 71 students in June, 1971. The number increased and crossed 5000 in 2013.