About the College

Loknete Vyankatrao Hiray Arts, Science and Commerce College, Panchavati, Nashik is one of the leading colleges of Nashik District. The college is affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University. The college is exclusively devoted to the education of the segregated and downtrodden class of society. The college belongs to the Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir (MGV) founded in 1952 by the Late Karmaveer Bhausaheb Hiray, the Visionary Educationist, Freedom Fighter and pioneer of many socio-political movements in Maharashtra. The institute was founded with the motto of ‘Bhahujan Hitay, Bhahujan Sukhay’(comprehensive welfare). The institute has a legacy of visionary leadership. In the next development phase, the institute flourished remarkably under the dynamic leadership of the Late Loknete Vyankatrao Hiray, the promoter of the institute.

The college has recently completed fifty years of its establishment. The college has been reaccredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC and honored with the Best College Award, the most prestigious award of Savitribai Phule Pune University. The college avails co-education up to UG, PG and Ph.D. levels in Arts, Science, and Commerce as well as in the Vocational stream. There is a multidisciplinary education facility with a wide range of Programs across four streams of the college. We have an interdisciplinary education facility too and avail academic flexibility with multiple elective options. The college also facilitates advanced, job-oriented education and skill- based education for the students. The special features of the college are three years of integrated Vocational courses (B.Voc.), a number of short-term certificates, and Add-on courses. There are 11 Research Centers in the college. Apart from this, the college facilitates distance learning through the Open Distance Learning Centers of SPPU, YCMOU, and the Local Chapters of NPTEL. The college has an A Grade Skill Development center too.

The college avails all State Govt, Central Govt and University scholarships to the students. The college conducts many welfare schemes for the students that include Competitive Exam Cell, Career Guidance Cell, Placement Cell, etc. To enhance the digital literacy of the students the college runs Free-of-Cost Computer Training and also avails the training in regional language. We have taken special initiatives for Women’s welfare and empowerment. There is Apoorva Dattak Yojana (scheme for the adaptation of the students) and the Orphan student are supported through the schemes. There is Niramay Arogya Kendra (Health Centre) for students.

The well-equipped library avails many e-resources, the facility of a Virtual library and a vast repository of e-content developed by faculty.

The college tries for the holistic development of the students through active NCC and NSS departments. The Department of Sports is well-equipped and have international Gold- medalist and University Rankers. The college facilitates students’ participation in all curricular and extracurricular activities through State and National level competitions. The college avails the participation of girl students in NCC and has a long tradition of students participating in the RD parade.