PVP COLLEGE, Pravaranagar

Pravara Rural Education Society's


A/p Loni, Taluka:Rahata, Dist.Ahmednagar Pin : 413713 Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Id No. PU/NA/ASC/(016)1971.

Community College

The 12th Five Year Plan Document of the Planning Commission had laid a special emphasis on spreading out of skill-based programmes in higher education. It recommended setting up of Community Colleges (CC) to serve multiple needs including

  • Career oriented education and skills to students interested in directly entering the workforce
  • Training and education programmes for local employers
  • High-touch remedial education for secondary school graduates not ready to enroll in traditional colleges, giving them a      path to transfer to three or four year institutions
  • General interest courses to the community for personal development and interest.

  • The Plan Document also stated that Community Colleges should be located to facilitate easy access to underprivileged students and such colleges could either be established as affiliated colleges of universities or as entirely autonomous institutions.

    Above statements related with the views of Late Padmashri Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil and Late Padmabhushan Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, who always cared for the rural masses. In this respect, UGC sponsored community college affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University was established in the Padmashri Vikhe Patil College campus on 1st July, 2014.

    Under this scheme two courses were introduced with an intake capacity of 50 each


  • Diploma in Sugar Industry and Processing (1 Year)

  • Advanced Diploma in Dairy Science (2 Years)
  • The main objectives of the scheme were:

    i.  To make higher education relevant to the learner and the community

    ii.  integrate relevant skills into the higher education system

    iii.  To provide skill based education to students currently pursuing higher education but actually interested in entering the workforce at the earliest opportunity.

    iv.  To provide employable and certifiable skills based on National Occupational Standards (NOSs) with necessary general education to Senior Secondary School pass-outs, with general education and /or vocational education background.

    v.  To provide for up-gradation and certification of traditional / acquired skills of the learners irrespective of their age.

    vi.  To provide opportunities for community-based life-long learning by offering courses of general interest to the community for personal development and interest.

    vii.  To provide opportunity for vertical mobility to move to higher education in future

    viii.  To offer bridge courses to certificate holders of general / vocational education, so as to bring them at par with appropriate NSQF level.

    ix.  To provide entrepreneurial orientation along with required skill training for self-employment and entrepreneurship development.

    Students admitted to the course are also given industrial training by the industrial partners.

    Social Contribution

  • Prabhat Diary Ltd. Shrirampur
  • Nizarneshwar Dairy Products, Pravaranagar
  • Padmashri Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil SahakariSakharKarkhana, Pravaranagar
  • Shri Ganesh SahakariSakharKarkhana, Ganeshnagar
  • Sr. No. Name of the Department Programme
    1. Dairy Science and Horticulture Advance Diploma in Dairy Science
    2. Chemistry Diploma in Sugar Technology and Processing