Hutatma Rajguru Mahavidyalaya, Rajagurunagar, Khed taluka, Pune District, Maharashtra State is a private co-educational institution and was established in the year 1977. It is permanently affiliated to the University of Pune and is recognized under sec 2f and 12B of the UGC Act. The College was sponsored by the Khed Taluka Shikshan Prasarak Mandal.
The Khed Taluka Shikshan Prasarak Mandal was founded in the year 1974 to initiate the process of enlightenment through education in the mostly underdeveloped hilly and tribal villages of Khed Taluka. For this purpose the late Shri. Sahebraoji Buttepatil and his associates came together and founded the K.T.S.P.Mandal. Today the Mandal has under its management two other educational institutions located outside the town.
The College is named in memory of the well-known martyr Shri. Shivaram Hari Rajguru, later came to be known as Hutatma Rajguru, who belonged to Khed and who was executed along with Shahid Bhagat Singh and Shahid Sukhdev by the British administration.
The College is located in a beautiful landscape on the banks of the river Bhima and is spread over an area of four acres. The buildings and other infrastructure of the College are well developed and the permanent structures are raised to meet the requirements of the institution. The entire infrastructure is put to optimum use. In addition to the Degree College the Mandal is running a Junior College with 2400 students on rolls in the same premises. The timings for degree and junior Colleges are 7.30 am to 11.50 am and 12 noon to 5.30 pm. respectively. The teaching faculty is separate but office, library and other infrastructure is common to both the programmes.
The College is offering UG and PG degree programmes in Arts and Commerce and UG programme in Science faculty. The total student strength in Arts at UG level is 664. At PG level the College offers four subjects namely English, Marathi, Commerce and Economics, the total strength being 141. In Commerce at the UG level and at the PG level the student strength is 548 and 25 respectively. In faculty of Science B.Sc. is offered in two subjects namely Chemistry and Physics, the total student strength being 319. The total number of girls and boys in the College is 662 and 1010 respectively.
There are two divisions in B.Com. The medium of instruction in one division is Marathi and is supported by grant-in-aid. In the second division the medium of instruction is English and is run on self-financing basis. There are two divisions in B.A. and both are under grant-in-aid. In B.Sc. 1st year one division out of two divisions is under grant-in-aid and the other is run on self-financing basis. The second and third year B.Sc. are under grant-in-aid. All PG courses are run on self-financing basis.
There are 36 permanent teachers including one Librarian and one Physical Director, all under grant-in-aid and receiving UGC scale of pay. Thirteen teachers are working on temporary basis who are paid out of the funds generated through self-financing programs. The administrative and other supporting staff consists of 22 and 28 respectively, all under grant-in-aid. There are four temporary employees who are paid out of the self-financing programs.
The Hutatma Rajguru Mahavidyalaya College volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and submitted the self-study report to NAAC in September 2003. The Peer team consisting of Prof.V.Ramakistayya, former Vice Chancellor, Osmania University, Hyderabad as Chairman and Dr. Samuel Sudanandha, Principal and Secretary, The American College, Madurai, as a Member Convener, visited the institution for two days i.e. December 9th and 10th 2003.
The Peer team perused and analysed the self-study report submitted by the institution. During institutional visit the team went through all the relevant documents, visited the department facilities, and interacted with various constituents of the institution. The academic, co curricular, extracurricular, sports and extension facilities of the institution were visited. The peer team also interacted with the management, the Principal, faculty, non- teaching staff, students, parents and alumni/alumnae of the institution. Based on the above exercise, and keeping in mind the criteria identified by NAAC, the peer team presents below the assessment of the institution under various criteria, the commendable features of the institution as well as the issues of concern.