Arts and commerce college Nagthane was started in June, 2000 in a village called Nagthane . It is affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur. It is 15Kms. away from Satara and 110 kms. from Kolhapur on N.H.-4. The village is known for ginger farming. There is no other college in the vicinity of Nagthane .Besides, the people living in the surrounding villages are poor farmers and socio-economically backward.
The college began on the non- grant basis at become grantable since-2006. During 2000 the number of the students was 216 and now it is 728. Due to this college, hundreds of girls have obtained their B.A and B.Com. Degrees. If this college wasnt here, then most them would have been deprived of their education. This college is one of the branches of Shri. Swami Vivekanand Shikshan Sanstha, Kolhapur.
The Parent Society of our college is Shri. Swami Vivekanand Shikshan Sanstha, Kolhapur. It is one of the most esteemed and revered educational society in Maharashtra doing great service to the people of Maharashtra and Karnataka.
It was founded by Shikshan Maharshi Dr. Bapuji Salunkhe in the year 1954. Due to his work in the field of education in the style of Mahatma Gandhiji, people started calling him "Shikshan Maharashi Bapuji". He was a freedom-fighter too. Being very simple and poor, he struggled much to obtain his education which widened his mind and determined to serve the poor and down- trodden people of the society by providing them educational facilities. He dedicated everything that he had for the betterment of this institution.
The Govt. of Maharashtra took this notice of his service for the poverty stricken people and honoured him by "Dalitmitra" Award. Due to his broad and divine vision, today, this institution has 374 branches starting from KG to PG. There are Montessori’s, primary and high schools, English Medium & Technical School, Junior, Senior Arts, Commerce, Science Colleges, D.Ed., B.Ed., Engineering, Law, Nursing, D. Pharmacy Colleges, P.G. Centres, Hostels etc. The college began on the non- grant basis at become grantable since-2006. During 2000 the number of the students was 216 and now it is 728. Principal abhaykumar salunkhe the son of dr. bapuji salunkhe is chairman of the college. The home minister of Maharashtra honourable R.R Patil (aba) is the president of our society. He comes from very poor farmers family & like dr bapuji salunkhe he has reached to great height of society.