Welcome to the web-site of Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Miraj of the The New Miraj Education Society, Miraj. Though Miraj is a taluka place in Sangli district on the bank of the holy river 'Krishna', it is famous on the world map for its medical treatment. Miraj has already been established as medical hub, and before the concept of medical tourism came into existence, it started practicing medical tourism.
Besides medical hub, Miraj is also famous for classical music with great personalities like Ustad Abdul Karim Khan, Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar and other noted personalities. It is also known for the production of musical instruments, such as, Sitar, Tanpura and Tabala. The Dargah of Fakir Mirasaheb is famous in Miraj is the symbol of a general hormany of Hindu-Muslim community. We are proud of that our college is situated in such a town with cultural and historical tradition and background.
The Women’s Education Society, Sangli led by its president educationist Late Advocate G.B.Deshmukh obtained a permission to start a college for women in Miraj in June 1983. In September 1983 a Resolution was passed by the Women’s Education Society to handover the Kanya Mahavidyalaya to the Abhinav Shikshan Mandal, Miraj.
The Abhinav Shikshan Mandal Miraj was a society registered on 02/09/1983 with its chairperson Dr. Shri. A. B. alias Kakasaheb Marathe, a renowned Philanthropist and industrialist. The other founder members of the society included iminent personalities including Late Shri.Dr.D.K.Gosavi, Late Shri.B.S.Bapat, Late Dr. Shri.V.B.Inamdar. In 1983, the College began with 90 Students. At the begining people were sceptical about functioning and long term existence of the college. The society members, teaching and non teaching staff went door to door to convince the parents from Miraj City and Rural area to send their girls to study in the college. In 1985 the Government of Maharashtra sanctioned grant to this college only because of women’s college. Then under the guidance of Shri. Arvindrao Marathe the college started growing, from 90 students in 1983 to 2000 students in 2010.
The Abhinav Shkshan Mandal decided to merge with The New Miraj Education Society in 2007. The decision was based on University and UGC requirements along with making better use of facilities owned by both the Societies. After the merging on 1st June 2007, the college obtained permanent affiliation from Shivaji University and subsequently obtained the status of 12B & (2F) from UGC.
The New Miraj Education Society runs the following institutions:
The motto of Kanya Mahavidyalaya is “Amtrutam tu Vidya”. The mission of the college is – “We dedicate our selves to the cause of comprehensive personality development of the students and prepare them for the cause of social upliftment by providing them with the excellent academic and ethical education along with physical education”.
We have healthy atmosphere in the institute. The Management has gradually built up a corpus for constructing a separate building of the college. It has been completed in 2009-2010. The management has instituted various endowment prizes by generously contributing to the funds. It also encourages the staff by felicitating for their achievements in research and other activities.
The strength of our college is the women students from rural area, minorities, socially neglected communities and economically backward class. Politely we would like to point out that it is possible for muslim students to get education only because of our college. We have started now post graduate courses in Economics and Commerce from June 2010. We plan to expand the scope of graduate courses in English, Hindi and Marathi. We have also started carrier oriented courses like Taxation and Remedial courses.
We believe in the growth of institution with the growth of the employees and growth of employees with the growth of institution. So we encourage them with healthy democratic atmosphere. Considering IT. era, we are starting E-learning in our college. We have already taken steps in that direction. We have a well equipped computer lab which provides free internet broad-band facility to all the students and faculty.
We thank you for showing interest in our institute and ensure you that we will try to fulfill your needs to the best of our abilities.