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Message from the Principal
Friends! The institution has working since 1984, with cooperation from one and all. The contributions have brought closer all the stakeholders whose vibrant interactions were hitherto dormant to a variable extent.

This milestone do make us bound to have an introspection of what we achieved, where we failed, what should have been done and what needs to be done. Surely, we need to enlarge our horizon.

Dr. Patangarao Kadam Arts and Commerce College Pen is situated in the heart of Raigad District, is one of the Premier Institute of Shri Swami Vivekananda shikshan sanstha Kolhapur. “Education for propagation of Knowledge, Achievement and Culture”. Is our tempo and motto, students progress and development is our Goal. It is high time that we sustain the tempo and surge ahead towards our goals. I solicit inputs from my colleagues as well as other well wishers that will help us to construct the road map for our institution.

The dawn of the 21st century has heralded the development of India as an economic powerhouse powered by a revolution in the knowledge sector. The education sector in our country however, still lags behind even the South East Asian countries in terms of both infrastructure as well as enrolment. Yet, the existing physical as well as intellectual infrastructure has been seen to be underutilized. I think, we are yet to become an exception in this regard.I have taken Incharge for development and progress of my college and I will do it Best of my knowledge.

May God bless us.


Babasaheb Dudhale. M.A.(Eng.), Ph.D., M. Phill., PGDTE

Our Sanstha have five divisions listed below.
• Pune Division
• Kolhapur Division
• Satara Division
• Sangali Division
• Raigad Division
Our college is one of the branch of the leading Institution ‘Shri Swami Vivekanand Shikshan Sanstha, Kolhapurs’ under Raigad division . Our Institution firstly started First Secondary Branch at Joha Tal Pen. First Senior college was Started in tin shade, at that time there was no any other college in Pen Tahsil, College plays very important role under University of Mumbai. Founder member and the father of our college is Dr. Bapuji Salunkhe. They Received the River of Knowledge to Pen Tahsil Like the Plant Dr. Patangarao Kadam Arts And Commerce College Pen.
Dr. Bapuji Salunkhe Started toying with his drem- project of founding an educational institute, which he did in 1954. He made the resolution of founding ‘Shri Swami shikshan sansth’ in a small temple of Lord Muralidhar (Lord krishna) Situated on the confluence of holy rivers the krishna and the Koyana. He selected equally holy place to begin the sacred mission which, later on, become a life-time work for “Education for Propagation of Knowledge, achievement and culture”.
The educational institute, registered with charity commissioner under Public Trust Act, has been making progress by leaps and bounds, qualitatively quantitatively, under able guidance of principal Abhaykumar Salunkhe, the Secretary. He has been striving ceaselessly to set an example of excellent governance, organization and management.
This educational concern has attained the growth to the tune of 22 undergraduate collges, 66 higher secondary schools 170 secondary schools and 72 other educational units. The institution takes pride in sending over 1000 students to engineering and over 100 students to medical courses every years. This speaks for the impressive performance of the institute. In addition to this, over 2500 students pass out as graduates from different streams every year.
Only one branch of SSVSS Kolhapur’s .This college stream has registered in 1984 under University of Mumbai. Every year about on an average 1200 students take education under this Branch. How can one forget an invaluable contribution made by shri Swmi Vivekanad Shikshan Sansthas, Dr. Patangarao Kadam Arts And Commerce college Pen in social transformation in the state of Maharashtra (India)? Pen Tahsil is traditionally knows for Region of Kolis and Lord Ganesha Sculptures’.
Dr. Bapuji Salunkhe was inspired by Swami Vivekanand – a role model of Indian Culture! A representative of truth, character, glory, sacrifice and hard work!! ,And Swami Vivekanandas Thought, “Arise, Awake till the Goal is Reached”. We forward to next Generation.