Vivekanand Arts, S.D.Commerce and Science College:Nurturing Young Minds for a Brighter Future

The college aims to impart advanced learning programs to make student excel in the modern world

Situated in the historical city Aurangabad, Vivekanand Arts, S.D.Commerce and Science College, Samarthnagar was established in 1971 by the great educationist and a visionary leader Late Pandharinath Patil Dhakephalkar, also famously known as ‘Bhau’ among the close ones. Besides Vivekanand Arts, S.D.Commerce and Science College, Samarthnagar, Aurangabad, Vivekanand Shikshan Sanstha has a wide network of schools (Primary and Secondary), Jr. Colleges, B.Ed College and Management course instititute in Aurangabad and Jalna districts. At present Mr. Shrimantrao Shisode is the Secretary of Vivekanand Shikshan Sanstha, Mr. Akshay Bhau Shisode is the President, Mr. Tushar Bhau Shisode is the Treasurer, Mr. Amar Bhau Shisode is the Vice-President and Dr. Yashod Patil is the Joint Secretary.

The college is certified by ISO 9001-2008 and is affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University. Every year, more than 12500 students take admissions to various courses in this beautiful campus.The college emphasizes on the all-round development of the students by offering perfect learning opportunities and facilities.

The college is located in the heart of city which gives easy access to all the students from city as well as rural area. It has four acres campus with vibrant environment and advanced infrastructure including a playground, rich library, hi-tech laboratories, and well-equipped computer department. The college has experienced and supportive faculty members and encouraged to use Google Classroom. It is a research-oriented institute and has introduced Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) to promote research climate in the institution.

Academic Curricula

Vivekanand College offers numerous academic programs in different disciplines such as biology, commerce, languages, mathematics, sociology, computer, information technology, economics, biotechnology, natural science, and more cutting-edge courses at graduate, post-graduate, and Ph.D. levels. The college also offers various certificate and competitive examination programs such as E- Commerce, E-Banking, Spoken English, and more.

The commerce and art college offers a range of courses such as, B.Com, BBA, M.Com, MBA, PGDBM, BA, MA in sociology, language, political science, public administration, economics,   and so on, along with various innovative certificate and diploma courses. Moreover, this college provides diploma program in dairy and food processing for three years under UGC’S Community College Scheme. The college has also run various courses through Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) since 1994-95 and 2004-05, respectively.

About the Principal

Professor Shyam Shirsath is the Principal of the college and is also a research guide of M.Phil. and Ph.D. Under his able guidance, various innovative systems have been implemented successfully in the college. He has more than seventeen years of rich experience in academics. He has also worked as a Professor in Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University; Aurangabad.He has remarkable experience in the field of research and academic. Professor Shyam Shirsath has published fifteen books in the field of Public Administration as well as forty research articles in well-known journals and periodicals.

Moreover, Professor Shyam Shirsath has presented thirty nine research papers in national and international seminars and conferences. He has also provided his valuable guidance to 30 M.Phil. candidates and 10 Ph.D. candidates. He has vast international exposures and has done various research tour in countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh. Also, he has visited China as a part of the Indian delegation.


Vivekanand College supports the poor, needy, and physically challenged students by giving them free of cost education. The college has various forms of scholarship schemes for students. It also provides special scholarship and concessions to girls to encourage and motivate them for further education.

Student Counseling and Career Guidance

The college has arranged various training and workshops to provide hands-on experience and hone the skills. Programs like Infosys Skill Development Training, Quick Heal: Cyber Security Awareness – (Earn & Learn) Internship Program, Infosys Career Talk more such career oriented programsare organized to provide more practical exposure to the students.

Apart from this, they also organize various quizzes such as Fresher World-Employability Assessment Test, TCS-Code Vita, TCS-Ethical Hacking Contestand more. During the last four years 1375 students have participated in various counseling and career oriented programs. Among them, 625 students got successfully placed in renowned companies such as Infosys, TCS, Mphasis, Wipro, VLCC, ICICI, and more.

“Words of Trust”

“I am very much grateful to Vivekanand College of Arts, S.D. Commerce and Science College, Aurangabad. Whatever I am today is only because of the college. The sincerity and dedication of the faculties is the strength of the college. I will always feel proud that I was once a student of this esteemed college.”

  • Navin Manwar, Asst. Cooperative officer,Dept. of Revenue, Govt. of Maharashtra, Mumbai

“Vivekanand College, Aurangabad is one of the best colleges in Marathwada region. The college has a great tradition of education and it has shaped and developed many people like me. I am really indebted to the college and its entire team.”

  • Kadir G. Tadvi, Police Sub-Inspector, Dhule.

“I am very much indebted to Vivekanand College for whatever it has given me. Its contribution in my success is unforgettable. I would like to be grateful to the college forever in my life.”

  • Manoj Ramchandra Maher, Asst. Prof., Dept. of English, J.E.S.College, Jalna.
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