About KWC

About Smt. Kasturbai Walchand College, Sangli

Latthe Education Society’s Smt. Kasturbai Walchand college, Sangli, Popularly known as KWC, was established in 1960 with the objective to cater higher education to the students from sangli city and the villages in the vicinity. It is affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur and is one of the most prestigious institutions for higher education in sangli. It is Jain Minority Institute Committed to provide value-based education and its motto is based on three basic principles of Jain Philosophy, “Sammyak Darshan, Sammayak Dnyan, Sammayak Charitrya” which aims at empowerment and overall development of the students through quality education. Latthe Education Society is one of the reputed educational institutes having more than 31 branches. About 25,000 Students avail the facility of higher education under the able guidance of 1500 faculty members.

Feasibility Report and Justification

Presently, the college offers 18 undergraduate courses and 12 post-graduate programs. The college also runs five career-oriented courses to provide job opportunities to the students. The College also runs UGC sponsored career oriented course “Dance and classical Music” from last three years. Our students have secured number of prizes and awards in national level competitions.

The college has been imparting qualitative education through different streams like Arts, Science, Commerce, B.C.S. and Biotechnology having Jr. Wing, Sr. Wing, P.G. Centre and Ph.D. Centre. The UGC has awarded our college with the status of “College with Potential for Excellence” for its efforts towards academic enrichment and pursuit of excellence. About 28 faculty members are Ph.D. holders. The teaching fraternity is engaged in doing research as more than 35 major and minor research projects are undertaken in various subjects and departments. The college has emerged as one of the premier institutes in Shivaji University, Kolhapur. It has also achieved prominent place in sports and cultural activities. The college has a wonderful tradition of cultural heritage at National and International level. In the year 2004-2005 the folk dance team secured second place at National Youth Festival organized by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. The Students have also performed and won many prizes in District level and Central Youth Festival organized by Shivaji University. In Order to encourage the students, Latthe Festival is organized by our society to pave the cultural platform for the budding and emerging actors. Different cultural events and activities like folk dance, solo dance, duet dance, street play, one - act play, vocal, instrumental, classical dance, poetry recital, flower arrangement, pot painting , rangoli etc. are organized in which all the institutes of Latthe Education Society actively participate.