Rajarshi Shahu Mahavidyalaya (Autonomous), Latur

Rajarshi Shahu Mahavidyalaya (Autonomous), Latur, the higher educational institute of Shiv Chhatrapati Shikshan Sanstha, was established in 1970. In the beginning, we had to fight for survival due to the problems of accommodation, finance and non-recognition by the elite class of the society of this region. The adverse situation was in a real sense proved to be a boon and an opportunity to us. We aim at providing quality education to the underprivileged students of the region. It started functioning since June 1970 with just 51 students in the undergraduate programs of Arts and Commerce and introduced UG Science in 1971, then affiliated to Marathwada University, Aurangabad. The institute had gone through a chain of adverse situations and a tuff journey for a decade like an Ancient Mariner. In 1978, a history was created as three out of three University merits in UG Commerce were from our institute which brought name, fame and recognition to the institute. Since then, the tradition of merit has been maintained with the motto-Pursuit of Excellence.

The UN has declared that education as the universal passport to human development. Knowledge is the currency of the 21st century. In the 19th century physical power ruled the world, in the 20th century pecuniary power ruled the world and in the 21st century knowledge power will rule the world. Education helps us to escape, not from our own time but from intellectual and emotional limitations of our life. We are strong enough in will like Ulysses to strive to seek and not to yield till the goal achieved.

We are now known for academic autonomy, plurality, peculiarity and leadership. Our experiments, excellence and the tradition of merit in education have created the Shahu Pattern of Education. Shahu Pattern is devotion, dedication, consistent and untiring striving by inspired teachers, motivated students helped by hard working non-teaching staff, encouraged with ideas and incentives, non-interference, insistence on idealism, ethical values, excellence in education by the management - all put together makes a driving force - an Engine. Yes - this is Shahu Pattern widely known as Latur Pattern of education. This pattern has shaped hundreds and hundreds of toppers in Board and University Examinations specially those coming from rural area and made us one of the premier institutes of the region. Every year 500 to 600 students from this college seek admission to medical colleges in India. In academic year 2018-19, 26 students got AIR rank in AIIMS, 32 students got AIR rank in JEE Advanced Examination and 532 students got more than 500 marks in NEET Examination. This is the institute from where maximum numbers of students go to medical and engineering colleges in India.

To do innovative experiments in education and maintain the consistency in experimentation, ours is the first institute to go for academic autonomy in Marathwada region in 2013. Academic autonomy empowered us to frame our own courses focusing skill of employability and adopt innovative methods of teaching and evaluation. At present we have 6 UG (BA, BCom, BSc, BSc ICT, BSC BT and BVoc); 14 PG (English, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Mass Communication and Journalism, Commerce, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Microbiology, Zoology, Computer Science, Biotechnology ); 1 MPhil (Geography) and 13 Doctorate programs (English, Marathi, Pali, Geography, Political Science, Public Administration, Commerce, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Zoology, and Biotechnology). Besides, we have 27 Skill Enhancement Courses, Moral Education, Constitution of India, Environmental Studies, NCC, SWAYAM and NPTEL courses. More than 3000 students are taking education in various stream.

Taking note of our uniqueness in the field of education, the Govt. of Maharashtra honored us with ‘Ideal Educational Institute’ award in 2000. The college has the distinction of being the first institution in our region going for the NAAC accreditation in 2003 (‘A’ grade-88.25%) and retained it in the re-accreditation in 2010 (CGPA-3.38) and in the 3rd cycle NAAC has accredited us with B++ CGPA 2.99 in 2018. The college has UGC-CPE (Phase III) status and support under DST-FIST scheme. We are also the recipient of Best Examination Center Award by Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik. Best Institute Award (2008-09), Best Examination Center Award and Best Principal Award by our parent SRTM University, Nanded. Two of our faculties have received the Best Teacher award from the University and two faculties Prof. M R Patil and Dr. Sukale are honored with Best NSS Program Officer by the Govt. of Maharashtra.

We have MoU’s with Lille-1 University, France, NCL-Pune, MCED, Suresh Indu Lasers, Macmillan, Symbiosis, ELTIS, Pune, Millionmind, National Stock Exchange, Global Talent Track, SBS Ahmedabad, Scora Exchange, Hyderabad, Yogeshwari Mahavidyalaya, Ambejogai, SRT Mahavidyalaya, Ambejogai, Kumar Swami Mahavidyalaya, Ausa, etc. Our faculty got Post-Doctoral Fellowships of Florida University and Royal Melbourne Technology University. The college received ‘A’-grade (score 392/400) in Academic Audit by Parent University. It acquired NIRF rank in rank band 101-150 in 2016-17 and procured ISO 9001:2015 (QMS) Certification. A lot of 838 students got placements in MNC’s in the last four years.

We are proud of our alumni who render their services in politics, public administration, civil services, research, industry, law and legislature, mass communication and media, social service, arts and playwright, sports, education and academics and what not. They include Shri. Sambhajirao Patil, Cabinet Minister Government of Maharashtra; Shri. Dinkar Mane, Ex MLA; Shri. Satish Deshmukh Ex President Zilla Parishad, Shri. Omraje Nimbalkar, MLA Osmanabad Constituency; Dr. Anjali Nimbalkar, MLA, Khanapur Costituency, Karnataka; Mrs. Sarita Viraj Patil Mayor Belgaum Corporation, Adv. Dipak Sul, Ex-Mayor Latur Municipal Corporation.

Mr. Krishnanath Panchal, IAS, Ms. Shobha Bhutada, IPS, Dr. Abhinav Deshmukh, IPS, Shri. Pandurang Raut, IRS, Maharashtra Cadre, Mr. Tirupati Kakde, ASP, Maharashtra Police Service, Mr. Avinash Pathak, Upper Collector, Mr. Vijay Kabade, Dy.SP, Maharashtra Police Service, Mrs. Babita Wakadkar, PI, Maharashtra Police Service, Dr. Bapu Pawar, Joint Metropolitian Commissioner, MMRDA BKC Mumbai; Mr. Ravindra Pathak, Dy.Collector, Ex Justice Naresh Patil, High Court, Mumbai. Adv. Achyut Karad, Charity Commissioner

Industrialists and business tycoons like Gundu Sabde, Founder & CMD RelyOn Solar Pvt Ltd. Shri. Wamanrao Dhumal, Industrialist Latur, Mangesh Solapure, Industrialist. Mr. Ravikiran Deshmukh, OSD, CMO, Mumbai. Mr. Dharmaraj Hallale, Sub Editor, Daily Lokmat, Phalguni Mehta, Ms. Smita Divan, Deputy Manager at Future Group India.

Madhav Bawage, Regional Principal Secretary, MHANIS; Manisha Tokle, renowned social worker. Mr. Shailesh Gojamgunde, director, actor and playwright; Mr. Balkrishna Dhaigude, actor, Miss. Rajshri Bargaje, kickboxing international player.

Prin. Dr. Ajay Patil, Sushiladevi Varishtha Mahavidyalaya, Latur; Prin. Dr. Asha Mundhe, Sushiladevi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Latur.

Visionary leadership and supportive Management

Management plays a crucial role in sculpting the culture of excellence, innovation, and collaboration at RSML, ensuring its smooth sailing. The management handles the execution and supervision of various aspects, including strategic planning, student success, faculty and staff welfare, community engagement, and innovative technological and sustainable development measures, that aid the institution to reach glorious heights.

Participative decision making

Decentralization is a USP of RSML College. Participative decision-making enabled by decentralization allows for greater flexibility in decision making facilitates the window for inclusivity and innovation throughout the process. With decentralized decision-making, the management at RSML enables better coordination and collaboration between various departments, faculties, staff, and stakeholders.

Technology Integration

Integration of technology in the teaching-learning process is undoubtedly one of the necessary upgrades that an educational institution should possess in this fast-moving world. RSML College is not only equipped for the future with the integration of ICT tools but is also a leader in assisting other institutions to equip themselves with the integration of technology in their teaching-learning activities.

OBE-based curriculum transaction

Outcome Based Education is a student-centric approach to teaching and learning that equips the students through its emphasis on the acquisition of skills, knowledge, and competencies that are relevant to real-world situations. RSML College pioneered Outcome Based Education in the state of Maharashtra. The programs offered are outcome-oriented and ICT- enabled with engaging learning experiences through innovative teaching learning and assessment activities.

Regular updating of the Curriculum

Regular updation of the curriculum is essential to ensure that the students receive education and experience that is relevant not only for the present but also for future demands. The departments at RSML ensure the timely updation of the curriculum, with significance given to various aspects such as the local, national, and regional needs, employability, entrepreneurship, and skill development.

Committed and quality faculty

The high-quality education offered by various departments at RSML College is the result of the efforts of our finest faculties. RSML ensures the maintenance of its academic excellence and fostering of institutional culture through its faculties who are qualified and skilled. Among the total teaching faculties

State-of-the-art infrastructure and Amenities

With advanced, and cutting-edge facilities, equipment, and resources that are designed to meet the highest standards of quality and performance, RSML College, ensures a teaching-learning experience that is rich with practical experience and enabled by research and innovation. RSML offers a comfortable and stimulating environment through its new-age technologically advanced facilities such as smart classrooms, sophisticated labs, health and wellness facilities, and ICT integration in teaching-learning activities.

Eco-conscious Green Campus

An eco-conscious green campus is an important step towards a more sustainable future. One of the best practices of RSML College is the significance the institution has given to upholding sustainability. From the facilities for alternate sources of energy, energy conservation, and waste management, maintenance of a low carbon footprint, to landscaping with trees and plants, RSML College makes conscious efforts to maintain an eco-conscious green campus.

Industry collaborations and campus placements

One of the prime highlights of RSML college is the industry collaborations and campus placements. With officers designated to bring the best career opportunities for the students, the institution also organizes mentoring for students in career and placement by prominent alumni. The implementation of the Outcome Based Education system has tremendously accelerated the possibilities for students to get placed in well-known organizations soon after the completion of the course.

Alumni Relations and Support

We are pleased to inform you that the Rajarshi Shahu Mahavidyalaya Latur(RSML) is in the process of membership drive in full swing. We invite all the alumni of Shahu College right from its first batch graduates in 1971-72 till date to be the members of SMAAL. All the students who have been in Shahu for Junior College, Graduation, Post-Graduation or for M Phil, Ph. D., can be members of SMAAL. We look forward to your long and fruitful association with your Alma mater.

Scholarships and freeships

At RSML College, scholarships are given to socially and financially backward and meritorious students. Both Government scholarships, as well as institutional and NGO Scholarships, are available to students. Then Rajarshi Shahu Mahavidyalaya (RSML) also contributes to financial assistance and scholarships.

Excellent employer-employee relationship

A crucial element that determines and navigates the success and reputation of RSML’s campus culture is the excellent employer-employee relationship. The positive workplace culture at RSML retains talented and experienced employees through supporting the employees with numerous staff welfare measures such as financial support for attending training and conferences, staff tours, loan facilities, salary advances, and maternity and paternity leave to name a few.

Student Diversity

The institution caters to the requirements and needs of the student diversity enabling them to evolve and update to suit themselves to face real-world challenges. The institution assesses the learning levels of the students and organizes special programs for advanced learners and slow learners to aid them to perform better in their academic and extracurricular activities.

Year 2023-24

Sr. No. Award/Recognition Date Document
1 Cyber Shiksha for Cyber Suraksha Award 2024 2024 View

Year 2022-23

Sr. No. Award/Recognition Awarding Bodies Date Document
1 Received 'O' Grade in University Academic and Administrative Audit 2022-23 Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded 22.10.2022 View
2 Letter of Honour for organizing Blood Donation Camp Vilasrao Deshmukh Government Medical College, Latur 11.10.2022 View
3 Letter of Honor for the significant contribution in Tree Plantation beside Manjara River under the programme Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav District Collectorate, Latur 24.07.2022 View

Year 2021-22

Sr. No. Award/Recognition Awarding Bodies Date Document
1 Certified as Eat Right Campus Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) View
2 Received First Prize in Nanded Region for Career Katta initiative Govt. of Maharashtra Higher & Technical Education Department and MITSC 17.05.2022 View
3 ISO 9001:2015 Certification Quality Research Organization, Delhi 14.05.2022 View
4 Appreciation for active participation in National Intellectual Property Awareness Mission (NIPAM) in association with RGNIIPM, Nagpur Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, Govt. of India 08.02.2022 View
5 Appreciation for significant contribution in Fundraising on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day Zilla Sainik Welfare Office, Latur 20.12.2021 View
6 Best College Award (Urban Area) 2021-22 Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded 01.12.2021 View
7 Leading & Most Trusted Autonomous Degree College of the Year 2021, National Educational Excellence Awards & Conference Beginup Research Intelligence Pvt. Ltd., Begaluru 23.09.2021 View

Year 2020-21

Sr. No. Award/Recognition Awarding Bodies Date Document
1 92nd Rank in Educational World Private Autonomous College Ranking – 2020 Education World, Bengaluru 05.01.2021 View
2 Academic Excellence Award in Higher Education -2021 Top Gallant Media, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh 03.01.2021 View
3 Vanashree Award - 2020 Green Latur Vruksh Mitra, Latur 21.02.2021 View
4 Paryavaran Mitra Puraskar - 2020-21 Sangam Nursery, Latur 12.30.2020 View
5 National Education Excellence Award, 2020 Praxis Media for Best Higher Education Institute in Maharashtra, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh 10.01.2020 View
6 Appreciation for effective organization of Yuvati Karyashala Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded 14.09.2020 View
7 State Level Best College Award 2020-2021 Govt. of Maharashtra, Higher & Technical Education Department. (NSS) View

Year 2019-20

Sr. No. Award/Recognition Awarding Bodies Date Document
1 Certificate of Commitment to uphold highest standards of integrity and good governance Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi View
2 Appreciation for contribution in HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme District AIDS Prevention & Control Unit, Civil Surgeon Office, Latur View
3 Extension of Autonomous Status University Grants Commission 15.10.2019 View
4 The National Education Excellence Award 2020 Praxis Media Pvt. Ltd., NOIDA 19.06.2020 View
5 Appreciation for conducting the Zonal Center Program on Cheminformatic & Drug Design Wetlab Championship & Shaastra IIT Madras Event 19.07.2019 View
6 All India Level 92nd Rank in EducationWorld Autonomous Colleges (Govt. and Govt. Aided) ranking-2020 Education World, Bengaluru 28.06.2019 View

Year 2018-19

Sr. No. Award/Recognition Awarding Bodies Date Document
1 ISO 9001:2015 Certification Quality Control Certification, Delhi 27.04.2019 View
2 India's 10 Best Institutions of Biological Sciences for 2019 The Knowledge Review Magazine 26.04.2019 View
3 Shramadan Puraskar-2019 Gram Panchyat Karyalaya, Kasargav,Hanumantwadi, TQ.Dist. Latur. 20.03.2019 View
4 Certificate for the establishment of Institution Innovation Council (IIC) AICTE, New Delhi 21.11.2018 View
4 Accredited B++ Grade with CGPA 2.99 National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Begalore 26.09.2018 View

RSML Profile

Name of the College Rajarshi Shahu Mahavidyalaya Autonomous, Latur
Place Opp. Central Bus Stand, Kaku Seth Ukka Marg, Chandra Nagar, Latur-413512 Maharashtra
State Maharashtra, India
Affiliating University Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded
Status of the College Autonomous
Principal Dr.Mahadev Gavhane
Contact Details +919403245650
Type of College Co-Education
No. of Departments Departments: 25 | Support Unit: 10
No. of Programmes UG: 10 | PG: 15 | Ph.D: 15
Year of Establishment 1970
Year of Granting Autonomy 2013
UGC recognition UGC-CPE(Phase-III)
Location of the College Urban

To evolve as a world class dynamic center of higher education disseminating knowledge rigorously at affordable cost and to emerge as a premier centre that promotes technological competence and democratic values.

* “Pursuit of Excellence” in higher education to make our students globally competent.
* Enable students to develop as responsible citizens with human values.
* Provide value and need based education.
* Develop scientific attitude among students.

* To produce graduates capable of independent lifelong learning.
* To provide an environment in which staff and students can achieve their full potential.
* To foster a strong sense of affinity towards the Institution.

* Academic Excellence.
* Integrity and Honesty.
* Diversity and Mutual Respect.
* Expand horizons of knowledge.
* Shared Governance.
* Social Responsibility.
* Learning for Life.
* Ethics.
* Service to the Nation.
* Environmental Consciousness

Undergraduate Programmes

Sr. No. Programme Duration
1 B.A. Three Years
2 B.Com. Three Years
3 B.Sc. Three Years
4 B.C.A. Three Years
5 B.Sc. Computer Science Three Years
6 B.Sc. Biotechnology Three Years
7 B.Voc. (Computer Technology) Three Years
8 B.Voc. (Food Processing Technology) Three Years
9 B.Voc. (Accounting and Taxation) Three Years
10 B.Voc. (Retail Management and Information Technology) Three Years

Postgraduate Programmes

Sr. No. Programme Duration
1 M.A. (Economics) Two Years
2 M.A. (Geography) Two Years
3 M.A. (English) Two Years
4 M.A. (Political Science) Two Years
5 M.A. (Mass Communication and Journalism) Two Years
6 M.A. (Pali) Two Years
7 M.Com. Two Years
8 M.Sc. (Physics) Two Years
9 M.Sc. (Chemistry) Two Years
10 M.Sc. (Mathematics) Two Years
11 M.Sc. (Botany) Two Years
12 M.Sc. (Biotechnology) Two Years
13 M.Sc. (Computer Science) Two Years
14 M.Sc. (Microbiology) Two Years
15 M.Sc. (Zoology) Two Years

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Sr. No. Subject
1 Marathi
2 Chemistry
3 Microbiology
4 Zoology
5 Geography
6 Physics
7 Commerce
8 Botany
9 Political Science
10 English
11 Computer Science
12 Pali
13 Public Administration
14 Economics
15 History
Cycle Date Score / CGPA Certificate
III 26/09/2018 2.99(CGPA) View
II 28/03/2010 3.38(CGPA) View
I 21/03/2003 88.25(score) View