DEPARTMENT OF MARATHI
The Department of Marathi has been working since the establishment of Rajarshi Shahu Mahavidyalaya,Latur i.e 1970. The department is recognized as a research center of SRTMU, Nanded. The eminent scholars, litterateur, social workers like Prof. Subhash Mendhapurkar, Prof. Sunetra Deshmukh, Prof. Manohar Niture, Dr. Madhav Gadekar, Dr. Shriram Gundekar and Dr. Bharat Deshmukh were the heads of the department and contributed a lot by their works to the department.
Dr. Shriram Gundekar has done great research work in Maharashtra on Satyashodhaki Literature. He published four books on literature, critacal analysis and history of Satyashodhaki Literature. Through the marathi research center seven researchers have been awarded Ph.D and presently five students are doing their research in the center. In the last five years the faculty members published nine books and twenty nine research articles.
The department is running under the headship of Dr. Sambhaji Patil. In the present academic year 2019-20, 534 students are registered in the department. The various programs and activities have been taken through Marathi Language and Literature Group. Every year on 27th Feb., the birth anniversary of poet Kusumagraj, the department organizes different competitions and celebrates Marathi Language Day. The department keeps reading culture for students and the staff members of the college. We run Vivekvahini unit for keeping social workers thoughts and scientific view in students with the help of Maharashtra ANIS. We have done MoU's with Maharashtra Superstition Vanishing Committee and Maitri Foundation, Latur.