Smt A. R. Patil Kanya Mahavidyalaya is one of the prestigious colleges of higher learning, being run by well known Sanstha, Shri Swami Vivekanand Shikshan Sanstha, Kolhapur. The Santha has been extending its services in the field of education both at the State & National Level

The college has been established on 16th Jully 1984 to the doorstep of the rural women & industrial town, Ichalkaranji. The college is named after late Smt. Akkatai Ramgonda Patil. Today the college has two faculties :- Arts & Commerce with the total strength of 1020 for degree Courses & 449 student for +2 level

To start a college for women was a dream of santha founder Shikshan Maharshi Dr. Bapuji Salunkhe. The vision of our founder is to take education to the doorsteps in & around Maharashtra. The lamp lit by him has lit thousands of lamps. With the help of local organization, leaders, donars, well-wishers, Municipal Council & citizens, Now our college has been 32 years old.

During the last 32 Years however, there has been a welcoming change in the philosophy of the college. It has created a distinct place of pride in the minds of the people of Ichalkangji known as the Manchester of Maharashtra.

The college is affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur (Maharashtra). It is grant-in-aid college. It has been accredited at B Level in 2003-2004. and Reaccredited at B Level in 2011-2012.

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Name of the College : Smt. Akkatai Ramgonda Patil Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Ichalkaranji.
Address : W. No.- 17, H. No. – 434, Vivekanand Colony, Ichalkaranji, T.- Hatkanangale, Dist.- Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Pin – 416115.
Location : Town
Email : College – arpkanyacollege@gmail.com

Principal prinkanya@yahoomail.com

Website : www.arpkmi.org
Past Principals :
1 Shri K. S .Naik 04/08/1984 To 24/04/1986
2 Shri V. G. Walke 25/04/1986 To 31/05/1987
3 Mrs. V. H. Patil 31/06/1987 To 31/07/1989
4 Dr. S. S. Jadhav 01/08/1989 To 04/09/1995
5 Dr. A. M. Sutar (Incharge) 05/09/1995 To 26/02/1996
6 Dr. Sou. S. A. Salunkhe 27/02/1996 To 31/05/2012
7 Dr. Udaysinh Manepatil 01/06/2012 To  30/11/2016
 8.  Dr. Anil Patil  01/12/2016
Affiliating University : Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Year of Establishment : June, 1984
Year of Affiliation : 17/07/1984 ( Temporary )

June 1999 ( Permanent )

Year of Recognition : i) U/S 2 (F)- No. F. 8-123/89 (CPP-1) date – 17/5/1994

ii) U/S 12B No. F. 8-72/2005 (CPP-1) date – 31/3/2005

Year of last reaccreditation : Sept 2012, B Grade
Rating : B
Type : Aided
Category : Affiliated