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.