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Shri Aillak Pannalal Digambar Jain Pathashala is a pioneer academic institution established in the yead 1885. The Trust fosters the spirit of ‘Shraman Culture’ through the ingenious philosophy of ‘Shikshan Haach Dharma’.

The trust for the last 123 years has been catering to the needs of the region in the field of education. The institution is striving industriously to uphold the vision of Shri Seth Hirachand Nemchand, a rare visionary who established it and institutionalized his mission. The Trust offers Bachelor Degrees in Engineering, Arts, Commerce, Science and Education; and Postgraduate Courses in Business Administration, Marathi, Economics and Social work. Subsequently every year over 7000 students realize their academic aspirations in order to establish their lives. Student folks desperately prefer to seek entry for various courses run under the auspices of Trust. Thousands of students, who sought education here hail from different states, are placed in high positions in various sectors. It could happen only because of the cherished values like integrity, justice, equality and morality that are ingrained in the mission and vision of the Pathashala. Thus the centurion institution has sustained unique academic legacy, which goes down in the history of India for centuries to come. The history made by the Trust has set a remarkable academic trend for the flourishing institutions

About Walchand College

Walchand College of Arts and Science, Solapur was established on 8th July 1962 with Arts, Science and Commerce faculties. However, in the year 1972, Commerce faculty was separated and was given the status of a separate college Hirachand Nemchand College of Commerce, Solapur. In 1979, Sholapur College, Sholapur was renamed at the auspicious hands of Hon. A.B. Vajpeyee, former P.M. of India. Our college began with Under Graduate departments of Chemistry, Mathematics, zoology, Botany and Geology in Science faculty. The subjects like History, Ardhamagadhi, Logic Co-operation, Public Administration; N.S.S., Tourism Geography, Environmental Science, Physics, Statistics, Electronics, Microbiology and Sports have been being offered at U.G. Part- I and II levels. With a view to enabling the students in this region to get educated in Master of Social Work a new academic adventure was undertaken in the form of P.G. department of Social Work in 1970. In 1972 the college started to run P.G. course in Zoology, which happened to be the first department outside Shivaji University. Likewise the P.G. Courses of part-I in English, Marathi, Sociology and Economics were also initiated in 1987. The complete P.G. courses in Marathi and Economics were started in 1997. Recently Solapur University, Solapur has recognized the departments of Chemistry and Zoology for research work in M.Phil, and Ph.D programmes. The college has initiated Entire B.Sc. Biotechnology course from June 2008. The college has also started M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry, Bioinformatics & Genetics) from June 2009. Recently the complete P.G. courses in Hindi & English were started in June 2009. It is our dream project to train and produce manpower in the field of this modern technology.From this Academic year the college has started the M.Sc. (Biotechnology) course.

Our Institutes

  1. Walchand College of Arts And Science, Solapur.
  2. Walchand Centre for Biotechnology, Solapur.
  3. Walchand Institute of Technology, Solapur.  
  4. HirachandNemchand Collegeof Commerce, Solapur.
  5. KasturbaiCollegeof Education, Solapur.
  6. Shri. D. J. Gurukul High School and Junior College, Solapur.
  7. Nutan Vidyalaya, Ashti.
  8. Shri.DeshbhushanKulbhushan High School, Kunthalgiri