Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Shri Yashwantrao Patil Science College, Solankur and The New College, Kolhapur are affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Shivaji University, established in 1962, is named after the Great Warrior and founder of the Maratha Empire Chhatrapati Shivaji. It was inaugurated on 18th November, 1962 by Dr. Radhakrishnan (President of India). The University jurisdiction is spread over three districts viz. Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara with strength of about 3,00,000 students studying in 280 affiliated colleges and recognized institutes. This region of Maharashtra boasts of rich and varied socio-cultural heritage. Under the innovative and socially reformist leadership of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj, Kolhapur. The city has become a focal point of educational opportunities for all classes and communities of South- Western Maharashtra, and northern parts of neighboring state Karnataka. A wide spectrum of programmes in different disciplines is being offered in this University. Due to its high quality infrastructure, academic and research excellence, Shivaji University has established itself as a premier university in Maharashtra.
It is re-accredited with ‘A’ grade in 3rd cycle accreditation by NAAC (with CGPA 3.16). As per ‘Current Science’ (25th February 2018) News Letters, it has achieved top rank in research among State Universities in India. It is in top ten lists (8th rank) among all Institutions/Universities list within India. The subject wise Field Weight Citation Index (FWCI) is also discussed wherein Materials Science research in Shivaji University has got 3rd rank among the entire Institutions/Universities within India; whereas it’s at 1st rank among State Universities.
Shri Yashwantrao Patil Science College (YPSC), Solankur
Shri Yashwantrao Patil Science College (YPSC), Solankur was established in 2009 and received State Governments Grant-in-Aid in 2013. It is accredited by NAAC in 2017. The college has organized various State Level workshops/seminars. It has successfully organized two National Level Conferences as  National Conference on Materials and Environmental Science [NCMES] in February 2017;  National Conference on Recent Trends in Chemical Science and its Interdisciplinary Applications in January 2018.
The college is situated at the heart of Western Ghats, one of the 18 global biodiversity spots; a hilly rural area of Radhanagari tehsil in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. It is the only science college in the tehsil. Being the mountainous rural area, to meet the barrier in higher education and to remove the inequities in access to education amongst various social groups, the foundation of Sanstha pillared under the competent guidance of Hon. A. Y. Patil saheb.
Shri Vyanknath Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Solankur was established in 1996. Starting with primary, highschool, junior college of arts & science; the senior college started in the year 2009 with the mission to sensitize the students to ethical, social and cultural values to make an enlightened nation and strive for mass welfare and happiness through spread of education. The college is committed to meet the educational and societal needs of the hilly rural area which will help to build up the humane nation under the skilled leadership of college Chairman Hon. R. Y. Patil saheb.
The New College (TNC), Kolhapur was established in 1971. It has got recognition by UGC under section 2(f) and 12(B) in 1976. It is accredited by NAAC. The college provides education in traditional as well as professional courses and caters to more than five thousand students in various disciplines. It has been recognized as ‘Star College’ by Department of Bio-Technology (DBT), New Delhi. The college is achieving glorious heights with the students of outstanding merit at University level as well as landmark contributions of Sports department highlighting International Women Wrestler Ms Reshma Mane.
Shri Prince Shivaji Maratha Boarding House, Kolhapur was founded in 1920. The institution is recipient of ‘The Ideal Institution’ by Government of Maharashtra. It has grown in to multiple institutions dedicated for quality education under the competent leadership of the veteran educationalist Hon. Shri. D. B. Patil saheb.