Loknete Vyankatrao Hiray Arts, science and Commerce College, is a leading educational institution in Nashik, established in the year 1971, at the banks of river Godawari. Under the Chairmanship of Loknete Vyankatrao Hiray the institute, “Adivasi Seva Samiti” started the functioning of this college. Later on, the college functioning was transferred to “Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir, Malegaon Camp”.
The College is affiliated to the Savitribai Phule Pune University and recognized under 2(f) and 12B of UGC Act.
The collge has been re-acrediated "A Grade" by NAAC and has been awarded " Best College" by Savitribai Phule Pune University.Along with the UG courses, the college has several PG Departments. The College offers 25 subjects at special level UG and 14 at PG level. PG courses in English, Psychology, History, Economics, Geography, Commerce, Electronic Science, Zoology, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry , Mathematics and M.Voc are conducted in the college. The college also administers Research centers in Chemistry, Psychology, Electronics, Zoology and Commerce. The college conducts PG Diploma in Industrial Psychology and Certificate Courses in English for Business, Modi-Script, Tourism, Event Management and Soft Skill Development. The college also functions as a study center for the various courses conducted by Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University.
The College has a well maintained library, having around 73878 books with latest magazines and journals. The library is well equipped with Audio Visual Aids and it is computerized. Special scheme for poor students i.e.Poor Boys Book Bank Facility is implemented consisting of 3000 books, which are given to the students for the academic year. The college library has a linkage with DELNET ( Developing Library Nertwork), N-List ( National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Content) . The college library has the Inter Library borrowing facility with YCMOU, Nashik. Since the college houses YCMOU study center, our sister institute like Pharmacy College and Institute of Management are also linked with the Library.
The college has Students Grievance Committee, Anti Ragging Committee, Students Council, Students Welfare Scheme, Insurance Policy Schemes, Earn and Learn Scheme, Alumini Association, Placement Cell, Tours and Excursions. The College has established computer centre for Tribal youths.
Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan provides free of cost computer literacy to slow learner and tribal students.
The teaching staff of the college is well qualified; several faculty members are Ph.D, M.Phil. and newly appointed staff are NET, SET qualified. The staff is consistently busy in several research activities along with consultancy activities. Many of them are working with Minor and Major research projects funded by UGC and Savitribai Phule Pune University.
It is necessary to mention here that the students who seek admission in this college are mostly from the tribal, the backward and the minority communities. It has been a rich experience of working together, reflecting together and identifying its strengths and weaknesses.
This journey of reflecting on the foot prints left in the previous years has given us insight to think through the path ahead to realize the goal of actualizing the potential of LokneteVyankatraoHiray Arts, Science and Commerce College, through benchmarking ourselves with institutions of repute at the national level. A cautious effort has been taken to involve a broader heterogeneous group of faculty members including younger generation in the preparation of this SSR, to ensure quality sustenance and enhancement to lead the college into the future.