From the General Secretary’s Desk:
Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir, owes its existence to the inspiration, pioneering work and farsightedness of its founder member, my grandfather, Hon'ble Late. Karmaveer Bhausaheb Hiray, a Gandhian, a staunch freedom fighter who played a major role in the formation of Maharashtra State and in inculcating Co-operative movement in Nashik District, an educationist and Ex-Revenue minister of then Bombay province. He is the founder the two well-known educational institutions in Nashik District, namely "Adivasi Seva Samiti" in 1945 and "Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir" in 1952. The major objective of these institutions was to provide the educational facilities to the masses from all the spheres, urban, rural and tribal. In 1959, he started a senior college at Malegaon. This gave a great boost to all the students in the North Maharashtra to achieve higher education goals.
The devotional motto of the institution Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir is "Bahujana Hitay Bahujana Sukhay". The institution has been registered under society's Registration Act 1860. After the demise of Karmaveer Bhausaheb Hiray, on 6th November 1961, his elder son, my father, Lokenete Vyankatrao Hiray took over the responsibility of the institution. Considering the urgent need of imparting higher education to the masses in Nashik city, one of the developing cities of northern Maharasthra, he decided to establish a college at the banks of the river Godavari in the serene atmosphere of Panchavati, Nashik. After the untimely demise of Hon’ble Vyankatro Hiray in 1980, it was named after him in 1983.
The college is mainly running Arts, Science and Commerce stream with junior and senior wing. It has been also running vocational and skill oriented courses considering the demand of time and interest of students. More than 8000 students are seeking quality education in a healthy academic atmosphere. The college is also running UGC approved Vocational courses such as Bachelor in Film Arts, Food Processing Technology, Retail Management and Automobile Technology and Two Wheeler Technology under Community College scheme of UGC.
Today the Loknete Vyankatrao Hiray College has become one of the leading colleges in north Maharashtra run by Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir. The college is a recipient of the ‘Best College Award’ of the University of Pune and has successfully completed two cycles of NAAC receiving ‘A’ grade. Since its inception it has been spearheading towards the vision and mission of its parent institution "Bahujana Hitay Bahujana Sukhay".
Dr. Prashant Hiray,
Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir
From the Coordinator’s Desk:
Loknete Vyankatrao Hiray Arts, Science and Commerce College is one of the leading colleges in Nashik providing quality education to the masses. The college has been established by my grandfather Late. Loknete Vyankatrao Hiray in the year 1971 with the noble motto “Bahujan Hitay Bahujan Sukhaay. The college is currently functioning smoothly under the visionary guidance of my father Shri. Prashantdada Hiray, General Secretary of the parent institution Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir. Since its inception the college is imparting quality education considering the changes taking place in the education field at global level. Today the college has adopted ICT based teaching-learning that has become the need of the hour for knowledge enhancement.
The college is marching successfully in academic, cultural and sports field. It is not only ensuring the academic development of the students but also providing them with opportunities to survive and sustain in the competitive world by undertaking research, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. Moreover, in the field of sports the college has recently made a name for itself. Our sportsmen are representing us on International and National level. The college provides infrastructure and healthy academic surrounding to attain Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the fields of Arts, Science and Commerce. It is also running Vocational courses considering the interest of the students. It is has been taking number of specific initiatives to address locational advantages. It is performing in various areas distinctive to its vision, priority and thrust. Our NCC and NSS unit is considered as one of the best units in SPPU affiliated colleges. The college has Five Research Centres approved by SPPU. Considering the continuous excellent efforts in academics the college has received “Best College Award” from Savitribai Phule Pune University.
The college has acquired NAAC ‘A’ grade in 2014. It has several achievements to its credit in the form of awards, schemes, and grades. Efforts to inculcate discipline amongst students, establishing systematic mechanism of performance assessment of the students and teachers as well, promoting research, initiating consultancy services and patenting, arranging alumni/ industry-academia meetings, undertaking activities to conserve energy, protect environment, increase allegiance to the society at large to achieving better quality of life are some of the hallmark features of the college. The college is standing straight to face all the challenges in coming time in the field of education.
Dr. Apoorva Hiray,
Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir.
Message from Principal’s Desk:
Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir’s Loknete Vyankatrao Hiray College is situated on the sacred banks of the river Godavari in the midst of Nashik city, one of the Metropolitans of Maharashtra. Since its establishment in 1971, the college has been pursuing the dream & follow the path shown by Founder Father, Late Shri Karmaveer Bhausaheb Hiray.
Today with the distinguished achievement of the Best College Award of Savitribai Phule Pune University, one of the top ten universities of India and reaccreditation with ‘A’ grade by NAAC, the college is the most acclaimed college in Maharashtra providing traditional as well as professional education in all streams. Adjoined Junior and Senior College with 06 research & 14 PG centers. H.Sc. Vocational, B.Voc., M.Voc. with Community College of Diploma & Certificate Courses. Throughout the year our faculty is engaged in publishing research articles in the reputed and peer-reviewed journals with the impact factor. It is noteworthy that some of our Faculty teachers do have patent at their credit. The various activities like NSS‚ guest lectures‚ Sports activities‚ music competitions‚ cultural activities‚ debating and NCC keep our students active and competitive throughout the year. Our NCC student Miss. Nidhi Deore was felicitated by Prime Minister of India was outstanding performance in RD Parade at New Delhi. Recently our Sport student Mr. Santosh Jadhav awarded by “Shiv Chatrapati Purskar” by Govt. of Maharashtra.
Our students have made us proud as they have topped the University Merit list. The performance of our students and teachers from various departments in various academic and extracurricular activities has been outstanding. The various activities like NSS‚ guest lectures‚ Sports activities‚ music competitions‚ cultural activities‚ field visits‚ annual gathering‚ debating and NCC keep our students active and competitive throughout the year.
For all this success, we receive consistent support and guidance of the General Secretary of the Institute Samajshree Hon’able Dr. Prashant V. Hiray, General Secretary, Mahatrma Gandhi Vidyamandir. Dr. Apoorva Hiray Co-ordinator, Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir and Hon’able Dr. Yogita Hiray, Chairperson, College Development Committee, Loknete Vyankatrao Hiray Arts, Science and Commerce College, Nashik.