Digambarrao Bindu Arts, Commerce and Science College, Bhokar, was established in 1989 by Late Digambarrao Bindu Smarak Samiti, Bhokar Dist. Nanded (MS) found in 1986 under society’s registration Act 1860 by the group of senior freedom fighters and social reformists in Bhokar taluka.
The first ever college to be instituted by Late Digambarrao Bindu Smarak Samiti, Bhokar Dist. Nanded (MS) and has grown from a humble beginning to a rural destination today in its 29th year of establishment and is aiming to scale greater heights in the fields of education, research, performing arts, sports and social activities.
The college was started in 1989 with 97 students with the strong initiatives of Late Bhujangrao Patil Kinhalkar having the objective to offer sound, secular and moral education both for boys and girls, who are deprived of higher studies, and to enable them to be tolerant, humane and magnanimous citizens of the nation. He always believed in today’s mantra “Survival of the fittest” and accordingly opened the doors of higher education to all, especially, to the marginalized sections of the society (ST/SC/OBC/NT/Other) to enable them to survive in an age of competitions.
Since its establishment, the college was affiliated to Marathwada University Aurangabad till the establishment of Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded in 1994. Initially, the college offered 02 UG courses i.e. BA and B.Com having less academic flexibility in the programmes offered.
The dwindling government support and the ideological stand of our founding fathers of not-for-profit motive strolled us to a state of funds-starvation. This inadequacy, at that time, has cascaded to affect number of things such as introduction of more programmes, infrastructure, facilities purchase of books/ journals/ periodicals and equipments etc for the day to day functioning of the college.
In order to overcome the situation and to cater to the needs of the changing demand, the authorities of college and management resolved to seek necessary financial assistance from UGC by applying for various development and other schemes and, resultantly, received various grants during X, XI and XII plan period which have been utilized for the purpose for which it was sanctioned. Besides, UG course in science stream is introduced since the year 2010-11.
Realizing the crying need of the day, our college tried to teach the young not only academic knowledge and feed them with reams of information but more importantly has attempted to make them efficient and good citizens in the service of the society through number of extra-curricular and extension activities also.
We can boast ourselves that even after the passage of two-and –a half decades, the ideals of our founding fathers have scrupulously followed and we are very proud in declaring ourselves as donation-free and not-for-profit institution. The socially-disadvantages and economically weak students, who happen to be the majority in the campus, stand as a testimony to system that follows the set standards and government norms.
We, as we know, are in the new millennium and at a rare moment of history. This is a choice point. To meet the demands of new world our college is attempting continuously to make it a better place for everyone concerned, and therefore, decided to subject ourselves for honest introspection followed by an external peer evaluation by NAAC. We fervently hope that the feedback from NAAC peer team will enlighten us to scale newer and newer heights in our journey towards excellence.