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Rajaram College, Kolhapur (राजाराम महाविद्यालय, कोल्हापूर) is a government college affiliated to Shivaji University in Kolhapur. It runs degree level (BSc and BA) courses in science, humanities, languages and arts and offers a MA in Psychology. It also has a popular junior college offering higher secondary education courses in science and arts.
Rajaram college was established in 1880 by the Maharaja of Kohapur. It celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2015.
The college is located near Shivaji University. Many students from nearby villages study there. It is located somewhat on the outskirts of Kolhapur city. It has a large area of campus where many people from nearby areas come for pleasure walks.
The Maharashtra State supported U.P.S.C and M.P.S.C institute is also present in the same campus.
This college has given many intelligent and famous dignitaries to India, including IAS and IPS officers who are serving the nation.
The college has a picturesque campus of around 75 acres. Its 13 independent buildings include a 2000 capacity auditorium. The Dr. Balkrishna Library has more than 125000 volumes.
- Prof. Abhay Ashtekar, scientist, quantum gravity and cosmology
- Yashwantrao Chavan CM, Maharashtra
- Basappa Danappa Jatti, former President of India
- R. Madhavan, Tamil and Bollywood star
- Professor (Dr) Arun Nigavekar, winner of Rajaram College Fellowship for Masters Degree; Chairman of University Grants Commission; Vice Chancellor of University of Pune; SUniversity Grants Commission; Member of Science & Teachnology Committee to the Prime Minister; Founder Director of National Assessment & Accreditation Council
- Prof. D. C. Pavate, educationist
- H. P. Gandhi diatomist; worked at the college as a biology lecturer during the 1950s
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