Rajarshi Shahu College, Latur

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Rajarshi Shahu College, Latur.
Motto Aaroh Tamso Jyoti
Established 1970
Principal Dr. S.B.Jadhav
Location Latur, Maharashtra, India
Affiliations UGC
Website Official Website

Rajarshi Shahu College, Latur (R.S.M.L.) is a higher secondary education institution in the Latur district of south-eastern Maharashtra, India. The college was a pioneer in the development of the "Latur Pattern", which has been adopted and implemented by many other colleges across the state.[1]

The college was established in 1970 by the Shiv Chhatrapati Shikshan Sanstha (Shiv Chhatrapati Educational Institution), Latur. Shahu's first principle was Dr.Janardhan Madhavrao Waghmare, who was the first pillar of Latur Pattern The college has consistently produced Maharashtra State level toppers in the Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination (10+2) of the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Pune and the Common Entrance Test for four-year bachelor's degree courses in Medical and Engineering fields. The college is also famous for the Chartered Accountant's examination preparation. Students who are willing to be Chartered Accountants, do their higher secondary education and a three-year bachelor's degree in Commerce stream (B. Com.) and then take the Chartered Accountant's course. There is a large contribution of this college in creating and popularizing the "Latur Pattern". Mr. Anirudh Jadhav has major contributions in creating the Latur Pattern and making it widely known throughout India.

The college has more than four thousand students (including Junior College) on the roll. The total staff includes 77 teachers in the Senior College, 78 non-teaching staff and 63 teachers in the Junior College (Class 11 and 12). The college mainly conducts preparatory courses for the following competitive entrance examinations: MHT-CET, AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination), MPSC (Maharashtra Public Service Commission), MBA (Master of Business Administration) and MS-CIT (Maharashtra State Certificate in Information Technology). There are 21 Departments including 7 Post Graduate Departments. The College has Russian language, Additional English (Second Language), Sanskrit, Pali and Functional English (a vocational Subject), M.Phil (Geography) and the teachers of Marathi, Pali, Geography, Economics, Sociology, Chemistry, Zoology & Fishery Science and Physics are guiding Ph.D. aspirants. The college introduced computer courses in 1998 on a non-grant basis. The college is thus catering to the needs of higher secondary and higher education in this region.[2]

Awards and accolades[edit]

The college is affiliated to Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded and has achieved an A grade with 89.25% and CPE status from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), India. The college was awarded the Best Educational Institution Award at the hands of Dr. P.C. Alexander, Governor Of Maharashtra.

In 2013 College Become Autonomous.Educational Batch of the year 2013-14 is the First Batch of Degree College as Autonomous Grade.

Courses Offered[edit]

Degree Courses[edit]

# Course Duration Eligibility
01 B.Sc. C.S. Three Years (Six Semesters) 10+2 Pass with Science Stream or Its equivalent
02 BCA Three Years (Six Semesters) 10+2 Pass with Any Stream or Its Equivalent
03 B.Sc. (General) Three Years (Six Semesters) 10+2 Pass with Science Stream or Its Equivalent
04 B.Sc. B.T. Three Years (Annual Pattern) 10+2 Pass with Science Stream
05 B.Lib. & I.Sc. One Year (Semester Pattern) Any Graduate
06 B.Com. Three Years (Six Semesters) 10+2 Pass or its equivalent
07 B.A. Three Years (Six Semesters) 10+2 Pass or its equivalent

Competitive Examination Center Rajarshi Shahu Prabhodhini

Post Graduate Courses[edit]

# Course Duration Eligibility
01 M.Sc. C.S. Two Years (Four Semesters) B.Sc. C.s., B.C.A., B.Sc. with CS/IT/Comp. App., B.E.(CS)
02 M.Sc. (Bio-Tech) Two Years (Four Semesters) Any Science Graduate
03 M.Com. Two Years (Four Semesters) B.Com. Graduate
04 M.A. (Economics) Two Years (Four Semesters) B.A. with Economics
05 M.A. (Geography) Two Years (Four Semesters) B.A. with Geography
06 M.A. (Sanskrit) Two Years (Four Semesters) B.A. with Sanskrit
07 M.Sc. (Photonics) Two Years (Four Semesters)

Research Courses[edit]

# Course Duration Eligibility
01 M.Phil. (Geography) One Year M.A or M.Sc. in Geography

Teaching Staff[edit]

Senior College[edit]

# Name Designation
01 Dr. S. D Salunke Principal
02 Dr. P.N. Sagar Vice Principal
03 Dr. Mahadev Gavhane Vice Principal
# Name Designation # Name Designation # Name Designation
# Art Faculty # Science Faculty # Commerce Faculty
01 Prof.Maske S. B. 01 Prof. R.N.Kendre 01
02 Dr. S.P.Bagal 02 Prof. D.G.Solunke 02 Dr. A.J.Raju
03 Dr. M.V.Ingale 03 Dr. E.U.Masumdar 03 Prof. Smt. P.G.Kavale
04 Dr. O.N.Madansure 04 Prof. B.B.Sanap 04 Smt. Dr. S.J.Kulkarni
05 Dr. 05 Dr. V.S.Shembekar 05 Prof. P.R.Rodiya
07 Dr. O.V.Shahapurkar
08 Dr. S.J.Phule
09 Dr. Anuja Jadhav
10 Prof. D.B.Sonkamble
11 Prof. Smt. Shailja Somdev
12 Prof. R.K.Aarya
13 Dr. S.M.Sonone


  1. ^ Deulgaonkar, Atul (2003-08-01). "Latur's great leap". Frontline. 20 (15). 
  2. ^ "What is the Latur pattern of study? - The Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2015-09-07. 

External links[edit]

College website Rajarshi Shahu Mahavidyala, Latur