V. T. Patil

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V. T. Patil
MP-Loksabha; founder- Tararani Vidyapeeth, Kolhapur
In office
1962-1967
Constituency Western Maharashtra - Kolhapur.
Personal details
Born 31 July 1900
Shigaon, Bombay Presidency, British India
Political party Indian National Congress
Residence Kolhapur

V. T. Patil (born 31 July 1900 - death unknown) was an education reformer and politician who represented Kolhapur as a Member of Parliament in the 3rd Lok Sabha that sat between 1962 and 1967. His interest in development of education in Kolhapur — a town in Maharashtra, India — is reflected in the various institutions that he either founded or was involved in founding.

Background[edit]

Patil was born in Shigaon, Sangli district, Bombay Presidency, British India on 31 July 1900. He graduated from the University of Bombay with a degree in law and between 1930-1950 he had a legal practice in Kolhapur.[1]

Rural education[edit]

Patil had an interest in developing rural and women's education in Kolhapur. He was involved in the establishment of Tararani Vidyapeeth's Junior College of Education,[2] and was a co-founder of Shri Mouni Vidyapeeth.[3] In addition, he founded Kamala College[1] and helped to establish Shivraj College of Arts & Commerce.[4]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Patil was elected a Member of Parliament for the third Lok Sabha in 1962. He represented the Kolhapur constituency as a member of the Indian National Congress.[citation needed]

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