In the 19th century, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule made people aware about importance of education & knowledge. "There is no option without Education". It is expressed by Phule not only through his thoughts but also from actions & opened the doors of education for women, Dalit communities and other people who were deprived from education Being inspired by Phule ,many social workers and the leaders of populace followed his notion
Having this social awareness, Hon'. Shri Babasaheb Dhabekar, a promising social worker has established an educational society 'Janta Shikshan Prasarak Mandal' at Barshi-Takli, Dist. Akola in 1964 for the upliftment of underprivileged and deprived section of society. He has tried to reach the sacred river of education to rural area by starting various schools and collages at various places.
Our college Smt. Shakuntalabai Dhabekar Mahavidyalaya has been established in 1998 as one of the extensions of his important social work. The collage is situated at Karanja (Lad), Dist. Washim, surrounded with various backward villages. In very short period, collage has acquired the permanent affiliation of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati. It is also recognized under the Act of 2(F)and 12 (B) of University Grants commission.
We have a magnificent building, specious play ground, enriched Library, well- furnished Laboratory, Studious Teacher Staff, Dutiful Non-Teaching Staff, always ready to serve the students who come from the rural areas for learning. All of them are very active in socio-cultural development of student's personality keeping the student in centre of every activity. We think that they true welfare of nation is in the overall development of student. So we organized various programs like debate competition, essay writing competition, eloquence, guidance for competitive examinations. So that student can be confident and be able to face every problems of life. With the formation of this collage, it is expected to create the citizen who will be socially responsible and well character.
"Institutions run by Janta Shikshan Prasarak Mandal ,Barshitakali, Dist .Akola"
||Smt. Shakuntalabai Dhabekar College, Karanja Lad, Dist. Washim
||Babasaheb Dhabekar Vidyalaya & Jr. College, Barshitakali ,Dist. Akola
||Babasaheb Dhabekar Vidyalaya & Jr. College, Rahit, Dist. Akola
||Babasaheb Dhabekar Vidyalaya & Jr. College ,Ghota, Dist. Akola
||Babasaheb Dhabekar Vidyalaya & Jr. College ,Keshaonagar, Tq. Risod, Dist. Washim
||Babasaheb Dhabekar D.T.Ed College Keshaonagar Tq. Risod , Dist. Washim
||Babasaheb Dhabekar Urdu D.T.Ed College, Akola
||Babasaheb Dhabekar Urdu High School, Kurum ,Tq. Murtizapur ,Dist. Akola