The College

Dhanwate National College (DNC) was founded by a faction of public-spirited citizens who recognised the need for huge prospects for University Education. It was started at Wardha in 1935 as Wasudeo Arts College and later shifted to Nagpur in 1942 renamed as National College. Shri Shivaji Education Society, Amravati, took over the management of this college in 1949. In the year 1951, Late Shrimant Dadasaheb Dhanwate donated generously to the society after which it was once again renamed as Dhanwate National College.

Distinguished Achievements

  • NAAC Re-Accredited ‘A’ Grade, CGPA 3.25 by NAAC, Bangalore
  • College with Potential for Excellence by UGC, New Delhi
  • Institutional Member of APQN,  Shanghai
  • Recognised Centre for Higher Learning & Research for Ph.D. Degree in Arts, Commerce and Social Sciences by RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur

Dhanwate National College employs Managerial Practices like working through Governing Body, College Council and some special Committees which ultimately results into a democratic Decision-Making Mechanism. Various committees functional in the institute include; Admission Committee, Scholarship Committee, Library Committee, Discipline Committee, Jayanti-Punyatithi Committee, Examination Committee, Women-Cell, Magazine Committee, NCC Committee, Cultural Committee, NSS Committee, Felicitation Committee, Publicity Committee, Sports Council, Training & Placement Committee, Dr. Ambedkar Adhyayan Kendra and Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krida Mahotsava Committee. Few of the programs which are regularly held in the institute include; Birth & Death Anniversaries of National Heroes, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Sports Festival, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Jayanti Mahotsava and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Maha-Parinirvana Din.

The institute also has facilities like; Wi-Fi Internet, Saral Sanskrit Speaking Course, Academic Gallery, Dr. Ambedkar Adhyayan Kendra, NCC, NSS, Language Lab for English, Personality Development Programs, Communication Skills Development Pedagogy and NET / SET Guidance Center. The institute has an independent Research Center which fosters individual research through a research based learning environment. Over the years, the interdisciplinary research activities and students’ participation in research has helped in fostering the research aptitude in them. The institute is also encourages Major / Minor Research Projects (UGC Sponsored) to be undertaken by the faculty therein.

The Faculty and Administrative Staff benefits from the strong ICT Support it finds in the Computers, Laptops, Printers, LCD / Overhead Projectors, Scanners, Fax Machines, Xerox Machine and EPABX in place. The faculty has also been provided with welfare schemes like; Credit Co-operative Society, LIC & Medical, Representation on Governing Body, Felicitation, Recognition and Grievance Cell.

The Admission Strategy of Dhanwate National College gives ample amount of scope to all the students, transparency being one of the major aspects of the institute. The counseling cell at the institute helps the students in selecting suitable courses. Along-with weightage to merit, reservation quota and special quota; the institute strives towards easing-up the admission procedure. Students are also provided financial assistance and different kinds of scholarships, in fact, as many as fifteen college scholarships are awarded for meritorious students every year.

Conference, Seminars and Workshops are regular activities aimed at bringing together the experts on one platform and share their ideas. The exposure students get during these activities helps them in expanding their horizons. The institute has three independent buildings for the Granted, Management and other Self-Financed courses. Independent Libraries, Seminar Halls, Play Grounds and Computer Labs further provide the students extended opportunities to use these facilities effectively.

The Sports Department has been reaching new heights as the time goes by. The department has bestowed State & National Level Honours upon the institute and at the same time produced players, coaches & administrators of State & National repute. The department is actively engaged in organizing sports events like; International Marathon; University, State & National level Seminars / Conferences; Workshops on Yoga, Meditation etc; Cross-Country; Intercollegiate / University Tournaments; DSO Tournaments; Coaching Camps; Medical Examinations; Physical Efficiency Test of UG Students to name some.

The cultural programs regularly held in the institute include competitions in the areas of General Knowledge, Essay, Debates, Quiz, Sketching, Poster, Dance, Singing and Rangoli.

Further, center for Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) have been started for providing access to ‘Higher Education’ to those who cannot pursue regular education via Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.