Dr. Varsha Nandkishor Chikhale
(Head, & Professor)
Shri Shivaji Education Society is one of the leading education society in Maharashtra. Dr. Panjabrao alias Bhausaheb Deshmukh founded this society in 1932. The Society flourished within a short period. Our college is the first college established by the society in the year 1946. Marathi Department has been working since the establishment of the college as a compulsory subject. Later in 1950 Marathi Literature was included in the syllabus.
The Marathi Department of the college has a rich heritage of the heads of the department who were also literary personalities. It includes M.L Vyawhare, Dr. Shriram Attarde, Dr. Bhau Mandavkar, Dr. Bhau Bhalerao, Prof. Sunanda Pande, Dr. S.N. Deshmukh, Dr. Sheela Paithankar, Dr. Ramesh Andhare, Dr. B.T. Ambhore.
At present Prof. Dr. Varsha Chikhale is Head of the Department and Dr. Suwarna Gadge working as an Professor,Dr. Rajesh Mirge working as an Associate Professor. The Department has Research Centre for the Ph.D. Students. 16 research students are currently doing their research work. Apart from the main Library, the Department has its own Library. The Department organized various examinations such as ‘Gandhi Vichar Sanskar Pariksha’, ‘Shrimadbhagwatgeeta Spardha Pariksha’ etc. Various competitions such as debate, elocution, essay competitions are also organized. The Wallmagzin ‘Srujan’ is regularly publish by the Department.The Department is moving ahead on the path of development under the able guidance of our Principal Dr. Rameshwar Bhise. At present 03 Faculty and 02 contributory teachers are working in the Department.