Deshbhakta Anandrao Balwantrao Naik Arts and Science College is a distinguished degree college affiliated to Shivaji University, Kolhapur. The college is named after Late Deshbhakta Anandrao Balwantrao Naik(Tatya),the freedom fighter and distinguished visionary The campus is Situated in hilly area of Shirala Taluka which is 18 km from NH4 and 60 km from Sangli. This is the first college with Science faculty in Tahasil established in 1998 by late Loknete Fattesing (Appa) Naik with a view of providing quality education to the rural youth. The college is started with only 138 students imparting arts and Science Education.
College has made tremendous progress within a short span of time and has gained recognition for preparing and grooming the students into academically meritorious and professionally efficient scholars. The selection of the students of the college for advanced studies in renowned colleges, professional courses and prestigious services are the testimony to high aim of the college to provide its student with the education that can endow them with material, intellectual and moral richness.
The college flourished within a decade, providing education various courses of studies leading to B.A., B.Sc., B.Com and M.A. in Hindi and Marathi as per the demand of students. The college has recently started the Center of Distance Education under Shivaji University, Kolhapur. College conducts self-supporting career oriented courses. With a very short span of time the Computer Science department of the college has shown prominent development. The college has a very talented and experienced staff to guide our students through the curriculum laid down by the University. The campus is spread over about 2.5 hectors. The total student strength of Senior College is more than 500. The number of teaching and non-teaching staff is above 40.