Dombivli Shikshan Prasarak Mandal

Dombivli Shikshan Prasarak Mandal is a parent body which through its cluster of educational institutions imparts education from K.G. to Ph.D. levels. Dombivli Shikshan Prasarak Mandal was established in the year 1972 by fourteen elite citizens of Dombivli representing different walks of life. Mandal is registered under Public Charitable Trust Act (No.MAH/301/Thane-F-222 Thane Dt-06-09-1972). Dr. U. Prabhakar Rao was the first chairman of the Mandal. Chief promoter of the Mandal Mr. Prabhakar Desai started first office of the Mandal at his residence(Narayan Krupa, Manpada, Dombivli east). The members of the Mandal cherished a dream to contribute significantly to the purpose of the education. In consonance with the vision of the Mandal, the institutions affiliated to it strive to chisel raw students into skilled, employable individuals who are able to contribute meaningfully to the society and carve a niche for themselves in their respective fields. This goal is achieved largely through the tireless and concerted efforts of the members of the Mandal and a syndicate of academicians, industrialists, social workers and experts in various fields.

DSPM’S Managing Committee

Sr. No Name of the Member Designation Professional Qualification
1. Shri. P. R. Desai Chairman Hotel Owner and Agriculturist
2. Dr. Prashant Rao Secretary MBBS, MS ( Bom), FRCS (Ed), DNB, FCPS, MNAMS, DLS (Fr), FIAGES, FMAS, Hon FALS, FICS
3. Dr. (Mrs.) Suchitra P. Kamath Treasurer Gynaecologist
4. Dr. Pradeep Rao Member MBBS, DNB - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
5. Dr. Abhijeet Desai Member Aesthetic Dermatologist and Laser Specialist, Founder Skin Sense, Skin and Laser Clinic
6. Shri. Ajinkya Desai Member Businessman
7. Dr. Sunit Upasani Member M.D. (Paediatrician)

Dombivli Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, has a creditable record in establishing the first Degree College in faculties of Arts, Science and Commerce for providing higher educational facilities to the students of Dombivli city and the neighbouring villages. The first brick of the grand edifice of DOMBIVLI SHIKSHAN PRASARAK MANDAL’s K. V. Pendharkar College was laid in the year 1974 by Padma Shri Mr. G. D. Madgulkar, and Mr. Ajit Wadekar, the then captain of Indian Cricket team. The Mandal is and perennially will remain indebted to the support of many eminent personalities and industrialists such as Late Shri. Gajananrao Pendharkar, the then chairman of Vicco Laboratories who munificently gave a founding donation for the establishment of K. V. Pendharkar College. The College has been named after his father Late Shri. Keshav Vishnu Pendharkar as gratitude for unstinting support received from Late Shri Gajananrao Pendharkar.
At present in addition to the K. V. Pendharkar College the Mandal is having two schools: Sister Nivedita English Medium School and Prabhakar Desai International School.

About the Institution

The K. V. Pendharkar college started functioning from June 1979. The College is also given permanent affiliation by the University of Mumbai on 30th August 1980. Right from its inception, College has been offering quality education to its students, in accordance with the rules laid down by the University of Mumbai, Government of Maharashtra and University Grants Commission. Of late, the institution underwent the third cycle of assessment by the NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) and is reaccredited with the coveted 'A Grade' (3.14 CGPA) by the council in 2016-17 (2(f), 12(b) of UGC). There was very encouraging response from the students and guardians since the inception of the College. The College has now completed forty years of existence and is a full-fledged Degree College imparting instructions up to:

Undergraduate Programmes Postgraduate Programmes Ph.D.
B.A. (six specialisations) M.A.(Psychology) Botany
B.Com. M.A. (History) Chemistry
B.Sc. (four specialisations) M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry by papers) Physics
B.M.S. M.Sc. (Chemistry by research) Zoology
B.Com. (B&I) M.Sc. (Botany by research) Accountancy
B.Com. (Acc. & Fin.) M.Com. (Advanced Accountancy)
B.Sc.(IT) M.Com. (Banking & Finance)
B.Sc. (Comp. Sci.) M.Com. (Business Management)
*The College has applied to the University for permission to start 1 Under Graduate programme, 2 Post graduate Programmes and recognition of 2 more departments as research centre, which is awaiting required permission.

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell of the College routinely takes steps in the direction of total quality management so as to enable this institution to become an ideal centre of higher education. The faculty of the institute are highly qualified, research-oriented and dedicated. They adopt different student-centric and innovative approaches to teaching. The College caters to the diverse needs of students from Arts, Science and Commerce faculties. The institution offers 17 Undergraduate, 08 Postgraduate and 05 Ph.D. programmes.

Housed in comfortably large structures, the College infrastructure and facilities are continually being renovated to cater to the growing demands. The college has 10,867 Sq. Mt. Campus with a total constructed area of about 1,01,000 Sq. Ft. In addition, a playground admeasuring about 7,750 Sq. Mt. is available for outdoor sports. Elevator has also been installed to facilitate and ease the movement of physically challenged. There are many facilities consisting 46 airy and specious classrooms, 26 well-ventilated and airy laboratories, two air conditioned conference halls, one large auditorium, separate staff rooms for teaching staff working in aided and unaided sections, separate boys’ & girls’ common room, gymkhana, canteen facility, NCC and NSS offices, Separate Aided and Unaided Offices, a resourceful library and an internet room which is primarily used by the students for various academic and related requirements and is also shared for onscreen marking for examinations conducted by University.

Our Vision

We aspire to be a model institution of higher education, an ideal centre of learning catering to the multiple needs of students- fraternity, shaping their overall personality, creating a healthy teaching-learning atmosphere to make students morally conscious, socially responsible human beings and to enhance their employability.

Our Mission

Academic excellence is essential but it is not enough. Knowledge should be guided by conscience. The journey should be from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge and from unrighteous to righteous actions. It’s vision of establishing an ideal institution for spreading knowledge in the city of Dombivli and villages in its vicinity is actualised. The Mission statement of the institution is ‘Tamaso Maa Jyotirgamaya’ i.e. “O! Lord, lead us from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge.”

Goals & Objectives:

“To forge a responsible student and an ideal citizen with multiple skill sets”

  • To provide facilities for higher education.
  • To develop spirit of inquiry, scientific temper and multidisciplinary approach.
  • To cultivate communication skills along with other soft skills.
  • To spread computer literacy and the use of Information Technology.
  • To promote awareness of our national heritage.
  • To create sensitivity to contemporary socio-political issues of national and international importance.
  • To motivate to practice moral values.