Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj was established by Karmaveer Raosaheb Thorat and his supporters in the year 1914 with the motto: ‘Bahujan Hitay Bahujan Sukhay’, which means ‘Education for the Welfare of Masses’. The primary aim of the founders was to open the vistas of education to the deprived sections of the society. The institute is run on three principles: Discipline, Quality and Transparency.
It was in the year 1984 considering the need of educational institute at Deolali Camp area, the institute established the senior college, now popularly know as SVKT College, Deolali Camp, Nashik. The college was established as there were students from around 45 remote villages who were deprived from education especially the girls. Following the footprints of the founders of MVP Samaj the college makes every attempt to cater to the educational needs to the needy students of the society. Now a day the college has been recognized as one of the safest colleges for girl students. The College has been awarded with grade ‘A’ by NAAC during the second cycle of Assessment and Reaccreditation. It has taken many safety measures for girl students resulting into having more than 70% girl students. It runs Undergraduate as well as Post-graduate Programmes. Along with the Conventional Programmes the college has also been approved Skill based courses under B Voc and Community College by UGC (NSQF). The College has an approved Study Centre for Distance Education, affiliated to Yashwantrao Chavan Open University. Now the college is planning to start few more PG Programmes as well as Research Centres in few subjects.
Apart from the educational services the college has been known for providing many cocurricular and extra-curricular facilities to students. The NSS unit of the college is actively involved in the various outreach programmes as well as extension activities. As a reward to the attempts made by the college in tree plantation by going beyond the campus, the college has been bestowed with VanashreePuraskar by the Government of Maharashtra. During the Pandemic situation of Covid- 19, the faculty as well as students of the college actively participated in various activities like distribution of thousands of masks, ration to the needy people, counselling session to overcome the problem of being panic, one student one tree, distributing eye-glasses during the NSS Camp, collection of Ganpati Idol and Nirmalya.Since the college is located in the Cantonment area, the NCC proves to be one of the important units. The college has both Boys and Girls NCC. Due to the various activities conducted by the NCC, students have strong fascination for the NCC which has resulted into having many students joined the Armed forces. The NCC cadets get chance to participate in RD Parade Camp, Delhi.It has become the best practice of the college to organise Blood Donation Camp every year.
The Arts Circle of the college, too has earned name and fame to the college. It has received many awards at university as well as State level.
Since the college has students from lower income group class,the college has started a Snacks Center (Puri Bhaji Kendra) at a nominal cost of just Rs. 6/-for needy students. It has established RO water purifier as well as drinking water stations each having 8 distribution stations having 36 taps. SVKT College is the only College in Nashik city that provides scholarship from Hindustan Petroleum, NGO to the students belonging to SC, ST, OBC and Physically Handicapped students along with the other government scholarships.
Since the college is located in the area of Cantonment Board, it has its own restrictions as far as expansion of infrastructural facilities is concerned. The unique feature of this college is maximum utilization of minimum resources. Following the norms of UGC about teaching 30 % of the syllabus through online mode, the college has adapted the Learning Management System, initiated by SPPU. More than fifty percent of the classrooms have been converted into digital class rooms. The college has also established a Video Recording Room for recording the lectures to be broadcasted through electronic media.