Publisher Message:

Bhusawal, as recalled and noted down in records has a prominent place on the map of the nation; proudly housing two ordnance factories, a thermal power station in the region, and itself being one of the major railway junctions of Central Railway from where, residents proudly say, you may visit any corner of India. A mixture of farmers, tribal people from adjoining areas with the servants from all over India, Bhusawal serves as a slice of the nation; and honorably has unity in diversity. It is 25 kms away from the district, Jalgaon, famous as a city of gold; and few kms away from Yawal and Raver tehsils, famous all over nation for bananas. It is the only ‘A’ graded Municipal Corporation in the district. Another identification as well as benefit of the city is that it is situated at the banks of the Tapi river, the only river that flows from east to west. The city of Bhusawal has been a home place for the British authorities, and it is famous for railways since British rule. It is historically remarkable for the grave of Major Robert Gill, who invented world famous Ajanta caves; and for the tomb of Sant Gadgebaba, a famous and truly a leading social reformer in Maharashtra. It is believed that the parental home of Rani Laxmibai (famous as Queen of Jhansi) is situated at Parola, 50 kms away from the city. Bhusawal is also famous for many mythological stories like that of Shravana, coming from Ramayana who is said to be killed at Hartala, which is near to the city. Besides, the city was once famous in Bollywood for film distribution companies. The world famous Ajanta caves are just 60 kms away from the city.

Summing up the physiognomies of the city, Bhusawal stands as a glorious city in the eyes of everyone. However, it was the time- besides all assets of the city- when Bhusawal was a degenerated city in terms of higher education even after a long time from independence. There were few schools imparting high school level education but none of the colleges. It was only in 1958, under the motivation of Late Hon’ble Madhukarrao Chaudhari, ex-speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, a group of social well-wishers came together and established the Tapti Education Society in 1958. Simply having the wish in mind to provide potential students higher education facilities near their home, they started the Bhusawal College of Arts and Commerce in 1963. Their philanthropic view may be seen in the motto: Vidya danam mahat punyam. Yet difficulties were innumerable. The college with two faculties was started in the place of rent of a high school in the city.

It is wisely said that vidya danam is mahat punyam. The dedicated faculty, the sublime view of the management soon started to produce good academicians. Inspired by the results the trust purchased a barren land of 7 acres out of the city which is soon to be developed as a centre of imparting quality higher education in the area. The barren land with sustaining hard work, and devotion was then transferred into a naturally beautiful campus. The college is then shifted to a new place in 1972 with the introduction of Science stream. The philanthropist Late Mr. Poonamchand Nahata donated to the college, hence the college is renamed- and which today itself is a brand- as Bhusawal Arts, Science and Poonamchand Omkardas Nahata Commerce College, Bhusawal.

The college is then marching forward with a goal to creatively contribute the society through the pursuit of learning at higher level of excellence. The institute has contributed in many ways for economic, social and cultural uplift of the society by offering quality education. Since the inception it has been known for academic excellence, inventive pursuits and athletic dynamism. The college is a multi-stream institute catering to the needs of the young minds primarily from the rural areas. Our society runs not only the college but also the Institute of Management and Career Development and much-sought Tapti Public School (affiliated to CBSE Board, New Delhi) within a minimum space of 7.3 acres. The institute is developing vertically in all of the fields.

The Tapti Education Society’s Bhusawal Arts, Science and P. O. Nahata Commerce College was accredited as four stars in 2001, reaccredited as ‘A’ Grade with CGPA3.28 in 2008 and recently reaccredited 3rd cycle as ‘A’ Grade with CGPA 3.30 in 2015 as the first College in North Maharashtra University jurisdiction. It is also the first college to volunteer for the third cycle of accreditation in the jurisdiction of the university. It is also recognised by UGC as College with Potential for Excellence. Recently, the society is certified as ISO 9001:2008 institute. Our institute is one of the renowned institutes in the adjoining area. We welcomed the upcoming students from rural areas who made remarkable progress and set theirs and college’s image in society. Many of the students of this institute secure top position in various fields. This make us feel great. The college achieves ‘A’ grade in three subsequent cycles of Re-accreditations and it brings the college towards autonomous status. Initially the college was affiliated to the Pune University, and got permanent affiliation in 1990. Since the inception of North Maharashtra University in 1991, the college is permanently affiliated to the same. The university spreads all over three districts: Jalgaon; Dhule; and Nandurbar, being on the boundaries of Gujrat and Maharashtra, and one being the district of tribal people. The university is trying hard to uplift the downtrodden, while keeping in touch with the rapidly changing world. Last but not least, the college has the advantages of developing youth coming from rural area, and forming them into sensible youth as they are mixed in the cosmopolitan society. The college is aware that every coin has two sides: hence students coming from rural areas have inferiority complex, their vernacular background being most disadvantage for them. The college has faced challenges to improve their communication skills, to boost their confidence to bring them into modern current while making them aware of great Indian culture. As recently, the college has celebrated its golden jubilee, it will be a golden, in fact a platinum moment for us when the students coming from different backgrounds will be essentially Indian serving for the welfare of humanity. With this view the college is making progress towards quality excellence so that it will be a lead college that will stand as a lighthouse for the confused.

Prof. Dr. B. H. Barhate
Vice-Principal, HOD Information Technology