About D. P. B. Dayanand College of Education, Solapur.

Brief Profile of the College: Established in 1955, the college is one of the oldest and renowned college of Education affiliated to Solapur University, Solapur. It is run by the prestigious D. A. V. College Trust & Management Society, New Delhi. The college runs regular full time one year B. Ed. course of Solapur University. The college has UGC recognition under 2f and 12B. Apart from the B. Ed. aided course, the college runs M. Ed. full time regular un-aided postgraduate course of Solapur University. The College has Ph. D. study research centre of faculty of Education of Solapur University. The college also runs B. Ed. two - year distance mode in-service course of Yashvantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) of Nashik and also Diploma in School Management (D. S. M.) of YCMOU. The college is an Extension Centre of Government of Maharashtra for Solapur district.

      Spread in a lushly - green natural campus with heritage buildings the college has infrastructure conducive for academic transactions. The college has very rich library of more than 20000 books and references, which is being used by academicians and research scholars in the nearby area. Recently the college has been granted a grant of Rs. 36.9 lakhs from the UGC under 11th plan special assistance grant. All the teachers of B. Ed. course are Ph. D. and the librarian has submitted his Ph. D.  thesis to North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon. The M. Ed. teachers also have registered for Ph. D. The staff has participation in all academic, exam-related and administrative matters of the university. All the 8 teachers of B. Ed. course have P. G. recognition and 6 of them have recognition as Ph. D. guides.  The institution has many benchmark practices and high academic status. Every year it gives away prizes to a number of students and teachers. Every year during the month of February, the institution awards very prestigious three awards and prizes to three best reckoned teachers from Solapur district- one from primary, second from secondary and the third from higher secondary teachers under the name and title ‘Dayanand – Dr. Mardikar Teacher Competency Awards’.

      The college organizes curricular and co-curricular and extracurricular activities including social service, Socially Useful Productive Works, Personality Development and Leadership Development Programmes (PDLDP). It organizes frequent Yajnya to inculcate value education and philosophy of Swami Dayanand Saraswati. It emphasizes gender equality, women empowerment and technology - enabled teaching learning. It has organized programmes and activities to foster human rights and dignity of individuals. During 2011-12 the college, in assistance with the UGC, organized a state level conference on ‘Human Rights and Education’. Recently the college, under the directions of government of Maharashtra organized ‘Jagar Janiv Abhiyan’ for creating awareness about gender related problems within and outside of institution, for which the Principal was coordinator for Solapur district. The college has organized various activities to dispel gender disparity, promote equality, and sensitiveness to national and local problems. The college organizes Campus Interviews, Job Fare, and special guidance sessions for interview preparation through Personality Development and Leadership Development Programmes. It excels in every domain of its functioning. Quality and relevance are the keywords of its performance. In brief, the college is a hub of social, academic and technology enabled services and activities. All the activities and programmes of the college are focused on its vision  ‘Pursuit of Human Excellence’.