Lady Amritbai Daga College for Women of Arts, Commerce & Science and Smt. Ratnidevi Purohit College of Home Science & Home Science Technology, Nagpur

Principal : Dr. Pooja Pathak
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The college established in 1932, is a premier Women's College in Central India, with its goal centered around women's progress in educational, social and cultural fields. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore has consistently accredited the college with 'A' grade in all the three five-year accreditation cycles. The college has been conferred with College with potential for Excellence (CPE) by University grants Commission (UGC) in the year 2016.

The visionary Shri Y.M.Pathak, Founder of the College wrote that 'a divine decree' spurred him on to think of educating women. He wrote 'Divinity desires that a women's college be started at Nagpur'. This is how the Veteran scholar, Philosopher and Poet, Shri Y.M. Pathak, made his dream come true and the college known as 'College of Arts for Women' with first Principal Smt. Ramabai Tambe was th formally inaugurated on 11 July, 1932 by Honourable Justice Dr. M.B. Niyogi, C.I.E., the then Vice Chancellor of Nagpur University and later the President of Women's Education Society . The st college was affiliated to the Nagpur University on 1 July 1935 as 'Central College for Women' with Miss Shanti Rangarao as the Principal and Lady Edna Gowan (wife of His Excellency, the then Governor of Central Provinces & Berar, Sir Hyde Clarendon ) as President. In 1952, the name of the college was changed to 'Lady Amritbai Daga College for Women' in memory of the mother of Seth Badridas Daga, who donated a generous sum.

In 1977, Smt. Ratnidevi Purohit College of Home Science Technology was established by the Society on receipt of a munificent donation from Shri Banwarilal Purohit. This was merged in L. A.D. College for Women in the year 1981-82 when the College came to be known as 'Lady Amritbai Daga College for Women of Arts, Commerce and Science and Smt. Ratnidevi Purohit College of Home Science and Home Science Technology'.

The college offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and post graduate degree Courses and also Junior College (XI & XII). B.A.,B.Sc., B.Com.,B.Sc.H.Sc. B.Tech., B.B.A.,B.Com.(CA),B.Sc(Biotechnology) M.A.(Home Economics and Pol. Science) M.Sc.H.Sc. (Human Development, Home Science Extension) Master of Cosmetic Technology, Master of Hotel Management & Catering Technology,M.Com., M.Sc. (Biotechnology), Master of Fashion Design and P.G. Diploma in Fashion Technology. Junior College (XI & XII)Arts, Science, Home Science, Commerce, Electronics and Information Technology.

The college was recognized under u/s 2(f) of U.G.C. Act, 1956 as “College Teaching upto Post Graduate Degree level” by University Grants Commission, New Delhi to receive financial assistance during 5 year plan periods. In 2006 on receipt of donation from Maj.P.W.Barlingey department of Biotechnology of the college was named as 'Smt. Ramabai Barlingay School of Biotechnology' During 2006-2007, the college was identified as Lead College by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur on the basis of its sound academic track record.

Today, the versatility of the range of its programmes is its strength. The original strength was of 23 students and presently the college has more than 4500 students on the roll in the Junior and Senior college. The handful of staff,is now approximately 300 involved in the faculties of Arts, Science, Home Science, (B.Sc.H.Sc. and B.Tech.) and Commerce. The college also offers add-on courses designed to support self help initiatives.

Academic Life

Culturally alive, safe environment for students. Scope for all round development, awards, scholarships & students aid besides -

  • Soft skills - Personality development
  • Sports - Basket Ball, Volley Ball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Hockey, Gym etc.
  • Workshops, Debates, Cultural Fests.
  • Counselling & Grievance Redressal
  • Tours and Treks
  • Placement Cell

Location & Infrastructure

The College is located at two campuses

1) Shankarnagar
Junior College - Arts
Junior College - Science
Junior College - Home-Science
Junior College - Commerce
Senior College - Arts
Senior College - Science
Senior College - Commerce - UG & PG
2) Seminary Hills
B. Sc. (H. Sc.)
M. Sc. (H. Sc.)
B. Tech.
M. Tech.

Salient Features

  • State-of-the-art Gym
  • Fully automated Library & Internet facility
  • Conference halls, A V theatre, Board/Seminar rooms, Auditorium, Amphitheatre
  • Hostel facilities at both Seminary Hills & Shankarnagar campus
  • Hygienic, subsidized canteens run by enterprising women at both campuses
  • Computerized Administrative block
  • WI-FI Internet System