The Chikitsak Samuha- an association of educated members of the Saraswat Community was founded on 4th November 1906 with a view to help the members of the community by giving medical aid, coaching students, holding discussions & debates on various relevant topics etc.
The long cherished dream of the Samuha to start a college was realized on account of the generous donation of valuable plot of land at Goregaon by late Smt. Motiben Dalvi, the heir of the late Sir Sitaram Patkar.
The Chikitsak Samuha has in 1964 entered the wider field of higher education by starting the college with the confidence that it will make the students realize that “Men of Knowledge perceive the truth”.
Chikitsak Samuha’s Patkar-Varde College of Arts, Science and Commerce is one of the reputable institutions of higher education in Western suburbs of Mumbai. The College was re-accreditated in 2009-2010 with “A” grade by NAAC.
Our College offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph. D. programmes in addition to the usual course, the College also offers the emerging need-based courses like B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Aviation, Computer Science and Information Technology; B.M.S., B.Com. (Banking & Insurance), B.Com. (Accounting & Finance) and B.M.M.; M. Sc. in Computer Science, Information Technology, M. Sc. (Microbiology) M. Sc. (Biotechnology) and M. Sc. (Bioinformatics).
Chikitsak Samuha has been longing to impart the higher education to the students of Sindhudurg District. The courses which are not offered to the students of this district by the traditional universities like MBA, BCA, MCA, and M.Com (Banking & Finance) are being offered by us. In Sindhudurg District there is no dearth of talent as it is evident from the number of 90% and above students at 10th standard. These students have to excel in higher education also is the dream of Chikitsak Samuha.
The Patkar College, which is an A Grade college at Mumbai is being run with the best of teaching and student talent. The best teachers from the vicinity of Kudal and also from Mumbai will be at the disposal of the students so that they achieve what the earlier generations have been deprived of. Through the virtual classroom teaching we are confident of giving the best to the students. Various other socio-educational novel concepts through our drive “Kokan Vruddhi - Kokan Samruddhi” we are committed to deliver in the near future.
Me and my colleagues, we all, are coming from Sindhudurg District only. We cherish the dream to serve for its betterment. I am sure you all will shower your blessings along with the almighty, towards this activity to become a grand success.