Kannada Sangha, Pune was founded in 1952 as a cultural organization of and for Kannadigas residing in Pune. In 1963, Dr. Kalmadi Shamarao popularly known as Dr. K. S. Rao and other Kannadiga stalwarts started a Kannada Medium school with just 35 students in a quest to open up opportunities to marginalized migrant children from Karnataka. Today, we have grown and evolved to include two English medium schools offering education from pre-primary to Std. X, a Kannada medium high school offering high school education to poor children of Kannadigas, a junior college as well as a senior college for undergraduate and post-graduate studies. Over 7000 students pursue excellence with us in our different institutes spread over four campuses. We believe in providing learner centric education. We prioritize the changing needs of students and keep up with technological advancements to providing the latest and best facilities for our students.

Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce was established in the year 2005 with three-year under graduate B. Com degree course by the Kannada Sangha, Pune. Our college is recognised by the Government of Maharashtra and is affiliated to the Savitribai Phule Pune University. We have been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with ‘B’ grade. We are also included under Section 2(f) in the list of University Grants Commission (UGC). In the year 2016, the college received Permanent Affiliation from the SPPU for its under-graduate courses offered under the Faculty of Commerce and Faculty of Science, as per Section 88 of the Maharashtra Universities Act 1994.

Our Growth

We initiated the BBA, BBA (CA) and B.Sc. (Comp. Sci.) under graduate three- year degree courses in 2006. The M.Sc. (Comp Sci.) a two-year post graduate degree course was introduced in the year 2011. To make the college a full-fledged multi faculty college, the Faculty of Arts was started in the year 2014 and offers an under graduate three-year BA course. In 2016, the college began offering another three-year under graduate degree course, titled ‘Bachelor of Business Administration (International Business) BBA (IB) under the Faculty of Commerce. Our quality policy is guided by two principles: Learner Centric Approach and Safe Environment. Our Vision ‘Excellence in Education’ inspires us to providing the learning community with quality education, excellent facilities and numerous opportunities for holistic and all-round development. In addition to this, we give impetus to expose our students and staff to real life applications of theoretical knowledge. We encourage Industry- Institute interaction and collaboration to keep our learners updated with global changes and industry needs. Our college is equipped with state of art infrastructural facilities like well-lit classrooms, laboratories with high end equipment’s, library, Vroom, playground, gymnasium and auditorium. Above all, we are an institution that cares about our students and staff .

Our Vision

To be a joyful learning community nurturing creativity for a sustainable future

Our Mission

To mentor innovative thinkers through a learner-centric educational platform using experiential pedagogy.
To instill high ethical standards, accountability and proactive citizenship guided by a visionary leadership in our students and staff.

Quality Policy

    Our quality policy is guided by two principles:

  • Learner Centric Approach: Our learner centric approach to education allows the learner to be active, engaged, reflective and self-motivated.
  • Safe Environment: We strive to provide a safe and conducive environment for the physical, intellectual, social and emotional well-being of all our stakeholders.

Institutional Objectives

  • To nurture vibrant minds and encourage innovation.
  • To empower students to face challenges.
  • To provide academic excellence and develop well rounded individuals through various learner centric activities.
  • To inculcate proactive citizenship and sensitize students respect one another.
  • To provide a safe, conducive learner friendly environment.

Principal Dr Agrawal

Dr. Ashok Agrawal

Welcome to Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce. We are a student- friendly institution that strives to give the best quality education, infrastructure and other facilities to the citizens of tomorrow. With us, you will join 700 intelligent and committed fellow students, from Pune as well as from outside Pune and benefit from the excellent training we offer.

“We believe education is a process of shaping a student to become an individual of good character, competence, conscience and maturity.”

At Kaveri, we are aware of the global changes and challenges. We believe that the only way to achieve ‘Excellence in Education’ is by providing quality education, excellent facilities and offering numerous opportunities for all-round development. With this view in mind we provide innumerable opportunities to our students to hone their interpersonal skills, presentation skills, business skills, and research skills through various competitions like paper presentations in various fields. We also provide a platform to the students for enhancing their event management skills, leadership skills and inter personal skills through the platform provided by ‘Yuva Spandan’, our grand Inter College youth festival.

Our students excel at various inter-college competitions and in academics. Our results showcase the exemplary performance of our students. We have a special ‘Placement Cell’ to provide you with career guidance and opportunities for placement in top companies through campus interviews. Many of our alumni have been placed in companies such as Success Publications, Persistent Systems and Indus Health Plus and many more.

Whether you want to build a career in the field of commerce or science, or join the next generation of researchers and academicians, our qualified, experienced and committed staff and well-equipped facilities will prepare you to make the most of the vast career opportunities available globally.

We look forward to welcoming you in our campus to be a part of a remarkably enriching experience with us.

Board of Trustees

Sr. No. Name Designation
1. Mr. Kushal Hegde President
2. Ms. Indira Salian Vice-President
3. Dr.Narayan G.Hegde Vice-President
4. Ms. Malati s. Kalmadi Secretary
5. Dr. Uday Shetty Jt. Secretary
6. Shri A. Shrinivasa Alva Treasurer
7. Ms. Radhika Sharma Jt. Treasurer
8. Ms. Payal A. Kalmadi-Bhartia Hon.Trustee
9. Adv.P. Narayan Hon.Trustee
10. Mr. Chandrahas Shetty Hon.Trustee
11. Mr. Ashwin Shastri Hon.Trustee
12. Dr. Balajith Shetty Hon.Trustee
13. Dr.  Shashikala Gurpur Hon.Trustee
14. Mr. Sudhakar Rao Hon.Trustee

College Development Committee

Sr. No. Name Designation
1. Mr. Kushal Hegde President, Kannada Sangha, Chairman
2. Mrs. Malati. S. Kalmadi Secretary, Kannada Sangha, Member
3. Dr. Mrs. Deepa Sathe Head of the Department, Member
4. Ms. Suchismita Mohanty Teacher Representative, Member
5. Dr. Mrs. Muckta Karmarkar Teacher Representative, Member
6. Mrs. Sujata Bacchav Teacher Representative, Member
7. Mr. Ravindra Bhalerao Non-Teaching Representative, Member
8. Mr. Rahul Rathi Local Member (Academic Expert)
9. Mr. Vishwas Mahajan Local Member (Academic Expert)
10. Dr. Aditya Abhyankar Local Member (Academic Expert)
11. Mr. Charles Valentine Local Member, Alumnus
12. Dr. Jayashri Bangali IQAC Coordinator, Member
13. President of the Student Council Vacant
14. Secretary of the Student Council Vacant
15. Dr. Ashok Agrawal Principal, Member Secretary
16. Dr. Shashikala Gurpur Special Invitee


Dr. Ashok Agrawal
M.Com, MPhil, PhD


Dr. Muckta Karmarkar
MA, Mphil, NET, PG Diploma in Journalism, Ph. D

Teaching Staff

  • Economics:
    • Ms. Suchismita Mohanty, MA, Diploma in Journalism, NET
    • Ms. Shweta Bhagat - MA

  • Psychology:
    • Ms. Karishma Chadha – MA (Clinical Psychology)

  • Management:
    • Dr. Shweta Bapat – PGDBM, MMS (HR), Ph.D
    • Ms. Sayee Kulkarni - MBA++ (Finance), NET with JRF
    • Mr. Sachin Deokate - BE, MBA, SET, NET
    • Ms. Soniya Kumbhojkar – MBA (HR)
    • Ms. Kalyani Honrao - MA Economics, SET
    • Shudhendu Pandit – PGDIB, MBA(HR)
    • Ms. Pooja Gadkari – M.Com

  • Computer Science:
    • Ms. Sujata Bachhav - MCS, MCA, SET
    • Ms. Chitra Alavani – MCS (Scientific Computing), M.Phil, SET
    • Ms. Pallavi Joshi – MCS (Scientific Computing), M.Phil, SET
    • Mr. Nilesh Nemade – M. Sc (Computer Science), MBA (System), SET, NET
    • Ms. Shilpa Khadilkar - MCS, SET
    • Ms. Chaithra Uchil – MCA (Science)
    • Ms. Anita Patil - M. Sc (Computer Science), MCA
    • Ms. Shilpa Kannade - M. Sc (Computer Science)
    • Ms. Vandana Upadhyay – MCA
    • Ms. Akhila Kalmadi – M.Sc (Computer Science)
    • Ms. Yogeshwari Dannak – M.Sc (Software Engineering)
    • Ms. Rashmi Vadjikar – M.Sc(Computer Science)

  • English:
    • Dr. Muckta A. Karmarkar - Vice Principal, MA, M.Phil, NET, PG Diploma in Journalism, Ph. D
    • Ms. Priya Deshmukh - MA, MPhil, SET
    • Ms. Sonali Joshi – MA, PG Diploma in Journalism, Master in Mass Communication, NET

  • Commerce:
    • Dr. Deepa Sathe – M.Com, BEd, MPhil,Ph.D
    • Ms. Pooja Ambole – M.Com, BEd, NET, SET
    • Ms. Manasi Joshi – M.Com, M.Phil., SET
    • Dr. Geetanjali Pitre - M.Com, CWA (Inter), M.Phil, NET, Ph.D
    • Ms. Bhakti Dandekar – M.Com. MBA (Fin), SET

  • Electronics:
    • Dr. Jayashri Bangali – M.Sc. (Electronics), M.Phil, Ph. D
    • Dr. Anand Buddhikot – M.Sc. (Electronics), M.Phil, NET, Ph. D

  • Mathematics/ Statistics:
    • Ms. Ashwini Kale – M.Sc. (Statistics)
    • Ms. Suvarna Sabnis – M.Sc. (Mathematics), B.Ed.
    • Ms. Snehal Varpe - M.Sc. (Mathematics), B.Ed.

  • Director of Physical Education:
    • Mr. Rohit Tambe – B.Com, MPEd, M.Phil, SET

  • Librarian:
    • Ms. Dhanashree Bhide – B. Sc., M. Lib, SET.

Visiting Staff

  • Ms. Ketaki Hasabnis
  • Ms. Mugdha Datta
  • Ms. Sonal Bavdekar

Non-teaching Staff

  • Ms. Suman Adhav
  • Mr. Satish More
  • Mr. Nilesh Siddhaye
  • Mr. Tushar Parte

Office Staff

  • Mr. Ravindra Bhalerao
  • Ms. Alapi Chauhan
  • Ms.Priyanka Bhikule

Lab Staff

  • Mr. Ajinkya Ubhe
  • Ms. Aarti Kadam

Library Staff

  • Mr. Ashok More
  • Ms. Vasanti Gade


Our Library is a spacious, well quipped hub of learning which inspires and provides teachers and learners alike with the required resources and research facilities. Our library has a collection of 7000+ books and offers a separate Reading room with a seating capacity of 50. We have subscriptions to 30 periodicals including core journals, popular magazines and daily newspapers. Our library is also subscribed for N-List (National Library and Information Services Infrastructure for Scholarly Contents) databases through which our researchers and students can access 6000+ full text e-journals and 97000+ e-books. All staff including teaching and supporting staff and students are all members of the library.


Monday to Saturday

8:30am to 4:00pm


  1. ID card and library card are compulsory to avail library facility.
  2. 2 books will be issued against 2 library cards for 7 days only.
  3. Late charge of 1 rupee per day per book will be levied after 7 days.
  4. Periodicals, journals and reference material will be issued against ID card.


State of the art auditorium with 500 plus seating capacity. It is well equipped with modern amenities viz, air conditioning, high speed elevators, green rooms, VIP rooms, 24×7 generator backup, excellent sound & light system.

Computer Laboratories

The College has three well-furnished and spacious computer laboratories. The labs are equipped with latest computers, software, internet facility, server, UPS and Genset Backup. There are 2 labs available for UG and 1 for PG students.

Mathematics/Statistics Laboratory

We have a well-furnished, sophisticated and spacious Mathematics/Statistics Laboratory. Equipped with latest software, the Lab is also provided with Internet facility, server, UPS and Genset Backup for research and learning.

Commerce Laboratory

We always encourage our students to take up projects and present them. Our Commerce Laboratory archives and preserves the project work taken up by our students for reference and knowledge sharing. This work mainly concentrates on topics or issues related to the world of commerce and business viz. Recession and its Impact, Accounting Practices, PAN Card, Excise Duty, Passport, Sales Tax, Opening Bank Account, Functions of Bank etc.

Electronics Laboratories

The College houses two spacious Electronics Laboratories with scientifically designed work tables provided with electrical connection for soldering etc. The lab is equipped with the latest electronic instruments and gadgets to facilitate effective learning and experiential knowledge.

AV Rooms

Our AV room enables students to learn concepts and skills through fun and interactive games and videos.

Gymkhana Unit

The Gymkhana Unit nurtures the talent of our students in the sports field. The college gymnasium has state-of-the-art equipment to facilitate and train our students to participate in various sports activities.

Art Gallery

The art gallery is a platform that showcases our students’ creativity in the field of fine arts. Kaveri Wall Journal, a part of the Gallery, encourages our students to express their creative and visual presentation abilities.

Seminar Hall

Our well-equipped seminar hall has a seating capacity of 100. Various seminars, lectures and workshops on various topics are conducted here to enrich our students.

Psychology Laboratory

We have a well-equipped Psychology Laboratory with all the required tests and experiment materials for our students who opt for Psychology as their special subject under the Faculty of Arts.

Ladies Common Room

The college provides a well-furnished ladies common room along with the necessary additional facilities.

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