The Earn and Learn Scheme of the University came into being in 1968 out of the
visionary perspectives of the first Vice-Chancellor of Shivaji University, Dr.
Appasaheb Pawar. The scheme was implemented with the objective of bringing the
students from economically backward classes into the stream of the higher
education. Students from Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara and Solapur districts are
admitted in the scheme. The scheme proved helpful for the needy students to seek
education and become self reliant. Similarly, the programme made the students
aware of the value of labour. In the scheme, the admitted students are expected
to work for three hours a day. Until today almost 2000 students have benefited
from this scheme. In the initial phase of the scheme, the students used to work
at Garden, Farm Canteen, Grinding Mill, etc. However, the nature of work changed
with the passage of time. In the recent years students are allotted more skilled
work. Recently a separate library and a computer laboratory is established in
the premises of Vidyarthi Bhavan.
The following facilities are provided to the students: of Earn and Learn Scheme.
The students work in the following places:
- Different Sections of the Administration
- Vidharthi Bhavan Gardening
- Sports section
- Library Internet Hall
- Xerox Centre
- STD booth only
Ladies hostel Mess (Here the girls under Earn and Learn Scheme students work)
Every year 100 male students and 40 female students are admitted in this scheme.
Only meritorious and needy students are given admission. They are expected to do
hard work and study along with it.
Ex-Students of the Scheme:
Many students who have availed this scheme have proved their success in
different fields. Some of them are:
Dr. S. N. Pathan: Vice-Chancellor, Rastrasant Tukdoji Maharaj University, Nagpur
Dr. S. H. Pawar: Vice-Chancellor, Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Kolhapur
Shri. Kumbhar: Police Commissioner, Pune Railway
Ankush More: Labour Commissioner, Mumbai
At present, Dr. Randhir Shinde is the Rector of Dr. Appasaheb Pawar Vidharthi