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Dr. Y. M. Donde(1904 – 1981)

Recognized by UGC - Under 2 (f) (13 Nov.1995) And Under 12 (B) (31 May 2002)

इंदिरा महाविद्यालय, कळंब.

Indira Mahavidyalaya, Kalamb

Accredited with "B" Grade by NAAC

(Affiliated TO Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University)
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Dr. Bhau Mandavkar(1930 – 2008)

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About College

About Us

Indira Mahavidyalaya College is a leading educational institution in the district of Yavatmal, Maharashtra, India. The Institute was founded On 20th Jun 1983 Dr. Bhau Mandavkar started this college in the name of their Mother-in-law Indira who fought against castism & classism & married inter-cast with Dr. Y.M. Donde in 1929 alias Indira Mahavidyalaya, Kalamb. Presently, Senior college of Institute offers Undergraduate courses in Arts (B.A.), Commerce (B.Com) And Science (B.Sc) and Post-graduate courses in commerce (M.Com.) And M.A. The senior college is affiliated to Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University. Junior college (11th & 12th) offers courses both for Commerce & Arts faculty.Over 1,500 students are studying in the Institute. The College has excellent and well-equipped library, Modern Computer facility.

  • Established In 1983
  • Multi-Faculty College – Arts, Commerce & Science
    (Science Faculty Estd. In 2009-10 on no grant basis)
  • UG level Courses – B.A., B.Com., B.Sc.
  • PG level Courses – M.A., M.Com.
  • Other Courses –
    Junior College - XI & XII Arts & Commerce
  • Affiliated to – Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University
    (Permanent Affiliation 4 Sep.2000)
  • Recognized by UGC -
    Under 2 (f) (13 Nov.1995)
    Under 12 B (31 May 2002)

Our Inspiration

Our inspiration Dr. Bhau Mandavkar, a famous writer of 125 books, researcher, social worker, educationalist started this institute at his birth place Kalamb, where he had struggled to get education due to poor economical condition & unawareness of importance of education in this rural & tribal belt.

In his books ‘KOLAM’ was the deep research on the tribal community of this belt which bagged 1rst award of Maharashtra Government in 1966 & Ph.D. by Nagpur University in 1969. Novel on orfans ‘Mazi Chalis Bhavanda’ got the honor of 5 editions including Hindi translation.

He fought against castism, classism & married inter-cast. Never run behind the money & kept himself away from politics.

He worked on many committees of Government, different Universities & organizations. He got many awards for his overall contribution to society including Maharashtra Government’s ‘AADIWASI SEWAK PURASKAR’.

Vice-President Mrs. Sindhu Mandavkar is retired Principal, Social Worker & a Famous Writer in Marathi.

Our Visionary Society

On 25th Feb. 1974 Dr. Bhau Mandavkar formed ‘Dr. Yashwant Moreshwar Donde Sarwajanik Shaikshnik Trust’ with the financial help of & in the name of their Father-in-law Dr. Yashwant Moreshwar Donde, who was a great doctor with MBBS in the British Rule & worked for poor & needy people with special contribution for Indian Army as a doctor in 1965 war against Pakistan.

On 20th Jun 1983 Dr. Bhau Mandavkar started this college in the name of their Mother-in-law Indira who fought against castism & classism & married inter-cast with Dr. Y.M. Donde in 1929.