The College of Arts, Kowad situated in a rural area of Kolhapur district of Maharashtra state.It was established by a management, named Sarvoday Shikshan Sanstha, in August 1995. It is presently affiliated to the Shivaji University Kolhapur and is recognized under section 2f and 12 B of the UGC Act. It is significant that the management consisting of educated philanthropists, who have undergone hardship in their schools day & college day .The management consist 20 members out of that 3 were Ex-Principals, one Ex- Dean of commerce faculty in Shivaji University Kolhapur, and one of them was EX-BCUD Director in Shivaji University Kolhapur. The management firmly believed that appropriate relevant and quality education was the only alternative to uplift the rural masses in all spheres of life .To give practical shape to this vision, Sarvoday Shikshan Sanstha is continuously working since 1995. At present Arts, commerce & BCA education facilities are available. In Re- accreditation we have received B grade from NAAC.
This college is located on well-planned campus of 2/4 acres. The college offers UG program in Arts, Commerce and BCA Facilities besides certificate courses. The institution started English Medium School in the same infrastructure. In near future, the management planned to commence Science faculty and post graduation facility to the student.