Anand Niketan College is a brain child of Padmshree Shraddheya Baba Amte, a world renowned social worker and an apostle of altruism. Our college has been incepted on June 20, 1964. It comprises three faculties Arts, Commerce and Science. Promising students in Warora and its close vicinity had to tread miles long to eliminate the darkest nook of illiteracy from their lives. The prime objective behind inception of the college was to make higher education accessible to the rural youth belonging to backward communities.

Anand Niketan College is the sole one that sustains its dignity in the arena of quality education. All the three faculties were introduced with its outset on June 20, 1964. History as a subject was also introduced in the faculty of Arts. Prof. Thengadi was the head of the department and sustained the responsibility till 1965. After his resignation Prof H. C. Lohakare took the charge of the department and successfully run the department up to 1993. Prof. Arvind Dhoke was appointed as the successor to him. History is a single section subject having three sections of three year degree course i.e B. A. 1, 2 and 3. So, on its outset it is one-man department as workload reaches to fifteen periods in a week. At junior division Prof. Uttam Kharale, Prof. Chandrashekhar Deshpande , Prof. Uttam Meshram and Prof. Suresh Burhan rendered their services.

The department actively participated in extracurricular activities. Debates, elocution and other activities were successfully executed by Prof. Lohakare In 1993 Prof. Arvind Dhoke succeeded Prof. Lohakare and took the charge of the department with ardent enthusiasm. He organized quiz competitions and guided the promising student who aspired to excel in competitive examination.

Student-centric Activities:

1. To visit to the historical places.

2. To encourage students to compile history of their villages and vicinity

3. To motivate them to prepare powerpoint presentations for seminars

4. To encourage students to participate in various activities

5. Department won University level “Avishkar” Poster Competition and was selected for State level “Avishkar” Poster Competition held at Nashik and Nagpur for two consecutive years

Teaching Staff

Mr. A. B. Dhoke(Assot. Prof. & Head)