Type of College

Private - Aided

Accreditation & Recognition

UGC, NAAC with "A+" Grade




University of Mumbai, Mumbai

About VPM's K. G. Joshi College of Arts and N. G. Bedekar College of Commerce

Vidya Presarak Mandal's K.G. Joshi College of Arts & N.G. Bedekar College of Commerce, Thane was established on 1st June 1969 and managed under Vidya Prasarak Mandal’s, which was established in 1935.

It is one of the premier colleges established to impart & provide in the field of higher education for the deserving candidates and prove to be a milestone in the part of progress.

The college is affiliated with the University of Mumbai, Mumbai in 1988 and it is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) under Act, 1956.
It is re-accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A" Grade (CGPA Score 3.10 on a 4 Point Scale in 3rd Cycle) on 5th November 2016.

The aim of the college is inculcating gender equality in a rural area, social awareness, scientific temperament, cleanliness, awareness about environmental issues also to prepare students to take their rightful place in society and contribute to national development.

The Vidya Prasarak Mandal’s Sanstha has been established numbers of colleges/schools for the student in the region of Maharashtra and all over the India.

It is co-educational private institute, providing a regular course which is located in an urban part of Thane played a pioneering role in the field of higher education. the campus is located in another city also has a different name of institutions.

The college conferred the status of grant-in-aid college that the fees and all the facilities for the students are fixed by the government. This college has awarded as the best college by the University of Mumbai, Mumbai. It is also certified with ISO 9001:2015 Certification.

The college offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Arts, Commerce, & Management stream with various specializations for the students. The college has started to work in Diploma & Add-On Certificates courses for the students.

The college has been introduced with latest developments in the field of industry and their requirements, the courses Computer Science, Research, and Management Studies have been introduced.

Since 2008 -2009 the VPM has collaborations with the California University of Technology, USA and The University of Skovde Hogskolevagen, Sweden and has established the VPM’s London Academy for Education and Research.


  • Information to Knowledge and Knowledge to Wisdom


  • To nurture and foster an innovative academic environment for critical thinking, all-round growth and continuous development of students and staff to make them sensitized and responsible citizens


  • To provide an atmosphere of learning and encouragement to all students and staff
  • To motivate students from even the most humble background towards achieving excellence in academic and other fields
  • To inculcate values for holistic development and character building
  • To encourage and imbibe ICT skills that give students a competitive edge
  • To prepare students to take their rightful place in society and contribute to national development
  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, canteen, gymnashium, multipurpose halls, playground etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • The college has a book bank for helping the poor and backward class students
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The college has established an Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) on 3rd September 2005 to assure the quality of the college and also details regarding submission of Annual Quality Assurance Reports (AQAR) to NAAC annually
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The Transportation facility is available for students
  • The college has a significant presence in the field of research. A number of major & minor research projects are awarded to the faculty members by the UGC and other bodies
  • The college has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The college also provides NCC training to its students. The NCC cadets attend different camps and earn pride for themselves and for the college
  • The college Unit NSS Wing performs different type of social services within and outside of the area
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Arts Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Arts in Business Economics (MBE) Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Master of Arts in English Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in Hindi Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication Full Time 2 Years B.A
Master of Arts in Philosophy Full Time 2 Years B.A
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Library and Information Science Full Time 1 Year B.LISc
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Master of Communication and Journalism (MCJ) Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Additional Courses
Add-On Courses:
Masters of Arts by Research and Ph.D. in Philosophy
Sales Management and Retail Training (SMART)
Autonomous Courses:
Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN)
Certificate Course in Tourism Business Management (CCTBM)
Certificate Course in ‘Modi’ Script
Certificate Course in Social Work
Business English Certificates (BEC)
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Gymnasium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Seminar Halls
  • Yoga / Meditation
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Conference Hall
  • N.C.C.
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Public Transportation





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