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Matoshree Vimalabai Deshmukh Mahavidyalaya ,Amravati
Matoshree Vimalabai Deshmukh Mahavidyalaya, is one of the oldest colleges in Amravati region. It is run by Shri Shivaji Education Soceity, Amravati's the biggest education society in Maharashtra and affiliated to Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University. The college is established in the year 1956 with the recommendation of Radhakrishnan Commission as a Rural Institute.

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan had served as the Chairperson of the University Education Commission (1948-49), set up by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and Education Minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, to assess the situation and the needs of the university education system in the country. Since Radhakrishnan chaired the Commission, it came to be known as the Radhakrishnan Commission.

This ten-member commission, which included one British and two American members, visited 25 major universities in India and submitted its report of recommendations.
According to the recommendations of the Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan Committee by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, 14 rural institutes have been established in our country for the purpose of providing rural development and rural higher education.

One of them rural institute, "Rural institute, Shivaji Nagar. Amravati", Dr. Panjabrao Alias Bhausaheb Deshmukh, got to Shree Shivaji Education Institute, Amravati.

Hence, the college was started in 1956 under the name of "College of Rural Services" with three years "Diploma in rural services".
B. A. in "Rural services" course was taught in this college. This college was affiliated to Nagpur University till 1983. After the formation of Amravati University in 1983, it was affiliated to Amravati University but the name of the college was same as B.A. in "Rural Services".
Till 1971 the Pre University B.A. Rural Services course was taught.
In this course, English, Marathi, Hindi Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Elements of Civics and Problems of Community Development, Introduction to Economic and Rural Economics Problems, Elements of Sociology and Elements of Cooperation, were the subjects taught in the first year.

Continuation was approved for one year 1971-72 to teach the subjects English, Marathi, Hindi, Story of Civilization, Community Development and Extension and Political Science, Sociology & Economics in the optional group "Public Administration" and Economics & Cooperation in the optional group Cooperation.

Till 1987-88, the name of this course was Diploma in Rural Services. But, in 1988-89 the name of this course was changed to traditional B.A.
B.Sc. Home Science and DBM courses were introduced in 1983-84.
From August 16, 1996, it was approved to start Library and Information Science Graduate Study Center in the college.
In 2016 - 17 B.Sc. (Science) course was introduced in two groups Mathematics and Biology.
In 2021- 22 B. Com. Course was introduced in English medium.
On September 2, 1999, the nomenclature of the college "Rural services" was changed after Vimalabai Panjabrao Deshmukh, the learned wife of Shikshan Maharshi late Dr. Punjabrao Alias Bhausaheb Deshmukh and now the college is known as Matoshree Vimalabai Deshmukh College Amravati.

At present, the college is running B. A. B.Sc. (Home Science), B. Sc. (Science) and B. Com. (English medium) affiliated to S.G.B. Amravati University. The college also has Ph. D. Programs in Marathi, English, Hindi, Physics, Zoology and Food and Nutrition. The college has the study Center of Yashawantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik Since 1996. Under this center B.Lib.Science., M.Lib. In library Information Science Courses are run successfully by the college.
She was adamant that girls should get Home Science education.
She studied Home Science in depth. She started a home science training center at Amravati and introduced the subject of home economics in the rural institute. Further, the courses were changed and in 1983 Senior College started a new B. Sc. Home Science course. Later the college was named Matoshree Vimalabai Deshmukh College, Amravati instead of Rural Institute.