The Society was established in the year 1933 for the education, welfare and upliftment of women in and around Sangli, the southernmost part of the Western Maharashtra, the first of its Kind. The Society made steady Progress over the years against many odds. However the breakthrough came with establishment of college only for girls, in the year 1972. This was a novel idea and a maiden attempt. Of course, this was initiated at the pressing demand from the well wishers, students and parents. The college very soon came to be known as Smt. Mathubai Garware Kanya Mahavidyalaya, named after Shriman Abasaheb Garware's revered mother. Today the college has created a halo of glory all its own and so are the other units functioning under the society. Abasaheb Garware We have professional courses like MBA, B.C.A. and B.B.A. only for girl students. There are more than 7000 students studying from KG to PG.