Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj ( 1870 – 1920 ) was the king of the princely State Of Kolhapur . He was a man of great vision and far ahead of his own times . He made primary education compulsory for the people in his state . It was Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj who had introduced reservation policy for the people who were backward and downthrown . He wanted to spread education for all the classes irrespective of religions or casts . He knew it well that education was most essential for the development of the people and also to create democratic and civilsed society . Kolhapur is called as the mother of boardings in the India . Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj established more that 23 boardings for the students of different casts and religion in his state and also made it sure that these boarding run smoothly by giving each boarding a source of annual income of its own . Traditions and practices in the society were not conductive for the students from casts and religions to learn together .
Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj established Shri Prince Shivaji Maratha Boarding House , Kolhapur in the year 1920 in the memory of his beloved son Hon . Prince Shivaji . Since its establishment the students from different casts and religion were admitted in the boarding . Both girls and boys students were admitted . Latter on from 1960 onwards Shri Prince Shivaji Maratha Boarding House , Kolhapur started different schools and colleges into spread education for the masses .
Shri Prince Shivaji Maratha Boarding House , Kolhapur is recognized as the meritorious and ideal institution in Maharashtra . The institution has received ideal institution award from the Government Of Maharashtra in 2003.
The New College as established in the year 1971 in the city of Kolhapur with only 160 students . Today we have 3927 students .
We are very proud as the institutions as our students have played rolls in the making and building of our country . We have produced thousand of doctors , Engineers , IPS and IAS Officers administrates ,Writers , Teachers , Industrialists and artists of great reputation .