Gogate Joglekar College, Ratnagiri

Welcome to Gogate Jogalekar College

R. P. Gogate College of Arts & Science and R. V. Jogalekar College of Commerce, Ratnagiri is situated on coastal area of the Konkan Region of the Maharashtra State. The College has opened the gates of University education to the youth of this region in the early fifties of the last century (i.e. in 1945).
The campus of the college has most of the facilities needed for a modern centre of learning including an excellent Library and Boys’ and Ladies’ Hostels on the College premises. The College also has a modern gymnasium for the students and the staff.
Re accredited by NAAC Banaglore – “A” Grade
Best College” of University of Mumbai
UGC’s “College with Potential for Excellence
Dr K.V. Sukhatankar
Dr K.V. Sukhatankar

Vision and Mission

  • To provide Modern Education to the Youth of Konkan Region at affordable cost for their all-round development
  • To impart value based job oriented and real life education
  • To empower the students through modern learning techniques and participation in curricular, co-curricular, extracurricular and extension activities
  • To develop research culture among the staff & students and to carry out community oriented eco-friendly research for development of the region


  • To initiate a shift from conventional teaching methods to inter-active learning techniques
  • To enhance students’ access to learning materials by means of departmental libraries and effective use of ICTS
  • To design and implement novel and effective methods of students’ evaluation
  • To initiate critical research related to local environmental issues & frontier technologies
  • To strengthen community network by means of vital and need based outreach activities
  • To empower the rural students through curricular and extracurricular activities

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Our Founders

Adv. J.V. alias Baburav Joshi
Adv. J.V. Alias Baburav Joshi
A lawyer by profession and native of Devrukh (Dist. Ratnagiri), Shri Baburav Joshi was inspired by the thoughts of Bharatratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve. He opened a school for girls in Ratnagiri in 1925 and started Gogate College of Arts and Science in 1945. He was the longest serving secretary of Ratnagiri Education Society.
Mrs. Malatibai Joshi
Mrs. Malatibai Joshi
Graduated from Pune under the guidance of Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve, Mrs Malatibai helped her husband in his work for educational development of Konkan. She was known as “Wife-Friend-Secretary” of Mr.Baburav. She taught in Mahila Vidyalay and was honored as the best teacher by the President of India.

Our Inspiration

Adv. N.V.alias Aruappa Joshi
Adv. N.V. Alias Aruappa Joshi
Adv. N.V.alias Aruappa Joshi was a past student of the college. Despite being a Professional Consultant he devoted a long span of his life for the development of Gogate Jogalekar College. Under his leadership a lot of new courses were introduced. He passed away as acting chairman.
Principal Shevade
Principal Shevade
Principal Shevade served as the First Principal of the college form June 1945 to June 1950. He was a well learned person in that time. Being an M.Sc. in 1945 he had a number of better opportunities. Still he chose Ratnagiri, a remote and backward area, and led the college with all his vision and efficiency.

Registration under 2(f) and 12(b) vide letter no F.8-15/74(CD/CP) dated 30th August 1974

RTI Contacts

Public Information Officer-
Principal Dr. Kishor Vasant Sukhatankar Gogate - Jogalekar College,
Near District Court, Adv. N.V.Joshi Road,
Ratnagiri Maharashtra 415612
First Appellate Officer –
Dr. Shrimati Rama Bhosale Regional Joint Director (H.E.)
Konkan Region, Panvel Dist. Raigad
Contact 022-27453820