It gives me great pleasure and joy to communicate to our youngsters and readers through this medium. The Laxman Devram Sonawane Degree College, Kalyan, conducted by the Kalyan Wholesale Merchants' Education Society was established in the academic year 2002-2003. It is an affiliate of University of Mumbai with more than 5000 students on its roll. We believe in multi-disciplinary approach and provide the best educational facilities to our students. We offer Bachelor's degree in History, Economics and Commerce. The new need-based and self-financing courses provided at Degree College include BMS course, B. Sc. in Information Technology and Computer Science. At +2 level, we have Arts, Science and Commerce also subjects like Computer Science, Information Technology and Electronics.

In fact 21st century, we consider as the era of modernization, industrialization and globalization which has created a lot of competition in all the fields. To accept and face the challenges of competition in life, knowledge is the key to success and educational institutions have a major role to play.

The Indian youth have tremendous global opportunities with the right skills and attitude. In view of this our college has introduced courses like M.Com in Advanced Accountancy, M. Sc. in Information Technology & M. A. in History & Economics.

Education is meant not only to impart formal education but an implicit effort is always on for developing the overall personality of the students. The college has been successful in organizing various extra-curricular, co-curricular activities to promote the overall personality of the students, his social awareness and responsibilities. Such opportunities are provided to the students through different bodies like NSS, Marathi Vangmaya Mandal, Hindi Vangmaya Mandal, English Literacy Association, History Association, Economics Association, Science Association, WDC, DLLE etc.

Our faculty members put in constant and continuous efforts to keep themselves updated with the latest developments in their fields. This year, some of the faculty members have involved in the research activity. Most of them have attended and actively participated in Seminars, Conferences and Workshops, Syllabi discussion meetings organized by other Colleges or University of Mumbai. We also organize international conferences, workshops, intercollegiate events etc.

The academic performance of the students has been quite satisfactory. The College results at H.S.C. Board examination and University examination are quite encouraging and satisfactory and the credit goes to our experienced, qualified and efficient Teaching Faculty who always work in team spirit.

Our college office and Library are modernized and computerized. We have also introduced "One Window Scheme" for the benefit of students.

Finally, we assure you that at this college you will find holistic, vibrant and intellectual work culture.

Prof. Annie Antony