RCSM College of Agriculture Alumni Association Kolhapur
Rajashri Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj, the king of Kolhapur was the decendant of great Shivaji, the founder of modern Kolhapur. In addition to the social, cultural, educational reforms, cultural and industrial development, he motivated agricultural development. In 1912, he founded King Edward Agriculture Institute to facilitate agricultural education.
After independence with the efforts of Ex Minister for Agriculture Shri. Balasaheb Desai, College of Agriculture was started at Kolhapur in June 1963 under Shivaji University, which was further transferred to Maharashtra Agricultural University in 1968 and then under MPKV, Rahuri in 1972. The Agriculture College has completed 50 years and celebrated its golden jubilee during the year 2012-13.