Dattajirao Kadam Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ichalkaranji was established in 1962 by Shri Swami Vivekanand Shikshan Sanstha Kolhapur, founded by Shikshanmaharshi Dr. Bapuji Salunkhe with a motto “Dissemination of Education for Knowledge Science & Culture”. The college celebrated its Golden Jubilee year in 2012-13. The College is located in industrial city of Ichalkaranji well known as Manchester of Maharashtra. Presently the Strength of Senior College is 2873 having approximately equal percentage of male & female students. The total number of teaching & Non teaching staff is 90 (41 parmanent, 49 temporary) & 42 respectively & student teacher ratio is 31:1
The college is reaccredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC. During the last five years the college has tried its level best to comply with suggestions made by NAAC peer team during second cycle of accreditation. The college is recognized as one of the old & best colleges in university, not only in academics but also in the fields of sports, cultural and extension activities.