Bhagwantrao Memorial Shikshan Sanstha, Aheri is well-known and prestigious institution in the southeast part of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra State. The place geographically under developed covered with thick forest and majority of population belongs to Tribals. The institution is set up in the remote area away from mainstream like social, political as well economical. Where, it faces the issues like Unemployment, Illiteracy, Poverty, Naxal affected and Mal-nutrition. The whole social life has been affected by old traditions, myth and superstitions were people are more sceptic conservative in their outlook. The chief occupation of this area is farming which run not more than six months. In off-season people do their traditional jobs like fishing, hunting and brewing wine.
In such diverse situation of eastern part of Vidarbha region, Gadchiroli district is formed in 1982. The Bhagwantrao Memorial Shikshan Sanstha emerged out in 1991 at Aheri, one of the tribal Taluka of Gadchiroli District. The establishment of this institution was done by Ex-Minister & MLA (Aheri Vidhansabha) Hon. Dharmaraobaba Atram, a multifaceted personality belongs to "Aheri Rajwada".
In 1992, higher education was only dream for students of this area. People were unaware about importance of education and its benefits. Hon. Dharmaraobaba Atram realized this grim fact of this area with his perceptive view. His ambitious mind made him restless unless the institution came into existence.
The institution progressed gradually within the span of few years period. Institution started numerous Middle Schools, High Schools, Residential Schools, Junior Colleges, Senior College, Sainiki School, College of Education and other social services in surrounding part of its centre. The institution progressed, gain special laurels and became one of the prominent educational institution of Gadchiroli district (M.S.), India. For its remarkable progress and development in such a remote area, institution was awarded with the "Adiwasi Seva Puraskar" by Department of Tribal Development of Maharashtra State on 23rd Feb. 2004.
As the foundation stone laid by Hon. Dharmaraobaba Atram in 1992 soon its branches sprang out all over Gadchiroli district. In present scenario, institution has established following various branches and run regularly.
1.Bhagwantrao Arts & Science College, Etapalli - 01
2.Bhagwantrao College of Education, Aheri - 01
3.Bhagwantrao D.T.Ed. College, Ashti - 01
4.Bhagwantrao Junior Colleges - 03
5.Bhagwantrao Ashram School & Junior Colleges - 06
6.Gondwana Sainiki School Gadchiroli - 01
7.Bhagwantrao High School - 12
8.Bhagwantrao Primary Ashram School - 07
9.D. B. A. Public School, Aheri - 01
10. Well Equipped Gymkhana Aheri - 01
11. Mobile Ambulance Service Aheri - 01
Bhagwantrao Arts Science College, Etapalli is the only one centre for higher education in Etapalli Taluka. It is one of the great achievement of institution. The establishment of Senior College at Etapalli is a milestone in the progress of institution. Today college has its own building and large playground, separate classrooms, well equipped laboratories and library. Since the opening of College, the student's strength has been growing day by day. In the view of current scenario, considering the scientific and technical attitude, to overcome the mentioned problem, the Science faculty was started in the year 2005-06.
As a result of growing strength, Arts faculty started the second section. The NAAC Team Re-accredited the College with 'Grade B' in the Year 2017-18.
"TO ESTABLISH A LEADING CENTRE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND PROVIDING QUALITY EDUCATION TO TRIBAL STUDENTS.""
TO FOSTER THE SUCCESS OF OUR STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY THROUGH INNOVATIVE AND FLEXIBLE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES RESULTING IN ALL ROUND DEVELOPMENT WITH ABILITY TO EXCEL IN DYNAMIC GLOBAL SOCIETY.
To develop quality and efficiency in students for pursued various goals of life.
To enable them to find their strength and potential to compete globally.
To encourage them for self-employment, leadership and responsible citizens with ethical knowledge.
To bring awareness among people of their society through various activities.
The following objectives are identified to fulfill the Vision and Mission of the College.
To uplift the tribal youth with good education.
To serve the student community who are poor, needy, socially and economically weaker in this region.
To develop transformation in tribal youth into educationally, morally, culturally and spiritually good citizens with greater employment opportunities.
To uplift tribal women who lack educational opportunities.
Raise tribal people by providing them counseling, orientation programmes.
The college admits socially and economically disadvantaged students hailing from rural and tribal pockets, shapes them and works for their betterment in their life.
To inculcate discipline among the students, moral instruction classes and workshops have been arranged.
To motivate the Student’s participations in seminars, conferences, and are encouraged to develop their hidden skills.