Vidya Prasarak Mandal (VPM) is a premier Educational Trust in Thane which was established in August 1935. Ex. President Late Dr. V. N. Bedekar had a dream of creating an “Island of Knowledge” (Jnandweepa) in Thane. He had a great foresight for young generation of developing Thane city and need of education to turn this youth into good citizens of India .With this singular zeal, and enthusiastic support from his colleagues, he succeeded in bringing it in reality. In 1969, Vidya Prasarak Mandal’s College started functioning with all three faculties i.e. Arts, Commerce and Science on a 13 acre piece of land which was marshy, muddy area inundated by water of the nearby Thane creek during high tide. The then Chief Minister of Goa, Hon. Shri Dayanand Bandodkar gave a generous donation of Rs.3, 20,000 / – for the construction of the Science ollege building. In June 1975, the affiliation of College was changed to University of Mumbai from University of Pune, and in the same year, B. N. Bandodkar College of Science was separated from the Arts and Commerce College for administrative convenience.
B.N.Bandodkar is the ONLY Single Faculty Science College, affiliated to University of Mumbai.
Our institution welcomes the rationale behind the ideologies of NAAC with great passion. In a developing country like India, with its heterogeneous and massive population, mechanism for Assessment and Accreditation of colleges is certainly the most effective way of ensuring quality education.