Bhiwandi Nizampur Nagarpalika College, Bhiwandi derives its nomenclature from the twin cities—Bhiwandi and Nizampur-also, as it was mainly financed by the then Nagarpalika (the Municipal Corporation); hence, it was named after the prime donor. This institution was founded by the social activists, educationists and political leaders of the 1960s. These leaders and social activists were heterogeneous, representing almost all castes and cadres of society. Padmashri Annasaheb Jadhav alias Pandurang Dharmaji Jadhav was the messiah of education in the educationally backward arena of Thane district who led the Adivasi dominated population towards educational and social betterment. B. N. N. College, Bhiwandi saw the light in the year 1966 with the Hyperion efforts of Padmashree Pandurang Dharmaji Jadhav, the founder president of Padmashri Annasaheb Jadhav Bharatiya Samaj Unnati Mandal, Bhiwandi, and his friends. This parent body was formerly known as “Harijan Girijan Samaj Unnati Mandal, Bhiwandi”. This makes crystal clear that the institution was formed with its prime motto to cater education the socially deprived classes. After the death of Pandurang Dharmaji Jadhav, it was renamed by his friends and followers as “Padmashri Annasaheb Jadhav Bharatiya Samaj Unnati Mandal, Bhiwandi” with an honest acknowledgement and a tribute to his educational and social work.
Bhiwandi Nizampur Nagarpalika College is situated on the slope of the green hillock, on the South East of Bhiwandi city. It is close to Varhala Lake, which is the largest lake in Thane district. The college is placed in the plot of almost 23 acres. It is 19 kilometers from Thane city and 11 kilometers from Kalyan city. Thus, Bhiwandi is situated in the centre of these two major cities. Also, Bhiwandi is connected with the Panvel—Vasai Railroad at Bhiwandi Road Station. Students from all the rural areas in and around Bhiwandi come here for higher education. The college, therefore, caters educational facilities to students from all these areas. The spatial speciality gives a secluded geographical setup which facilitates the teaching-learning process.
With the donations from the citizens of Bhiwandi and Nizampur cities and the villages from the vicinity the college building was built. The college has an “h” shaped main building with three storeys. The college has a separate Administrative Building newly constructed with a view to make teaching-learning process undisturbed. The college is known for its huge playground. Similarly, it has a special library building, “Nirlon Library” named after its donor, Nirlon Company. Taking into consideration the need of the time, the college management has introduced self-financing courses from the academic year 2004. Gradually, the management introduced nine degree courses in self-financing courses. The college has post graduate courses as well as research degree programmes. Consequently, the college management is expanding the infrastructure of the college so as to accommodate the increasing number of students. Presently, the college has around 6000 students studying in various disciplines.