The state of Maharashtra is the biggest contributor to the Indian educational system, with the largest number of colleges in India. There are more than a thousand colleges in Maharashtra and the colleges are classified in several categories. The state has the government colleges, private colleges and also the professional colleges and it also contains the regular and distance education institutions, apart from the undergraduate and graduate colleges. Apart from that, all types of colleges like law colleges, arts colleges, fine arts colleges, pharmacy colleges, medical colleges, management colleges, commerce colleges, science colleges, engineering colleges, physical education colleges, architecture colleges etc, are also situated in Maharashtra.
All the districts in Maharashtra house several colleges to provide a proper higher education to the students. Among these, the districts of Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik etc have most of the colleges in Maharashtra. Besides, districts like Kolhapur, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar etc. also have significant number of colleges. Some of the well known colleges in Maharashtra include the Bombay Veterinary Science College, D. Y. Patil Institute Of Management Studies, Grant Medical College, Indian Institute of Technology, K. J. Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce, Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering, Siddharth College of Arts and Science, Sophia College for Women, Xavier Institute of Communications, Maya Academy Of Advanced Cinematics, Mithibai College, Poddar College, and Sardar Patel College Of Engineering.
All the colleges in Maharashtra are operating with a common objective of imparting the knowledge among the young students in the state. They are also playing a highly significant role in the overall educational scenario in India, by making their own contributions.