The Pratibha Niketan Education Society, Nanded founded as early as 1939 started its educational institutions in the form of High School and subsequently it branched out in five Schools and one College. The Pratibha Niketan Mahavidyalaya, a premier centre of learning, was established in 1972 on a very humble note. It was set up in Holi area of Nanded with limited and inadequate resources and support. Thanks to the vision and dynamism of the College Management especially that of Prin.S.D. Mahajan that the College acquired its own independent building in the heart of the town in the year 1986. Carrying forward the parent Institution’s motto “Dnyata Dney Tase Dnyan Tiheri Karm Beej He” the College right from its inception has been committed to the cause of the education for the common people and particularly for the cause of the Dalits, oppressed and downtrodden.
This College has been imparting education at both degree and PG levels with Ph.D programmes in two subjects in the faculties of Arts, Commerce and Science. The College offers three UG programmes and four PG programmes. The College believes in keeping pace with the fast changing global situation and therefore, it has put in endeavours to provide audio-video computer support for reasonable exposure to the students. The College also runs a Study Centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University. It offers as many as 34 courses in distant education.