The Department of Marathi was established in 1922 in which both UG and PG Classes were held until 1970. In 1971 the PG Classes were shifted to the newly established Shivaji University, Kolhapur. The department flourished with a remarkable contribution of eminent teacher’s like Prof.D.C.Pangu, Khanvilgar, and Prof. Balkrishna kawthekar. It is siginificant to note that teachers of other subjects also contributed a lot for the development of the department. Prof. N.C. Phadke a teacher of Philosophy was one of the most popular Novelists of his time and Prof. Madhav Julian a renowed poet who was awarded D.Lit by the Bombay University for his book“Chandorachana” created interest for Marathi among the students.

At present, Marathi is taught as Compulsory subject and as Optional subject at B.A I, B.A. II, and B.A.III.