It was in 1951 that late Padmshri Baba Amte laid the foundation of now world-famous “Anandwan.” moved by the plight of the neglected lepers this visionary made up his mind to devote his life to the welfare of this abandoned lot. He cleared a peace of barren land with his own hands and planted his dream there. As the years passed, his little dream grew from a small sapling into a gigantic tree
Anand Niketan College of Agriculture is one important venture out of several projects started by Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Anandwan Warora to elevate social-economic states of tribal and farming community. In the beginning (1965), this college was a part of Anand Niketan College of Arts, Commerce and Science affiliated to Nagpur University. In 1969 the college acquired its separate entity and was affiliated to Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth Akola.
The college gives admission to students by centralized process of Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research, Pune (MCAER). According to the rules, 70 % students takes admission from Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola jurisdiction ( U quota) and 30 % students from other university (M quota). Currently, the college offers a four years B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture degree with eight semesters of academic programme. The college is governed by the rules and regulations as prescribed from time to time by Indian Council of Agriculture Research, New Delhi (ICAR), Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research Pune (MCAER) and Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola.
Over the years, the college has grown by leaps and bounds and has made rapid strides in the fields of Agriculture education, Research and Extension. It has earned the reputation of one of the topmost educational institutes of this region. Today it not only boasts of having produced several top-notchers of the university but also having initiated many innovative projects in the fields of Agricultural research and Training and guidance to the farmers.