The Vidarbha has been known for its rich cultural heritage and traditions since the dawn of civilization. The famous epic Mahabharata also quotes the names of “Vidarbha” and “Indrapuri” i.e. the present day “Amravati”. The Western Vidarbha region is famous for its agrarian wealth and rich cotton producing soil. Government of Maharashtra enacted Amravati University Act, and established it on 1st May 1983. This University geographically covers the Western Vidarbha belt ie five districts – Amravati, Akola, Yavatmal, Buldhana and Washim.
“Vatsagulma”, now known as Washim, is basically a Sanskrit word which is traceable since B. C. 200. Etymologically it was a sacred ancient land where Gods and intellectuals were living commonly. Historically Washim records are traceable since last 2000 years. Between AD 330-550 Vakatak Emperors established Washim as Capital of their Southern Empire. Excavations carried out in Washim had exposed its archaeological, astronomical, ethno-geographical and antiquarian richness. Ancient deities of Washim i.e. Karuneshwara, Padma-Tirtha, Balaji; and Jain / Budhistic monuments prove that we had moulded our Indian Society on secular and democratic principles. Rajshekhar’s poetic Prakrit literature belongs to A. D. 880 to 920 which is available in Washim for reference. Many places of Historical, Religious, Geographical and Mythological importance are nearby Washim.
Smt. Mulibai Charkha Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Washim A Society registered under the societies Registration Act, 1860 and now governed under Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 with its Head Quarters located at Washim, runs SAVITRIBAI PHULE MAHILA MAHAVIDYALAYA, WASHIM affiliated to Amravati University w.e.f. 1990-91 and constituted under the Maharashtra University Act. The founders of Smt. Mulibai Charkha Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Washim are most anxious to promote national integration secularism as they are cosmopolitan in their nature and attitude and always welcome new technology and serve entire humanity and having ‘burning desire’ to raise this institution as model one in Washim district, a Western part of Maharashtra, had made this institution a ‘perfect hungry’ institution to achieve aims and objectives already mentioned. The dream of providing contemporary higher education to the students of this rural area was realized by untiring and selfless endeavour of the founders with generous support from the people and the government. Our institution is the only college in Washim district that provides education exclusively to women without any consideration of caste and class. Education to women students, whether urban or rural, rich or poor, cutting across all caste and religious denominations, has given our institution a distinctive ethical characteristic.