Our institute came into being with a lofty purpose of empowerment of women through education. The founder of our mother institute, Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dr Dhondo Keshav Karve realised that education alone can uplift the women who were out casted by the then society after their widowhood. His vision and mission still works as a guiding force for us even after 125 years. We still strive for educating the girls who are treated as the secondary citizens in their own houses. The College provides the Earn and learn scheme run by Savitribai Phule Pune University for the students who cannot afford the cost of education. However, there is a large number of students who may fall out of the education system due to economical constrains. The Samstha has its own Earn and learn scheme for such students in which these students work in the kitchen of the mess and in Sampada bakery of the Samstha and earn their fees.

The College has a sister institute, Manilal Nanavati Vocational Institute where vocational training is offered to the students at concessional rates. Another sister institute, B.N.Y.Menon Skills Development Centre provides an opportunity to develop various life skills.
In this way, every attempt is made to ensure the empowerment of the women students who get married during their education or join the college after their marriage and other responsibilities along with the regular students.

Well protected hostel facility on the campus is another feature of the college that the parents from mofussil area consider while sending their daughters to the college.