The Anantrao Thopte College has been serving in the hilly and rural area at large for last 35 years. Founder President of Rajgad Dnyanpeeth, Bhor, the Ex-Education Minister, Honorable Mr. Anantraoji Thopte Saheb, Honorable MLA and Trustee, Mr. Sangramdada Thopte and Honorary Secretary of Rajgad Dnyanpeeth, Dr. Mrs. Bhagshree Patil, have played a pioneering and proactive role in establishment of this institution. Founder President, Honourable Anantrao Thopte has been involved in the process of social, economic and political reform in and around Bhor region for last 40 years. Rajgad Dnyanpeeth expanded its academic activities from KG to PG and opened different schools (23) and colleges (5). It was indeed a humble beginning with streams like arts and commerce in 1982 and then broadened enough to accommodate science stream in 1989. The distinctive characteristic of our college is to cater to the needs of the students coming from hilly, rural and remote areas surrounding Bhor region. In its thirty fifth year of establishment, the college is evidently attaining new heights. The college has been producing graduates and postgraduates who are capable of shouldering the responsibilities of the new world. Taking into consideration the importance of computers in the life of man, the college established a Computer Department which conducts courses like B.C.A., B.Sc.Comp. and another feather in the cap was establishment of PG courses in four different streams with ten subjects. After the first accreditation of our college, Internal Quality Assurance Cell implemented diversified activities to address the multiple quality related issues during the post-accreditation years. We have implemented multi-dimensional activities to enhance and enrich our academic endeavors.
The college has successfully complied with every recommendation made by the peer team at the time of first cycle of accreditation in 2004. From there on, the college has been striving hard to keep up with the motto of the parent institute "Prajwalito Dnyanmayaha Pradipaha" meaning "We enlighten the lamp of knowledge". The college is working hard to reach the zenith by improvising innate qualities, adopting innovative ideas, acquiring new skills and implementing new techniques to overcome our weaknesses and thus strengthening the institution. Relentlessly the institute is trying to spread horizons to meet the demands of this new world order.