The Paranda tehsil is located around an ancient Paranda Fort and is also an area of historical mosques and temples. Paranda tehsil is situated in drought prone area of Maharashtra; most of the population has been migrated to metropolitan cities in search of employment.
NitiAayog included Osmanabad District of Maharashtra as the third topmost backward district in India. Our institute tries to imbibe various skills and employability in the students with the vision of overall personality development. Shikshan Maharshi Guruvarya R.G. Shinde Mahavidyalaya, Paranda was established in June 1986. Initially college was housed in the hired building of Nagar Parishad, Paranda. In 2004 institute was shifted in the present building and since then number of students after completing their graduations attained eminent positions in the social mainstream. Starting with a meager roll of 14 odd students in 1986 the institution has presently 656 students on it roll. The college has 5 acre campus in the Paranda Town. Paranda is a well-known historical city. Being multi-faculty and multi-disciplinary co-educational institution, the students pursue various under-graduate courses in Humanities, Science, Commerce and Vocational courses.