Dayanand Science College, Latur (MS), is unique, first oldest and the finest single faculty college of the region, pursuing excellence in education in several branches of Science. Keeping in view the educational needs of the region, Dayanand Education Society, a local management committee, established Dayanand College of Arts, Science and Commerce in the year 1961. In those years, this was the only college established in this area and was catering the needs of the students. In the year 1967, the multi faculty college was bifurcated giving independent status to Dayanand Science College.

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Initially the college offered under graduate courses with basic subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology. Keeping pace with time and sensing the needs of the students, applied subjects like Electronics, Microbiology, Industrial Chemistry, Fishery Science and Computer Science were started from the year 1978 and subsequently, This College has now become a centre to awaken people on the current trends in higher education. Considering the importance of higher education in science, various Post Graduate courses were introduced time to time. M.Sc. Chemistry (Organic), M.Sc. (Microbiology), M.Sc.(Computer Science), M.Sc. (Biotechnology), M.Sc. (Bioinformatics) PG diploma. The continuous Research work is going on in the Departments of Mathematics, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Physics, Botany, and Zoology for the guidance to the Ph. D students. Besides imparting education for formal degree and post graduate degree education, the college is offering seven short terms one year career oriented certificate courses under career oriented programs of University Grants Commission.
University results of our college are highly appreciable. Passing percentage of our college is always more than that of university. In this academic year nearly about 781 students of which 400 are boys and 381 are girls are studying in the different course. In our college granted permanent faculty members are 25 out of which 13 are Ph.D., M.Phil. Holders. The strength of non-grant 18 and CHB faculty 28. The total faculty strength is 71 and non teaching granted non-granted faculty about to 81.
The College received a grant of Rs.47.5 lacks from UGC under Innovating program to start PG Diploma course in Bioinformatics in 2009.
The College has come under 2(F) and 12(B) section since 1972 of the UGC Act. The college offers 02 UG, 05 PG, 05 Ph.D. Programs, 07 COP, UGC Certificate courses. The college accredited with B++ Grade in the year 2004 by the National Accreditation and Assessment Council of India (NAAC).
Recently, in the year 2012-13 college has got recognition as DST-FIST (Fund for Improvement-in Science and Technology) from Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi with a sanctioned grant of Rs. 67.5 lacks.
In addition to the conventional academic activities our college undergoes several Co-Curricular and extension activities for the overall personality development of a student.
Pollution control.
The college now applies for the Second cycle for Reaccreditation for further quality sustenance, enhancement and continuous improvement of the college. This helps us to identify the strengths and weaknesses and ennobles our vision and mission to march towards actualizing our potentiality in attaining our goal of offering higher education to rural mass with compassionate hearts on par with global standards.
Collaged has fulfilled all the lacunas and suggestions mode by the premier NAAC accreditation report.

Our Academic Programs

1. U.G.(02) i)   B. Sc.
ii)  B.C.S. (B. Sc. Computer Science)
2. P.G.(04) i)   M.Sc. Chemistry (Organic)
ii)  M.Sc. (Microbiology)
iii) M.Sc. (Computer Science)
iv) M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
3. P.G.(01 Diploma) i) Post. Graduate Diploma in (Bioinformatics)
4. Ph. D. Course (05) i) Microbiology
ii) Mathematics
iii) Physics
iv) Botany
v)  Zoology
5. Certificate courses (07) (UGC-COP) i) Electronic Equipment Maintenance
ii) Embedded Software System design
iii) Food Processing
iv) Computer Hardware Networking