Some Educationist, Art lovers and Social workers from Sawantwadi conceived an idea of starting a College of Applied Art & Kala Prabodhini to provide opportunities to the talented students of Konkan area to obtain professional education in Applied Art.

Smt. Lalita Bandekar of the well known family of Sawatwadi donated a prime land for  the college in memory of her late son, Balbhai Bandekar after whom the College is named.

The College is managed by Foundation for Health, Education and Culture Activities, Banda (Formely Dr. B. B. Gaitonde Charitable Trust in close collaboration with Kala Prabhodhini Sindhudurga through a Governing Council) B. S. Bandekar College of Fine Art (Applied) started operation in the campus of Kalsulkar English School, Sawantwadi, in August 1998. At present College have own campus situated in near Forest Bhavan,
Salaiwada, Sawantwadi on 1080 sq meter.

Governing Council

Shri.Ramesh N. Bhat – Chairman
Shri.Subhash S. Morye – Secretary
Shri Anil Bandekar – Member
Shri. Prakash Masurkar – Member
Shri. Shyam Bhat – Member
Mrs. Anuradha Parab– Member
Mr. Achyut Palav- Member
Mr. Sheil Sadvelkar- Member
Mr. Vinay Saynekar- Member/Adviser Academics
Mr. Dilip A. Dhopeshwarkar- Principal

Local Managing Committee Member

Shri. Ramesh N. Bhat – Chairman
Shri.Subhash S. Morye – Member
Mrs. Anuradha Parab- Social Woker
Mr. Tulsidas L. Naik – Teaching Staff, Representative
Mrs. Prajakta U. Kumbhar- Teaching Staff, Representative
Mr. Tukaram A. Morajkar- Teaching Staff, Representative
Mr. Anil D. Bandekar - Non Teaching Staff, Representative

Composition of Trust - List from 2008
Name Designation Address & Tele. No. Date of appointment
Dr. B. B. Gaitonde
M.D. M.Sc., F.A.Sc.,F.A.M.S
Chairman Banda, District, Sindhudurg
Tel. No. 02363- 270272
Since 1989
Mr. Subhash S. Morye
B.Sc., B. Ed.
Trustee Secretary Banda, District, Sindhudurg
Tel. No. 02363- 270151
Since 1991
Dr. Uday Gaitonde
MD., D.M.R.( London)
Trustee A-5, Amber, 2 Perry Cross Road, Bandra (W), Tel No. 022-26407864 Since 1989
Dr. Mrs. Vijayalaxmi Chindak – Patil
Trustee Sarvoday Society, Salaiwada, Sawantwadi. 
Phone No. 02363 – 273227
Cell No. - 9423304127
Since 2008
Shri. Ramesh N. Bhat
B. Com., D.M.E.
Trustee Gandhi Chowk, Sawantwadi
Tel. No. 02363 - 272435
Since 2008
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