Sonopant Dandekar College, Palghar was awarded the “Best College in Rural Area Category” for the Academic year 2016-17 by the University of Mumbai. On January 26, 2018 Dr. Devanand Shinde, Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai felicitated and handed over the trophy to Adv. Shri. G. D. Tiwari, President, Sonopant Dandekar Shikshan Mandali, Palghar at the University of Mumbai. The Award added another feather in the crown of Sonopant Dandekar College which had already bagged the S.D. Vartak Jeevan Gaurav Award and the Maharashtra Times Samajik Bhan Puraskar. The Academic Year 2017-18 marks the Golden Jubilee Year of the Institution, and it is proud to have accomplished these feats.