The Higher Education Institution, N T S Samiti's Shri Shankar Arts and Commerce College was founded in 1970 to meet the Higher Educational needs of the people of Navalgund Town and surrounding area. It has now become the pride of the place.
The present infrastructure has been extended keeping in pace with the growing needs. The infrastructure has grown both horizontally and vertically. The college started with 166 students, now with the introduction of various courses and different combinations like BA, B.Com.the strength has increased to 564. In addition to this UGC Sponsored Add-on Courses in Computer Application and Banking are functioning well.