Our Heritage


“Women’s empowerment through education.”

The Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, our parent body, has been committed to “Empowerment of women through education”. The Samstha was founded by the great visionary and social worker, Bharat Ratna Dhondov Keshav Karve in 1896. He founded India’s first women’s university (now known as Srimathi Nathibai Damodar Thackersey [SNDT] Women’s University) and made major contributions to the cause of women’s education. For his outstanding work, he received the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna, in 1958. The Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha founded and nurtured by him has now grown in to a large tree running:

  • 13 Preprimary / primary schools.
  • Secondary / higher secondary schools
  • Production units
  • Hostels for girl students and working women
  • Old age homes
  • Vocational training units
  • Colleges and institutions of higher learning
  • Teacher – training colleges
  • Health club.

A total of 62 institutes in 7 locations: Pune, Nagpur, Wai, Satara, Ratnagiri, Vasai, Mumbai and Kamshet.

Today the Samstha provides quality education to around 25,000 girls and young women.
Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha is an organization with a difference. It has its commitment of empowering women through education. Education is an excellent instrument available to human being for social change and social transformation. Here enrolment of students from economically and socially challenged is encouraged.