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Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, (MKSSS), Pune: – the 121-years-old parent body has been committed to “Empowerment of Women through Education”. The Institution works relentlessly towards educating the women and thereby making them self-reliant. The Samstha was established in 1896 by the great visionary and social worker Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve to provide shelter to destitute women.
Establishment of the Institution
On 14th June, 1896, in the village ‘Hingne’ near Pune city, Maharshi Karve started a “Home for Widows”, along with a school for Widows, so that they become educated and self-reliant. The “Home for Widows” was then named as ‘Hingne Stree Shikshan Samstha’ and the school was named as ‘Mahilashram High School’.
Development of the Institution
Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, Pune has branches all over Maharashtra in India and more than 26,000 girl students are learning in these institutions. Over the period of last 121 years, the Institution has grown like a banyan tree and at present it runs 62 educational and other units under its umbrella. These units are located at Pune, Satara, Wai, Ratnagiri, Nagpur, Kamshet and Vasai. All these units are meant exclusively for girls or women. We also have hostel and medical facilities for students and working women and old age home for senior citizens.
The Institution offers education from Kindergarten, Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary, Higher Secondary schools to Higher Education Colleges. At present the Institution runs higher education units like, Engineering, Architecture, Management, Nursing, Fashion Technology, Vocational Training Institute, Laser Technology & Applications, Jewelry Design, etc. All these units strive hard to develop women into truly performing citizens in today’s globalization era.
The SMART has well equipped hostels for outstation students with the latest facilities like washing machines, health club and canteens which provide nutritious meals.
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Legacy of MKSSS:
Prof. Dhondo Keshav Karve was one of the first visionaries who realized that women can gain respect and emancipation only through modern education. On 14 June 1896, he started his work with the objectives of uplifting, emancipating and educating women who formed a major section of the socially downtrodden in Indian society.
As a small seed grows into a huge banyan tree by branching out, the singular idea of liberating women through education has branched far and wide culminating in a huge educational institution, now known as “Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha”(MKSSS). Now it runs 62 different institutes and colleges including teachers training, engineering, architecture, Fashion technology and Media Education.
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