Our Founder
Bharat Ratna Maharshi DhondoKeshav Karve

Maharshi KarveStree Shikshan Samstha, established in 1896, has a century long history in the field of women’s education. Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve, initially founded the Samstha and dedicated his whole life to educate women. In 1990, Maharshi Karve Samstha stepped in higher education and a small sapling turned into a banyan tree.

After 1990, Samstha diversified its work to higher education, professional education, technical education and vocational education. 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, Arts & Commerce College, Vocational Training Institute, Laser Technology & Applications, Jewelry Design, etc. All these units strive hard to develop women into truly empowered and performing citizens in today’s globalization era.

Today around 29,000 girls are taking diverse education through 69 units spread across Pune, Wai, Satara, Ratnagiri and Nagpur.