People's Education Society

Started for imparting education to the poorer people in general and the weaker sections namely SC, ST and OBC of Indian population in particular, the society has spread like a mighty banyan tree, with a large variety of educational institution in its shade.

The motto of the society is KNOWLEDGE AND COMPASSION.

MORNING CLASSES
The People’s Education Society rendered a single service to the city of Mumbai when the Siddharth College of Arts and Science, opened morning classes for working young men and women who never had such an opportunity of getting higher education before. This was a revoluntionary step. Thousands of matriculates have become graduates and double graduates as a result of this facility, thus fulfulling one of the cherished objectives of the Society, affording opportunity to LEARN WHILE THE EARN.

PIONEER PROJECTS
Pioneering is the word to describe the endeavours of the Society to carry the torch of learning among the backward areas in Marathwada. It was the master-mind of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar which conceived the project of starting centres of education there. It was because of Babasaheb’s efforts, foresightedness and initiative the Marathwada University came into existence at Aurangabad. It is significantly noteworthy that the teaching faculty and the administrative set-up of this University has been initially manned by persons from MILIND MAHAVIDYALAYA. Dr. Babasaheb was not only instrumental in establishing the MARATHWADA UNIVERSITY but also in raising the EDUCATONAL STANDARDS of this University through his institutions.

On March 19, 1927 the world witnessed one of the most revolutionary events in Indian social history. The famous Choudar Tank Satyagraha was led by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar to revolt against the age-old social order based on the graded inequality and injustice which asserted the human rights of the people dubbed as untouchables in India. To commemorate the famous Choudar Tank Satyagraha, the People’s Education Society runs a College at Mahad (Dist. Raigad) as a memorial to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar to spread higher education in KONKAN which is a Backward Region economically and educationally.

MINIATURE INDIA
The Society’s institutions are run to encourage education amongst the poorer and weaker sections of the Society and the Society is very proud to have on its rolls Hindus, Parsees, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Jains, Buddhists, North Indians and South Indians, both amongst our students and our Staff a MINATURE INDIA in every sense of the term.

AMBITIOUS PLANS
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Birth Centenary celebrations have stirred us to conceive ambitious projects for the Society’s group of colleges and other institutions. The Society intends to undertake the following projects to mark the BIRTH CENENARY of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar :

Projects at Mumbai
1. A Multipurpose Auditorium.
2. A Central Research Library.
3. A Stadium and a Pavilion.
4. A Buddhist Cultural Centre.

Projects at Aurangabad
1. The Buddha Mahavihar with Research Library.
2. Non-Resident School for Girls.

Projects at Bangalore
1. The Buddhist Institute for study of Buddhism and comparative study of all religions.
2. A Spacious Multipurpose Hall.
3. A Residential School.

Projects at Mahad
1. The Buddhist Cultural Centre.
2. A Polytechnic Institute.

Projects at Dapoli
1. Jr. College of Education.
2. Girls High School and a Hostel.
3. Development of present Boys Hostel.

Project at New Mumbai
1. A Multipurpose School.

Following are the list of Schools, Colleges and Hostels under the Banner of the People’s Education Society at various places in India.

Sr.
No.
Name of the Colleges Year of
Establishment
1.
Siddharth College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai
1946
2.
Siddharth College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
1953
3.
Siddharth College of Law, Mumbai
1956
4.
Dr. Ambedkar College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai
1972
5.
Dr. Ambedkar College of Law, Mumbai
1977
6.
Milind College of Arts, Aurangabad
1950
7.
Milind College of Science, Aurangabad
1950
8.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Commerce & Arts, Aurangabad
1963
9.
P.E.S. College of Engineering Aurangabad
1994
10.
Dr. Ambedkar College of Law, Aurangabad
1968
11.
P.E.S. College of Physical Education, Aurangabad
1984
12.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Commerce & Arts and Science, Mahad
1961
13.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Commerce & Arts, Yerwada, Pune
1985
14.
Siddharth College of Mass Communication, Mumbai
1965
15.
Siddharth Institute of Industry & Administration, Mumbai
1967
Name of the Schools
1.
Siddharth Night School, Mumbai
1947
2.
Milind Multipurpose High School, Aurangabad
1955
3.
Milind Multipurpose Pre-Primary & Primary School, Aurangabad
1976
4.
Matoshri Ramabai Ambedkar High School, Aurangabad
1965
5.
Gautam Vidyalaya, Pandarpur, Dist Solapur
1974
6.
People’s Education Society’s School, New Mumbai
1978
7.
Nagsen High School, Nanded
1981
8.
People’s Education Society’s English Medium KG School, Mumbai
1983
9.
People’s Education Society’s Nagasen Nursery School, Bangalore
1984
Name of the Hostels
1.
Sant Gadge Maharaj Chokamela Vidyarthi Vastigraha, Pandharpur
1949
2.
Matoshri Ramabai Ambedkar Vidyarthi Ashram, Dapoli
1942
3.
Subhedar Sawadkar Vidyarthi Ashram, Mahad, Dist Raigad
1978
4.
Siddharth Vihar Hostel, Wdala, Mumbai
1964
5.
The Samarat Ashok Institute for Vyayam Sports & Games, Aurangabad
1986