History and Milestones Achieved by MKSSS
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.
Prof. D. K. Karve founded an Institution in a village called “Hingne” near Pune City. This institution with the objectives of upliftment, emancipation, and education of women. Maharshi Karve dedicated his whole life for this humanitarian cause with great determination and courage. For his sacrifice and dedicated social work and his contribution to the noble cause he was awarded “Bharat Ratna” the highest National Civilian Award.
The institute over the period of last 127 years, has grown like a banyan tree and at present it runs 65 educational and other units under its umbrella. The institute has branches all over Maharashtra in India and more than 35,000 girl students are learning in these institutions.
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 to Post Graduation in various educational streams.