Our founder Maharshi Karve sowed the seeds of empowerment for women through education in 1896.The small sapling that he planted over a century today has blossomed into a beautiful tree and today we have schools, colleges and hostels for working women and around 36 institutions under our umbrella. Advance in technology has opened new avenues in career for women.

MKSSS- Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samtha a 120 years old samstha was established in 1896 by a great visionary and social worker Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve, to provide shelter to destitute women.The institution has been committed to “Empowerment of women through education”. The institution has a long history of dedicated work towards making women educated and self reliant, with a mission ‘to create the world-class educational environment, to enable students to fully develop their abilities and fosters a strong sense of responsibility, morality and ethics, based on a strong set of values.’

The Founder of the Institution
Prof. D. K. Karve founded an Institution in a village called “Hingne” near Pune City. The Institution was named as “Hingne Stree Shikshan Samstha”. Later, the Institution was renamed as “Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha”.
Prof. 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 award.

The Date of Establishment of the Institution
On 14th June in the year 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. He fought throughout his life to make this happen.

Development of the Institution
Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, (MKSSS), Pune has diversified branches all over Maharashtra in India and about 25,000 girl students are learning in these institutions. Over the period of last 120 years, the Institution has grown like a banyan tree and at present, it is running 62 numbers of educational and other units located at Pune, Satara, Wai, Ratnagiri, Nagpur, Kamshet etc.

Around 25,000 girl students are learning in Kindergarten, Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary, Higher Secondary schools and Colleges. We have established Engineering, Architecture, Management, Nursing, Fashion Technology, Vocational Training Institute, Health Center etc. For more information about MKSSS, please visit,

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