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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 with around 36 institutions under our umbrella. Advancement in technology has opened new avenues in careers for women.

MKSSS- Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha a 120-year-old organization, was established 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”.

MKSSS 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.’

Celebrating 125th year of MKSSS
MKSSS's founder: Maharshi Karve, fondly remembered as Anna.


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 “Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha”.

Prof. Karve dedicated his whole life to this humanitarian cause with great determination and courage. For his sacrifice, dedicated social work and his contribution to the noble cause, he was awarded “Bharat Ratna” the highest national award.


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.

MKSSS's founder: Maharshi Karve, fondly remembered as Anna.
Beautiful Campus of MNVTI


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 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 www.maharshikarve.ac.in