Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha


Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha is an Indian education society engaged in women's education. It was set up by Dhondo Keshav Karve in 1896 as Hingane Stree Shikshan Samstha.

Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, Karvenagar, Pune
Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, Karvenagar, Pune


In 1896, Dhondo Keshav Karve founded an institution in a village named Hingne near Pune city. Karve dedicated his life for the humanitarian objective which was upliftment of women which formed the major section of socially downtrodden during that period[1]

On 14 June 1896, Karve started "Home for widows" along with the school for widows in a small village named Hingne in Pune. The Home for Widows was then named "Hingne Stree Shikshan Samstha" and the school was named "Mahilashram High School". Later the institution was renamed "Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha".[2]

The institution has expanded and is running 60 educational units having diversified branches all over Maharashtra with units located at Pune, Wai, Ratnagiri, Nagpur, Kamshet, etc. All these units are meant only for girls. The institution has now established branches like engineering, architecture, management, nursing, fashion technology, vocational training institute, Etc.

Institutes run by Shikshan SamsthaEdit


  1. ^ Karve, Dhondo (2016). Looking Back. Pune: Mr. B. D. Karve, Hindu Widows' Home Association. pp. 44 to 47. ISBN 978-81-920642-8-4. OCLC 959284032.
  2. ^ "Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, (MKSSS), Pune". MKSSS. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "BNCA website". Archived from the original on 27 February 2006. Retrieved 11 August 2006.

External linksEdit

  • Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, (MKSSS), Pune