The Shri Shivaji Education Society, Amravati is a premier
educational institution of Central India with branches
in all the districts of Vidarbha in Maharastra. It is
registered as a Public Charitable Trust ( R.N. F/89).
Its founder President was the late Dr. Panjabrao alias
Bhausaheb Deshmukh who established various schools, colleges,
hostels and other teaching and technical institutions
and devoted all his energy for strengthening and enlarging
the activities of the Shri Shivaji Education Society,
The Society was registered in December 1932. In 1958,
it had one primary school, seven middle schools and eight
colleges. Today it runs 24 senior colleges 54 Jr. colleges,
75 middle schools, 35 hostels mainly in the region of
Vidarbha but also in other parts of the state. The educational
institutions cover areas like agriculture, arts, bio-technology,
computers, education, physical education, engineering,
horticulture, information technology, law, medicine, micro-biology
and the pure sciences. It also runs a Polytechnic for
boys and girls at Amravati.
The Shivaji Education Society was founded by Dr. Panjabrao
alias Bhausaheb Deshmukh in 1931-32. Along with other
members, Bhausaheb devoted himself to educate the people
by establishing school and colleges far and wide in the
Vidarbha. The Society was awarded the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
'Dalit Mitra' Award in 1993-94 by the Govt. of Maharashtra.
In the year 1999-2000 the Society was awared the 'Gadge
Maharaj Memorial Award, on 5th September, 2000 the Govt.
of Maharashtra declared the Society as the "Best
Administered Society" in the state and bestowed upon
it a cash award of Rs. 1 lakh. In its citation, the State
Government formally recognized the seminal contribution
made by the Society in the field of education and cultural