Marathwada Shikshan Prasarak Mandal
Late Shri. Vinayakrao Patil, Ex-Minister of Maharashtra State, with an aim of propagating education in the rural areas of Marathwada, took a leading initiative and on 14th of September 1958, the Marathwada Shikshan Prasarak Mandal came into existence, in order to provide education. The foundation of this largest educational institute in Marathwada was nothing but a zealous attempt to provide light of knowledge to those who are suffering in the darkness of ignorance. The institute being with a motto of “Tamso ma Jyotirgamaya” meaning let the darkness of ignorance be driven away. Nizam’s rule was solely responsible for the backwardness of the region. After liberation from Nizams rule the growing aspirations of the people of this region begin to tread the path of progress and the foundation of this institute should be viewed as a part of this march towards progress.
Marathwada Shikshan Prasarak Mandal is the largest educational institute in Marathwada region with 21 Senior colleges, 40 Junior Colleges and 56 high schools and 13 Marathi and 06 English medium primary schools. Marathwada Shikshan Prasarak Mandal has received Best Educational Institute Award by Government of Maharashtra in 2001 for its contribution in education and uplift of the community towards the National Development. Mandal has successfully arranged 77th Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan. Mandal organizes Orientation Programs, Workshops, Symposium, and Conferences etc. for the quality improvement for teachers.