Deccan Education Society's
Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune Unisversity, UGC - College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) UGC- College of Excellence (CE)
Special Heritage Status DBT - STAR Status College DST - FIST Supported Science Departments
NAAC Accrediated “A” Grade (3.62 CGPA on 4 point scale)
NIRF Ranking : 35th (2017) 19th (2018) 27th (2019)
AISCHE Code : C - 41431
In the year 1880 the late Shri V. K. Chiplunkar with Lokmanya Tilak and M. B. Namjoshi started 'New English School' in Pune with the objective of 'cheapening and facilitating education'. In course of time Shri V. S. Apte, (M.A.), Shri. G. G. Agarkar, (M.A.), Shri V. B. Kelkar, (B.A.), Shri M. S. Gole, (M. A.), and Shri. N. K. Dharap, (B. A.) joined them.
This was a revolutionary step because Government Institutions and Christian missionaries were the only agencies involved in educating the masses and the education provided failed to generate leadership for industrial regeneration of a self-governing nation. Private enterprises in education were discouraged. With the idea of providing education to rouse the intellect, drooping will and slumbering conscience of the fallen countrymen, Deccan Education Society came into existence.
To incorporate a regular constitution on a new and more extended basis, these pioneers of innovative education called a meeting of the sympathisers with private education on the 24th October, 1884, and at that meeting the Deccan Education Society was formed and the New English School, (Tilak Road, Pune), placed under its management. On the 13th August 1885 the Society was registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. Since that time several institutions have been created and have been placed under the management of the Society.To fulfill the set objectives, DES established various educational institutions in Western Maharashtra. These educational institutions include not only schools and colleges, but also technical institutes and autonomous institutes in the field of management, law, agricultural education and vocational training. With a view to impart basic education, DES has started many schools at various places. The DES management believes in 'Union is strength'. So guided and aided by educationists, visionaries, philanthropists and ex-students, the Society is endeavoring to mould and expand educational activities.