Foundation Information

The Kagal Education Society (KES) – The Mother institution

D. R. Mane Mahavidyalaya is one of the branches of The Kagal Education Society Kagal.

‘The Kagal Education Society (KES) was established in 1960 by Hon’ble Shri. Y.D. Mane (Anna) with the motto ‘Service to Man is thetrue religion’. The KES opened its doors to 100 students from the backward class in its first endeavor in 1960.  i.e. “Devchand Shah Chhatralaya”, the hostel for the destitute Children.  Since then, The KES has undergone many ordeals during its remarkable journey of 45 years.  Incidentally, the very site of the hostel was trodden upon by the holy and pious feet of Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu, the Champion for the cause of the downtrodden.  KES has witnessed the growth of institutes in different fields such as education, vocational training and education, distance education, agriculture, healthcare and various social activities.  Consistent emphasis on ‘Service to Man’ is the driving force behind the growth of KES.

Today KES runs a host of Primary and Secondary Schools, a Junior College with its Vocational wing with six trades, a Senior Arts and Commerce college with BCA as a professional computer course, a couple of Diploma Courses in agriculture, D.Ed and B.Ed Courses under teacher education, Polytechnic College under Technical wing, Nursing Diploma under Medical wing and few Courses of YCMOU under Distance education.  It is incessantly engaged in rendering educational services to more than ten thousand students belonging to different strata of society.

Founder Secretary - Late Shri. Y. D. Mane ( Anna)

Hon. Shri. Y.D. Mane (Anna) was born & brought up in the fatherhood of late Shri. Dinkarrao Ramchandra Mane Alias (Dada), the reputed teacher and disciplinarian, a staunch activist of Satyshodhak Movement started by Mahatma Jyotiba Phule.

Hon. Shri. Anna, a teacher at bones, an active politician for sometimes, a social reformer, and an entrepreneur by birth, an educationist, and a great visionary is the founder of the Kagal Education Society.  Graduated from the coveted Ferguson College, Pune, he took up teaching as a career in which he chanced to work with the reputed scientist Dr. Vasant Govarikar. But his spirit of entrepreneurship made him give up teaching and lay down foundation of the Kagal Education Society.

As an active politician he assumed the post of president at Taluka Congress Committee and then became the President of Kagal Municipal Council.  A few of his decisions during the small tenure as president served as landmark in the all round development of town of Kagal.

His yearning for education made him quit active politics and devotes himself fully to the cause of education.  He undertook different educational endeavors with the commitment to provide education to students from rural area of the Kagal.  Particularly he inclined to impart job oriented courses to students to earn their livelihood for self, reliance.  Consequently, he established socio-agricultural and educational institutions of national importance & repute.

However, it is noteworthy that he struggled hard to establish the institutions devoid of any substantial financial support from outside.  His struggle is an indication of his determined spirit and commitment to the cause of socio-economic and educational advancement of the society.

His personal life was also an ideal example of ‘simple living’ in personal life.  He was a farmer and agriculturist by instinct and consequently he relentlessly made experiments in agriculture.