About Deccan Education Society
Deccan Education Society, Pune, (DES) is a registered educational trust and a registered educational society which runs more than fifty educational institutes from pre-primary level to post-graduate level and research, in various areas of academics such as science, arts, commerce, management, law, agriculture, chemical technology, biotechnology and para-medical sciences. More than 50,000 students are taking education in the institutes of DES.
The Society was formed in 1884, by freedom fighters and social reformers, with the idea of providing education to rouse the intellect, dropping will and slumbering conscience of the fallen countrymen.
This was a revolutionary step in those days 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.