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Shri Shivaji Education Society Amravati's
Shri Shivaji Arts & Commerce College, Amravati
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, Amravati.
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 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar 'Dalit Mitra' Award during 1993-94 by the Govt. of Maharashtra. In the session 1999-2000 the Society was awarded 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 advancement.