Who founded the Deccan Educational Society?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Deccan education society was founded by Mahadev Govind Ranade, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Gopal Ganesh Agarkar. Society was established to promote education as a means of social transformation. After its establishment, the society established various institutes in the upcoming months.

Deccan Education Society Founders

In 1884, theDeccan education society was founded byhonourable Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Gopal Ganesh Agarkar with the support of various prominent nationalists such as M.S. Gole, V. S Apte, Vishnushastri Chiplunkar, V.S.Apte, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, V. B. Kelkar, Mahadev Ballal Namjoshi, N. K. Dharap, etc.

In Pune, various colleges and schools were opened for social welfare by the Deccan education society. Society even took over a few colleges and schools as well. A few colleges established by them are

  • Fergusson College
  • Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce
  • Willingdon College

The very first institute established by the society was in less than a few months. The name of the institute was Sir James Fergusson and it was set up in 1885. This school achieved iconic status. The society then established many colleges and schools in Pune. Presently, the Deccan Education Society is a group of 45 institutions imparting primary, secondary and higher education in various fields.


Who founded the Deccan Educational Society?

The founders of the Deccan education society were Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mahadev Govind Ranade along with other Nationals. The society was formed in 1884. V. S Apte and M.S. Gole also established this society. Deccan Education Society was created to advance education as a tool for social change.

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