Milestones

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1970

  1. Established the Chembur English Primary School & Chembur English High School. The fees were set at ten rupees per month and increased by a mere rupee a year to make education affordable to all.

1980

  1. Established the Chembur English Junior College of Commerce.

1984

  1. Opened a Mahatma Night Junior College in Chembur, to encourage the working class to return to academics.

1986

  1. Established the first D.Ed. college in Maharashtra – Mahatma Junior College of Education, Chembur.
  2. Established the Mahatma Night Degree College of Commerce, Chembur to increase the employment potential of working students.

1989

  1. Invited by CIDCO to establish a quality school in Panvel. So started the Mahatma School of Academics and Sports. By building the infrastructure and creating employment for the locals we raised socio-economic standards of the region. We brought the highest standards of urban education to an undeveloped region, and equipped the school with modern amenities like high-tech laboratories and a swimming pool.

1990

  1. Started the first B.Ed. college in Maharashtra – Pillai College of Education and Research, Chembur.

1991

  1. Established the first college of Physical Education in Maharashtra – Vidyadhiraja College of Physical Education & Research, New Panvel.
  2. Established the Mahatma School of Academics & Sports, Junior College of Arts, Commerce & Science, New Panvel.

1992

  1. Established the first Degree College of Architecture in India – Pillai College of Architecture, New Panvel.

1995

  1. Started as a registered NGO by MES – Euridite Education Mission (EEM) under the Society’s Registration Act 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust 1950.
  2. Established the Chembur Marathi Madhyamik Shala

1998

  1. Established the Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science, New Panvel.
  2. Established the Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research, New Panvel.

1999

  1. Established the Pillai Institute of Information Technology, Engineering, Media Studies and Research, New Panvel.

2000

  1. Established the Pillai Polytechnic, New Panvel.

2001

  1. Launched “Sambhav”, an exhibition that provides a launching pad for several business innovations and which generates premium employment opportunities for our management graduates. An annual event, the exhibition is held over 10 acres of land and draws over 3,00,000 visitors.

2002

  1. Started Distance Education Centre in New Panvel – Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

2004

  1. Entered into a strategic alliance with Infosys for a collaborative program.
  2. The Pillai College of Engineering drew funding for technological research and development from BARC.
  3. The Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science got its accreditation within the minimum required six-year period, that too with an “A” rating, making it the only institution in the country to do so.
  4. Started Research Forum by MES Management Board in recognition of a need to foster research practices among various departments of the Mahatma Education Society.

2005

  1. Launched an International Exchange Program for our management students. Held annually in collaboration with St. Mary’s College, USA, the program provides invaluable exposure to our students, at companies like Apple, Google, Genetech, IBM, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems.

2006

  1. Started the D.Ed. College in New Panvel – Pillai Comprehensive College of Education and Research.
  2. Started the International School, Dr. Pillai Global Academy at Borivali, Gorai. The focus is to create global career options for students, while promoting local initiatives in community service and nation-building.

2007

  1. Invited by Hindustan Organic Chemicals, a large public sector undertaking, to enter into a unique public sector – private sector partnership and to develop an educational township catering to the comprehensive educational requirements of the region (Rasayani). This was a first-of-its-kind alliance in the history of Indian education.
  2. Started the B.Ed. College – Pillai College of Education and Research, New Panvel.

2008

  1. Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research has been accredited by the Maharashtra Government as “A” grade institution through the Directorate of Technical Education.
  2. Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research has also been accredited by “NBA” (National Board of Accreditation), the highest recognition being granted in India.
  3. Pillai Institute of Information Technology, Engineering, Media Studies and Research has also been accredited by NBA. (The highest honour in India) for all four programmes in Engineering – Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
  4. Established the Pillai HOC College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Rasayani.

2009

  1. Started an International School, Dr. Pillai Global Academy in New Panvel.
  2. Started Engineering College in Rasayani – Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology.
  3. Started CBSE School in New Panvel – Mahatma International School.
  4. Started CBSE School and Junior College in Rasayani – MES HOC International School and Junior College of Science and Commerce.
  5. Started Polytechnic Institution in Rasayani – Pillai HOC Polytechnic.
  6. Started Management Institution in Rasayani – Pillai HOC Institute of Management Studies and Research.

2010

  1. Started the B.Ed. College – Pillai HOC College of Education and Research, Rasayani.
  2. Started Architecture college – Pillai HOC College of Architecture, Rasayani.

2013

  1. Pillai College of Education and Research, New Panvel started a Research Centre for Ph.D.
  2. Launched ‘Alegría – the Festival of Joy’ – a multi-institution mega festival, dedicated towards providing a platform for students to showcase top quality talents in various backgrounds.

2014

  1. Mahatma Education Society is jointly developing a research center called Urban Expansion Observatory in conjunction with New York University Stern School of Business.
  2. Society for Failure Analysis Mumbai Chapter started at Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus, Panvel.

2015

  1. Started EduKidz International – Day Care, Pre-School and Activity Centre at Tilak Nagar, Chembur – A unit of Vidyadhan Educational Development Limited, A Mahatma Education Society initiative.
  2. Pillai HOC College of Engineering and Technology, Rasayani started Ph.D. (Technology) Degree.
  3. Started Pillai Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PCIE), New Panvel