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Dr. Daphne Pillai, was awarded the SAVVY HONOURS CELEBRATING SUCCESS AWARD at a star studded, glittering function at the Taj, Santacruz on 24th July, 2016 organised by “SAVVY” magazine.

Dr. Pillai, a leading educationist for over 30 years, is the Chairperson of the Management Board, Mahatma Education Society and co-founder of the Pillai Group of Institutions which runs 48 educational institutions where 30,000 students study annually. She was felicitated for her contribution to education and especially for her efforts to empower the underprivileged women in society through Adult Literacy Drives and Skill Development Programmes. She firmly believes that “women are naturally empowered as they are the child bearing gender and only need the right environment within which to blossom and it is much our duty and obligation to choose the right environment for ourselves”. She received a trophy and a citation honouring her for her well deserved contribution to society. Dr. Daphne Pillai is also the founder of the Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur, a women’s international organization which works for the welfare of women and works towards “Educating, Empowering and Enabling” women to build better lives for themselves.


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Dr. Daphne Pillai was felicitated for her Research Work in Women Studies on 14th January, 2016 by Department of Commerce, University of Mumbai on the occasion of the 13th International Conference of Commerce and Management held at the Kalina Campus.

Dr. Daphne Pillai was felicitated by the Mumbai University in an International Commerce and Management Conference by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Honourable A. D. Sawant for her contribution to the field of Education on 31st January, 2009.

Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai and Dr. Daphne Pillai were honoured for their contribution to the field of education by being invited to join the delegation accompany Dr. Manmohan Singh, Honorable Prime Minister of India to IBSA Summit held in Rio-De-Janerio, Brazil on 13th – 14th April, 2010 and on 15th April, 2010 in Brazilia.

Dr. Daphne Pillai was awarded the SI – Achiever Award by NASI in December 2012.

Dr. Daphne Pillai is well travelled and has a deep understanding of the socio-economic issues affecting women and girls. She is the Founder President of Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur and has initiated and implemented several projects for the upliftment of women including a literacy drive for women in slums.

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“In this fiercely competitive world, success has several dimensions far widespread than the vortex of academia, spreading its tentacles into diverse fields which one has to adept in. Our objective at Pillai’s has always been to create a climate conductive to ‘endeavour’ that students can unleash their untapped potential. At Pillai’s, we will provide you the right environment which will enable you to fulfill all your aspirations and ambitions. Very often one is not even aware of one’s own capabilities and we at Pillai’s believe that even if we succeed in making the student scratch the tip of iceberg, we have set the ball rolling for individuals to achieve ultimate success in life.”

The years gone by have been truly momentous with Pillai’s having carved a niche for itself amongst the top-line institutions affiliated to the University of Mumbai. This bears testimony to the unstinted efforts of the dedicated teachers who have ignited the passion in students to excel. With talented student pool, dedicated teaching staff and world class infrastructure we can truly set our sights high for the coming years.

Our endeavour is to take all the efforts to make sure that you graduate from Pillai’s to become a successful professional in corporate world, excellent researcher, dedicated teacher or an entrepreneur with vision of creating a business empire.

Dr. Daphne Pillai is the co-founder of the Pillai Group of Institutions and Chairperson, Management Board, Mahatma Education Society. In her role as the co-founder in the Pillai Group expansion program, Dr. Daphne Pillai sees herself as both, a custodian of old-world values and an initiator of new-generation change. She is responsible for many collaborative programs with reputed universities in US and other countries.

Dr. Daphne Pillai set up the Research Forum in several campuses of the Pillai Group and is actively involved in implementing curriculum and policy changes, and in ushering in community initiatives for meaningful social change.


Feature on Dr. Daphne Pillai, Co-Founder, Pillai Group of Institutions and Chairperson, Management Board, MES in “SAVVY” Magazine