The Mahatma Education Society is proof of a vision linked irrevocably to national goals. Born in a time when education was deemed service, it set about bringing social and economic change through the proactive personal development of every child that came into its fold. The vision of Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai (Founder, Secretary, and CEO) and Dr. Daphne Pillai (Joint Secretary and Rector), the trust grew from a single school into a multi-institution, multi-location group delivering quality education at all levels.
Today MES owns and manages over 44 institutions, from pre-primary to post-graduation. It comprises schools, international schools, degree colleges, night colleges, management institutions, engineering colleges, colleges of architecture, colleges of education (including physical education) and polytechnic institutions. Popularly known as the Pillai Group of Institutions, this education major has its own teacher training institutes, which allow it to define its own standards and to achieve 100% results unfailingly.
It does so through a highly motivated faculty, a learning environment powered with the latest technologies, a spirit of innovation that sees it reach for the highest standards of accreditation in its field, and an approach that recognizes that the sharing of knowledge remains the finest manifestation of a unified world. The Pillai Group is credited with several “firsts” in its field.
Affiliated to the University of Mumbai, Vidyadhiraja College of Physical Education & Research (VCPER) was established in 1991. It conducts the B.P.Ed (Physical Bifocal course) as permitted by the Government of Maharashtra.