Poona District Education Association was established in the year 1941 by a philanthropist and social worker, Late Shri. Baburaoji Gholap with the mission of spreading literacy in the rural parts of the Pune District. His philosophy was to eradicate the social evil “illiteracy” prevalent among the rural masses of the Pune District. With this aim in mind, he established this trust and started running Primary Schools in rural areas thereby giving an opportunity to the rural folk to achieve their life long ambition of becoming literate. With his dedicated devotion towards this cause and with the support of Late Shri Mamasaheb Mohol, Poona District Education Association, in a span of two to three decades, established numerous Primary Schools and Secondary Schools in the rural areas of Pune District.
During the year 1970 the trust realised the need for higher education and this gave rise to Junior and Senior Colleges of Arts, Commerce and Science at Otur, Hadapsar and Saswad. Subsequently Colleges were established at Sangavi, Akurdi, Nasarapur and Paud Road. In all theses colleges, Postgraduate course were added in all the three streams.
The vision of Late Prof. Ramkrishna More, the erstwhile President and Late Mr. Rajivsheth Sable gave rise to Technical Education and Mahatma Phule Institute of Management, Pharmacy College at Saswad, Ayurved College at Akurdi, Diploma Institute and College of Engineering at Hadapsar were established. The association is now ably spearheaded by Hon. Mr. Ajit Pawar. Who has undertaken to make this trust and all its institutes and colleges at per with global institutions.
Many of the students of various schools and colleges of this trust have been meritorious rank holders in S. S. C., H. S. C. and University Examinations.
Campus is located in Hadapsar within the premises of PMC. It is in the midst of a well-developed locality and surrounded by established industrial zones and where further industrial zones are being established in near future. The campus comprises of a total land area admeasuring 5.5 acres in which the institute is developed in an area of 1.25 acres. The institute building comprises 4 floors, each floor having built up area of 750 sq. mtrs. The complex is self sufficient in terms of classrooms, library, computer laboratory, conference room and indoor games facility. It presents an excellent academic atmosphere which is congenial for the development of Management students.