Teaching and learning got a far deeper meaning when the Sinhgad Technical Education Society (STES) was set-up in August 1993. Prof. M. N. Navale, a great visionary and dynamic leader, laid the foundation of a Society that went on to win the respect and admiration of students as well as other Institutes. The high standard of education imparted at the different Institutes in the fields of Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Computer Applications and Management, has proved to be the lifeline for many successful careers.
STES began with the formation of Sou. Venutai Chavan Polytechnic Institute in the field of Engineering, offering 3-year full time Diploma courses in Engineering, recognized by the Government of Maharashtra and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. From the first year itself, the academic results surpassed those of any other Polytechnic Institutes in Maharashtra.
From then, STES just grew bigger and better with each passing year.
In 1994-95, the Post Graduation MBA course of Pune University was started with just 90 students. And today, there are 180 students taking benefit of this course.
In 1996-97, the Engineering College was established by STES, offering 4-year full time Degree courses in the fields of Mechanical, Production, Chemical, Civil, Information Technology, Computer Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. The college is affiliated to the Pune University. In the same year, a 3-year full time Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) course was started. 60 students are currently admitted to this course.
In 1998-99, the Sinhgad Institute of Management started the 2-year full time Masters in Personnel Management (MPM) and 2-year full time Masters in Computer Management (MCM) courses, and at present the intake is 60 and 120 students respectively.
In 2000-2001, the Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Engineering was started for girls. It conducts Degree courses in the fields of Information Technology, Computer Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. In the same year, Sinhgad College of Architecture and Sinhgad College of Pharmacy were started. The College of Architecture conducts a 5-year Degree course (B. Arch) with 40 students and the College of Pharmacy conducts a 4-year Degree course (B. Pharm) with 60 students.
STES has also started the Sinhgad Spring Dale School, a Residential Public School and Regular Day School (English Medium) from June 2000, running pre-primary, primary and secondary school.
Sinhgad college of Science was started in year 2000-01 with B.Sc (Computer Science) with intake of 80 students