With the good wishes and the blessings of Shri Acharyaratna Deshbhooshan Muniraj, a group of enlightened persons belonging to the Digambar Jain Community established an educational institute (Trust) named as Shri Acharyaratna Deshbhooshan Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Kolhapur (Maharashtra State) on 29th April ,1963. Shri Acharyaratna Deshbhooshan Muniraj was one of the most revered saints among the Jains. It was in the same year i.e. in 1963, a Secondary School was started by the Mandal. The managing body of the then Trustees comprised of the respected personalities viz. Dadoba Chougule, Baburao Kapse, Adv. V.P. Patil, D.Y. Mench, B.B. Patil, G.M. Rote, Dr. Vilas Sangave, B.M. Rote, R.J. Shah, D.A. Tike, K.D. Pokale, K.M. Jirage and a host of others.
The major objectives behind the inception of the Sanstha were promotion of character building, value based education, cultural enrichment, upliftment of the weaker sections and the downtrodden and social inclusion. The founder members of the institution chose ‘Sheelam Param Bhooshanam’ as its motto. It is the character of the youth of a nation that decides its course of life, its tenor and its socio-cultural fabric. So any educational institute apart from developing other faculties in an individual must lay stress on character building and transmission of values. In the last 53 years, this institution has made its mark in the public life of Kolhapur city and the region.
Thanks to the highly qualified and committed management of the institution, it has created its own unique identity in the jurisdiction of Shivaji University. At present, the institution with its constant quest of excellence is competing with global scene of higher education under the able guidance of its President Hon’ble Kallappanna Awade, Chairman Adv. K.A. Kapse , Secretary Shri. M.B. Desai and other members of the body.