ABOUT THE INSTITUTION

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.

SHRI ACHARYARATNA DESHBHOOSHAN SHIKSHAN PRASARAK MANDAL, KOLHAPUR
COUNCIL MEMBERS
2014-15 to 2018-19

  NAME DESIGNATION
  HON. KALAPPANNA B. AWADE PRESIDENT
  HON. PROF. S. M.  PATIL VICE PRESIDENT
  HON. ADV. K. A. KAPSE CHAIRMAN
  HON. D. K. SANGAONKAR VICE CHAIRMAN
  HON. G. B. ROTE  TREASURER
  HON. M. B. DESAI SECRETORY
  HON. R. B. DESHPANDE MEMBER
  HON. DR. P. R. SHAHA MEMBER
  HON. M. B. GARAGATE MEMBER
  HON. DR. SUSHMA G. ROTE MEMBER
  HON. M. D. VARDHMANE MEMBER
  HON. A.  A.  ATHANE MEMBER
  HON. B.A. PATIL MEMBER
  HON. D. S. LADAGE MEMBER
  HON. P. R. PATIL MEMBER
  HON. ADV. A. K. KAPASE MEMBER
  HON. S. S. HERVADE INVITEE
  HON. ADV. V. V. PATIL INVITEE
  HON. ADV. P. R. PATIL INVITEE
  HON. ADV. R. R. PATIL INVITEE
  HON. DR. R. P. LOKHANDE
(PRINCIPAL, MAHAVIR MAHAVIDYALAYA, KOLHAPUR)
INVITEE
  HON. R. A. GAT
(HEAD MASTER, DESHBHOOSHAN HIGH SCHOOL, KOLHAPUR)
INVITEE
  HON. B. C.  VASTRAD
(HEAD MASTER, DADASAHEB MAGDUM HIGH SCHOOL, KOLHAPUR)
INVITEE