About us

Late. Ad.Mahadeo Govind Ranade

Late. Ad. Mahadeo Govind
Ranade

Late. Dr. Sir Ramkrishna Gopal Bhandarkar

Late. Dr. Sir Ramkrishna Gopal
Bhandarkar

Late. Mr.Shankar Pandurang Pandit

Late. Mr. Shankar Pandurang
Pandit

Late. Mr.Vaman Abaji Modak

Late. Mr. Vaman Abaji
Modak

 

संस्थेविषयी

स्वातंत्र्यपूर्व काळात स्त्री शिक्षणाची गरज ओळखणाऱ्या समाजाला स्त्री शिक्षणाशिवाय पर्याय नाही अशा विचारांच्या काही समाजसुधारकांनी सोमवार दिनांक २९ सप्टेंबर १८८४ रोजी हायस्कूल फॉर नेटिव्ह गर्ल्स या संस्थेची स्थापना केली. सर विल्यम वेडरबर्न, न्या. महादेव गो. रानडे, रा. गो. भांडारकर, शंकर पांडुरंग पंडित, वामन आबाजी मोडक यांच्या पुढाकाराने संस्थेची सुरुवात झाली. २ ऑक्टोबर १८८४ पासून दाणे आळीतील वाळवेकरांच्या वाड्यात नियमितपणे वर्ग सुरु झाले. पहिल्या दिवशी पटावर १८ विद्यार्थिनी होत्या. आठच दिवसात ४५ मुलींची नावे पटावर नोंदली गेली. सरदार किबे वाड्यात काही वर्ग सुरु झाले.

४ मार्च १८८५ रोजी सांगलीचे चीफसाहेब श्रीमंत धुंडिराज चिंतामण उर्फ तात्यासाहेब पटवर्धन यांनी ९९ वर्षाच्या कराराने लक्ष्मी रोड वरील जागा देऊ केली. कालांतराने संस्थेने ही जागा विकत घेतली. ४ मार्च १८८५ रोजी शाळेच्या इमारतीची कोनशीला सर जेम्स फर्गसन यांच्या हस्ते बसविण्यात आली. इ. स. १८८७ मध्ये संस्थेचे महाराष्ट्र फीमेल एज्युकेशन सोसायटी असे नामकरण करण्यात आले. पुण्यात हुजूरपागा हायस्कूल सुरु झाले. कालांतराने संस्थेचे नाव बदलून सद्ध्या असलेले महाराष्ट्र गर्ल्स एज्युकेशन सोसायटी असे नामकरण करण्यात आले. हळूहळू लक्ष्मी रोडवरील या वास्तूमध्ये संस्थेने वेगवेगळ्या शाळांची निर्मिती केली. सन १९०७ मध्ये वसतिगृहाची इमारत बांधली गेली. सन १९७८ मध्ये प्राथमिक शाळेची इमारत बांधली गेली. दिनांक २/१०/१९८२ रोजी प्राथमिक विभागाला रँग्लर र. पु. परांजपे प्राथमिक शाळा असे नाव देण्यात आले. तसेच सन २००१ मध्ये लक्ष्मी रोड येथे हुजूरपागा वाणिज्य महाविद्यालयाचीही स्थापना झाली.

संस्थेने सन १९९१ मध्ये कात्रजमध्ये एक शाखा सुरु केली. प्रथम सन १९९१ मध्ये केवळ शिशुमंदिराची स्थापना झाली, त्यानंतर सन १९९३ मध्ये प्राथमिक, १९९६ मध्ये माध्यमिक व २००४ मध्ये उच्च माध्यमिक विभाग कात्रजला सुरु झाले. २०११ मध्ये कात्रज उच्च माध्यमिक विभागात Vocational Courses (MCVC) सुरु झाले.

पटावर १८ विद्यार्थिनींपासून सुरु झालेल्या महाराष्ट्र गर्ल्स एज्युकेशन सोसायटी, हुजूरपागा संस्थेच्या वेगवेगळ्या विभागांमध्ये सध्या सुमारे १०,००० विद्यार्थिनी शिक्षण घेत आहेत. समाजामध्ये उत्तम नागरिक, जबाबदार व्यक्ती, सक्षम, स्वावलंबी महिला तयार होण्यासाठी सर्व विभागांमध्ये उत्तम शिक्षण दिले जाते. काळाची गरज ओळखून बदलत्या परिस्थितीतील आव्हाने पेलण्यासाठी जून २०१० पासून संस्थेने लक्ष्मी रोड येथे व जून २०११ पासून कात्रज येथे इंग्रजी माध्यमाची शाळादेखील सुरु केली. इंग्रजी माध्यमाच्या शाळा सुरु करूनदेखील मराठी माध्यमाच्या विद्यार्थी संख्येवर अजिबात परिणाम झाला नाही. त्यामुळे सर्वांनी इंग्रजी माध्यम वर्गाला खुल्या दिलाने अनुमोदन दिले.

आज समाजात हुजूरपागेच्या अनेक नामवंत विद्यार्थिनी मोठ्या प्रमाणात शाळेचा ठसा उमटवीत आहेत. साहित्य, कला, शिक्षण, अभिनय, गायन, संशोधन, राजकारण, समाजकारण, पत्रकारीता अशा सर्वच क्षेत्रांमध्ये संस्थेच्या विद्यार्थिनी चमकत आहेत, याचा संस्थेला अभिमान वाटतो.

About M.G.E. Society

In pre-independence era, some eminent social reformers from Pune felt the need to educate women who constitute nearly fifty percent population of the country. They had realized that the society will not progress unless opportunity to enter formal education is extended to women. The same thought came into reality on 29th September 1884, when some like-minded reformers like Justice M. G. Ranade, R. G. Bhandarkar, Shankar Pandurang Pandit and Waman Abaji Modak came together to establish High School for Native Girls. The school commenced its activities on 2nd October 1884 in Walwekar Wada, Dane Aali in Pune. On the very first day 18 girls enrolled their names. Within just a week the number increased to 45. Since the place could not accommodate the increasing number of students, some classes were held in Kibe Wada.

In 1885, Dhundiraj Chintaman alias Tatyasaheb Patwardhan, ruler of erstwhile princely state of Sangli offered his land on Laxmi Road on lease for 99 years. The foundation stone of the building was laid by Sir James Fergusson on 4th March 1885. In the course of time the M.G.E. Society purchased this land.

In 1887 the Society changed its name and became Maharashtra Female Education Society. Soon Hujurpaga High School commenced in Pune. Later again the name of the Society was changed to Maharashtra Girls Education Society. Gradually M.G.E. Society spread its wings and established various schools in the same campus on Laxmi Road. In order to offer hostel facility to outstation students, in 1907 the spacious building was built that included excellent boarding facility as well. The Primary School was established in a separate building in 1978. The primary section was named after renowned mathematician Wranglar R. P. Paranjape. Hujurpaga Mahila Vanijya Mahavidyalay - Commerce College of the M.G.E. Society started its activities in 2001.

The Society started another branch of Hujurpaga at Katraj, on the outskirts of Pune. Initially in 1991 only nursery and pre-primary school started at this campus. In 1993 the primary section, in 1996 the secondary section and in 2004 the higher secondary section came into being. In 2011, vocational courses (MCVC) commenced under the aegis of higher secondary section.

With the initial enrollment of 18 students in 1884, today the number of students from various sections of Maharashtra Girls Education Society, Hujurpaga has risen to 10,000. All the sections strive hard to shape their students as responsible persons, cultured citizens and self-reliant, empowered women. To keep pace with the changing times and to mitigate the challenges posed by the winds of change M.G.E. Society established English Medium Schools at Laxmi Road Campus in June 2010 and also at Katraj campus in June 2011. In spite of commencement of English Medium Schools, response to Marathi Medium is not at all adversely affected.

We are proud today that students of Hujurpaga are shining bright in all walks of life. Their unmatched performance in various fields like literature, music, theatre, sports, research, politics etc. is adding to the glory of the school. No doubt, the legacy will continue for many more centuries….

 

Vision & Mission

Girls are the backbone of our future families and ultimately of our society. We as an institute are aware that giving academic education to the girls is not enough. It has to be supported by various experiences which help them to develop their personalities. They should feel confident on the playground. They should become aware of society problems. They need to come in contact with the great personalities in the present society like writers, social workers, artists, scientists and knowledgeable people. These girls are the future of our world so we need to give them roots and the wings. Roots means values and vision and Wings means never ending enthusiasm, creativity and tradition on them. We wish to lead them on the way of independent thoughts. They are the source of tremendous joy and hope of humanity. We not only love them but we respect them. We are aware that the number of girls coming to us and the activities to them are going to grow but with that material growth we wish to grow Qualitatively too.

For this growth we have planned projects as

Maharashtra Girls Education Society's Huzurpaga School is affiliated to Maharashtra State Board, Secondary School Certificate (SSC) for Marathi medium and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) (Proposed) for English medium.

Management committee 2017-18

  1. Smt. Shama Jadhav - President ...read profile
  2. Smt. Usha Wagh - Vice President ...read profile
  3. Smt. Rekha Palshikar - Secretary ...read profile
  4. Smt. Shalini Patil - Joint Secretary
  5. Smt. Vinaya Deshpande - Treasurer
  6. Shri. Subhash Mahajan - Member
  7. Smt. Shobha Bhagwat - Member
  8. Smt. Himani Gokhale - Member
  9. Adv. Sudhir Nirpharake - Member
  1. Smt. Vandana Pathak - Member
  2. Shri. Ravindra Salunkhe - Member
  3. Smt. Sushma Keskar - Member
  4. Smt. Varsha Gajendragadkar - Member
  5. Shri. Ramakant Sonavani - Member
  6. Smt. Jayashree Bapat - Chief Trustee
  7. Shri. A.J. Deosthale - Trustee
  8. Smt. Vrinda Gangoli - Trustee
Management committee 2016-17

Bio data / Profile of Member

  1. Smt. Shama Jadhav

    Smt. Shama Jadhav

    Name: Smt. Shama Jadhav

    Educational Qualification: Master's in Social Work (M.S.W.)- Pune University

    Bachelor in Arts (B.A.)- Pune University

    Professional Experience:

    • From 1994- 2000 Mahila Seva Mandal-

    1. Hon. Secretary of the Institute

    • From 1978- 1993 Various Social Work Activities-

    1. Helped in founding 'Karuna', a family and Lagal Aid Centre in Pune City.

    2. Worked as social advisor for legal Aid Centre of Indian Law Society's Law College for a period of 2 years.

    3. Started working on the Managing Committee of Bhairavnath Vidyalaya in Pune which is a school for economically backward children.

    4. Was appointed as a special executive magistrate.

    5. Was appointed on Maharashtra Social Welfare Board for consecutive terms and made visits tp several social work institute in the state and submitted reports to the Board.

    6. Was appointed on the Pune Telecom Committee.

    7. Worked as secretary for K.I.P.S.W.A. (Karve Institute Professional Workers Association). This organizations helps and guides Social Workers on their fields and locates social workers for various social organizations all over the country.

    8. Worked for guiding and helping the Vadar community (backward class) in their Hutment Colony. near S.N.D.T. Pune.

    9. Worked as a member of the fund raising committee of Balgram Yerwada which for Rehabilitation of ex- prisoners and their families.

    10. Worked in field of adoption. Visited Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, U.S. and some other countries to meet the parents and made a report of it for the organization.

    11. At present Joint Secretary in Maharashtra Girls Education Society, Huzurpaga. the oldest school in Pune.

    • From 1984- 1988- Mahila Seva Mandal- Hon. Treasurer

    • From 1982- 1984 Mahila Seva Mandal- Hon. Joint Secretary


  2. Smt. Usha Wagh

    Smt. Usha Wagh

    Name: Smt. Usha Wagh

    Educational Qualification: B.Sc. (Mathematics) - Shivaji University, Kolhapur

    M.Sc. (Mathematics)-Shivaji University, Kolhapur

    Diploma in Business Management (D.B.M.)

    Professional Experience:

    • Teaching experience for 17 years in Senior College - Mathematics and Statistics

    • President- Sarvesham Seva Sangh

    • Member- Maharashtra Girls Education Society, Huzurpaga since 1996

    • Member of Governing council- Maharashtra Girls Education Society, Huzurpaga since 2003

    • Vice - President- Maharashtra Girls Education Society, Huzurpaga for 3 years

    • Treasurer- Maharashtra Girls Education Society, Huzurpaga at present.

    • Publisher- Sugava Prakashan, Pune

    • Social Work- For destitute women and their children. Keen Interest in Girls' Education.

    • Received Lokmanya Tilak Award for excellence in Mathematics (1966).


  3. Smt. Rekha  Palshikar

    Smt. Rekha Palshikar

    Name: Smt. Rekha Palshikar

    Educational Qualifications: M.A., M. Ed.

    Retired Vice Principal, Fergusson College.

    Professional Experience:

    • Teaching: 34 years. (Political Science) Junior College, Fergusson College, Pune

    • Contributory teacher for Liberal Learning Course at COEP ( college of engineering )

    • Contributory teacher for Geopolitics course at JRVJTI ( Jagannath Rathi Institute )

    • Administration: 1) Supervisor - 11 years.

    2) Vice Principal - 4 years

    3) In Charge of centralized admission committee for Jr. Colleges for Pune &

    Pimpari Chinchvad area - 3Years

    • Examination Work: 1) Examiner for HSC Board - More than 10 / 15 terms

    2) Paper setter (Political Science)

    3) Scrutiny of Board Papers (Political Science)

    • Secretary : Maharashtra Girls Education Society (Since 2013 till today)

    • Academic Head in MIT for the course –MIT-SOG ( School Of Government) 2013- 2014

    • Guidance: i)to the teachers (all over Maharashtra, Goa & Bangalore) for M.T.S. and N.T.S Examination.

    ii) ) to the students (all over Maharashtra, Goa & Bangalore) for M.T.S. and N.T.S Examination.

    • Guidance: To the Students for UPSC and MPSC Examination

    • Chairman Board of Studies: Political Science (2009-13)

    • Author& Coordinator for 10th Political science text book published by HSC Board.

    • Author for 12th Political science text book published by HSC Board.

    • Author for 11th& 12th Political science text book published by private publisher.

    • Author for F.Y.B.A text Book of YCMOU (YashavantraoChavanMuktvidyapith )

    • Resource person for teachers training for senior scale and selection grade.

    • Member of coordination committee of SCF 2010 (State Curriculum Framework)