Women’s education was rare in India, right up to the end of 20th Century. It needed a lot of courage to send one’s daughters to colleges for education, simply because Woman’s colleges were far away from Shahada. The conditions for women’s education were simply not favorable in those times, especially at the community level..
Dr Visharm Hari Patil and Shri Fakira Jairam Patil, former Chairmen of the Society were both in favour of Woman’s Education. They were both courageous leaders who exemplified their thinking by educating their own daughters right up to graduation in arts and science, in far away colleges at Pune and Vadodara.
Shri Tatyasaheb Motilal Patil, successor to Shri Fakira Jairam Patil, was inspired about woman’s education. He always felt the need to provide college education to Girls and could convince the community leaders with examples of his own family. He was also in touch with SNDT University, which is dedicated to Women’s education Maharashtra.
He established the Mahila Varishtha Kala Mahavidyalaya in 2001 in affiliation with SNDT. The Mahavidyalaya has its own building and operates under SNDT norms.