Chairman's Message

It gives me an immense pleasure to introduce our Shivai Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Mahad, one of the leading educational organizations in Raigad district which is established in 1993 with the main objective of imparting quality education to the students of Mahad and Poladpur area of Raigad district. With the motto Vidyadhan Sarvdhan Pradhanam (Knowledge is the greatest wealth of foremost importance). We have started our educational work with the openings of Agarwadis and Balwadis in Mahad tehsil. At present, besides Senior College at Poladpur, we are running two high schools at Mahad taluka.

While working in the field of education, we noticed that there was no facility of higher education available in Poladpur tehsil even after 60 years of Indian Independence. Most of the students of the area remained deprived of higher education. Higher education was almost distant dream for the girls of the tehsil. Our sanstha had undertaken survey of the tehsil and presented the same in the seminar on Higher Education organized at Mahad in the chief presence of Ex-Minister Hon Mohan Dharia. We pursued the matter at state and university level and under the guidance and support of former Rural Development of Maharashtra Hon Prabhakarji More, SSPM has started Senior College having Arts and Commerce streams on 21st Sept 1998 after the due permission of Maharashtra government. With the mission higher education the deprived ones, our college is relentlessly working for the overall development of the students of Poladpur area which is remote, hilly and rural tehsil of the Konkan region.
Right from the beginning, our management emphasizes on the quality education and it is matter of pride for us that our college has successfully faced NAAC only at the age of 6 years and got accreditation. With the help of NGOs and philanthropists, we have faced and overcome natural calamity of the flood in July 2005 in which we have lost our previous college building completely. Our management could not only able to rehabilitate our college but also started Science stream in 2007-08 for the students of the area. We again faced NAAC successfully on the basis of the performance of our students and teachers in various sports, cultural, research and extension activities. With the help of highly qualified teaching staff, we are striving hard to impart our students, knowledge and skilled oriented education which can be useful for their employment. We are very keen to arrange every curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities of the college that can make our students competent to undertake various challenges of the modern world. We are committed to make our college Knowledge Resource Centre not only for the students but also for the people of Poladpur tehsil and nearby area. With this assurance, I offer my best wishes to the students and staff of the college and earnestly request you to offer your valuable suggestions and contribution in this noble task of education being carried out by our SSPM society!

Adv Santosh S Kale
Chairman
Shivai Shikshan Prasarak Mandal
Mahad - Raigad.