About Deccan Education Society ( DES )

Deccan Education Society was established in 1884 and registered on 13th August 1885 by four patriotic visionaries - Vishnu Shastri Chiplunkar, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar and Mahadeo Ballal Namjoshi – who were already recognized as the pioneers of new education in India with the launch of New English School in Pune in the year 1880.

This was a revolutionary step, as in those days government institutions and Christian missionaries were the only agencies involved in education of masses. Private enterprises in education were often discouraged. In the view of its establishers, education was the means of a rousing the intellect and the slumbering conscience of their fallen countrymen. They began with modest aim of facilitating education at low costs by starting School and Colleges.

The objective of the society is to facilitate and make education economical. For this, society started affiliating or incorporating at different places, as circumstances permitted schools and colleges under private management or by any other ways best adapted to the wants of the people. In today’s world where knowledge is power, DES has always played a key role in imparting quality education to students from preprimary to post graduation through its various renowned institutions.

DES College of Physiotherapy was started keeping in mind the society’s need for professionals
in allied health sciences.

Visit Website : www.despune.org