Maharashtra Education Society (MES)


In 1860, three great visionaries – Waman Prabhakar BhaveVasudev Balwant Phadke and Laxman Narhar Indapurkar came together to plant a seed of an idea. The idea was profound considering the pre-independence era of India.

The three reformists resolved to establish an educational platform that would generate a strong character and lofty ideals amongst youngsters, and one that nurtures nationalism.

In 1874 The ‘Poona Native Institution‘ took shape as their joint efforts. The institution imparted conventional, contemporary education.

Advertisement by Vasudev Balwant Phadke
Advertisement in the Dnyanachakshu given by Vasudev Balwant Phadke appealing to students to enroll in the
Poona Native Institution