Heritage of Ahmednagar Jilha Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj
Jilha Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj, the leading & pioneer educational Institution in the Ahmednagar District & the Parent Institution of the New Law College, Ahmednagar was founded in the year 1918. Initially the Society started the Maratha Boarding for poor students from rural part of the District after the name of Late Karveer Hutatma Chhatrapati Chauthe Shivaji Maharaj, father of Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj, who fought bravely against the British Rulers and was tortured, confined and killed in the Ahmednagar Fort. Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj, Kolhpur donated some amount to the boarding. The founders of the society were highly motivated and inspired by the teachings of Late Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj, Mahatma Phule, Maharshi Vitthal Ramji Shinde, Karmveer Bhaurao Patil etc.
The Institution started with its first high school named as Tagore High School in the year 1941, which was subsequently named as Residential High School in the year 1943. It receives assistance and encouragement from Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj, Kolhapur. The Institution which was started with meager funds and grains contributed by public, has grown to such an enormous size at present.
The Institution is one of the mile stones in the field of education in the Ahmednagar district which runs twelve senior colleges, including seven Arts, Commerce & Science Colleges, Management Institute and Catering Technology Institute, Law College, D.Ed College, Engineering College, twenty four Junior Colleges, forty eight Secondary Schools, School for Adivasis, two primary schools and thirteen hostels for boys and girls. These 100 institutes under the agies of AhmednagarJilha Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj, playing an effective role in spreading education to rural areas of Ahmednagar district having its central office in Ahmednagar.