MKSSs-2    14-Jun-2023
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Maharshi Karve's Kuti (Hut)
 About the Institution
Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha (MKSSS) was established in 1896 by Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve, to provide education to women and make them self-reliant. MKSSS aims at “Empowerment of Women through Education“as Maharshi Karve believed that “Women’s Education & National Development are complementary to each other.”
In the beginning, he started the “Anath Balikashram”, with an objective to provide education to child widows. The Anath Balikashram started functioning from 14th June 1896. The first building of the Institution was a tiny hut constructed on a small piece of land in Hingne, at a distance of about 4 km, from Pune. In the beginning, only 4 girls were admitted and started getting education in this Kutir (hut).
Currently, MKSSS has campuses all over Maharashtra, where more than 32,000 girl students are taking education. Over the period of last 125+ years, the Institution has grown manifold and it is running 64 educational units at present. These units are located at Pune, Satara, Wai, Ratnagiri, Nagpur & Kamshet and are exclusively for girls.