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People's Education Society's


Dr.Ambedkar College of Commerce & Economics


Permanently Affiliated to University Mumbai


Tilak Road Extension, Opp. Best Depot, Wadala,Mumbai-400 031


Estd. 1972

"Re-Accredited with grade- 'B'  by NAAC"

PEOPLE'S EDUCATION SOCIETY

  •                          The epochal life, mission and thought of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji alias Babasaheb Ambedkar left indelible imprints on twentieth century India. His life was devoted to raising the down-trodden to human dignity, and to earn for them the right to live as human beings. He led people into movements and agitations, founded organizations and launched newspaper in a bid to wrest from the hostile, unbending and conservative upper classes, political, social, religious and financial rights for the Deprived Classes. His was a multifaceted personality. From an aggressive leader to the chief architect of the Constitution of Independent India, he functioned effortlessly at various levels. He was a journalist, scholar, researcher, commentator on theology, expert economist, political diplomat, leader of the masses and a social reformer. His writings are rich and extensive. A political leader, a social revolutionary, a religious evangelist, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar has left the impression of his powerful personality on several sphere of activities. As the first Law Minister of Free India, he was the architect of the Constitution of India which is a permanent monument to his legal genius.
  •                           He played many important roles on the stage of human life. His popular image as an iconist represents only a part of his personality; for he was also a constructive statesman, who regarded education as a nation building activity. With the true vision of a sage, he founded the People’s Education Society on the 8th of July 1945, the purpose of which he set out, is as follows: ‘ The People’s Education Society’s objective is not merely to give education but to give education in such a manner as to promote intellectual, moral and social democracy. This is what modern India needs today and this is what all well wishers of India must promote.’ He firmly believed that education was the only effective lever for the uplift of the down-trodden. As an educationist, Babasaheb has carved an abiding niche for himself in the temple of fame. He firmly believed that it was only through education that the suffering Indian masses could be made conscious of their rights as human beings. He said to his people : ‘ My final word of advice to you is educate, agitate and organize, have faith in yourself. With justice on our side, I do not see how we can lose our battle.
  •                          It is a battle for freedom it is a battle for the reclamation of the human personality. ’ Under its well-spread umbrella, People’s Education Society runs 12 University affiliated colleges, 6 of which are affiliated to the University of Mumbai, 5 to the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University and one to University of Pune imparting University Education to as many as 30,000 students of whom over 15,000 belong to the under privileged classes. Besides these, the society runs many High Schools, Diploma Institutes and Hostels. Started for imparting education to the poorer people in general and the weaker sections namely SC, ST and OBC of Indian population in particular, the society has spread like a mighty banyan tree, with a large variety of educational institution in its shade. The motto of the society is KNOWLEDGE AND COMPASSION. MORNING CLASSES The People’s Education Society rendered a single service to the city of Mumbai when the Siddharth College of Arts and Science, opened morning classes for working young men and women who never had such an opportunity of getting higher education before. This was a revoluntionary step. Thousands of matriculates have become graduates and double graduates as a result of this facility, thus fulfulling one of the cherished objectives of the Society, affording opportunity to LEARN WHILE THE EARN. PIONEER PROJECTS Pioneering is the word to describe the endeavours of the Society to carry the torch of learning among the backward areas in Marathwada.
  •                          It was the master-mind of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar which conceived the project of starting centres of education there. It was because of Babasaheb’s efforts, foresightedness and initiative the Marathwada University came into existence at Aurangabad. It is significantly noteworthy that the teaching faculty and the administrative set-up of this University has been initially manned by persons from MILIND MAHAVIDYALAYA. Dr. Babasaheb was not only instrumental in establishing the MARATHWADA UNIVERSITY but also in raising the EDUCATONAL STANDARDS of this University through his institutions. On March 19, 1927 the world witnessed one of the most revolutionary events in Indian social history. The famous Choudar Tank Satyagraha was led by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar to revolt against the age-old social order based on the graded inequality and injustice which asserted the human rights of the people dubbed as untouchables in India. To commemorate the famous Choudar Tank Satyagraha, the People’s Education Society runs a College at Mahad (Dist. Raigad) as a memorial to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar to spread higher education in KONKAN which is a Backward Region economically and educationally. MINIATURE INDIA The Society’s institutions are run to encourage education amongst the poorer and weaker sections of the Society and the Society is very proud to have on its rolls Hindus, Parsees, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Jains, Buddhists, North Indians and South Indians, both amongst our students and our Staff a MINATURE INDIA in every sense of the term. AMBITIOUS PLANS Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s Birth Centenary celebrations have stirred us to conceive ambitious projects for the Society’s group of colleges and other institutions. The Society intends to undertake the following projects to mark the BIRTH CENENARY of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar :
  •                          Bharatratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar has left the impression of his powerful personality on several spheres of activities. As the first Law Minister of Free India, he was the architect of the Constitution of India which is a permanent monument to his legal genius. He played many important roles on the stage of human life. His popular image as an iconoclast represents only a part of his personality; for he was also a constructive statesman, who regarded education as a nation building activity. With the true vision of a sage, he founded the People's Education Society on the 8th of July 1945, the purpose of which he set out, is as follows: ‘ The People's Education Society's objective is not merely to give education but to give education in such a manner as to promote intellectual, moral and social democracy. This is what modern India needs today and this is what all well wishers of India must promote.’ He firmly believed that education was the only effective lever for the upliftment of the under privileged section. As an educationist, Babasaheb has carved an abiding niche for himself in the temple of fame. He firmly believed that it was only through education that the suffering Indian masses could be made conscious of their rights as human beings.