The Mahatma Education Society (MES)
embarked upon its mission of "Education for All" with Chembur English School in the year 1970. The Mahatma Education Society is proof of a vision linked irrevocably to national goals. Born in a time when education was deemed service, it set about bringing social and economic change through the proactive personal development of every child that came into its fold. The vision, dedication, global outlook, tenacious struggle and undaunted spirit of Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai
(Founder, Chairman and CEO) and Dr. Daphne Pillai
(Secretary), the Trust grew from a single school into a multi-institution, multi-location group delivering quality education at all levels.
Today MES owns and manages over 48 institutions
spread across six elegant Campuses at Borivali, Chembur, Powai, New Panvel (W) and Rasayani. It manages educational Institutions' from pre-primary to post graduation. It comprises of Schools, International Schools, Degree Colleges, Night Colleges, Management Institutions, Engineering Colleges, Architecture Colleges, Colleges of Education (including Physical Education) and Polytechnic Institutions. Popularly known as the Pillai Group of Institutions, this education major has its own teacher training institutes, which allow it to define its own standards and to achieve 100% results unfailingly. The group has more than 35,000 students, 2,000 teachers and 1,500 members of support staff.
It does so through a highly motivated faculty, a learning environment powered with the latest technologies, a spirit of innovation that sees it reach for the highest standards of accreditation in its field, and an approach that recognizes the sharing of knowledge remains the finest manifestation of a unified world. The Pillai Group is credited with several "firsts" in its field.