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HISTORY

The Shivaji Education Society Baad, Karwar is one of the leading Education Societies of UttaraKannada. Inspired by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, his sharp intellect and foresight, his courage and skill, love for poor and downtrodden, Shivaji Education Society was formed in 1994 to uplift the illiterate masses of rural, semi urban areas of Karwar.

Prior to 1943-44 year very few peoples were studied in English School up to Matriculation belonging to our community. Most of them economically backward depending on Agriculture as well as Milk sellers and they were maintaining there family and meet their needs by these limited source. Very few people were in Government services and other private services. There were no English Medium schools near villages of Baad, Nandangadda, Sunkeri, Kathinkone, Makheri, Koidibag, Shirwad, Chendiye, Kinner, Siddar as well as Kharge and Halga-Ulga etc., except new English School at Baad, Nandangadda belonging to Brahmin Samaj. Such being the case our community people could not get the admission in English school as per needs of the our samaj people, as they were very conscious to give English education to their children even in their limited source of income. By the efforts of Hon’ble Captain Jogi Ganaba Subedar of Hosali, Karwar of our samaj (Konkan Maratha) students were getting concession of free ship in English school by the grace of the then Government, even though many of our community students could not get the admission in English school at that time.

In view of the above difficult circumstances our forefather including some educated people were formed the local lcommittee, under the Chairmanship of Shri.Shankar Babi Savant of Baad, Karwar and started efforts even during the regime of British Government,( before independence) and got permission for English mediam school under the management of Konkan Maratha Education Society, i.e. SHREE SHIVAJI MARATHA HIGH SCHOOL, BAAD, KARWAR in the year 1944-45 Shree V.V.Bhujale.B.Sc.B.T. Was first Head Master with four classrooms and one office. Under great financial difficulties. The funds was collected from our samaj people of above mentioned villages mainly from Baad, Nandangadda, Sunkeri, Kathinkon, Makheri, Shirwad etc., Now the Society has acquired more thank five acres of land. But for the beginning of the society functioin, the Late Shri.Purushottam Pandurand Savant and Shri.V.V.Bhujale the then H.M. had co-operated to get the minimum required land for commencing of the school of the society at that time. . Subsequently a Secondary English Medium School was started and it was inaugurated by Capt.V.Nanjappa.I.C.S.the then Collector of North Kanara on 16/10/1945. The strength of school grew from year to year; in 1966 it was bifurcated in two divisions, i.e. Shivaji Boys High School and Shivaji Girls High School.

The ex-Chairmen late Shri.Datta Subba Naik, late Shri Shankar Babi Savant, late Purushottam Ghartu Naik and others late Shri.Ganesh Soiru Savant, Late Rama Satu Savant, late Shri Bhikaro Krishna Naik and late Shri.Purushottam Pandurang Savant are all to be remembered with gratitude for leading the Society during its most and critical periods and who had also rendered yeoman service in the initial stages of the Society both securing funds not only cash and also in kind like paddy etc, for construction of buildings. Thereafter the dedication and efforts made by Late Shri Sakharam Dattarey Gaonkar. Ex Chairman, Karnataka Legislative Council, Govt of Karnataka, Banglore and Late, Shri Ganapti Sadashiv. Naik. (Proprietor of A.B.C.Book stall, Karwar) the society has started full pledged Arts College in the year 1970-71. The Karnataka University, Dharwad permitted to the Society to add Commerce Section to the existing Arts College and from 1981-82 year it would become a full pledged Arts and Commerce College. With the support of Late Shri Sakharam Dattarey Gaonkar. Ex Chairman, Karnataka Legislative Council, Govt of Karnataka, Banglore and others and the then Principal Late Shri Vishwanath Bomma Desai.Retd Commissioner for Public instructions is the main root cause for establishment of B.Ed college which is the senior most B.Ed.college in Karnataka. College of Education was started in the year 1972. The B.Ed. college caters the needs of not only the young and aspirants graduates of this educationally backward area to become the full pledged teachers but also provides opportunities to the students coming from neighboring district like Belgaum, Bijapur, Dharwad and Belgaum and the college also attracted even the students from neighboring states like Goa, Kerala, Andhra and Maharastra. The process for sanction of grant in aid is in full swing and now it is verge of sanctioning.

The Society also made a head way in the rural area of Hankon Village (in Karwar taluka) started a secondary school in the year 1970. In the year 1987 Science section has been started and included in the P.U.Collelge (Shivaji P, U, College of Arts, Commerce and Science, College) in the society’s campus at Baad, Karwar. The Society has ventured into information technology in its premier degree college, Shivaji Arts and Commerce College, Baad, Karwar. By starting Bachelor of three years degree Computer Applications from 2001-02. It is running in full swing out of which two batches have successfully completed their degree and got better employment opportunity. As per request made by most of rural (economically backward) peoples, in the year 2000 the Society has started the nursery school having strength of only 32 students, and today the School has acquired up to 7th standard in English medium with strength of 300 students and now the proposal has been sent for recognition of Secondary section of English Medium. In the year 2007 the society established college of Diploma in Education (D.Ed.) with a strength of 50+ 50 =100 students. And more than 2000 students and over 150 staff members working in this Society, the management striving hard to fulfill their facilities. And also established Sophesticated Computer Laboratory, Canteen, and Primary co-op Society along with extension counter of Sirsi Urban bank also in its campus. And 1998 onwards Shri Shripad Dattatrey Gaonkar, District Government Pleader, of U.K.Karwar is the Chairman and following are the other Office Bearers.Shri.S.P.Desai. Vice-President, Dr.S.V.Savant.Secretary, Shri.N.N.Rane Treassurer.And others Shri.B.B.Rane, Shri.K.G.Gaonkar, Shri.P.S.Rane. Shri.V.M.Pawar. Shri.B.K.Pawar. Shri.S.M.Powar, Shri V.P.Savant, And Shri, D.J.Naik.are the Governing Council Members of the society.