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Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal is a Public Charitable Trust registered under the Society’s Registration Act and Bombay Public Trust Act. SVKM has always been committed to the cause of providing high quality education at various levels. From its humble beginnings in 1934, when it took over the Rashtriya Shala, a school established in 1921 in the wake of the National Movement, the Mandal today has grown into a big educational complex imparting high-level education to more than 32,000 students.
The ethos of the Mandal, which is marked by patriotic fervour, selfless service and the spirit of indigenous enterprise, has its genesis in the days of India’s struggle for freedom. These values permeate all the institutions set up by the Mandal and are the guiding principles for all of them.
Over the past 70 years, the Mandal has developed a large educational complex in Vile Parle, with a strong Vision and passion for being the pioneers of the modern education system. All SVKM institutes are state of the art, with ever expanding facilities and infrastructure.
From its beginning with the Swadeshi Movement, the Mandal has now grown into an educational foundation promoting global thinking consistent with national interest and promoting the values, professionalism, social sensitivity and dynamic entrepreneurship.
Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM) has shown phenomenal growth during the seventy-three years of its existence. Today, it has under its fold, thirty-one unique institutions, not only catering to students in diverse streams of education such as science, commerce, humanities, management, law and technology, but also meeting their requirements right from the nursery stage up to doctoral programmes. Still more unique, is the fact that each of these institutions has carved for itself a very special niche in the field of education in Mumbai, as well as through the length and breadth of India.
The excellent infrastructure and the academic facilities provided in each of these institutions by the SVKM, have led these institutions, as well as the parent body, to enjoy a very special status in society. It must be acknowledged that this has been largely due to munificent donations by prominent citizens of Mumbai, coupled with the vision and dynamic leadership provided by several members of the Mandal, not to speak of their dedication and unflinching devotion to the cause of education.
We are proud to state that SVKM, with its educational institutions, stands tall as a light house in the area of Education and Social change since 75 years.