Shiksha Mandal is a centuryold Bajaj educational trust, based at Wardha, well known for providing values based, nationalistic, quality education at a reasonable cost. It was founded by Shri. Jamnalal Bajaj. The Nation’s first education conference was held in Shiksha Mandal in 1937 and was presided over by Mahatma Gandhiji. It runs 7 colleges with over 10,000 students. These are GS College of Commerce & Economics, Nagpur and at Wardha, Jankidevi Bajaj College of Science, GS College of Commerce, Acharya Shrimannarayan Polytechnic, Ramakrishna Bajaj College of Agriculture, Agriculture Science Course and Shrikrishnadas Jajoo Gramin Seva Mahavidyalaya. All its institutions are accredited. 6 of 8 arerated as A grade by external agencies. Its Jankidevi Bajaj College of Science is first college under RTM Nagpur university to be accorded Autonomous College Status by the UGC. GS College of Commerce & Economics, Nagpur has also obtained autonomous status and will start its autonomous administration from 2018-19. Shiksha Mandal was awarded RTM Nagpur University’s “Ideal Educational Institution” award in 2015. Its centenary function in 2014 was graced by the then President of India, Shri. Pranab Mukharjee.Shiksha Mandal’s President is Shri Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto Ltd. Its eminent alumni include Union Minister Shri. NitinGadkari, Shri Harish Salve (Renowned Indian Constitutional Lawyer), Shri Ramesh Chandak (ex-MD, KEC International), Shri. Jaydeep Shah (ex-President, ICAI), Smt. Nivedita Bhide(Padmashri). Shiksha Mandal has modernized itself in keeping with the times and has responded to the ever-evolving educational needs of our youth. It believes in providing most practical education to meet the needs of industry and also to provide a sound Institutional environment for their overall development.
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