Progressive Education Society is one of the leading educational institutions in Maharashtra. P. E. Society was founded by a well-known and dedicated teacher Late Shankarraoji Kanitkar, along with his colleagues in the year 1934. The team of dedicated teachers with their untiring efforts and sacrifice has built up a reputation of all its institutions over a period of time. The schools, colleges, management and computer institutes run by the Society have earned a reputation as institutions imparting quality education all over Maharashtra.
P. E. Society runs 58 educational institutions, which include Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary, Higher Secondary schools and Arts, Science and Commerce College, Engineering College, College of Pharmacy, Institute of Management, Institute of Computer Science, Information Technology Center and Law College etc. Since 1985, P. E. Society has been taking pioneering efforts in establishing higher and technical educational institutions, under the dynamic leadership of its Chairman, Dr. Gajanan R. Ekbote, a well-known surgeon and member of Senate of the Savitribai Phule Pune University. Dr. Ekbote has been appointed as U. G. C. Nominee on University of Health Sciences, West Bengal & also National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, Karnataka. He has been appointed as a member of Consultants group on 'School Education' and 'Teacher's Education', Planning Commission, Govt. of India, New Delhi. He is a member of Senate, Academic Council and Management Council of MUHS, Nasik. The institutions of P. E. Society are progressing remarkably and making their mark in the field of education under his leadership.
Progressive Education Society has started Institute of Management and Career Development in the year 1991. The Institute is approved by All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi, Directorate of Technical Education, and Government of Maharashtra and is affiliated to University of Pune, complying with all the norms and standards of Management Education.