Shiksha Mandal, Wardha was founded in 1914 by Shri Jamnalal Bajaj, and Shri Shrikrishnadas Jajoo, associates of Mahatma Gandhi, at Wardha. The institution has always stood for character and quality. Our present President is Shri Rahul Bajaj.
The institution has been visited by almost all national leaders of the independence movement era, including Gandhiji, Sardar Patel, Shri PC Ray and so on. Some of its students and faculties were involved in the Quit India movement and for that for a few months its buildings were seized by the British.
It has been a pioneer in higher education in Central India. It manages six educational institutions at Wardha and a Commerce College at Nagpur. It has student strength of approximately 10,000 and a faculty of 450. Most of its institutions are run on grant basis. However, newer institutions like the Management Institute at Nagpur and Agriculture College at Wardha, and new courses in older institutions like the Post Graduate Program at the Science College at Wardha, are being run on a no-grant basis.
Shiksha Mandal has always been a National Institution and is even more determined to be so in future. It aims at being an exemplar in privately managed higher education institution in terms of both quality and affordability. It has always followed an income blind policy of admissions. It has stood for ethical conduct in managing its institutions and is enjoys an outstanding reputation on this account.