Welcome to
Deccan Education Society - Legacy of 139 Years

Welcome to the Deccan Education Society (DES) – a distinguished institution with a legacy spanning 139 years. The DES holds a unique place in the history of modern India, with its foundation marking the beginning of a new era. Established in 1884 by a group of visionary+0 minds, DES has played a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape of India. Guided by an unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality education, DES stands as a beacon of knowledge, fostering intellectual growth and holistic development.

The founders of DES, including illustrious personalities like Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, envisioned a robust education system that would empower individuals and contribute to the nation's progress. Their foresight and unwavering commitment laid the foundation for the Society's enduring legacy.


Over the years, DES has forged a network of esteemed institutions that have become pillars of excellence across various fields. Institutions such as Fergusson College, Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC), and Willingdon College have nurtured a multitude of accomplished alumni who have excelled in diverse domains, becoming leaders in their respective fields. From prime ministers, freedom fighters, renowned scientists, and social reformers to political leaders, diplomats, artists, entrepreneurs, and sports personalities, DES alumni have left an indelible mark on the world.

The legacy of DES transcends academics, emphasising the holistic development of students. The Society champions the pursuit of knowledge, cultivation of critical thinking, and nurturing a profound sense of social responsibility.

Deccan Education Society - Council members

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As the DES embarks on its 139th year, we remain steadfast in upholding our founders' vision and preserving our tradition of excellence. Our institutions continue to kindle the aspirations of successive generations of students, encouraging them to realise their inherent potential, embrace the journey of lifelong learning, and leave a meaningful impact on society.

Join us on this voyage of education, enlightenment, and empowerment. Together, let us celebrate the illustrious legacy of DES and collectively shape a brighter future for all.