About the Museum

Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj Nashik is an Educational Institute established in 1914 and pursued to inculcate ‘education’ in its true sense. During pre-independence period the institute had taken initiatives of educational awareness to the society mired in superstition, casteism and ignorance. In 1914 the institute started a hostel to assist children access to education. With continuous efforts and dedication, the founder raised funds and purchased land to construct the hostel building to assist students.  The Building of ‘Udaji Maratha Boarding’ constructed in 1920 with the financial assistance given by various segment of society. The corner stone of the building was laid by His Highness the Maharaja of Kolhapur Rajashri Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj. Followed by his footsteps some people came forward to contribute in the construction of building. The building is the Heritage of Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj Nashik as it was the first step of the institute towards its motto “Bahujan Hitay Bahujan Sukhay” i.e. for the ‘Wellbeing and happiness of masses’. Focusing the marginalized area of Nashik district, the institute has explored as a landscape of education from KG to different streams of education. Established with a hostel having 5 students today MVP is creating the landscape of education from Primary to upper crest streams through 489 branches having more than 2 lac students.

MVP while celebrating its centenary journey conserve the building as a heritage monument and initiated educational museum. This museum signifies the initiatives taken 109 years ago for a social enhancement and conserve the legacy of public as well as princely patronage. It is India’s first museum on education. This museum enlightens the heritage and elucidate the journey of institute, selfless service rendering approach of the founders and put forth the idea that collective initiatives by the people for the people can make a big difference in society. Through the museum we want to inculcate the perception of education as the means of social enrichment.

Visiting the museum:

The museum acquaints, how human curiosity has changed the way we look at education over time.

It has four sections:

World Education: This section tells us how human curiosity evolves human life along with different sphere of education.

Indian Education: The sections acquaint us with the education culture and heritage of India and various transitions till today.

Maharashtra Education: The section specifically shows the journey of education in Maharashtra.

MVP Section: The fourth section is about the journey of MVP. being a educational institute founded in pre-independence era has its own history and it is symbol of a social initiative, the section testifies the positive changes through collective efforts. Also give us the glimpse of the 108 years journey of the Institute.

Vision :

  • Create a vibrant social and cultural platform known as a resource for scholars, historians and educators as well as providing educational and cultural programs for the People.

Mission :

  • To study conserve and promote educational heritage and to develop the perspective towards education as a means of enriching people’s understandings for broad social benefits to individual and society.

Objectives :

  • To enlighten the education culture and traditions around the world.
  • To preserve, conserve and study the development sources of education.
  • To promote the initiatives which enhance the perception of academic purpose.
  • To promote heritage conservation as well as basic research and teaching of Archeology and Museology.
  • To provide a platform for educational innovation, creativity and ingenuity.
  • To promote cultural and traditional arts and crafts.
  • To preserve artifacts of historical value and cultural significance.