The Poona Gujrati Kelvani Mandal - A legacy in education since 1926

“The Poona Gujarati Kelvani Mandal”, our parent institution is an educational and charitable institution established in 1926. The Mandal started its school in 1936. The organization started its junior college A. D. B. Dadawala junior college in 1975. The Haribhai. V. Desai College of Commerce began in 1984 and Masters in commerce faculty began in 1992. The undergraduate Arts and Science faculty began in 1993. Today the Mandal views itself as a service provider organization from “KG to Research” allied with Technical and Vocational Training. The organization is proud of its excellent educational environment and the finest teaching community. The organization is an asset to Pune's educational culture.

Institutes under the AEGIS of PGK Mnandal

  • Sheth Hakamchand Ishwardas Gujarati Primary School
  • Ratanben Chunilal Mehta Gujarati High School
  • Smt. Sulochanaben Dadawala & Acharya Shri. D.B. Dadawala Technical School & Junior College
  • Acharya Shri. D.B. Dadawala Junior College
  • Haribhai V.Desai College of Commerce, Arts & Science
  • Sheth Hakamchand Ishwardas Pre-Primary English Medium School
  • Sheth Ramdas Nathubhai Shah Primary English Medium School
  • Dr. G. G. Shah English Medium High School
  • H. V. Desai Competitive Exams Centre


Nitin bhai was born in Pune. After completing his school education from RCM Gujarati School he left for Anand to study engineering. Later he went to America to obtain his masters degree in for environmental engineering from The Michigan University which is considered to be one of the best in the world.

Mr. Nitin bhai Desai has a special affinity for success. He has stakes in chemicals, healthcare, real estate and food processing industries. More than one lac people are directly or indirectly employed in his companies.

Advising young entrepreneurs Nitin bhai says there is no substitute for hard work in business. Youth should take up opportunity if they come across one, he adds. If one is willing to do hard work and gets a good opportunity, what is required is a sense of dedication. If it is a good venture, there is never dearth of funds.

Nitin bhai even looks beyond business. He is actively involved and supports activities in the field of education, medicine and environment. Currently Shri Nitin bhai leads the PGK Mandal. About a 100 years ago, PGKM understood the importance of imparting quality education for Independent India of the 20th century and started its journey in 1926 in the field of education. Today, PGKM begin its journey again, to redefine the school education to create the empowered citizens of the 21st century.


Born on 21s aug 1958, Rajesh Shah, born and brought up in Pune completed his schooling in RCM Gujrathi high school - Pune. after graduating from the Pune University in B. Sc. Botany in distinction he chose to follow in the footsteps of his father and dedicated himself completely to the expansion and growth of business. In this mission he traveled extensively throughout India and the world. Apart from making Jairaj a respected and renowned name, he created a niche for himself in the business community. He has been holding several positions at various business organizations and has been relentlessly working for solution of issues faced by the business fraternity since being elected the member of the Poona Merchants' Chamber in 1986 at the age of 28. He has equally dedicated his time for social causes on various platforms like health, education, religion etc and is on board of many such institutions. his work has been acknowledged from time to time resulting in many awards for Jairaj and himself. To name a few of many awards that he has received are: "Jamnalal Bajaj Award" in 1994, 1999 & 2016 for fair business practices, "Best Businessman" award from federation of associations of Maharashtra, "Adarsh Vyapari" Puraskar from the Poona Merchants' Chamber Currently he is working as Chairman of the Pune Gujarathi Kelwani Mandal, and also as Managing Trustee of Poona Gujrathi Bandhu Samaj.


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