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Sahyadri Shikshan Sanstha Sawarde
Regd.No.R.E.92 Tel.: (02355) 264215 / 264315
( A Pioneer Educational Institute in Konkan )
    Late Shri Govindrao Nikam, the Founder  President of Sahyadri Shikshan Sanstha, Sawarde established it in 1957 with the passion to make education available for children of the rural farmers.  He faced many difficulties while establishing Sahyadri Shikshan Sanstha at Sawarde and started first Secondary School at Sawarde  named New English School, Sawarde.  Thereafter Late Shri.GovindraoJi Nikam received high respect not only in the district but all over in the field of education in the Konkan Region.  The people of Konkan rightly called him ” Shikshan Maharshi” as he devoted his whole life for the field of education.
 
    Primary Education ;-
     Sanstha started primary school in June 1994 in the well equipped New English School Kherdi-Chinchghari (Sati) .  At present I to IV standards are available there.  Primary Schools are also being run at Sawarde & Pag ( Chiplun ).
 
    Secondary Education :-
     Sanstha started secondary shools in the Ratnagiri district in Ratnagiri, Sangmeshwar, Chiplun, Guhagar, Khed , Dapoli, Mandangad & Rajapur  Talukas and a high school at Nigade in Raigad District.  Till date the Sanstha is running 30 Secondary Schools out of which 27 are aided.  The Secondary Schools New English School , Sawarde & Kherdi – Chinchghari (Sati) have Government approved sub-schools at Kharawate & Kalambaste respectively.
We are happy to inform that our Sanstha’s New English School, Sawarde has received “A”  Grade under “Sane Guruji Gunvatta Abhiyan – 2006”.  This School has also won Second Prize in the Kolhapur division.
 
     Higher Secondary Education :-
Sanstha started Higher Secondary Class of XI & XII in the Shivajirao Alias Babaso Surve Secondary School at Niwali in year 1975.  But due to geographical conditions these classes were shifted to New English School Sawarde in the year 1978 Where aided classes of XI & XII Arts & Science are run today.  Higher Secondary Classes of Science are also started at New English School Kherdi-Chinchghari (Sati) and of Arts at Ambdas and Unaided Higher Secondary Classes are run at Shivajirao Alias Babasaheb Surve Secondary School, Niwali.
 
    Vocational Education (MCVC) :-
     The Sanstha’s New English where MCVC courses are available namely 1. Horticulture    2) Medical Lab Technology & 4) Banking and intake capacity is 20 for each courses.
 
    Industrial Training Institute (I.T.I.) :-
    Late Shri. Govindraoji Nikam realized this need of time and established an ITI at Sawarde in 1984.  The courses available here are Welder , Wireman , Civil Draftsman, Motor Mechanic, Fitter, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning , Computer Operator  &  Programming Assistant , Diesel Mechanic , Tailoring & Cutting etc.,,
 
    Technical Education (Polytechnic) :-
approved by All India Council for Technical Education, Delhi and Directorate, M.S. Board of Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra. The following courses are taught in the Sahyadri Polytechnic.
01.    Mechanical Engineering
02.    Automobile Engineering
03.    Civil Engineering
04.    Computer Engineering
05.    Information Technolohy
  
    Diploma in Pharmacy :-
    Sanstha started college of Pharmacy in 1984 on no-grant basis and with the permission of Government of Maharashtra and Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi. The duration of this course is 2 years and intake capacity is 60.
 
    Bachelor of Pharmacy / Degree College of Pharmacy :-
    Sanstha started a well equipped  Degree College of Pharmacy in the academic year 2005-06 with the permission of A.I.C.T.E.,New Delhi, Government of Maharashtra, D.T.E. & Affiliated to Mumbai University.  The Duration of this course is 4 years’ & intake capacity 60.
 
    B.Ed. College :-
    Sanstha established B.A. Alias Bhai Saheb Sawant B.Ed.College in 1985
This College is affiliated to Mumbai University and approved by NCTE, New Delhi.The intake capacity of this college is 80.  Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University’s M.Ed. course is also conducted in this college.  It is included among the 10 selected centers of Maharashtra.  The teaching methods tough in this college are Marathi, Hindi, English, Science, Maths, History, Geography etc., The College is reputed as it has permanent skilled & experienced teaching staff. This college has received B+ Grade in accreditation by Mumbai University.
    
    D.Ed. College :-
Sanstha  started Rajabhau Reddij  D.Ed. college on no-grant basis in 1983. It helped the youths of the district to enter in the field of education.  Till date thousands of students have passed out of this college and successfully working as teachers .  Intake capacity of this college is 100.  The trainee teachers are selected on merit by the Education Dept of the District .  This College is approved by the Director,Maharashtra State Educattional Training Institute , Pune.
 
    D.G.Tatkare School, Kharawate , Dahiwali  :-
    sanstha established ” Krishi Vidnyan Kendra” at Kharawate, Dahiwali, Tal. Chiplun in 1984 and till date has purchase land about 300 acres.  The local people have always helped in the matter of purchasing land.  The Sanstha has developed a orchard and nursering on the acquired land. The duration of Agricultural Diploma is 2 years & intake capacity is 60.
 
    Agriculture Technology School, Sawarde :-
    Sahyadri Shikshan Sanstha Sawarde has established one more Agriculture Technology School at Sawarde in the academic year 2007-08.  It is approved by Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, The Duration of the course is 2 years & having intake of 60 students, essential qualification is S.S.C. pass.
 
    Sharadchandraji Pawar College of Agriculture, Kharawate – Dahiwali 
     The Sanstha has started Sharadchandraji Pawar College of Agriculture at Kharawate-Dahiwali  in 2006 which is affiliated to Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli.  Here the four year duration B.Sc. Agri, Course is taught  Crop-production, Horticulture , Soil Science, Dairy & Animal,Husbandary are the subjects’ for detailed study.  Intake capacity of the college is 60 students and essential qualification is H.S.C.passed with P.C.B.
 
    Sharadchandraji Pawar College of Horticulture at Kharawate :- Dahiwali :-
     affiliated to Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli.  Here the four years duration B.Sc.Horti, course is taught.  This College is situated on 200 acre beautiful land in the natural locality of Konkan.  Here the subjects like orchards , floriculture , Vegetable, fruit processing , Gardening & Landscaping etc., are taught in detail.  Intake capacity is 40 and essential qualification is H.S.C.(Sci)with P.C.B. passed.
 
    Sharadchandraji Pawar College of Food Technology, Kharawate – Dahiwali :-
    Sanstha started Sharadchandraji Pawar College of Food Technology at Kharawate-Dahiwali in 2004 which is affiliated to  Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli.  B.Tech Food Science course of 4 years has intake of 40 and essential qualification is H.S.C.(Sci.) with P.C.B. passed. We are happy to inform that our Sanstha’s Shardchandraji Pawar College of Agriculture, College of Horticulture, College of Food Technology, Kharawate has received “A” Grade under Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkon Krishi Vidhyapeeth Dapoli in the all over Konkan Region.
 
    Sahyadri College of Hotel & Tourism Management, Sawarde     (B.Sc. Hospitality) :-
    It is Approved & affiliated to Mumbai University.  It offers 3 years degree course,  after completion of which one can start a hotel, catering business or serve in big hotels’ , resorts’ or join aeroplane or ship service.  From the  Academic year 2008-09 the one year course of Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering Technology is also started here and essential qualification is H.S.C.(any faculty) passed and intake  capacity is 25.
 
    Art-Education / Sahyadri School of Art :-
    At present foundation couse and A.T.D. course are available here.  Two new courses i.e. Drawing & Painting (Elementary) &  Schlpture & Imaging ( Elementary) are giving to start this year.  This school successfully organizes state level Landscape painting competition every year.  Its result is also praise-worthy every year.
 
    Music, Art & Sanskar Centre , Sawarde :-
    This centre was established on 7th March 1997 by Sahydri Shikshan Sanstha , Sawarde to impart the knowledge of classical music to the students of 5 to 12 std. as well as the music lovers of the locality.
 
    Sahyadri Building Centre, Sawarde :-
   Students participat under Earn- and –  Learn scheme & produce Cement Blocks,  Stone – crusher powder is used here instead of sand which cuts the production cost.  The students are trained by using cost effective Technology. 
       
    Special Things :-
   As English has not alternative in the age of Science & Technology, Sahyadri Shikshan Sanstha , Sawarde  also recognized the need of time & started semi-English classes from 8th std. in most of the school.
 
    Hostels :-
    Sahyadri Shikshan Sanstha has started many hostels for various courses and colleges separately.  Mess cacility is also available in every hostel.  The different hostels are -1.Boys Hostel, Sawarde 2) Smt.Savitribai Phule Girls hostel, Sawarde 3) Netaji Subhashchandra Bose Boys Hostel, Sawarde 4) Priyadarshani Girls Hostel, Sawarde 5) Krishi-Vidhya Kendra Hostel,Kharawate, 6)Boys hostel, Ambdas, Tal.Khed etc.,Indoor stadium is ready with the government aid and construction of Swimming Pool & Boys Hostel is in progress and soon will be available for the students.