About the Kandivli Education Society
At the time when the entire country was gearing up for a long drawn struggle to unshackle the bondages of slavery and high handedness of British rulers, seeds of a silent yet far - reaching revolution were being sown by a handful of visionaries in a distant sleepy village called Kandivli located about 23 milesfrom Bombay city.
It was in the year 1936 that a few like-minded and large hearted local businessmen decided to take a small step forward and founded The Kandivli Education Society (KES) with a noble and patriotic objective of providing education in vernacular medium to the children from Gujarati families settled in this part the Bombay province.
As a result of the efforts taken by the initial members of the Society, Shree Kandivali Vidyalaya was started on 31st March, 1936 with an initial enrolment of 13 students.
In 1960, the school was renamed as ‘Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel High School’; which popularly came to be known as SVP School over the years.
Realizing the need for technical education, a technical section was started in 1961 and a Junior college section in science stream was added in 1976.
The Junior college section was renamed as Shri T P Bhatia Junior College of Science in 2004.
Currently the SVP School has more than 5000 students on its roll from kg to Std 10, while the Shri T P Bhatia Junior College of Science has an enrollment more than 2800 Science students .
The establishment of SVP Night School was in 1970 that provided opportunity for many deserving youngsters to acquire knowledge and upgrade themselves while continuing to earn their livelihood.
The year 1984 saw the establishment of Sangeet Mahavidyalaya affiliated to the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal, Miraj. It provided an ideal platform for hundreds of students who were passionate about pursuing their interest in Indian Classical Music, both vocal and instrumental, and dance.
A step forward was taken in 1989 when KES College of Arts & Commerce was established as it opened avenues of degree level education for local population. Later, in 2008 the college was renamed B. K. Shroff College of Arts and M. H. Shroff College of Commerce. Today the college is permanently affiliated to the University of Mumbai and has a registered enrollment of 4100 students.
Today as many as 20,000 students are studying at The KES institutes. The journey from 13 to 20000 has been quite remarkable. The magnificent contributions by many luminaries and philanthropists in terms of their time, money and efforts over the years have made the The KES an outstanding and exceptional educational organization that it is today.
Shri T P Bhatia College
A Junior college section in science stream was added in 1976. The Junior college section was renamed as Shri T P Bhatia Junior College of Science in 2004. Currently the Shri T P Bhatia Junior College of Science has an enrollment more than 2800 students. It has an exception if practical based science education with state-of-the-art laboratories and choice of four vocational subjects in Science. Year after year bringing excellent results in board exams, Olympiads and IIT-JEE , NEET, CET, Architecture etc.