Varvand Gram Shikshan Sanstha, Varvand was established on 1st August, 1963 by late Shri Eknath Sitaram Divekar and Shri. Keshvarao Shitole with the help of villagers to educate and literate and spread education among rural and economically weaker sections of the society. The High Schools and Colleges were far away from the village and the students have to travel a lot for their education. Keeping in mind the issue of education, the Sanstha started its high school ‘Gopinath’ at the beginning of 1963. As per the need and demand of the villagers, the sanstha started its ‘Higher Secondary Vidyalay’ in the year 1989-90. Slowly and steadily, the Sanstha developed into one of the major educational institutions in the village Varvand. The contribution of late Shri Eknath Sitaram Divekar and Shri. Keshavrao Shitole, the trustees of the institution along with villagers in this regard is noteworthy.Considering the need of Higher Education, in the year 1993, institution started its Arts College in the village. Later, in 1994 the Science faculty was also established. The institution recognized the need of Commerce students and made them available with the faculty in 2002-03.Later college started the Post Graduation courses in Marathi, English, History, Chemistry and Commerce. The course of Computer Science is started taking into account the modern view and the need of the students for making their career. About 1730 students including boys and girls are taking their higher education in the college.
Institutions Run by Varvand Gram Shikshan Sanstha
- Eknath Sitaram Divekar Arts,Science & Commerce College,Varvand Tal Daund,Dist Pune(1993)
- Gopinath Secondary and Higher Secondary School,Varvand Tal Daund,Dist Pune
- Adarsh Secondary and Higher Secondary School,kangaon Tal Daund Dist Pune
- Eknath Sitaram Divekar English Medium School,Varvand