Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai Group of Institutions was established in 1970 with the aim of bringing about social and economic change through the proactive personal development of every student that came into its fold. Under the helm of Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai and Dr. Daphne Pillai the trust has grown from a single school into a multi-institution, multi-location group delivering quality education from kindergarten to post-graduate levels. Today, Mahatma Education Society (MES) educates more than 30,000 students annually in its 48 institutions known as the Pillai Group of Institutions in 6 different campuses spread across the state of Maharashtra, India.
The Pillai Group, known for its innovative teaching practices and world class infrastructure, has also always been committed to develop a strong sporting culture amongst its students and institutions. It is a matter of great pride that it has produced many international and national level athletes who have participated at global events such as the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Indian Premier League (IPL) and Indian Super League (ISL). The government of India has recognised the Pillai Group’s commitment to sports and has entrusted it with running a Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre at one of its campuses. The centre currently provides high level training to 22 athletes from all over India.