Barshi Town is located in Maharashtra State of Union Territory of India. Barshi is the town of Lord Bhagawant. It is the centre of education for Marathwada and Solapur district, a centre for cultural and social activities. Educationl facilities in variety of subjects, from Kindergarten to Ph.D are available in the town. Technical , Legal , agricultural and vocational education facilities are also available,
Karmveer Dr. Mamasaheb Jagadale was a sage, saint and a saviour of the people of the lower strata of the society, and founder of Shri Shivaji Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Barsi. Dr. Mamasaheb enlivened, enkindled and inspired rural population of Maharashtra in general and of Solapur and Osmanabad Districts in particular. Our Alma mater came into being at the instance of the prolonged efforts tenacity of purpose and the burning aspiration of Karmveer Mamasaheb.
Mama was unrivalled, unequalled and unparalleled in the domain of the spreading of education and learning among the weaker sections of the society. Among the glittering multitudes of mighty educationalists the name of Karmaveer Jagadale Mama stood forth in bold relief as the author of momentous educational and erudite revival, Mama stood as a beacon to light up the path of those who groped in the darkness of ignorance and poverty in the fields of Education as well as medicine and surgery.
Karmaveer Dr.Mamasaheb Jagadale has struggled for the betterment of the downtrodden masses up-to his last breath. He received inspiration and serious thought from the able minds of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Mahatma Phule, Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj, Maharshi V.R. Shinde, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar, Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil and others.
Karmaveer Dr. Mamasaheb Jagadale was born on 4th February 1903 at Bhikar Sarola (Dist.Osmanabad). He had completed his education up-to Matriculation and had aspirations for higher education, but due to lack of financial and educational facilities he could not complete university education. The unsatisfied desire of higher education, led him to start educational institution which is known as "Shri Shivaji Shikshan Prasarak Mandal Barsi". He developed this institution with his selfless service and even by sacrificing his own married life which proved his name, 'NIVRUTTI' in the real sense of the term.
He struggled for welfare of women, untouchables and neglected sections of the society. Credit of today's betterment of social, educational, and cultural situation in this region goes to Dr. Mamasaheb Jagadale. For his humanitarian outlook and outstanding work, Marathwada University, Aurangabad and Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri awarded him D.Lit. and D.Sc. respectively.
After serving day and night for almost five to six decades, Karmaveer Mamasaheb realised the urgent need of Medical Services for people from poor classes. The main aim was to provide utmost care and high quality medical services at reasonable rates to the needy and the poor people.
In 1975 on February 4th, Karmveer Mamasaheb started "Arogya Mandir" Hospital with 10 beds and small surgical unit. Because of his total dedication, devotion and determination, this hospital developed very fast and the different wings started adding their medical contribution with high standard medical services to the poor.
He passed away on 30th May 1981 leaving behind us the legacy of social work. He is now our inspiration and spark plug to fulfill his thoughts and ambitions.
SSSP Mandal, Barshi
Shri Shivaji Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Barshi was established in 1934 by Late Karmaveer Dr.Mamasaheb Jagadale with the objectives of bringing about intellectual awakening and transformation in educational, economical, social and cultural fields in India, more particularly in the rural areas of Maharashtra.
The emphasis has all throughout been on the all-round development and welfare of the weaker sections of the society. The Mandal is registered under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 & Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860. The Mandal has its own Memorandum of Association & Bye-Laws.
In pursuance of the main objectives mentioned above, the Mandal has opened educational institutions right from pre-primary to post graduate levels. Presently it covers several faculties. It has also undertaken various projects embracing socio-cultural aspects. The Mandal has grown into a cluster of Institutions at a fantastic speed in amazingly short period under the dynamic leadership of Dr.Karmaveer Mamasaheb Jagadale. It is just like a Mini –Rural University in Barshi. The Mandal is running -
HOSPITAL ( Three Hundred Beds)
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
COLLEGE OF NURSING
ADHYAPAK VIDYALAYA (D.Ed.)
HIGHER SEC. SCHOOLS
Present combined strength of students is near about 26,525 and number of teaching and non-teaching staff is 1036. The Mandal's Accounts is audited every year. The total annual budget is of Rs. 21 Crores.
The Mandal has a total Property of Rs. 8 crores in terms of land, buildings and other immovable items. It has 33 acres of Land in Barshi and 82 acres outside Barshi - i.e. in Solapur, Osmanabad districts.
The mandal is felicitated by Karmveer Bhaurao Patil Shaikshanik Purakar & Dalit Mitra Puraskar by Govt. of Mararashtra.
Our college is one of the Institutes of Shri Shivaji Shikshan Prasarak Mandal and it is established in 1972, named as Rajarshi Shahu Law College, Barshi, and is now affiliated to Solapur University, Solapur.