To promote the noble cause of education, All India Shri Shivaji Memorial Society was established in 1917 by Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur & H. H. Madhavrao Scindia, Maharaj of Gwalior.
The foundation-stone of the All India Shri Shivaji Memorial was laid at the hands of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, on 19th November 1921. The original plan for the famous building housing Shri Shivaji Preparatory Military School was conceived by Tata Construction Co. later redesigned by Rao Bahadur Jagtap. The construction was completed in the year 1931.
It was built with a prominent & imposing statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The statue was executed by famed sculptor Nanasaheb Karmarkar. It weighs around 20 Tons.
The building created such excitement that it was inspected by His Excellency Col. Lang, the then Commander-in-chief, Southern Division, & also by Major Shamir’s of the Maratha War Memorial Fund.
Substantial patronage was received from His Excellency Lord Reading, the Viceroy of India & Sir George Lloyd, erstwhile Governor of the then Bombay Province.
Today our Society is running 21 institutions in different fields of educations, & has provided meritorious service with an evitable blend of traditional values & contemporary teaching methodology.