Education at Anandwan
Anand Niketan College of Science, Arts & Commerce
The Anandwan is the academic, intellectual face of Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora, Anandwan. Established on June 20, 1964 and since then it has been known for academic excellence, inventive pursuits and athletic dynamism.
Anand Niketan was the first Gram Panchayat Level College to have received NAAC accreditation B++ grading. Anand Niketan has been very active in the National Service Scheme (NSS) and has received awards in the years 1995 and 2006.Apart from having a Junior College and a Degree College in Arts, Science and Commerce, it also provides Post Graduate and PhD courses.
Anand Niketan College of Agriculture
The Anand Niketan College of Agriculture was started in 1965 with the vision of Baba that this college would benefit the near-by farmers through its various initiatives and also help attract the youth towards agriculture. It is presently affiliated to the Punjabrao Krishi Vidyapeeth. It is also accredited to the ICAR, Indian Council of Agricultural Research. The college offers a four year bachelor’s degree in agriculture (B.Sc. Agriculture) with eight semesters of academic program.
Governed by the rules and regulations as prescribed from time to time by Maharashtra Council of Agricultural Education and Research, Pune and Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola.
Currently, there are 368 students on the college's roster.The Maharogi Sewa Samiti has placed 30 acres of land at the disposal of the college to conduct practical experiments. The college also owns agricultural tools, implements, dairy and draft animals. It has a programme called Lab-to-Land to educate farmers from the neighbouring regions and an attempt is made to disseminate newer ideas and modern techniques of farming and farm management.
Anandwan Agricultural Polytechnic
Established on 10th September 2010 by Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora for the benefit of surrounding farmers for propagating modern and cost effective agricultural techniques to farming communities.
The new syllabus is comprehensive, more detailed and medium of instruction is semi English which includes basic science subjects like physics, chemistry, biology & English in addition to agriculture related subjects. The Anandwan agricultural polytechnic school is different from other polytechnic schools under public and private management in the state as it has an extension wing for transfer of technology to the farmers.
Zilla Parishad School, Anandwan ( SCHOOL FOR rural poor children)
The Zilla Parishad School at Anandwan school was started by Baba Amte in the year 1984 to provide education to the children of leprosy afflicted people as they were not accepted in the society and also to provide education to the Orphans.
It was set up in 1984 and currently has 465 students. The school provides education upto 8th standard.Apart from the regular curriculum the students appear for scholarship exams and participate in General Knowledge Quiz competitions.
Anand Muk-Badhir Vidyalaya (School for hearing and speech impaired)
Established on 1st July 1983 to give education to the hearing impaired children who were ignored from the right of education and help them socialise, rehabilitate, be self-independent and live life with dignity. This school started with 20 students in 1983, but now has 122 students and provides education up to the seventh standard. It is one of the best modern schools in rural Maharashtra for hearing-impaired children.The school started teaching upto 5th standard in 1995 on non-grant basis & in the year 2006, it upgraded upto 7th on Government grant and upto 10th standard on non-grant basis. Sign language is the medium of instruction. Craft education is one unique feature of this school where the children get to discover and express their creative sides.
Anand Andh Vidyalaya (SCHOOL FOR visually IMPAIRED)
Anand Andh Vidyalaya was established by Baba Amte in 1966 for the primary education of visually-impaired children. The entire education, accommodation, food and medical attention is free of charge for the students. The set-up within Anandwan helps develop a culture of working for a greater cause beyond one's self through 'Shram Daan' (voluntary labour) programs. Also the children get inspiration from the real life heroes abounding here who with similar disabilities have fought against all odds and have shown the world their remarkable abilities. The school is recognized by the Social Welfare Directorate, Pune.
Recognition for the school's 6th and 7th std. was granted after 1970. From the academic year 2001-02 recognition for 75 students on aided basis and 25 students on non-aided basis was granted.Recognition of government aid for the school, including expenditure on teaching material, accommodation, food, health, educational trips etc. has been granted.
Sandhiniketan Vocational Training Centre
Established on 1st July 1972 by Baba Amte with the objective of providing Vocational Training and Rehabilitation to visually challenged, hearing impaired, physically and orthopedically challenged youth.
To focus on empowerment of people with disabilities, with special focus on vocational, psychosocial and economic empowerment of youth with disabilities from low income groups in Maharashtra.
Aims to provide placement related services and loan mobilization support to the existing trainees as well as alumni of Sandhiniketan by providing them right kind of counselling in placement related soft skills, business management and marketing support. Besides basic courses such as Tartantri, tailoring, LERS and handloom. Courses in accountancy and basic computing have also been recently started.
Programs in the form of motivational workshops, health counseling, personality development, yoga and sports events etc have also been started. These programs give a positive feeling to the otherwise depressed handicapped youths and get them more interested in studies.We have a well-equipped IT lab with 20 computers. Here, all the basics of computer, internet, MS office and Tally 9.0 version are taught.
Construction training centre
Established training centre in the year 2011 with a vision to train unskilled rural youth as well as youth of Anandwan to make them capable of employment.
MSS anticipated that skilled workforce and trained manpower is required for the construction activities going in and around Warora, Chandrapur and other cities & since there is a lot of scope for these trainees, this project was recommended by a trustee of Larsen and Toubro Public Charitable Trust & MSS.
There are two trades available at construction training centre – Bar bending & Masonry. The duration for both the training is 3 months. A total of 7 batches were taken – 3 batches for bar bending & 4 for masonry & 59 students were trained for the year 2015-16.
The total no. of students placed is 8 out of which 6 are placed at Mumbai & 2 at our Anandwan site.