On April 21, 1932 a citizens meeting with eminent people of the city was convened in which 'Women's Education Society' was formed with Rao Bahadur M.B. Kinkhede as its Founder President and Shri Y.M. Pathak as Founder Secretary. The constitution of the society was drawn up by Justice W.R. Puranik and Shri T.J. Kedar. Sir Sorabji Mehta was the founder chairman of the Executive Committee of the Society.
In 1935 the society was duly registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 vide No. 23 of 1935-36 and later on u/s XXIX of Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 vide No. F-389(N) on 3-8-1962.
The society owes its present status to the illustrious and equally commendable dedication of luminaries who left their mark in the annals of the society.They were besides Founder President Rao Bahadur M.B. Kinkhede and 2nd President Lady Gowan, Past Presidents viz. Lady Kalhum Wylie (wife of His Excellency, Governor of Central Provinces & Berar. Sir Francis Verner Wylie), Lady Muriel Twynam, (wife of His Excellency, Governor of Central Provinces & Berar, Sir Henry Twynam) and Smt. A. Pakwasa (wife of His Excellency, Governor of Central Provinces & Berar, Sir Mangaldas Mancharam Pakwasa).
Presently the society has as its President a legal luminary and former Adv. General of Maharashtra Adv. V.R. Manohar. Other ofce bearers are Justice M.S.Deshpande, (Retd.), Vice President, Major. P.W. Barlingey (Retd.), Vice President, Mr. N.M. Bokare (CA), Treasurer, Dr. Panna Akhani (Academician), Secretary and Mrs. Varsha Manohar, Jt. Secretary.
With 83 years of sustained progress the Women's Education Society has many institutions under its aegis. Its strength lies in the versatility of the range of programmes offered by the following institutions.
- Lady Amritbai Daga College for Women of Arts, Commerce, & Science and Smt. Rantidevi Purohit College of Home Science & Home Science Technology.
- Women's Technical Education & Research Smt. Ratnidevi Purohit Institute.
- Smt. Manoramabai Mundle College of Architecture.
- Justice M.L. Pendse School of Languages & Media Studies.