“Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime And, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.”

…Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Our Founder
Padmabhushan Late Shri Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya
Sakarwadi Mandir Campus

With Many Such Thoughts, In The Year 1939, Shri Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya Started Two Sugar Factories – One In Laxmiwadi And The Other At Sakarwadi To Mark The Launch Of His Own Sugar Business. He Soon Made Remarkable Progress & Achievement In The History Of Sugar Industries. It Was The Vision Of Shri K. J. Somaiya That Modern Professional Education Must Remain True To The Spirit Of Indian Ethos And Culture.

For The Children Of Factory Workers & Localities, He Established Somaiya Vidyamandir, Laxmiwadi In The Year 1959, And The Director Of Ssc Board, Pune Granted Permission For The Classes Of Std. 5Th To 10Th On 9Th Sept. 1959. This Was The School In The Surrounding Areas, Which Provides Educational Facilities To The Nearby Villages Like Nighoj, Nimgaon, Shirdi, Rui, Sonewadi, Dorhale, Korhale, Nimshiwadi, Savalivihir, Etc.

Early Life & Education

In the year 1939, Shri Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya started two sugar factories – one in Sakarwadi and second in Laxmiwadi to mark the launch of his own sugar business. He soon came to be known as the “Sugar King of India”. It was the vision of Shri K. J. Somaiya that modern professional education must remain true to the spirit of Indian ethos and culture.

For the children of sugar factory workers, he established Somaiya Vidyamandir, Sakarwadi in the year 1959, and the Educational Officer of Zilla Parishad, Ahmednagar granted permission for the classes of Std. 8th to 10th on 2nd March 1960. This was the first school in Sakarwadi and in the surrounding areas, which provides educational facilities to the nearby villages like Wari, Kanhegaon, Hanumanwadi, Sade, Bhojade, Dhotre, etc.

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