Karmveer Dr.Mamasaheb Jagdale was a great social worker and eminent educationalist in Maharashtra. He established a very popular and well-known institution in 1934 at Barshi in the district of Solapur. It was Shivaji Maratha Boarding in the beginning. Afterwards it is known as Shri Shivaji Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Barshi. The earnest intention to establish such an institution was to provide the opportunity of education for the children of poor farmers in rural area. Mamasaheb dedicated his whole life to enlighten the society. He sacrificed his personal life for the social life. He established educational institutions in the district of Solapur and Osmanabad. These institutions became the milestones for the development of rural area. Mamasaheb established Arogya Mandir to serve poor and needy patients in rural area. He emphasized all round development of students. The social and educational contribution of Mamasaheb is noteworthy.
Shri Shivaji Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Barshi is catering its services in various fields such as educational, health and social in the region of Marathwada and West Maharashtra through 6 Colleges, 14 High Schools and Junior Colleges, 5 Primary Schools, 5 Hostels, 2 Agricultural Schools, 1 Nursing College and a Hospital with 350 bed and having all medical facilities.
Mamasaheb established College of Education on 20th June, 1966 at Barshi. It was his desire to prepare knowledge, skills and competency based teacher for the society. He focused on innovative training programme in the field of teacher education. The college is unique for providing integrative courses of education and physical education. The college has recognition of NCTE and the Government of Maharashtra. It is affiliated to Solapur University,Solapur. The courses such as B.Ed.,B.P.Ed.,M.Ed. and M.P.Ed. are running in the college. It is an authorized research study center of Solapur University for M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Education. It has been awarded with B grade by NAAC. It has been awarded with A grade in AAA by Solapur University. It is a study center for Diploma in School Management and M.A. in Education of Y.C.M.O.U.,Nashik. The college is rich in its infrastructure with splendid and spacious building, Swimming Pool, Gymnyasium Hall, Gym, playground, laboratories, library etc.
There is student-centered approach in the college. The college provides a best platform for students to excel in the field of teacher education. The academic and sports achievement of the college is the best among all the colleges affiliated to Solapur University. The college works to provide best teachers for the society. There are well-experienced and expert teachers in the college. The college has special potentialities to organize seminars, conferences, and tournaments, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for the upliftment of students. The college has got grand success to serve as an Educational Laboratory. This college is performing a vital role in teacher education programs such as Education and Physical Education. The college was reaccredited with B grade (CGPA 2.19) January 2013.