Shiksha Mandal is a century old Bajaj Educational Trust, based at Wardha, well known for providing Values-based, Nationalistic, Quality Education at a reasonable cost. It was founded by Shri. Jamnalal Bajaj. The Nation’s first Education Conference was held in Shiksha Mandal in 1937 and was presided over by Mahatma Gandhiji. It runs 8 colleges with over 11,000 students. All its institutions are accredited. Almost all are rated as ‘A’ grade by external agencies. Its Bajaj College of Science, in 2017 was the first college under RTM Nagpur University to be accorded Autonomous College Status by the UGC. G.S. College of Commerce & Economics, Nagpur has also obtained autonomous status. Bajaj College of Science and G.S. College of Commerce, Wardha figured in the Top Colleges of the country in the latest India Today Ranking of Colleges. Shiksha Mandal was awarded RTM Nagpur University’s first “Ideal Educational Institution” award in 2015. Its centenary function in 2014 was graced by the then President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Its eminent alumni include Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri Harish Salve (Renowned Indian Constitutional Lawyer), Shri Ramesh Chandak (ex-MD, KEC International), Shri Jaydeep Shah (ex- President, lCAl), Smt. Nivedita Bhide (Padmashri). Shiksha Mandal is forward looking, but with deep roots. What it does today, other institutions imitate tomorrow. It believes that its students should imbibe sound academic knowledge, complemented with industry exposure, built on a sound character and well-rounded personality. It supports excellence and ensures access to meritorious students, irrespective of their financial status.