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          The Vidya Prasarak Mandal,Thane is  
Public  Charitable Trust bearing Reg.No.F-5(T) of  
01-11-1952  under  Public Trust Act.,1950. 
The  Mandal  was  established on  01.08.1935,  
with the sole object of  promoting education  
within  the society. It  started  its activities by  
taking over the charge of  Registered Private  
Marathi  School, established on 07.04.1932 .  
Gradually the activities of the  Mandal were  
extended to the sphere  of higher education. The  
Marathi school, in the course of its  natural growth  
was renamed as  Dr.Bedekar Vidya Mandir  
(1957). It is now a leading institution  imparting  
Education to  about 3000  from Kindergarten kids  
school to Secondary level.Some of the  landmarks  
in the history of the Mandal are 
 K.G.Joshi Arts  
 N.G.Bedekar Commerce College  
B.N.Bandodkar College of  Science (1969), 
T.M.C. Law  College (1972). Department of   
Management Studies (1973), 
Sau Anandibai.K.Joshi English  Medium  
Highschool (1976) and  polytechnic(1983). 
       A team of  dedicated persons under the  
able  leadership of Dr.V.N.Bedekar , strive hard  
to make the  Mandal's educational activities a  
success . The Campus of Thane  College is located  
on a beautiful island in Thane Creek . This piece  
of land measuring about 13 acres was alloted to  
the Mandal by  the  Government of Maharashtra 
free of cost , in recognition of  Mandal's  services  
to the society.Except to the two schools of the  
Vidya Prasarak Mandal,all the other Sister  
institutions of the Mandal are located  in the  
Thane College Campus which is located at a  
waking distance from  both the Thane Railway  
Station as well as the Thane S.T. Bus  Stop.    
      As on today Vidya Prasarak Mandal is the  
largest  and the strongest institution in Thane city.  
The Mandal is working  on  some new projects 
such as digitalisation of its libraries,  
beautification  of the campus etc., on completion 
of which it will  emerge more  strongly . 
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