About Maheshwari Scholars

The mission of setting global benchmarks of academic excellence for Maheshwari community inspired MVPM to institute Maheshwari Scholar Awards in 2012. The awards recognize extraordinary scholastic achievements of such Maheshwaris who can serve as role models for the youth of our community. For instance, Dr. Dinesh Bharadia (Ph.D. – Stanford University), recipient of Outstanding Maheshwari Scholar Award - 2016, has been included in the top ‘30 under 30’ list of innovators by the prestigious Forbes magazine of USA.

The applicants for Scholar awards come from all across the globe including Australia, USA, UK, Germany, Spain & Japan. Within India, they come from various states like Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and of course Maharashtra. To begin with, the awardees were from Engineering & Medicine. But now they include Ph. Ds, Management Post Graduates, Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, Lawyers, Social Scientists & UPSC qualifiers.

About MVPM

Maheshwari Vidya Pracharak Mandal (MVPM) has been rendering valuable service to Maheshwari community for over 75 years. Based in Pune, the Oxford of the East, MVPM is registered as a charitable society. MVPM is a multi-faceted organization running hostels, schools & colleges. MVPM hostels for boys & girls at Pune & Mumbai are highly sought after by the student community. Schools & colleges established by MVPM at Pune & Solapur are acknowledged for their academic excellence and top-class infrastructure. MVPM conducts various personality and skill development programs for children as well as housewives. True to its mission of promoting education, MVPM also extends financial assistance to a large number of deserving and needy students through various scholarship schemes.