The history of Mahajana Education Society dates back to the times of our nation's independence movement under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, at a time when education was scarce and institutions were few. Visionaries of Mysore like Sri Amble Subramanyam Iyer, Sri AgaramSatyanarayana Pandit, Sri G. Ranganna, M.N. Sri Jois and Sri M.N. Ramachandra Jois got together to establish the Mahajana High School on 30th June 1937. Sri.Rattehalli Ramappa carried the mission successfully through its various growth phases. With this modest beginning institution has grown with time and culminated in the establishment of the Post Graduate Centre in the year 1999-2000. This mighty educational institution offers schooling from primary to the post-graduate level spread across six educational centres.
The society is in the Platinum Jubilee year. In its big march it has registered tremendous impact upon its surrounding by its pragmatic outlook and concern for human values. Well-known personalities like late Sri. B. Rachaiah, former Governor of Kerala; late Sri Tulasidas Dasappa; Sri S.M. Krishna, former Chief Minister of Karnataka; late Sri Poornachandra Tejaswi noted writer and host of personalities from the field of movies, Sports, Social Service and other professionals form an illustrious line of its alumni.
The Mahajana Education Society is Mentored by well-known educationist and entrepreneur, Sri R. Vasudeva Murthy. The management is spearheaded by well-known entrepreneur and leading Industrialist, Sri. Muralidhar Bhagavat as President, supported by a dedicated team of office bearers including noted Chartered Accountant Sri. Ravi Kumar as Vice President, Dr.Vijayalakshmi Bhagavat as Hon.Secretary and Sri. N. Vijaya Kumar as the Treasurer. The Governing body consists of learned scholars, Ex-Vice Chancellors, writers, thinkers and people from the cross section of the society. It is the policy making apex body, which is assisted by a full time Administrative Officer Smt. P Sarojamma.
The present Head of the Institution is Dr. B.R. Jayakumari. The Post Graduate Center is located in another campus known as Pooja Bhagavat Memorial Mahajana Education Center, ably managed by Dr.C.K.Renukarya.