Vidya Vikas Mandal, a society registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860, is a reputed educational society of Margao, started in the year 1971 by a group of young professionals under the leadership of the late Adv. H.M.N. Gaunekar, to bring quality education, at all levels, to the people of Goa and in particular to the citizens of Margao.
From the setting up of a commerce college in 1973 to the starting of a high school in 1994, Vidya Vikas Mandal has grown in strength over the years and lived up to the noble and lofty dreams and vision of the founders of the society, Late Adv. Hirba M.N. Gaunekar, Ganesh Daivajna, Uttam Bene, Sheela Borkar-Gaunekar, Vishnudas Dhumatkar, Premanand Balgi, Shrinivas Caculo, Kamalakant Prabhudessai, Anil Counto and others.
Under the leadership of Shri Ramnath Kare who took over as President of Vidya Vikas Mandal in 1979, the society has scaled greater heights in the field of education with the opening of new institutions, acquisition of land for the campus, modernizing infrastructure and other facilities for the students.
Vidya Vikas Mandal institutions:
- SHREE DAMODAR COLLEGE OF COMMERCE & ECONOMICS,
- G. R. KARE COLLEGE OF LAW,
- R. M. S. HIGHER SECONDARY COMMERCE SCHOOL,
- LATE H. M. N. GAUNEKAR INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT TRAINING & RESEARCH,
- IGNOU CENTRE
- VIDYA VIKAS ACADEMY (SECONDARY & SENIOR SECONDARY) (CBSE)
The above institutions and office of Vidya Vikas Mandal are located at the Vidya Vikas Educational Campus, G. R. Kare Road, Tansor, Comba, Margao, Goa.