Keeping in mind the noble objective of social revival and to generate the importance of good culture, self reliance, the feeling of nationality and national integrity in the mind of people through education in post Independent India, the Latthe Education Society was established on June 13th 1951.
The late Annasaheb Latthe had already acquired a social, intellectual and political sanction in his own lifetime. He had made his name as a renowned lecturer in English while teaching in the Rajaram College, Kolhapur. In those days, he was also well known in Maharashtra as an efficient Diwan of Kolhapur Sansthan and the first Finance Minister of the erstwhile Mumbai State. He realised the importance of education for the upliftment of Bahujan Samaj and did a lot for the all round development of that section of society.
Hence an attempt was made to immortalize his memory for the devotion he did for the development of Bahujan Samaj in a concrete form; the Latthe Education Society was established after his name. The grand task of imparting education by the society began in the year 1952. At present there are near about 34 educational institutions run by the Sanstha in the States of Maharashtra Karnataka.
These include a few Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools,one technical Institute, one Junior College of Education for women, Colleges for women, Women’s hostel, Night College, Law College and Arts, Commerce and Science College etc which are imparting education incessantly. Post\graduation centres attached to Degree Colleges in the faculties of Arts, Commerce and Law are also run by the Society.