The Chhatrapati Shahu Institute of Business Education and Research Trust, was established in 1976 by Dr. A. D. Shinde, a practicing Chartered Accountant and Professor of Accountancy and Taxation under the able guidance of Late Padmabhooshan Vasantraodada Patil, Ex. Chief Minister, Maharashtra State, with active support of Late Shri. Sripatrao Bondre, Ex. Minister Maharashtra State.
Dr. Anandrao Dinkarrao Shinde, an eminent renowned Chartered Accountant of Kolhapur was born on 14th October, 1934, in very small village Kasaba Nool in Taluka Gandhingalaj, District Kolhapur (Maharashtra).
During his career as a teacher he was associated with the Shivaji University, Kolhapur and with a number of academic bodies and served the cause of commerce education as Dean Faculty of Commerce for a period not less than 12 years. During his tenure as a Dean, Faculty of Commerce, he tried to update the curricula of commerce degree courses and introduced practicals in commerce by creating a museum of different documents from banks, business houses and Industries.
Education plays a very important role in growth of any country / area. Imparting of knowledge and wherewithall of a trade to young citizens of a country can be a very rewarding experience. The Chhatrapati Shahu Institute of Business Education & Research has a proud record of successfully training a large number of students in various fields. In fact, in the history of management education, Chh. Shahu Institute of Business Education & Research (Popularly known as SIBER or Shahu Institute), Kolhapur, occupies a prominent position, not only in Maharashtra but in the country as a whole. This is for three reasons . First, as far back in 1976, the Institute came into force when not many had visualized that management education would assume so important a place in society, in the years to come, as one finds today. Second, the Institute is fully devoted to the cause of education in management and allied areas, which speaks of its commitment to management education. Third, it has been conferred with the status of an Autonomous Institute by the Shivaji University, Kolhapur, with the concurrence of the Government of Maharashtra and the University Grants Commission, New Delhi and the AICTE- a status that is conferred only upon researching high levels of achievements.
Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur, after whom the Institute has been named, was a ruler known for his vision to promote education in the area under his rule. In fact, most of what independent India today strives for, he had conceived and implemented in the early twentieth century.
The idea of establishing an independent Institute for Management Education under the Shivaji University area, was mooted by Late Dr. A. D. Shinde, a renowned Chartered Accountant, Tax Consultant and the then Dean of Commerce faculty of the Shivaji University. Dr. Shinde's tireless efforts and dedication, with a missionary zeal, coupled with the blessings and active support of the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Hon'ble Late Vasantraodada Patil and also of the Hon'ble Sripatrao Bondre, resulted in the present Institute being set up. The Institute is a duly Registered body under the Bombay Public Trust Act. It has received recognition from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, under section 2 (f) and section 12A.
From a very humble beginning in rented premises, the Institute has progressed in leaps and bound to becoming a leading educational organization in Western Maharashtra. Its campus is spread over an area of eleven acres in the vicinity of the Shivaji University. Since its establishment SIBER has developed a track record as one of the leading business schools in Maharashtra with the reputation of providing pragmatic solutions to the needs of business and society at large. We are an entirely post-graduate establishment where professional attitude is the norm for both students and faculty.
Much of out reputation derives from our long established MBA program. This provides an understanding of general management through a blend of key concepts and their practical applications, designed to enable managers to think and act both strategically and tactically through a programme embracing industrial visits and field survey, workshops among others. Various course structures stress the integral nature of the key functional areas and also the interrelationships between them.
Presently the following Institutions are run by the Trust -
|1. Chh. Shahu Central Institute of Business Education and Research, Kolhapur.|
2. V.P. Institute of Management Studies and Research, Sangli.
3. Vasantraodada Patil Professional Computer School, Kolhapur.
4. Dinkarrao K. Shinde School of Social Work, Kolhapur.
5. Smt. Radhabai Shinde English Medium School, Kolhapur.
6. Dinkarrao K. Shinde College of Education., Gadhinglaj, Dt. Kolhapur.
7. Non Conventional Womens' College, Kolhapur.
8. Gijwane Highschool, Gijawane