Established in the year 1969, the Mandal has been serving the sacred cause of education in the remote, adivasi part of the State of Maharashtra. Though the juridiction of the Mandal is the entire Maharashtra, it has concentrated on the Shahada tahasil of the State and this tahasil is 450 kilometers away from the state capital (Mumbai), adjoining the borders of the Gujrat State to the North side the M.P. to the East.
This area is mainly populated with the economically & socially backward, poor peasants & the landless adivasis. To educate the young generation of such poor section of society, the Mandal has been conducting Colleges of Arts, Commerce, Science, Education, Engineering streams and Polytechnic, Industrial Training Center, Pharmacy, Institute of Business Management and Research, Advanced Study Center of English and Indian Languages are the other units which the Mandal conducts.
The colleges of the Mandal offer Degree, Post Graduate Degree, M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in various subjects and one can obtain degrees like B.A., B.Com., B.Sc., M.A., M.Com., M.Sc., B.E., B.Ed., B.Pharm., B.Sc (Hort.) etc. The Mandal has decided to start its Agricultural College, with the streams like Agronomy and Dairy Technology and Horticulture.