Maharashtra State is one amongst industrially advanced states in India. On account of the growth of large scale and small scale industries, the demand for the technical personnel is ever increasing. The output from existing Government Polytechnics and a few private aided polytechnics was limited. The industries of Maharashtra, therefore had to rely heavily upon other states for technical manpower.
Then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Padmabhooshan Late Shri Vasantraodada Patil realised the gravity of the problem in respect of acute shortage of engineers, decided to permit voluntary organisations to start Engineering Colleges & Polytechnics on "No Grant" basis and urged them to take an initiative in this regard.
Honorable Shri S.G. Kolhe, Chairman, Sanjivani (Takali) Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd. & Ex-Minister for Transport, State Excise and Urban Land Ceiling, Govt. of Maharashtra responded to this appeal, and obtained permission from Govt. for Engineering College (Courses - Civil, Mechanical, Electronics Computer Engg.) and K.B.P. Polytechnic at Kopargaon in the academic year 1982-83 on "No Grant" basis under Sanjivani Education Society, which has been registered as a Public Trust.