Our Founder

Sheth Anandilal Podar

Founded the Podar Group of Schools

The 2nd of August is a milestone day in the history of Podar Group of Schools, as we celebrate Founders Day to mark the 96th year of Podar Schools, since its establishment in 1927. The Podar Group of Schools was founded by the eminent philanthrope Sheth Anandilal Podar, in collaboration with none other than the father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
As the very first President of the Anandilal Podar Trust, Mahatma Gandhi’s contribution to the Podar Education Group stands testimony to the fact (View the minutes of the first Trust meeting.)  that at Podar, traditional Indian values of honesty, integrity and service, and a zeal to touch new horizons, form the foundation stones upon which young minds are nurtured.
We can proudly state that even after 96 years, we strive to follow Mahatma’s teachings and philosophies with the same amount of sincerity, as we did at its inception and the vision, energy, and organizational skill contributed by Sheth Anandilal Podar. Being the only educational group in India that can claim such a strong heritage we are in a way, the flag bearers of his vision, mission and principles in the educational space.
At Podar, the initiative, which began as a single institution, is today a multi-school, multi-city, multi-brand entity that is ambitiously executing a growth strategy at par with the current global standards.Podar today is a trusted name and an acknowledged leader in the collective effort to shape the future of our children, and for the nation, through its wide network of top schools in India.
We will forever be indebted to Sheth Anadilal Podar for his selfless and tireless contribution to the field of nation building and education with a strong commitment to serving the nation with humility and ensuring each child entrusted to us exceed their inherent potential.