About Mahatma Education Society
Mahatma Education Society is an educational trust that was established in 1970 with the aim of bringing about social and economic change through the proactive personal development of every child that came into its fold. Under the visionaries Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai and Dr. Daphne Pillai the trust has grown from a single school into a multi-institution group delivering quality education at all levels. Today MES houses more than 35,000 students annually and runs 48 institutions (Pillai Group of Institutions) in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Rasayani from pre-primary to post-graduation, all affiliated and accredited with competent authorities in the field of education like the University of Mumbai, Government of Maharashtra, AICTE, NAAC, IBO, etc.
The Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus at Panvel houses more than 8000 students from five colleges under one roof. viz: Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science | Pillai College of Engineering | Pillai College of Architecture | Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research | Pillai Polytechnic. read more…
The Festival of Joy
About Alegria – The Festival of Joy
The Pillai Group of Institutions’ exciting intercollegiate event Alegría – The Festival of Joy has become one of the most spectacular festivals of its kind in India. This celebration takes place every February as an audience of more than 40,000 people gather to behold incredibly talented young performers and star celebrities appear on stage. Thanks to the dedication of the students and faculty involved Alegría – The Festival of Joy continues to flourish every year!
The festival has now witnessed appearances from some of the biggest names in Indian entertainment. Actors such as Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Elli Avram, Zayed Khan, Jackky Bhagnani, Ran Vijay Singh, Pallavi Sharda and Sarah Jane Dias have showcased their movies to the wonderful masses that visit the fesitval. Award winning Indian sporting icons Bhaichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri, Ashwini Ponnappa and Syed Kirmani have also visited to cheer on the athletes that take part in the various sporting events held during Alegría. Other notable celebrities such as musicians Anu Malik & Neha Bhasin, choreographers Sudha Chandran & Ganesh Acharya, Miss Indias Parvathy Omnakuttan, Rakul Preet Singh and Zoya Afroz have also judged some of the various competitions that take place during Alegría.
One of the highlights of the festival arethe incredible musical performances from artists such as Yo Yo Honey Singh, Bollywood Superstar Farhan Akhtar, Bass Raja Nucleya, DJ Aqeel, Nikhil Chinapa and DJ Suketu. Also not to be missed are the visiting international performers such as the award-winning Romanian pop band Akcent, tomorrowland’s resident DJ Yves V, DJs Sultan Shepard and Mike Candys who set the main stage on fire with their wonderful musical sets.
The true heart of Alegría – The Festival of Joy is the exceptionally talented students who participate, organise and oversee more than a hundred different events that take place over the course of the festival with great professionalism and care. The festival was created with the hope of showcasing the power of the youth and has so far succeeded in doing so.
Alegria 2017 – The Festival of Joy
The Kingdom of Games
‘Kingdom of Games’ was choosen as the theme of Alegria 2017. The Kingdom of Games hopes to take our participants on a nostalgic journey from games we played as children outdoors, to the exciting, fast-paced video games that most of us play now. Games have always been stress relievers and mood changers every time we have played them. Be it a game of cards with our families or a cricket match on the streets with our friends, games have always formed the sweetest memories of our childhood. This year, Alegria not only aims to revive your childhood memories, but also hopes to recreate those memories through fun-filled events and activities. So come join us through the 7th to the 11th of February and let your inner child have fun again!