The Deccan Education Society (DES), Pune is one of the oldest and renowned educational societies in India, with over 129 years of dedicated service to the nation in the field of education. DES was founded in 1884 by eminent national personalities like Lokmanya Tilak and Gopal Ganesh Agarkar. DES started Kirti College in 1954 at Mumbai.
Over the years Kirti College (NAAC Accredited "A" grade college) has endeavored to cater to the needs of students coming from the underprivileged and marginalized sections of society. The college is affiliated to the University of Mumbai and has the phalanx of virtuoso academicians and teachers who are engaged in pursuing DES's goal of 'Knowledge is Power'.