Over six decades of Yeomen Educational Service to nearly 85,000 students and over 3000 staff
A small group of enlightened citizens of Malleswaram felt the need to have a college in the neighbourhood to cater to girl students in particular, who had otherwise to go as far as Maharani’s College for higher learning. Prof. B. R. Subba Rao, Sri G. A. Acharya and Sri M. Chinnaswamy got together initially and started an intermediate college in 1956-57 offering the arts and commerce streams with a student strength of 68. The Mysore Education Society (MES) was registered in 1958 after other like-minded persons such as Prof. M. P. L. Sastry and Smt. Vimala Rangachar joined. MES took over the intermediate college and expanded its activities. In 1962, courses in Science started.
Over the next six decades and counting, MES and MES College, as its flagship institution, have come to acquire a special place in the minds and hearts of tens of thousands of students, their families and the community at large. This is because of the strong belief of the founders that education is inspired as well driven by values which has been sustained to this day. Despite having grown from a single college to ten institutions spread across four campuses with nearly 10,000 students, the teachers at MES continue to bestow the same personal care and attention on their students and the management ensures that the students imbibe a strong sense of values.
MES College has been steadfast in its ideal of providing affordable, value-based education and provide opportunities for the cultural development of students. The college celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 2017. The main college was bifurcated according to the Karnataka Government order DCE|ROB|134|134|internal|2001-02 dated 7.8.2001 into MES Degree College of Arts, Commerce and Science and MES Pre-University College of Arts, Commerce and Science. The two colleges have been working in the same campus. PU COLLEGES 1. MES PU COLLEGE OF ARTS, COMMERCE & SCIENCE 2. MES KISHORAKENDRA PU COLLEGE 3. MES PROF. MPL SASTRY PU COLLEGE 4. MES PROF.B R SUBBA RAO PU COLLEGE With respect to the four PU Colleges, MES believes in combining individual strengths to achieve collaborative objectives All PU Colleges under the MES banner, follow the same pattern of curriculum delivery, taught by equally competent faculty. Common procedures/experimental methodology is followed for practical classes. All four PU Colleges adhere to a common examination schedule, have common question papers for continuous evaluation and assessment. With knowledge and skill sharing at the heart of our policies, there is ample opportunity for students to make use of combined resources such as laboratories, library, sports and other facilities across colleges. A unique faculty exchange program is also in place where senior faculty members handle classes, deliver guest lectures, including guidance for competitive examinations across colleges, for the collective benefit of students. There is an effective mentor system wherein a group of 30 to 40 students are placed under the care of an individual teacher, for guidance and support, at a one-to-one level. All PU colleges are adequately staffed and the staff members render themselves through their approachability and willingness to lend a helping hand, as needed. Teacher Training Keeping in mind that teacher education is a continuous process and that its pre service and in service components are complimentary to each other, teachers are initiated towards continuous professional development (CPD). In this direction, MES is collaborating with Educafe Student Solutions Pvt Ltd, to come up with a training program that will empower the teachers and enhance their productivity. The pandemic and the online teaching which followed, have brought to light that many children lag behind in age appropriate learning and also face psychological and mental health problems . With the increasing need to provide personal guidance and counselling to such students , MES has a tie-up with SAMVAD (SUPPORT, ADVOCACY & MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS FOR CHILDREN IN VULNERABLE CIRCUMSTANCES AND DISTRESS) and provides training to teachers at all levels. This is aimed at enabling teachers to become first responders in guiding and counselling students.