Vidya Prasarak Mandal, Thane (VPM), is a pioneer Educational Public Trust in Thane city, since 1935. It enthusiastically and zealously caters to the basic needs of education of nearly 15000 students through its Marathi and English Medium Schools and through its Arts, Commerce, Science, Law colleges, Polytechnic, Institute Management Studies and the Advanced Study Centre. VPM has recently started the Engineering College in Velneshwar, in Konkan area.
To keep abreast with modern development, VPM keenly incorporates all the necessary changes like computerization and quality awareness in its institute along with emphasis on close interaction with industry. Our entire college campus is interconnected with Fibre Optic Network and having 24 hours access to Internet via Leased Line. Majority of our Seminar Halls are WI-Fi enabled. We have also developed our own website www.vpmthane.org, which one can access from anywhere in the world.
In order to create interaction between industry and educational institution and to gather and exchange the knowledge on latest technology, VPM has been conducting Workshops, Conferences and seminars under the auspices. This helps in providing additional knowledge to the students and community at large.
To keep students up-to-date of modern trends & technologies coupled with market requirements, VPM has subscribed towards various National and International Newspapers, Journals, Magazines, Bulletins etc. having Print as well as Online access (to name a few: Asian Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Scientific American, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Current Sciences, The Smart Manager, Down to Earth, New Scientist, The Economist, Nature, National Geographic, F.E.E. Review, Indian Literature, Journal of British Society for of Sciences, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of South Asian Studies, Journal of Indo- European Studies, History Today, The Art Newspaper, Asian Art Newspaper, Fortune, The Lancet, Social Scientist, etc.) We are also the subscribers of online national and international Databases ie. JSTOR, EBSCO, CMIE, ERIC, Cochran E-library, Manupatra, Dictionary Scientific Biography, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Athens etc.