The Pravara Rural Education Society established in July, 1964 had twin objectives of providing high class education system comparable to the best in any urban area and to give a fillip to the empowerment of women through need based education. Under the vigilant eyes of Padmashri Dr.Vithalrao Vikhe Patil the Pravara Rural Education Society started its rapid growth and began to play a key role to meet the diversified educational needs of people of Maharashtra in general and Pravaranagar in particular. While Pravara Public School and Pravara Kanya Vidya Mandir were getting on their feet, Padmashri set about the task of starting Marathi Medium Schools and covered all the forty villages in and around Pravaranagar. His intuitive vision led him to the firm conviction that if quality education is provided to rural youth, they will play a dominant role in building the Nation. Further, he believed that education of a woman means the education of the whole family.
The vision of Honorable Padmashri Dr.Vithalrao Vikhe Patil was carried forward by his son, Late. Padmabhushan Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, who took Pravara Rural Education Society to great heights with his vision and tremendous leadership
At present, the Pravara Rural Education Society is doing stupendous progress under the dynamic leadership of Honourable Chairman – Namdar Shri. Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, the illustrious son of Late. Padmabhushan Balasaheb Vikhe Patil.