Established in 1921, according to the directions of Mahatma Gandhi, as the educational memorial of Lokmanya Tilak, great patriot, leader of the freedom struggle and the great thinker, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth aimed at imparting national education. The selfless work put in by the devoted teachers and students enabled the Vidyapeeth to survive against all odds during the pre-independence period.
Since inception the Vidyapeeth has catered to the changing needs of the society without compromising on quality and its prime objectives. In recognition of the fundamental contribution made by the Vidyapeeth in the fields of Sanskrit, Ayurveda, Social Sciences and Distance Education, the Vidyapeeth was awarded the status of a Deemed University in the year 1987. The horizons of the Vidyapeeth have been widening ever since.
The faculty of Distance Education established in 1985 is taking great leaps ahead. Novel programmes such as BCA, MCA, BBA, MBA, DSW, Hotel Management, Engineering Diploma, and Nursing are adding variety to its menu.