Koyana Education Society, Patan was established on 8th December 1967. A band of social workers, Hon. Bhagawatrao Desai, Hon. K. V.(Bapu) Patil, Hon. Dr. Sopanrao Chavan, Late Shri. Dadasaheb Pawar, Hon. Anantrao Desai, Hon. Yusufbhai Shaikh, Advocate Shripatrao Molawade and Hon. Udaysinh Patankar came together and decided to initiate education society. In this way, Koyana Education Society came into existence by the sincere efforts of these prominent personalities.
Balasaheb Desai College was set up in 1969 with the objective of opening the doors of higher education to the poor & economically backward people of Patan Tehsil along with secondary and primary education. In recognition of Balasaheb Desai's key role in the establishment of this institution, the office bearers of KES unanimously decided to give his name to the college.
The architect of Patan Tehsil, founder of Asia's biggest windmill project and the former cabinet minister of public works and tourism minister of Maharashtra State, Hon. Vikramsinh Patankar and the erstwhile Chief Minister, Hon. Sharad Pawar Saheb extended valuable assistance in the formation of Koyana Education Society and the college.
The year 2019 was greatly celebrated as the golden jubilee of the institution after its completion of 50 years. The institution could achieve a spectacular success in the field of education because of great efforts taken by Dr. Sopanrao Chavan, President, Hon. Shrimant Amarsinh Patankar, General Secretary and the other office bearers of KES, Patan. At present, the institution successfully runs- 01 Primary School, 20 Secondary Schools, 06 Junior Colleges, 02 Senior Colleges, 01 Industrial Training Institute and 01 Printing Press. About 17,000 students and 650 employers including quality teachers and non -teaching staff are working as the members of one family.
To meet the needs of 21st Century, the institution is prepared to maintain speed, excellence, better administration with no compromise in quality. Hon. Yadnsen Patankar & Hon. Sanjeev Chavan, the young and visionary leaders have undertaken the responsibility of introducing innovative ideas in the campus. To begin with, The Koyana Pattern for 11th 12th students and Competitive Examination Center have been introduced for the betterment of students.