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It takes an inspired soul to help someone

For over eighty years, Poona Blind School has been at the forefront of upgrading the lives of visually impaired students through holistic education. Be it educating students or training teachers, the school has always been at the forefront of empowering others.

A pioneer institution for the blind

Our story dates back to 1934, when Late Dr. S.R. Machave, a practising eye specialist was struck with a noble thought of working to uplift the lives of visually impaired students. He could see the hardships they went through in their daily routine. He and his dedicated team of visionaries got on a mission and since have transformed thousands of lives. Poona Blind School has been a pioneer institution ever since.

Separate school for girls and boys

Forty years after inception, the number of students enquiring for admissions had grown manifold. Hence, a separate school for visually impaired girls started functioning. A vocational training centre was established to make them self-dependent.

With two well-equipped campuses, a top-notch curriculum and a holistic development programme, both the boy and girl students now feel secure and are confident to compete with the mainstream.

Our Values

We live by our values in anything and everything that we do at Poona Blind School.


We look at the positive side of life and transform energy to one another.


Everyone is welcome here irrespective of their backgrounds.


We believe in keeping things simple.


We are constant learners and like to stay relevant with changing times.


We are well defined in our approach.


We believe in our cause and work hard to strengthen the society.

Our Mission

We are committed to bringing about a positive transformation in the lives of visually impaired students through quality education.