The great visionary Padmashri Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil established the Pravara Rural Education Society in 1964, to impart relevant education to the rural masses. At present it is regarded as one of the leading educational society in the country. Hon'ble Padmabhushan Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil (Ex-Union Minister and Chairman of P.R.E.S. Pravaranagar) continued the Herculean task of looking after the institutions meticulously founded by his father and also continued opening new institutions wherever needed. Hon'ble Dr.Ashok Vikhe Patil (Awardee of an eminent educational) Exe.Chairman P.R.E.S, possesses dynamic leadership in progress of I.T.I. Hon'ble Namdar Shri. Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil (leader of the opposition, legislation assembly maharashtra), possesses dynamic personality and pragmatic vision, showing the path of progress. Shri.Rajendra Vikhe Patil (Managing Trustee of P.R.E.S, Pravaranagar) is very keen in the all-round progress of the institutions of Pravara Rural Education Society and has taken-up innovative steps of modernizing the systems and Processes.
Pravara Rural Education Society (PRES)-Awardee of best Education Society, Pravaranagar is recognized as Rural India's novel Education Society. Today it has blossomed into an ultra modern and multi dimensional Education Complex. It runs a large number of educational institutions like College of Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture, Home Science, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Biotechnology, Arts, Commerce and Science, B.Ed. & B.P.Ed & D.Ed. offering education from Graduate to Post Graduate level, besides Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools, Residential Girls and boys Schools, Pravara Public School, Pravaranagar for boys is also located in this area. There are 102 various units under the umbrella of P.R.E.S.
For creating employment to rural youth, the Industrial Training Institute Loni was established in August 1984. Women Industrial Training Institute, Loni was established in August 1990 to empower the rural women. Certificate course of Maharashtra Government was started from 1986 to poor & needy students. A skill initiative programme was launched in December 2004 for drop out students with joint venture of City & Guilds England & Confederation of Indian Industries New Delhi.
From Dec.2016 I.T.I. started skill Development short term course for school dropouts.