LADY PREMLILA THAKERSEY
She was the wife of educationist and philanthropist Sir Vithaldas Thackersey. When her husband died in 1925, she was 31 years old, yet continued his work, both in the field of education and philanthropy and dedicated herself to the cause of women’s education. She remained the chairperson of the Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust (1956-1972), and also became the first Vice-Chancellor of SNDT Women’s University in Mumbai.
She was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honour given by Government of India in 1975, for her contribution in the field of education.
The incomplete work of Sir VithaldasThakersey was carried on by his wife Lady Premlila Thakersey who donated generously to establish the degree college in Home Science. Thus, Sir VithaldasThakersey College of Home Science was started in the year 1959. The College fosters optimum growth and development in girls thus fulfilling the vision of our founder, Sir Vithaldas Thakersey.