It may be recalled that education in particular women's education was at the lowest ebb. In India for the past several centuries till about the middle of nineteen century. At that time some prominent person's including the great son of India, Maharishi Dayanand pioneered the movement towards women's education.
However the garwhal region was still quite backward and women's education was not acceptable in the society in1902, when fired by Maharishi's ideas smt Mahadevi Ji established Kanya Patshala for educating girls. She was born in 1870's and was herself well educated from her time and was well aware of the advantages of education for emancipation of women.
She met with a lot of resistance and started with just six students, two of whom were from her own family. Her dedication brought greater response and soon number of students on rolls began to increase. Smt Mahadevi Ji, taught, managed and nurtured the institution through the early difficult years till her death in 1914.
Appreciating her commitment to the noble causes her husband Shri.Jyoti Swarup Ji, who was a great Philanthropist, endowed the institution with a huge piece of land, buildings and adequate financial support. He also vigorously pursued full agenda for creating public opinion for educating girls.
In order to run the Kanya Pathsala on sound lines and to mobilize sufficient resources, the Kanya Pathshala trust and the management society got registered on 1906 under the society's registration act. In 1925 it got regonisition for BA classes and was recognized for MA classes in 1963. The intervening years saw diversification in many new areas and job oriented course.
Mahadevi Institute of Technology (M I T) w a s launched in the year 2006 by the MKP college Society with the aim to meet the socio- economic needs of imparting quality professional education to women as also to provide them opportunities for all round growth and personality development .
As the first step in process , MCA programmed duly approved by the All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE) has commenced in MIT from the academic session 2006-2007 followed by MBA programme for the session 2008-2009. The institute also started undergraduate courses BCA and BBA in 2011. The institute was conceived as a board based technology institute,exclusively for woman , with the goal of introducing other professional courses during subsequent years.