Sinhgad Technical Education Society, also referred to as STES, is a collection of education institutes operating mainly in the region of Pune, India. It provides education in the fields of Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, and Computer Applications.STES was founded by Prof. M. N. Navale in 1993 in response to the increasing education criteria in rapidly growing industry after the Open business strategy policy of Indian government.HistorySTES was set up in August 1993 by Prof. M. N. Navale. It began with the formation of Sou. Venutai Chavan Polytechnic Institute in the field of Engineering, offering 3-year full-time Diploma courses in Engineering, recognized by the Government of Maharashtra and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. From then, STES has been continually expanding. In 1994-95, the Post Graduation MBA course of Pune University was started with just 90 students. And today, there are 180 students taking benefit of this course. In 1996-97, the Engineering College was established by STES, offering 4-year full-time Degree courses in the fields of Mechanical, Production, Chemical, Civil, Information Technology, Computer Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. The college is affiliated to the Pune University. In the same year, a 3-year full-time Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) course was started. 60 students are currently admitted to this course. In 1998-1999, the Sinhgad Institute of Management started the 2-year full-time Masters in Personnel Management (MPM) and 2-year full-time Masters in Computer Management (MCM) courses, and at present the intake is 60 and 120 students respectively. In 2000-2001, the Smt. Kashibai Navale College of Engineering was started for girls. It conducts Degree courses in the fields of Information Technology, Computer Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. But from academic year 2006-07, the college was also made open for boys. In the same year mechanical branch is also introduced.