The evolution and growth of Study Circle is perhaps one of the most unique growth stories in the recent history of modern Maharashtra. The institute was born out of the vision and clear intentions of one man - Dr. Anand Patil. In a true sense, the growth of this organisation is comparable to the growth of the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha in Maharashtra.
Dr. Anand Patil ; a surgeon besides having completed his M.Sc.(Biotech), M.A. ( History), M.A. (Sociology), M. Phil. (Anthropology), LLB, Dip. in Journalism, and Dip. in Hospital Administration, secured 69th rank in UPSC examination in 1987. During the selection process he realised how difficult it was for students from Maharashtra to succeed in these exams not because of lack of ability, but due to lack of proper guidance and unavailability of material. It was then, the concept of guiding students for competitive exams and ensuring that the number of students in the central services from Maharashtra increases took root in the form of a small centre at Kolhapur and then at Mumbai.