She is the Muslim woman of the twenty first century. Highly educated, hugely talented, versatility inborn and commitment integrated and, above all, a believing and practicing Muslim woman and an ideal wife and mother – Abeda Inamdar can very well be described as the role model for young aspiring Muslim girls. Educationist, Philanthropist, dedicated to Women Empowerment, Social Activist, Minority Rights Activist, Medical Visionary, Agronomist and a builder of institutions, she is the pride woman not only of Pune but also of Muslim India. With several colleges in her name, running business and actively involved in social upheaval, she dedicates all her waking hours for the cause of the nation and the community.
beda has been a brilliant student in her school life. After completing her M. Com. from Poona University, she appeared for the Indian Administrative Services and was selected as an Executive Officer, Central Excise and Customs. She was posted at Pune and Mumbai. In 1972 she married Mr. Peerpasha Husainy Inamdar, a cvelebrity in his own who is one of the most klnown names in the country in the field of empowerment of Muslim community. The couple then became a big force and worked in tandem to embark upon a life where success combines with inner satisfaction and true peace. In 1981 she resigned from the Central Government Service and joined her husband Mr. Inamdar’s business, “AHURA BUILDERS’ as Managing Partner. Since then she has been actively engaged in professional, business, social and educationist pursuits.
Education, particularly Women’s Education has of course been the dearest objective of Abeda Inamdar’s life. She has donated a huge amount for establishing the Abeda Inamdar Junior College for Girls and Abeda Inamdar Senior College for Girls at Pune, where at present 5000 girls are being educated in Arts, Science, Commerce and Computer faculties. has constructed a huge school building where 1000 children are taking primary education In English, Marathi & Urdu Medium.
Mrs. Inamdar was the Hon. Gen. Secretary for National Council of Women in India from 1999 to 2002 and represented India at Helsinki, Finland.
Recently the Government of Maharashtra awarded her ‘Savitribai Phule’ Award for her services in the field of Women’s Education.
We can have a glimpse of her vision through a few paragraphs that appear on the website of a college in her name, Abeda Inamdar Senioor College:
“Global economic scenario is changing rapidly, what was modern yesterday is suddenly obsolete today. Thus the industries need trained personnel who can innovate rather than just follow others.
At Abeda Inamdar Senior College, Pune, our aim is to produce such talented, young and dynamic professionals. Our girl students have been trained and carefully nurtured in an atmosphere that is creative, harmonizing and challenging to tackle the intense competition. Once they set a goal for themselves they are very success oriented."
Another one says:
"We at M.C.E. Society's Abeda Indamdar Senior College believe in the philosophy 'to educate is to empower'. The mission statement of the college - 'Read to Lead' is truly emblematic of this philosophy. Empowerment, however, requires more than academic excellence. In today's competitive and demanding world, our students must also excel in sports and extracurricular activities. These will equip them with the necessary soft skills to go that extra mile. The college makes every possible attempt to synergize this into the education process. The highly efficient teaching staff ensures academic excellence. Well equipped library, sports complex and laboratories ensure an environment conductive to learning. Cultural gatherings, sports tournaments, publication of bulletins, exhibitions, and seminars and so on all find their way into the academic calendar of our college. The college also fulfills its social obligations through the activities of its vibrant NSS Unit.
Necessary computer and communication skills are imparted to the students in the college through its autonomous courses in Computers, Spoken English, and Communication Skills & Personality Development. The relevance of such training can hardly be debated in any walk of life today."
Mrs Inamdar With Lila Poonawala
Member, Committee on Girls Education : National Commission for Minority Educational Institution, New Delhi.
Member , Committee on Pre-primary education, Govt. of Maharashtra
Senate Member of University of Pune
Vice President of Maharashtra Cell, Science and Technology
Trustee : Poona Women’s Council
Trustee: University Women’s Association
President : Deccan Muslim Institute & Research Centre, Pune
“A” Grade Public Library
Study Centre of Distance Education
Mahila Bachat Gat
Vice President : Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education Society, Pune
M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Pune
New Law Academy
H.G.M. Azam College of Education
Allana Institute of Management Sciences
M.A. Rangoonwala Hotel Management & Research
Allana College of Architecture
Allana College of Pharmacy
Allana Institute of Information Technology
Abeda Inamdar Junior & Senior College for Girls
Industrial Training Centre
Anglo Urdu Girls High School
Anglo Urdu BoysHigh School
Anglo Urdu Night High School
H.G.M. Azam Urdu Primary School
English Medium Primary School
M.A. Rangoonwala Talent Search & Promotion Scheme
Vice President Maharashtra Medical Education and Research Centre
M A Rangoonwala College of Physiotherapy
ZVM Unani Medical College & Hospital
Crescent India Medical Education Trust
Poona Oriental Education Trust
Haji Gulam Mohammed Azam Education Trust
Muslim Cooperative Bank’s Golden Jubilee Technical Institute, Pune
Vice President : P.A. Inamdar Education Trust, Pune
Under the banner of P.A. Inamdar Education Trust at Wadgaonsheri, Pune she Life member: International Council for Women, Paris
Abeda is the daughter of Late Hafizunnisa Shah Mohammed and Late Sayyed Shah Mohammed. She is the 4th child of 10 siblings. Her husband, PA Inamdar, is a renowned educationist and social activist of the country. The couple has three sons naamely- 1) Tanveer P. Inamdar Age- 42 Years ( M.E. Civil Edimbouragha(UK),(MBA Glassgow) University (UK) successful Promoter & Builder at Pune. (Website: www.tain-con.com) 2) Dr. Parvez P. Inamdar Age-38 years M.S. (Orthopedics) has established Inamdar, Multispecialty Hospital at Pune. Website: www.inamdarhospital.com 3) Iftekhar P. Inamdar Age-34 years LLM(Bombay) successful Promoter & Builder. Website: www.ahurabuilders.com They have one granddaughter & four grandsons.
Website- www.mcesociety.org / www.dmipune.org