Sirsi taluk that lies in the lap of the great sahyadris is naturally endowed with scenic beauty and salubrious environment. In the map of the Uttara Kannada district it has a unique identity for its sound socio- economic fabric and rich cultural heritage. But the people of this taluk were not educationally empowered for higher learning till the founding of the Modern Education Society in the year 1962. This premier educational organization was established with an aim to provide higher education to the aspirant learners of the upper ghat taluk's of the U.K. district. The dreams of a large section of the ambitious youths, especially of girls to get a degree of their interest and choice would not have been realized without the founding of this educational organization. The M.E.S. has been presently running 16 institutions, including various branches of studies like Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Polytechnic, Job-Oriented courses, Diploma in Nursing, aided and unaided multi-disciplinary Pre-university courses etc. on the sprawling 50 acres of area. All the institutions of the Society have made a distinctive mark in their respective fields on the educational map of the State.
.....It has long been the policy of the Society to start innovative and vocationally purposeful courses and the journey towards knowledge is always ventured as a step to discharge its educational obligations to the locality. The Society's self- induced respect for quality is leading it continuously on the path of excellence all through these decades. Over the years it has been putting in painstaking efforts to augment the existing infrastructure, facilitating the learners with suitable learning ambience. In brief every educational project of the M.E.S. is aptly visioned, meticulously planned and promptly implemented.