Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Skill Development Centre (DKSDC), Jalgaon is promoted by Khandesh College Education Society’s (KCE Society); Whose roots go back to 1944 when eminent personalities of the region wanted to establish an educational facility right in Jalgaon district. The objective behind this initiative, was to provide facility of higher education to the aspiring youth, for whom the only option was to go to the cities like Mumbai, Pune, Vadodara, Vardha or Nagpur. Owing to this, Moolji Jaitha College was established in 1945 in Jalgaon. Within a short span, the college became one of the eminent institution in field of higher education and soon the Society decided to expand its activities in other streams, as well. The establishment and running of various institutions of Khandesh College Education Society was only possible with zealous and ardent efforts of Late Dr. G.D. Bendale, an eminent surgeon of this region. It was his fervor and commitment that has made KCES, what it is today. Khandesh College Education Society has a large campus housing colleges and institutions, offering training in Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Management, Law, Education, Physical Education, Geo-Informatics etc.
In 2016, KCE Society promoted DKSDC to offer industry oriented, short duration skill development programs for youth of North Maharashtra. Large no. of courses, spread across wide spectrum of industry e.g. Engineering, Construction, Chemical, Automobile, etc. DKSDC offers value addition to school dropouts or ITI students, through basic courses. It offers high end courses of SIEMENS, C-DAC & CIPET to add value to Diploma/ Degree candidates