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The Cuncolim Educational Society was set up on 2nd October, 1963, to impart quality higher education to students, so as to foster their development by providing knowledge that will build enlightened citizens, a progressive society and vibrant nation while giving due consideration to the first generation learners of Cuncolim and surrounding areas.

The first move in this direction was the establishment of the Cuncolim United High School in the year 1964. In 1981, the Cuncolim United Higher Secondary School was started with Arts and Commerce stream, to which Science was added in June 1986. Vocational Courses were started at this Institute in the year 1993 . The Cuncolim Educational Society’s of Arts and Commerce was established in the academic year 1987. Today it is one among the largest educational institution in Goa.

A dynamic force behind this educational institution was late (Adv.) Pio F. Lawrence, who was the founder Chairman of the Cuncolim Educational Society. It was he who worked tirelessly to develop this institution. Late (Dr.) Leo Barnes, General Secretary of NUSI and late Shri. Molu Dessai, ex-president of Cuncolim Muncipal Council also contributed for the betterment of the Institution.

Late Shri Prabhakar T. Vaidya, a noted freedom fighter, who was associated with this Society since its inception, was a founder member and secretary of C.E.S. He was elected as a chairman of C.E.S. and served from 2005 – 2008 as after he expired on 13- 5 – 2006 Dr . Prakash S. N Kurade was nominated as Chairman of C.E.S. for the remaining term, the present Chairmain is Shri Moducora B. N Dessai.


The Cuncolim Educational Society’s College of Arts and Commerce was established in the academic tear 1987. It is affiliated to the Goa University. Initiated with the aim of fostering a spirit of learning in the village of Cuncolim and surrounding areas, its establishment has turned the dream of local student to pursue higher education without leaving Goa, into reality. The college is a child of Late Pio F. Lawrence. Though faced with many difficulties the institution gradually progressed not just academically but in other areas as well.

Today, it has a strength of 430 and above students and has been consistently giving out excellent results. The college also excels in sports and co-curricular and extra curricular activities.

The college has a well established campus, with IT centre, commerce Lab, a Research and Information Centre, an Audio- Visual Hall, a good library, and a language laboratory. At present, the college is managed by the Cuncolim Educational Society with Shri Moducora B. N Dessai as the Chairman of Managing Board and Dr. L.G. Naik as the Principal.

The college received permanent affiliation of Goa University in the year 2006-2007 and it was registered under 2(f) and 12(b) of University Grants Commission on February 2010.