The founder of teh centre, Prof. C. S. Deshpande completed his Inter Science Examination from Willingdon College, Sangli with a spectacular performance by standing First in the University, winning all the University prizes and scholarships in all the subjects and creating records in Mathematics and in Aggregate total marks. (The 2nd rank student was behind him by as many as 70 marks i.e. by 10%).
After completing his B.E. (Electronics and Telecom.) from the College of Engineering, Pune, he joined the prestigious TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) in 1954 as a research scholar in Nuclear Particle Accelerator Section. Then he appeared at the IES (Indian Engineering Services) Examination and secured the top rank in this All India Competitive Examination. He was posted in the IRSE (Indian Railway Service of Engineers) as a Class I gazetted officer.
While working as a Railway Electrification Engineer, he realized that his intrinsic interest was in the field of teaching and writing Mathematics and Mathematical Engineering Subjects. He reurned to Mumbai and started his own academic institute 'Vidyalankar'. Vidyalankar Pune provides the best guidance to the students to crack the competitive examinations.