The society was founded on 26th September 1887 by very Rev. Fr. Bento Martins. The Pilar Monastery in Goa was the headquarters of this society. Ven . Fr. Agnelo D’souza, a Saintly priest was one of the members. He had prophesized that the society has a great future. In 1939 another group of priests re-organized this society and gave it much – needed spiritual sap and a wider vision to serve the humanity. The Society consists of 4 provinces and a region. The 4 Provinces are Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Goa. The society has the distinction of running and managing many leading institutions, degree colleges , Engineering Colleges, Diploma Institutes, Senior Secondaries, High Schools, ITI etc all over India , in Delhi, Haryana , Punjab , Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat , Andamans , Arunachal Pradesh etc.

Fr. AGNEL SCHOOL CHANDGAD : The Society of St. Francis Xavier under the banner of Pilar Educational Society, Chandgad founded Fr. Agnel School in 2006, with a motto “towards excellence and enlightment” to cater students of all Caste, Creed and varied backgrounds and is a special venture for the poor and the marginalized people of Society. The journey through the last 10 years has been one of the great vision, dedication and hard work. The school provides a sound, academic, intellectual and moral training to its students to meet the demands of time and the needs of our country. The school has a band of highly qualified trained teachers, has e –learning facilities, well equipped laboratories in computer Science, Maths and above all a well stocked library. Our institution stands tall on three acres of land and has a spacious and well maintained ground of 10800 mts. To explore and enhance the sports talents of our students. The staff – members are very enthusiastic, hardworking and very much committed to their work.

The First Batch of class X In the year 2016 -17 our first batch of Class X comprising 32 students had appeared for the CBSE examination. We had cent percent result. It is a moment of gratitude for all the staff members who have been working with great zeal and enthusiasm.Overall result of the first batch of class X that appeared for April 2017 CBSE Examination as follows. 5 students have secured 10 CGPA, 10 students secured 9 CGPA, 7 students secured 8 CGPA, 6 students secured 7 CGPA and 4 students secured 6 CGPA.