Shri Mahavira Jaina Vidyalaya (SMJV or Vidyalaya) has been serving Indian society for over 9 decades. Established in 1914 with the blessings of eminent Jain Guru YUGDRASHTA ACHARYA SHRI VIJAY VALLABHSURISWARJI MAHARAJ SAHEB, the roots of this premier institution are found in its belief that the education, coupled with followings of basic Jain principles will help the cause of Jain philosophy to create a non – violent, peaceful and prosperous society. In course of its existence of almost a century, the institution has over 15,000 Alumni spread across the world, most of them well established and leading in their respective fields and regions globally.
The Vidyalaya’s main objective is to establish important institutes concerned with education for the prosperity of Jain community and religion in accordance with the funds, and to devise schemes especially for the spread of education as well as undertake all the possible efforts to implement the same.
In 2007, the Trust decided to make a direct entry into Higher Education and formed Shri Mahavira Jaina Vidyalaya Education Foundation Trust for imparting education to all communities including Jains to benefit wider tapestry of Indian and Global societies.
The Institutions run by SMJV Trust:
Today the large network of institutions owned and managed by SHRI MAHAVIRA JAINA VIDYALAYA is accommodating and supporting more than 1500 students at highly subsidized fees or FREE-OF-COST basis in its 11 hostels in western India as follows: MBA Institute at Vadodara (Gujarat) is a Jewel in the Cap!
Hostels for Boys:
a.SANDHURST ROAD, MUMBAI (Operational in Lieu of Shri Vadilal Sarabhai Vidyarthigruh, Gowalia Tank, Mumbai).
b.ACHARYA SHRI VIJAY VALLABHSURISHWAJI JAMNASHATABDI VIDYARTHIGRUHA, ANDHERI, MUMBAI.
c.SHRI MAHAVIRA JAINA VIDYALAYA & SHRI BHARAT JAINA VIDYALAYA, AGARKAR ROAD, PUNE.
a.SHRI BHOLABHAI JESINGBHAI VIDYARTHIGRUHA, PALDI, AHMEDABAD.
b.SHRI LAHERCHAND UTTAMCHAND VIDYARTHIGRUHA, PRATAP NAGAR, VADODARA.
c.SHRI LAHERCHAND UTTAMCHAND VIDYARTHIGRUHA, VALLABH VIDYANAGAR.
d.SHRI MANILAL DURLABHJI VIDYARTHIGRUHA, TALAJA ROAD, BHAVNAGAR
a.DR.YAVANTRAJ PUNAMCHANDJI & SMT. SAMPURNA JAIN VIDYARTHIGRUHA, UDAIPUR.
Hostels for Girls:
a.SAU.SHOBHABEN RASIKLAL DHARIWAL KANYA CHHATRALAYA, AGARKAR ROAD, PUNE.
a.SMT. SHARDABEN UTTAMLAL MEHTA KANYA CHHATRALAYA, AHMEDABAD.
b.SMT. NALINIBEN PRAVINCHANDRA JAMNADAS CHANGANI KANYA CHHATRALAYA, VALLABH VIDYANAGAR.
Legal Status and Registration:
SHRi MAHAVIRA JAINA VIDYALAYA is a Public Charitable Trust registered under Mumbai Public Trust Act,1950 vide Registration No. A.1460 (Mumbai) Dated 20/05/1934 and under 1860 Society Registration Act vide Registration No. 703 Dated 04/05/1934. SHRI MAHAVIRA JAINA VIDYALAYA EDUCATION FOUNDATION TRUST is registered with the Charity Commissioner, Mumbai vide Registration Number E24211 dated 29/05/2007 for direct entry into Higher Education and to educate all caste, creed and origin of students / people.