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Dr. RoychandChenraj

Founder Chairman

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A figure of calm eloquence, swathed in an immaculate well crafted suit, strolls down the institutions corridors assimilating the visions hitherto realized and those still in the offing. Sri Roychand Chenraj can often be found relishing the significance of his handiwork, The JGI Group (Jain Group of Institutions), and absorbing the magnificence it has come to symbolize.

Best described as a man of vision, he has, for 25 long years, witnessed the laying of every brick, in the emergence of JGI, with concern & conviction. But it is the many hues of personality that make up a man and Sri Chenraj is no different. Born on July 7, 1961 his multi faceted personality encompasses the professionalism of his working life, the affection for his family and friends and the idealism of principle and intuition.

Sri Roychand  Chenraj’s extensive inter-personal, communication and management skills are not an overnight miracle. They are a product of his years of business experience. Having entered the textile business at the tender age of 13 through Pragati, he started off as a dealer for Reliance Industries specializing in ‘Cut Lengths’. He then went on to distinguish himself as the no. 1 dealer of the Reliance banner from 1978 – 1990. He also had the opportunity of working with Sri. Dhirubhai Ambani of Reliance Industries.

Sri Chenraj laid the foundation of an illustrious institution in the form of Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College at V.V. Puram with the support of the Jain community in 1990. And he has never looked back since then, having served as its Chairman and seen it grow from strength to strength to its present number of over 52000 students. With the enthusiasm and dedication of a sculptor creating a masterpiece, his single-handed perseverance has culminated in an institution of unparalleled stature in terms of infrastructure and personnel.

Eminence bears its own aura and it reflects in the countenances born by the principal. Sri Roychand Chenraj’s varied faculties have not escaped the attention of his peers. And given his enduring willingness to serve, Sri Chenraj has held office in several prominent capacities.

He has served as a member of the State Level Apex Body for Quality Assurance & NAAC Accreditation, Collegiate Education, Government of Karnataka and as Vice President, Federation of Jain Educational Institutes (FJEI)

The Mentor and Guide

Sri R Chenraj Jain, as Chairman of the Jain Group of Institutions, has incessantly envisioned revolutionary and exemplary educational projects. Each of the following projects is a fabrication of his intellect and foresight:

Community Service

Sri Chenraj is a person whose life centers on the attainment of a purpose. And with the kind of responsibility he has taken upon himself, every accomplishment, no matter how great, continually points towards even greater realizations.

One such accomplishment of Sri Chenraj is the Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain Super Speciality Hospital at Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore that underlines his commitment to the upliftment of the poor and needy. He has also organised a number of programmes for the rural populace of Kanakapura Taluk, Bangalore District (Rural), besides the Cataract Free Kanakapura Project - Eye camps held every week. Eye testing and cataract operations are performed free of cost. Since its inception in January 2002, the Cataract Free Kanakapura Project has been successful in conducting 46 camps where more than 7200 patients have been screened in the year 2002 alone and over 1280 patients have regained vision.

Jain Veterinary Hospital - A medical centre for cattle, this hospital is built by the Jain Group and managed by the Animal Husbandry Department of the Govt. of Karnataka. It caters to the welfare of the cattle of nearly 100 villages in Kanakapura Taluk.

Blood donation camps, health checkups, medical facilities and preventive care awareness in addition to the free distribution of clothes to a large number of school children, every year, have been some of Sri Jain’s attempts for a better world, the world of his visions and dreams.

Awards & Distinctions

Some simply dream, others dream to escape reality and the rest dream to make dreams come true. But only those who realize their dreams are the ones who themselves become the stuff that dreams are made of. And even greater are those who dream, not for themselves, but for the good of others.

Sri Roychand Chenraj has to his credit several such distinctions, some of which are:

· Rotary Award for Vocational Service

· Indian Medical Association Award for Leading Personalities - Dr. B C Roy Award

· SEVAK Award for Service to Humanity

· Rajasthan Youth Association Award for Service in Education Sector

· Jaycees Award – Outstanding Young Indian

· Seva Ratna Award awarded by Centurion Trust, Chennai

Sri Roychand Chenraj can well reflect on a journey of identical odds and indomitable will. His vision took form in 1990 in the form of JGI and SBMJC, which are now at the pinnacle of success. The vision has grown, with greater goals and greater aspirations.

The vision is to shape the alumni of all institutions under the JGI banner into a cohesive body with a common goal. To contribute 2% of the country’s GDP and make real a magnificent India.

Sri Roychand Chenraj perceived a vision and gave it to us. A vision that grew in our being and became our pledge, our purpose, our existence.