About MJV

MJV - Shri Mahavir Jain Vidyalaya, Bombay, India.

MJV's mission is to promote education among Jains in India. MJV currently operates 11 branches in the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan, serving more than 1740 students every year. Each vidyalaya provides lodging and boarding facilities at a subsidized rate to Jain students. The vidyalaya also offers a number of full and partial loan scholarships to needy Jain students. The vidyalaya started a dormitory for Jain girls in Ahmedabad, Gujarat with a capacity of 60~80 girls. IAAMJV has donated $50,000 towards this Kanya Chhatralaya project. Capacity is expanded to 171 now. Also, dormitories for girls are establidhed in Pune and Vallabh Vidyanagar.

The Beginnings of the Vidyalaya's success stories:


Vijayvallabhsurisvarji On February 3rd 1914, with auspicious blessings and visionary inspirations from Acharya Shri Vijayvallabhsurisvarji, a center for Jain education was established in Mumbai. On that day, the foundation stone of the Vidyalaya was laid by respected Sheth Devkaran Mulji. In the memorable ceremony surrounding the founding of the institution, Sheth Govindji Madhavji donated 292 grams(26 tolas) of gold for the foundation of the Vidyalaya building. Hundreds of Jains at the time foundation ceremony put silver coins in the foundation.

The creator of MJV, Acharya Shri Vijayvallabhsurisvarji, and the project leaders Shri Motichand Girdharilal Kapadia & Sheth Devkaran Mulji were instrumental in making the Vidyalaya a honorable institution that we know today. Another key person who contributed heavily to the sucess of this institution was Shri Kantilal Kora. He gave over 50 years of his life in serving the institution and played a key role in Vidyalaya's development.

The Vidyalaya started with 15 students in 1915 and it has grown into eleven branches serving more than 1740 Jain students ( Boys and Girls ). Currently all the Vidyalaya branches are located in state of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. A new Vidyalaya Branch is opened in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan.