Shri Mahavira jaina vidyalaya (SMJV or Vidyalaya) has been servingIndian 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 philosophyto create a non-violent, peaceful and prosperous society. In course of its existence of almost a century, the institution has over 20000 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.
- Sheth Shri Motichand Girdharlal Kapadia
- Sheth Shri Devkaran Mulji
- Sheth Shri Motilal Mulji
- Sheth Shri Govindji Khushal
- Sheth Shri Naginchand Kapurchand Zaveri