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Suresh Gyan Vihar University is the culmination of a dream that is seeing its fruition after three generations of single minded dedication, hard work and unfailing perseverance for the cause of education and the upliftment of the poor and down-trodden.

It was during the tumultuous years of our Independence struggle that heeding the call of Mahatama Gandhi to make education easily accessible to all sections of the society and not just the elite, Shri Acharya Purushottam Uttam decided to take steps to fulfill this dream. Although he was a member of the Socialist Party and was the first General Secretary of the party in Rajasthan, he abandoned any political ambitions in favour of devoting all his time and effort towards making education freely available to all, and thus was formed the “Sahitya Sadawart Samiti”. He joined Guru Kamalakar, a famous Brij poet, and worked with him to teach languages like Hindi, Sanskrit and Gujrati, as well as the great works of Indian Literature free of cost.

After Independence in 1959 Sahitya Sadawart Samiti became a society fully devoted to the cause of education. Acharya Shree, as Shri Purushottam was popularly called, was soon joined in his efforts by his son, Shri Suresh Sharma, himself a devoted socialist and a champion of the minorities, the poor and the have-nots of the society. It was in this scenario and with a solid political commitment to back it up, that in 1994 Gyan Vihar made its humble and unpretentious beginning as a pre-primary school in Jaipur. And the fact that in a brief period of time, Gyan Vihar has grown to cover the entire gamut of formal education from pre-primary to Ph.D in engineering and management bears eloquent testimony to the vision, motivation, sheer dedication and the indefatigable efforts of Shri Suresh Sharma. The seed sown by his father has grown and bloomed to become both the envy and cynosure of those who behold it.

In the year 2000 a barren uncultivated patch of land in Jagatpura, on the outskirts of Jaipur suddenly burst into activity with the commencement of the first classes of Engineering in Mechanical, Electronics, and Computer Science Departments. Later departments of Electrical and Information Technology were added. Concurrently the School of Pharmacy and an International School of Business Management were started followed by the Schools of Hotel Management, Bio-Sciences, Education and Interdisciplinary & Liberal Studies. Residential facilities for boys and girls were enhanced to accommodate the ever growing number of students. Laboratories of International standards have been made available to the students along with.

Gyan Vihar is the logical outcome of a great dream, and meticulous research and development. The foundation stone of Gyan Vihar was laid down in the month of Basant when fresh and bright leaves sprout on trees as nature seems to be reborn, on 19th February 1994 by the great academician and thinker Acharya Shri Purushottam Uttam. Elegant Scottish cottages, set in lush green environs were beckoning the new buds to flourish and grow on 7th April when the great visionary and philanthropist Shri Suresh Sharma inaugurated the preprimary section. On a pretty rainy day when the first class was held, small droplets of rain sprinkled from the heavens as if to bless the event.

In the first academic session over 150 Tiny Tots were enrolled. Within one-year the school developed into a middle school and in 1999 the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) accorded accreditation for secondary and senior secondary classes.

In five short years Gyan Vihar took the shape of one of the most modern and advanced schools of state. Presently more than a thousand students and around a hundred teaching and non teaching staff are proud members of the family of Gyan Vihar School.

In 1999, Gyan Vihar decided to launch a technical education institution to serve the students at a national level and a new establishment was planned that would adopt and employ new technologies and advances in the field of Science. Thus was born the Gyan Vihar School of Engineering & Technology, which is spread over 32 Acres of land within the municipal limits of Jaipur City. Initially it was a bushy patch of barren land, which had been lying uncultivated and fallow for a long time. On 19 February 2000 Acharya Shree Purushottam Uttam laid down the foundation stone with a heavy heart in a solemn and somber ceremony and then flowers for the founder Shri Suresh Sharma were sprayed there over, which vitalized the Campus with a new energy and imparted a rosy aroma in and around the grounds. Soon the dull and lifeless piece of land was transformed into a lively campus, humming with activity and youthful energy where hundreds of students were bustling around, busy and totally involved in the serious business of building their careers. The Campus became a place of cheer, joy and sincerity within a year’s time. At present more than 11 lac sq.ft. of constructed area with 100 most advanced and sophisticated laboratories are available for the students. Residential facilities for boys and girls in the campus make the institution unique. The amenities and ancillary areas have given it the look of an institution of international standard.

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