Shri Suresh Jain, a multi-faceted educationist and industrialist, is the founder Chancellor of Teerthanker Mahaveer University and the Chairman of its sponsoring society. Teerthanker Mahaveer University is a Jain minority private university established under Act No. 30 of the Government of Uttar Pradesh in 2008 and approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The Teerthanker Mahaveer Group is governed by the Teerthanker Mahaveer Institute of Management and Technology (TMIMT), a society formed by a group of educationists, exporters and industrialists registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860, at Moradabad, with the aim to establish state-of-the-art institutions for professional studies like Management, Technology, Engineering, Fine Arts, Medical and Dental sciences education.
A true philanthropist, Shri Suresh Jain dedicated his youth to the cause of rendering social service and nurtured the dream of imparting education to millions of Indians. Thus, he along with his father Late Shri Prem Prakash Jain in 1966 converted their village residence into a primary school named, Shri Madan Swaroop Intercollege, which today boasts of imparting free education to more than 3,000 underprivileged children. In the year 1971, this social entrepreneur came to the city of Moradabad to start his business of wood and subsequently brass exports in the year 1977. For the purpose of export business, he visited various advanced nations in Europe and across the Atlantic. It was during these foreign trips that he realized the importance of professional education in India. Inspired by Swami Vivekanada’s adage - "A nation is advanced in proportion to education and intelligence spread among the masses" - Shri Jain reared this dream for years and finally in the year 2001, he ventured into the world of professional education.
A landmark in this voyage was the establishment of the Teerthanker Mahaveer Institute of Management and Technology in the year 2001, with a vision to impart quality professional education to the students of an otherwise educationally backward city. His immaculate determination, relentless pursuit of excellence, and strategic contributions in educational infrastructure culminated in the establishment of Teerthanker Mahaveer University (TMU) in 2008. TMU brought a revolutionary change in the region’s educational landscape with its exceptional and profound industry-relevant curriculum. Currently, the university has grown to about 14,000 students from all over India and has emerged as a hub of quality education.
Shri Suresh Jain took education far and wide without compromising on quality. That is the reason why more and more overseas universities are keen on a tie-up with Teerthanker Mahaveer University. Shri Jain is a strong vocal advocate for promoting job-oriented higher education and keeps articulating his vision for the future of an educated India. His philosophy of high thinking and simple living is a guiding light to many in the Moradabad area. Shri Jain might not have received enough documentation through newspapers but his contributions have filled many hearts with hope, stomachs with food, and individuals with knowledge.
In a very short span of time, the University established unparalleled avenues in the field of education. All the multidisciplinary programmes of study offered by the university are job-oriented, and have established a benchmark in their own respective fields. At present, 14,000 students from across various states of the country are pursuing higher education in one of the 150 programs of study offered by the constituent colleges of the university. The University offers education in the domain of Medical & Paramedical sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dental Sciences, Physiotherapy, Management, Engineering, Computer Sciences, Law & Legal Studies, Physical education, Agricultural Sciences, Hospital Administration, Fine Arts, Language Studies, and Jainology. The University has established a landmark in post-doctoral programmes by facilitating quality research in various disciplines.
Key Highlights of the University
The University is housed in a sprawling campus of 145 acres
Built-up area of 55 lakh sq. feet
On-campus housing facility for 5,000 students
500 Faculty residences for doctors, administrative staff, nursing and paramedical staff
Scholarship of more than Rs. 5 crore per year to students
University’s dedicated contribution to India’s medical sector (till 2019) –
- 594 MBBS Doctors
- 132 MD/ MS Postgraduate doctors
- 665 BDS Dental Doctors
- 1,033 Pharmacists
- 3,115 Nurses
- 289 Physiotherapists
- 775 Paramedical Technicians
The University campus houses the biggest Indoor Stadium of Uttar Pradesh. The prominent Tournaments and Championships organized here which deserve a mention are:
- 13th Youth National Volleyball Championship in 2011
- 62nd Senior National Volleyball Championship in 2013
- 11th Inter Zonal National Carom Championship in 2014
- 42nd Junior National and Inter State Carom Championship in 2014
- 44th Senior National and Inter State Carom Championship in 2014
- U.P. Gramin Volleyball League in 2016
- TMU Open Basketball Championship in 2016
- East Zone Inter State Senior and Junior Under 19 Selection Badminton Tournament in 2017
- U.P. Senior State Basketball Championship (Men and Women) in 2019
The University is also home to an international standard cricket stadium with a dedicated clock tower pavilion. Major tournaments hosted by the University’s cricket stadium are as follows:
Cooch Behar Cricket Trophy in 2013
Col. C.K. Nayudu Trophy in 2013 and 2014
Ranji Trophy in 2014
1st UP Junior Tennis Cricket Championship in 2016
2nd Tennis Cricket Federation Cup in 2018
On 22 September 2012, the University was honoured with the ‘Best Private University’ Award by the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India, Shri Rajeev Shukla, at the Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi. The award was bestowed on the University by the Journalist Federation of India.
The First Special Convocation on 08 April 2012 - 'Dikshant Samaroh' - holds a special place as Supreme Jain Sadhvi, Param Pujya Aryikashri Gyanmati Mataji was honoured with the degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) at Teerthanker Mahaveer University. At the same event, Aryika Chandnamati Mataji was bestowed with the Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) degree. This event marked the first-ever degrees awarded by the University to any person. This occasion became more memorable as it also marked the launch of the University anthem composed by the Indian pop band Euphoria’s lead vocalist Palash Sen.
The Second Special Convocation was held on 22 April 2018 to honour Acharya Shri Sudhanshu Ji Maharaj, Founder of Vishwa Jagriti Mission, with the degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) in the gracious presence of the then Hon’ble Governor of Haryana Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki.
Shri Suresh Jain’s commitment to excellence has played a decisive role in bringing glory to the University. Around 1000 students graduated in its First Convocation on 21 May 2012 in which Former President of India and Bharat Ratna, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, conferred the degrees.
The noble efforts of the University in imparting quality education were endorsed by the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Akhilesh Yadav, who delivered the Second Convocation address on 20 February 2013 and conferred degrees upon 1,523 students.
During the Third Convocation of the University on 18 April 2015, the contributions of the University were applauded by the former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission & Former Chief Justice of India, Shri K.G. Balakrishnan. A total of 5,429 students were conferred their degrees at the Third Convocation.
The then Hon'ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik, delivered the Fourth Convocation address at the University on 24 March 2018. He conferred degrees upon a total of 7,751 deserving candidates and wished success to the university and students alike.
Shri Suresh Jain is guiding the destiny of Teerthanker Mahaveer University as its Chancellor and his leadership has equipped the university to become a community where values, strength of character and academic excellence are encouraged, achieved and practiced.