Seth Jai Parkash Polytechnic, Yamuna Nagar is a part of a chain of institutions being run under the banner of Seth Jai Prakash Mukand Lal Institutions of Knowledge and Services. The chain has a total of 29 institutions spread over Haryana,U.P, and Punjab and owe their existence to the munificence and philanthropic spirit of Seth Mukand Lal, a close adherent of Gandhi Ji. He came under the Gandhian influence in early 20’s. Gandhi Ji had fondly nick named him as his ‘Pagla Bhagat’. Seth Mukand Lal, reportedly bore the entire expenditure incurred in the holding of All India Congress Session on the banks of river Ravi, Lahore in 1929 where the resolution for complete Independence of India was adopted. Illiterate himself, he vowed to dispel the darkness of ignorance by opening educational institutions starting with setting up of Mukand Lal National High School at Abdulapur (now Yamuna Nagar).
Seth Jai Prakash, his illustrious son accelerated the pace of opening institutions in the name of his father. A selfness man, he motivated the rich, particularly the business community by saying, “Rain Water that accumulates on the roof top without an outlet, shall bring down the roof. Likewise, wealth without charity will ruin the household of the wealthy”. He acted on this principle till his last breath and contributed large sums of money to educational institutions.
Shri Swantanter Kumar, Shri Ashok Kumar and Shri Vijay Kumar carried on the tradition of their ancestors and opened a number of institutions. Shri Ashok Kumar, Chairman, Seth Jai Prakash Mukand Lal Institutions of knowledge and services is guiding the destinies of these institutions and with the active assistance of his younger brother, Seth Vijay Kumar is doing his best to promote Technical Education. Uncompromising on quality in terms of recruitment of faculty, infrastructure and library, he encourages and motivates everyone around him to follow the guidelines and remain strict about fiscal discipline. It is because of his efforts that Seth Jai Prakash Mukand Lal Institutions are compared favorably with some of the best in the country.
- Seth Jai Prakash ji
- Seth Ashok Kumar
Seth Jai Parkash Polytechnic was established in 1987 by Seth Ashok Kumar Ji in the cherished memory of his illustrious father Seth Jai Parkash Ji. The Principal with the able support and magnamity of Chairman, Seth Ashok Kumar Ji coupled with unstinted support of faculty members have succeeded in carving a niche for the polytechnic as a premier institute of technical education in Northern India.
The Polytechnic have been Adjudged best polytechnic of Northern India by NITTTR, Chandigarh for the year 2002-03 and again for the year 2008-09. The Polytechnic have also been awarded the Sardar Ajmer Singh Sarao Memorial Running Trophy for Best Polytechnic of Haryana in the year 2010-11.
The Polytechnic has been Adjudged outstanding polytechnic of Northern India by NITTTR, Chandigarh for the year 2014-15.