Dr Rajendra Singh
President, Hindi Vidya Prachar Samiti
A visionary Educationist and successful Businessman
Dr Rajendra Singh was born on 25th January 1954, a resident of Verona, Hiranandani Garden Powai, Partner and Director in Suchita and Pashmina group of Real Estate Companies. His success story and contribution to empowering youth by providing education to the marginalised section is no less than a film story. He was a brilliant student he studied in Hindi High School, Ghatkopar in Hindi Medium and was a school topper. Studying in your mother tongue can be no barrier to achieving success has been rightly proved by him. After scoring excellent grades in Inter Science which he completed from Ramniranjan JhunJhunwala college, Ghatkopar founded by his grandfather a postman made him decide that one day he would contribute to his Alma Mater. With this determination he joined the top medical college in the country the G S Medical college popularly known as KEM in Parel. After completing his M B B S with flying colours he did private practice for more than two decades which included the tenure as a medical consultant at the Indian Smelting Industries. During his formative years he saw his father the Head master of Hindi High school working diligently for the upliftment of the society by way of imparting quality education. As early as 1980 he realised there was a need to bring reforms and expand the arena of education. With this as a motto Dr Rajendra Singh started taking interest and playing a proactive role in the working of the HIndi Vidya Prachar Samiti the trust which was running educational institution the Hindi High School and RamniranjanJhunjhunwala College. As a trustee and Honorary Sectary of Hindi Vidya Prachar Samiti he encouraged the faculty of the Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala college to get accredited by a National agency that is NAAC which turned out to a be turning point for many educational Institutions in Mumbai city. The college is accredited A grade by NAAC and has several quality certifications. The college caters to the needs of more than ten thousand students from the age group of 16 to 35. The college has 23 UG programs, 14 PG programs and 9 doctoral programs, 4 PG Diplomas and many value added courses in collaboration with COURSERA, NPTEL. The professional courses like biotechnology, computer science, Informational technology, management studies, Accounting and finance, vocational courses in finance and marketing and Real estate management have all attracted plethora of industries to provide employment to our students. All this has been possible due to the dedication of Dr Rajendra Singh and his vision which enabled this higher educational institution to become an autonomous Institution in 2018.
Dr Rajendra Singh firmly believes change the only thing that is permanent and contributed significantly by providing excellent infrastructure, Library resources and required technology interventions to commence postgraduate programs in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence and Environment science and Disaster management. Holistic development of student is his major concern and in view of that students are encouraged to excel in sports which has resulted in National champions in basketball, Volley ball, Kho Kho, Kabbadi, fencing, taekwondo to name a few. Dr Rajendra Singh is a prominent member of MCA and has a passion for cricket as a game but he also nurtures cricketers. Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala college is well known for giving the country International cricketers like Balwinder Singh Sandhu, Nilesh Kulkarni Paras Mamara, Sanjay Bangar. More than 50 Ranji trophy players have been groomed by the college. Dr Rajendra Singh takes personal interest and ensures world class coaches are appointed for training the players.
Dr Rajendra Singh firmly believes that there is no limit for progress specially in the field of education with this zeal he started the IGCSE school in Oshiwara in the western suburbs. He also felt if students must succeed in competitive examinations, they must study in a Board which imparts National level education and this gave the impetus to start the Shri Indradeo Singh International School which is affiliated to the CBSE Board.
With a keen eye for identifying areas where there is a need for educational Institution he felt there was urgent requirement of a good institution in the North Eastern suburb for Law education. With his untiring efforts Dr Rajendra Singh started the Hindi Vidya Prachar Samiti college of Law in 2017 providing both five and three years bachelors program in Law. The first batch of lawyers graduated this year. A person who thinks ahead of time started the LLM a postgraduate program in Law which has seen applications flooding for 60 seats in 2020.
In his own words Dr Rajendra Singh believes “To be a Philanthropist you must have your own identity” which he has proven by being a successful relator. He is one of the partner and Directors in the prestigious Pashmina Real Estate and Suchita construction company.
There is no substitute for hard work has been exemplified by the success story of Dr Rajendra Singh.