A highly-respected Delhi-based industrialist, Shishir Jaipuria is chairman of the Seth Anandram Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions (SAJGEI), the umbrella organisation of 14 K-12 schools (Seth Anandram Jaipuria Schools), five preschools (Little One — The Jaipuria Preschool) and two business management colleges (Jaipuria Institute of Management & Jaipuria School of Business) in north India. Together, these institutions have 20,000 students mentored by 800 faculty on their muster rolls.
A graduate of Christ Church College, Kanpur, with a law degree from the city’s DAV Law College, Shishir Jaipuria joined the family business as an executive officer of the Swadeshi Cotton Mills. During a 36-year eventful career, he has held several important positions in family companies. Since he took charge as chairman of SAJGEI in 2010, the group has rapidly expanded, particularly in the educationally under-served Hindi heartland state of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh. The group’s flagship Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Kanpur (estb.1974) is ranked #1 in the city and #2 in Uttar Pradesh in the EducationWorld India School Rankings 2019-20.
In this edition of Eduleader Speaks Shishir Jaipuria talks about importance of education and skill development in India, need for robust infrastructure to bridge digital divide, suggestions to the education ministry and why he is optimistic about the future of education in India.