Jayant Pandurang Naik
|Born||5 September 1907|
Bahirewadi, Taluka- Ajara, District- Kolhapur
|Died||30 August 1981|
Jayant Pandurang Naik, also known as J. P. Naik (5 September 1907 – 30 August 1981) was an Indian educator.
A great humanist, freedom fighter, polymath, encyclopedic thinker and socialist educationist. Recognized by the UNESCO alongside Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi as three pioneering educationists, J.P. Naik is also known as an institution maker. Born at very small town in Kolhapur district Bahirewadi, Taluka-Ajara.
He founded the Indian Institute of Education in 1948.
He served as Member Secretary of the Indian Education Commission from 1964 to 1966.
He also was Educational Adviser to the Government of India.