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Jayant Pandurang Naik
Born5 September 1907
Bahirewadi, Taluka- Ajara, District- Kolhapur
Died30 August 1981
SpouseChitra Naik

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[citation needed].

He founded the Indian Institute of Education in 1948[citation needed].

He served as Member Secretary of the Indian Education Commission from 1964 to 1966[citation needed].

He also was Educational Adviser to the Government of India[citation needed].

Awards and contribution


  1. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954-2009)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Remembering a legend". Times of India. 5 September 2008. Retrieved 20 July 2015.