Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherji
"Nothing is more important to the success of an educational scheme than the selection of the right type of teachers, men of character and learning, who will regard their task as a sacred mission, men who will inspire the respect & affection of their students and will act as their guides, philosophers and friends."
"I have abundant faith in the glory of youth and what I ask from authorities is in the name of students is that they be given a chance to live, an opportunity to enjoy life and the amplest facilities for the development of their health and character so that in the days to come they may be assets in the highest interest of our motherland."
- Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherji
Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherji (6th July, 1901 – 23rd June, 1953) was an eminent educationist, statesman, parliamentarian, humanitarian and an active campaigner for national unity and integrity. A literature graduate who later became a Barrister-at-Law, he had an illustrious academic career, with degrees from noted institutions in both India and England. He became the youngest Vice Chancellor of Calcutta University in1934. After independence, he was appointed to the post of the Minister for Industry and Supply in Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's Cabinet.. Mukherji founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh in 1951.