Heritage

Seth Mukand Lal

 

Seth Jai Prakash ji

 

Seth Ashok Kumar

 

Mukand Lal National College, Yamuna Nagar is a part of a chain of institutions being run under the banner of Seth Jai Prakash Mukand Lal Institutions of Knowledge and Service. The chain has a total of 29 institutions spread over Haryana,U.P, and Punjab and owe their existence to the munificence and philanthropic spirit of Seth Mukand Lal, a close adherent of Gandhi Ji. He came under the Gandhian influence in early 20’s. Gandhi Ji had fondly nick named him as his ‘Pagla Bhagat’. Seth Mukand Lal, reportedly bore the entire expenditure incurred in the holding of All India Congress Session on the banks of river Ravi, Lahore in 1929 where the resolution for complete Independence of India was adopted. Illiterate himself, he vowed to dispel the darkness of ignorance by opening educational institutions starting with setting up of Mukand Lal National High School at Abdulapur (now Yamuna Nagar).

Seth Jai Prakash, his illustrious son accelerated the pace of opening institutions in the name of his father. A selfness man, he motivated the rich, particularly the business community by saying, “Rain Water that accumulates on the roof top without an outlet, shall bring down the roof. Likewise, wealth without charity will ruin the household of the wealthy”. He acted on this principle till his last breath and contributed large sums of money to educational institutions.

Sh. Tilak Raj Chadha

 

Dr. K.L. Johar

 

Dr. Ramesh Kumar

 

Shri Swantanter Kumar, Shri Ashok Kumar and Shri Vijay Kumar carried on the tradition of their ancestors and opened a number of institutions. Shri Ashok Kumar, Chairman, Seth Jai Prakash Mukand Lal Institutions of knowledge and service is guiding the destinies of these institutions and with the active assistance of his younger brother, Seth Vijay Kumar is doing his best to promote Technical Education. Uncompromising on quality in terms of recruitment of faculty, infrastructure and library, he encourages and motivates everyone around him to follow the guidelines and remain strict about fiscal discipline. It is because of his efforts that Seth Jai Prakash Mukand Lal Institutions are compared favorably with some of the best in the country.

COLLEGE PROFILE
Mukand Lal National College was established in 1955 by a great visionary and educationist Seth Jai Prakash Ji in the cherished memory of his illustrious father Seth Mukand Lal Ji, who was a renowned Gandhian and philanthropist. From the founder Principal Mr. R.N. Rihan, Prof. Tilak Raj Chadha took over the charge. He and his successors, Dr. B.K. Chanan, Dr. K.L. Johar and Dr. Ramesh Kumar with the able support and magnamity of Chairman, Seth Ashok Kumar Ji coupled with unstinted support of faculty members have succeeded in carving a niche for the college as a premier institute of higher education in Northen India. The present incumbent, Dr. Shailesh Kapoor has taken the baton from his illustrious predecessors with the mission of carrying the College to still greater heights with the blessings and guidance of Sh. Ashok Kumar, Chairman, and day to day active support from Dr. Ramesh Kumar, General Secretary, College Managing Committee coupled with full support from the experienced and dedicated faculty. During the course of its long journey, the College has scaled towering heights in academics, sports, co-curricular activities and social service and its alumni has made a mark in different fields of public service and public life.

The college has been declared as College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) by the University Grants Commission of India, New Delhi.
During the course of its long journey, the College has achieved many a milestones in academics, sports and extra-curricular activities and its alumni have made a mark in different spheres related to public service and life.