Message from His Holiness
|| Sri Shivarathreeswaraya Namaha ||
JSS Mahavidyapeetha has undertaken a huge responsibility of educating the poor masses and bringing about social transformation, especially in rural Karnataka. Being a front-runner in taking up social causes for redressal through philanthropy, JSS Mahavidyapeetha has achieved several milestones in establishing nearly 300 institutions across the country and abroad.
His Holiness Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji, the founder of JSS Mahavidyapeetha, passionately pursued, against heavy odds, the dream of providing education to the poor and downtrodden rural people. The infinite compassion for the underprivileged could not be fully realised during his earthly sojourn. One of his greatest desires was to provide state-of-the-art training facility for those who had the urge to join Union and State services but lacked opportunity and could not afford due to lack of means. JSS Training Institute for Competitive Examination (JSSTICE), established in Bengaluru in 1991, is the result of that long-cherished vision of His Holiness Swamiji. It was primarily aimed at drawing and harnessing many a young talent aspiring for civil services, and instil in them the required self-confidence through rigorous training to meet the challenges.
The institute was steered initially by late Dr. D. M. Nanjundappa, Vice Chairman of the Karnataka State Planning Board, and ably led by his successor Sri S. B. Muddappa, IAS, retired Chief Secretary to Govt. of Karnataka. During 2014-15, Sri H. K. Shivanand, IAS (Retd.), Former Secretary to Govt. of Karnataka, headed the institution. Their contributions to the success of the institution are acknowledged. Now Dr. S. M. Jaamdar, IAS (Retd.), Former Additional Chief Secretary to Govt. of Karnataka, has taken charge of the institute as Director recently on 12-08-2015.
In the last little over two decades, JSSTICE has carved a niche for itself as one of the pioneering training centres for Civil Service Examination in South India. JSS Mahavidyapeetha dedicates itself to realise relentlessly, ideals so close to His Swamiji, in the days to come as well.
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji
President, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysuru