JSW Foundation – SNDT Women’s University Signs MoU for Restoration Project


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MUMBAI: To encourage art education in the country, JSW Foundation and UGC recognized SNDT Women’s University came together and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to undertake a project of conservation of SNDT Kanyashala.

Kanyashala is a grade III heritage building where SNDT Women’s University has given its consent for restoration, interiors and adaptive reuse of the same to be completed by JSW Foundation.

JSW Foundation is the social development wing of $10 billion JSW Group, which plans and implements social development activities of group companies.

Upon receipt of relevant required consent from SNDT University, JSW Foundation will commence the work of the project by appointing conservation architects and contractors required for the completion of the Project.  It will spend around Rs 4-5 crore for the restoration over next three years and the new conservation building will be named as “Sangita Jindal Centre for Arts”.

JSW Foundation will have a permanent seat in the advisory board constituted for the purpose of management of activities in the new conservation building, which will be headed by the Vice–Chancellor of the SNDT Women’s University.

The new conservation building will be used for the purpose of undergraduate and post graduate departments of Arts and Painting of SNDT Women’s University as well as other departments such as Music, Dance and Theatre etc., to educate women for Degree and Master and Ph.D. degree programmes, in addition to various Diploma Certificate prorammes approved by SNDT Women’s University.

Earlier, JSW Foundation has restored the interiors of Sir JJ College of Arts in Mumbai for about Rs 1.5 crore. It recently won the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Award for its work on the Chandramauleshwar Temple at Hampi in Karnataka.

Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women’s University is the first women university in India as well as in South East Asia founded by Maharshi Karve for a noble cause of women’s education.

JSW Foundation is the social development division of the JSW group companies. It is an independent institution and is governed by a Board of Trustees who is drawn from the senior management of the JSW group.

Mrs. Sangita Jindal chairs the JSW Foundation. The Foundation, in consultation with plant managements and CSR teams, finalizes a set of initiatives every year.

A team of professionals in Mumbai and at every plant location oversees the planning and execution of initiatives and often solicits the involvement of JSW volunteers to value add to the process of community development.

JSW Foundation approach is that of holistic development of the communities through initiatives in the areas of education, health, livelihood creation, local sports development and conservation of our arts and cultural heritage. JSW Foundation works in chosen geographical domain around its plant operations

Photo caption:
Prof Vasudha Kamat, Vice Chancellor, SNDT Women’s University, Mrs Sangita Jindal, Chairperson, JSW Foundation and Dr S Kumudhavalli, Registrar, SNDT Women’s University.


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