Dr. Madhuri Shah, nationally & internationally acclaimed educationist established Hansraj Jivandas College of Education in 1969. She also set up the Educational and Vocational Counseling Unit in Gujarat Research Society, Bombay in 1954. She was elected as International President of World Education Fellowship, London in 1972. Dr. Madhuri Shahworked as Vice- Chancellor of S.N.D.T University, Bombay from 1975 to 1981, became Chairman of U.G.C, New Delhi in 1981. She was awarded with Padmashri by Government of India in 1977.
Shewas born on 13th December, 1919 at Ranpur, Gujarat, matriculated form Alexandra Girls’ English institute, Bombay and graduated in Mathematics (Honors) from St. Xavier’s College, University of Mumbai. She completed her B.T. Degree in Education from Secondary Teachers Training College, Mumbai. She stood first in the M.Ed exams of University of Mumbai. Her Ph.D. in the subject of Education is from Institute of Education, London on “Comparative Study of Organization and Administration of Primary Education in London and Bombay”. Besides she also has 200 titles of books in her name covering subject areas such as Educational Administration, Education and Finance, Psychology, Educational Measurement, Testing and Evaluation, Mathematics, Language Learning, Continuing Education, Innovative Learning Materials in Mathematics, Science and Languages.