Jai Vakeel Foundation and Research Centre (formerly The Research Society)
SECTOR: Disability
SUB SECTOR: Comprehensive - Mental Disability
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 78 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Maharashtra
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Government; Credit Suisse; H.T. Parekh Foundation; Edelweiss; AZB & Partners; A.T.E. Enterprises; Bain Capital; JM Financial Foundation
Key Trustees:
Dr. Anahita Pandole, President Ms. Archana Chandra, CEO
Mr. Nari Mehta, Vice President Mr. Rajendra Kasliwal, Treasurer
Dr. Jay Shastri, Jt. Treasurer Dr. Anaita Udwadia Hegde, Medical Director
Ms. Meghana Vipradas, Secretary Mr. Rustam Mulla, Legal Advisor
Mr. J. D. Sumariwalla, Member Mr. Kekoo Colah, Member
Ms. Zia Cama, Member Mr. Pesi Shroff, Member
Ms. Yasmin Irani, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 78.3% Highest: 99.6% Lowest: 39.3%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs12 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Jai Vakeel Foundation and Research Centre (formerly The Research Society) is one of the oldest and largest not for profit organizations in the country serving children and older individuals with mental challenges and other related disabilities. Today Jai Vakeel Foundation caters to over 650 people annually and serves as a one stop shop for all the needs of a mentally challenged person with associated disabilities e.g. epilepsy, autism, cerebral palsy.

Jai Vakeel Foundation runs the following sections:

  • Smt. Motibai Thackersey Institute of Research in the Field of Mental Retardation: This section carries out Diagnosis and Therapeutic intervention for approximately 200 children on an annual basis. The Investigations are carried out at a subsidized price of Rs6,300 per child. After diagnosis, if any child has to receive therapy then the same is provided at Rs450 per session. 
  • Jai Vakeel School for Children In Need of Special Care - Mumbai: This section receives partial State Government grant. It has 350 students. The grant received is not sufficient and they need to raise Rs15,000/student/year.
  • Sairam Autism Centre: It caters to 25 students with Autism and the amount that needs to be raised per student is Rs15,000/year.
  • Jai Vakeel Vocational Training & Aditya Birla Sheltered Workshop & Rehabilitation Centre: This institution has 289 students learning different vocation oriented activities. The annual expense per student amounts to Rs28,000/year.
  • Residential Section and Custodial Care Home: The Residential section has 35 students who receive either education or vocational training at their Institute. The Lodging & Boarding charges per student amounts to Rs1,00,000/year.
  • Sir Kikabhai Premchand's MIND's College of Special Education: This institution conducts Degree and Diploma courses in Special Education for 29 students. This section runs on donations and fees received from students.
  • Jai Vakeel School for children In Need of Special Care - Rural Branch - Kanhe: JVS Kanhe receives partial State Government grant which does not suffice to run the section smoothly. The student strength is 40. The cost per student in this section is Rs50,000/year.
  • Rusi Irani Centre for persons in Need of Special Care: This rural branch also runs on partial Government grant and on donations.  It has 39 students on an annual basis. The cost per student is Rs50,000/year.
14 cr
12 cr
Source : Audit Report 2021
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