Shrikrishnadas Jajoo Grameen Seva Mahavidyalaya (SJGSM), Pipri came into being in 1961 as the Rural Institute under the Ministry of Higher Education and Youth Services, Government of India Rural Higher Education Scheme and was affiliated to the National Council for Rural Higher Education with funding from both the Government of India and State Government of Maharashtra. Rural Institute, Wardha also known as Grameen Seva Mahavidyala Wardha , was one of the fourteen such institutes started all over India under this scheme. The Rural Institute ran Diploma programs in Rural Services, Agriculture, and Civil & Rural Engineering. Subsequently, after the closer of Rural Institute scheme, the institutes were asked to get affiliated to the nearest University. Accordingly, the Rural Services wing of the Rural Institute grew into the degree program of B.A.(Rural Services) and got affiliated to Nagpur University (now Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur) with the name of College of Rural Services. The other two branches of Agriculture and Rural Engineering also evolved as separate colleges.
In 1991 the College of Rural Services was renamed as Shrikrishnadas Jajoo Grameen Seva Mahavidyalaya in memory of Tapodhan Shrikrishnadas Jajoo, the co-founder of Shiksha Mandal Wardha, which runs our institute. Shrikrishnadas Jajoo Grameen Seva Mahavidyalaya is permanently affiliated to Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur and also to the U.G.C. under 2(f) and 12-b of UGC Act 1956.
The college is also affiliated to Maharashtra State Board of Higher Secondary Education for its Junior College (FYJC and SYJC) programme and HSC vocational courses. All the courses are run on Grant-in- aid basis.
Now in its 50th year of existence, the college, while remaining committed to the original objectives of the Rural Institute, has enlarged its scope and activities and soon plans to start postgraduate courses in the field of Rural Services/Development.
The college has recently been re-accredited by NAAC with Grade.