Shri. Jaywantrao Bhosale was born in the small village of Rethare BK in Satara district
on 22nd Dec. 1924. He studied at Kolhapur and Pune acquiring the degrees of BA &
LLB. He was elected as the Chairman of one of the first co-operative sugar factories
in India in 1959.
In the next 30 years as Chairman of one of the largest and richest co-operative
sugar factory in India he gave new direction and leadership to the industry which
underwent transformation from merely an industry to an instrument of social change.
It was during his tenure that besides sugar, alcohol, acetone, paper started being
manufactured from sugarcane.
He served as President of the Deccan Sugar Technologists Association, Chairman of
the Maharashtra Federation of Co-operative Sugar Factories (1967-69), member of
the Finance Committee of Government of India and member of the State Legislative
His foray into education started with the establishment of Shetkari Shikshan Prasarak
Mandal (Society for Promotion of Education in Farmers) in 1964. The Society runs
many schools and colleges in the rural area and these institutions were among the
first to encourage and promote education for girls in villages. In 1974 he established
the Krishna Charitable Trust.
In 1982 the Krishna Hospital was started with 200 beds and in 1984 he succeeded
in persuading the Government of Maharashtra and the then Chief Minister Shri. Vasantrao
Dada Patil to allow private participation in medical schools and engineering colleges.
The Late Chief Minister was a member of the Board of Trustees and a guiding force.
The Medical College has now grown into a large organization with 840 bedded modern
hospital and facilities for critical care, joint replacements, lithotripsy, endoscopic
surgeries, dialysis etc.
In the year 2005 the KIMS was declared as “Deemed University” by the MHRD of
Govt. of India and new constituent colleges have been added viz. School of Dental
Sciences, Krishna School of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Nursing Sciences,
Krishna Institute of Biotechnology & Bioinformatics and Krishna Institute of
Pharmacy.Shri. Jaywantrao Bhosale embarked upon a journey to educate, to give opportunity,
to improve the quality of life in the rural areas and this journey continues with
his guidance and inspiration.