His Highness Jeevajirao Scindia lost his father when he was nine years old. He recognized the importance of representative institutions. He followed his father’s legacy and undertook a number of measures to relieve the financial burdens of the farmers, established educational institutions, libraries, and hospitals for women and children. Jeevajirao ruled Gwalior until India's independence in 1947 and was one of the first rulers to accede to the Indian Union and signed a covenant with other rulers by which Gwalior was merged with princely states to become the new Indian state of Madhya Bharat within the union of India. He contributed Rs. 50 crores to the Government of India exchequer. 'George' Jeevajirao served as the State's Rajpramukh, or appointed Governor till 31 October 1956, when Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh. He used to visit the School and dine with the students once a week. He gave the School the vision statement: ‘The young men who go out of The Scindia School will carry in life and in their conduct the bold imprint of this institution, the stamp of self-discipline, of character, of chivalry, of dignity, and of good behavioural qualities on which higher citizenship is based.’
Jeevajirao abolished the system of bonded or unpaid labour. He built the Tekanpur Kothis, where the BSF Head Quarter is now located. He continued to serve until his untimely death in 1961, when the mantle passed to his 16 year old son Madhavrao Scindia II.
The motto of the House is "Guna Pooja Sthana"
About the Housemaster:
The young, dynamic and enthusiastic, Mr. Anil Pathania is a very positive influence on the boys of Jeevaji House. He believes that the boys of the house are like bricks and as a Housemaster he has to act as the cement, binding them all together. An avid sportsperson he has been able to infuse the same passion into the boys of Jeevaji House. Not one to settle for mediocrity, he has been pushing the boys to strive for excellence in all areas of school life. The Jeevajians consider themselves truly lucky as with a mathematics teacher around them 24x7 they are always “numerically” ahead of others. A keen adventure enthusiast, he can be seen surrounded by boys who are ever eager to hear his interesting anecdotes.