Maharani Shri Jaya Govt. PG College is one of the oldest colleges of Eastern Rajasthan. The college is spread in about 50 acres of land. The constructed area is about 10,000 square meters. More than 7000 students are studying in the college presently and there are 170 sanctioned posts for lecturers. Affiliated with the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, the college has 18 departments in Art, Science and Commerce faculties. The college provides UG courses in all the 18 departments and PG courses in all the departments leaving Public Administration. Research facility is available in all the departments.
From this session, the college is also going to begin a self employment oriented programme named CAT (Certificate in Accounting Technician). The college has also been a pioneer in co-curricular and extra curricular activities. Students of the college have been awarded in various division and state level competitions. Presently four units in National Service Scheme, two units in National Cadet Core, Rover/Ranger (Scout) and YDC are being run successfully in the college. Games and cultural activities are also held. Student¬ players of the college have fared well in wrestling and boxing at state level.
NCC cadets of the college have been awarded many times at national and international level. The college was established as an intermediate college on 7th August, 1941 by Maharaja Sawai Shri Brijendra Singh Ji in honour of his wife Maharani Shri Jaya. Initially courses in Arts and Science streams were provided. The college was promoted to PG level in the year 1947. UG courses were commenced in Science and Commerce respectively in 1956 and 1958. B.A. Honours in Political Science started in 1964. PG courses in Chemistry began in 1969, Hindi &: Physic in 1970, Philosophy and Commerce in 1971. LLB classes started in 1972. PG Courses started in Economics in 1975, Zoology in 1976, Political Science &: History in 1978, Geography in 1980, English, Sanskrit &: Botany in 1981, Mathematics in 1984 and Sociology in 1994. In B.Sc. (Mathematics), Electronics was added as an optional subject in 1995. In the session 2009~10, Public Administration was added at UG level.