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Jais is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in India
Jais is located in India
Jais (India)
Coordinates: 26°15′N 81°32′E / 26.25°N 81.53°E / 26.25; 81.53
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
Founded byHazrat Meer Imaduddin Qilchi
 • TypeMunicipal Council
 • BodyJais Municipal Council
 • Municipal ChairpersonManisha[2][3] (INC)
101 m (331 ft)
 • Total26,735[1]
 • OfficialHindi[4]
 • Additional officialUrdu[4]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone codeSTD code 5313
Vehicle registrationUP-36

Jais, also spelled Jayas, is a city with a municipal board in Amethi district (formerly in Raebareli district) in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.


Jais is located at 26°15′N 81°32′E / 26.25°N 81.53°E / 26.25; 81.53.[5] It has an average elevation of 101 metres (331 feet).


As of 2011 Indian census, Jais has a population of 26,735 people. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Jais' literacy rate is 62.42%, lower than the national average of 67.68%. Male literacy is 70% and female literacy is 54.54%. In Jais, 13.39% of the population is under six years of age.[1]


Jais has two railway stations on the Indian Railways network: Bahadurpur and Kasimpur. The bus station is at Sultanpur-Raebareli road. The nearest airport Fursatganj Airfield is 19.3 km away, and the nearest international airport Ayodhya Airport is 70 km away.


Institute of National Importance[edit]

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas set up the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology at Jais. It has been accorded "Institute of National Importance" status and a governance structure similar to that available to IITs. It admits undergraduate students from the rank list of students who have qualified JEE (Advanced) Examination.[6]

Notable people[edit]

Sadaat of Jais[edit]

The Oudh family of Sayyids of Jais, well known for Mujtahids of Lucknow, settled in Rae Bareli during the thirteenth century.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Jais Nagar Palika Parishad City Population Census 2011-2020 | Uttar Pradesh".
  2. ^ "2023 UP Municipal Election results". ECI Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
  3. ^ "2023 UP Municipal Election detailed results". ECI Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  4. ^ a b "52nd Report of the Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities in India" (PDF). nclm.nic.in. Ministry of Minority Affairs. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Jais, India". Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  6. ^ "JEE Advanced 2014: List of participating institutions". Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  7. ^ Love's subtle magic: An Indian Islamic Literary Tradition, 1379-1545; Oxford University Press 2012 by Aditya Behl
  8. ^ The tribes and castes of the North Western India, Volume 4, William Crooke, Cosmo Publications, 1975