URMUL JYOTI SANSTHAN was formally registered as a society under Rajasthan Societies Registration Act.1958 in 13th February 1996. The organization owes its origin to Urmul Rural Health Research and Development Trust which was founded by Sanjay Ghosh in 1986. The trust was working in the East-West Rajasthan desert districts of Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Churu and Nagaur for programs like healthcare facilities, education, drought relief, water conservation and also weaving and handicraft. Urmul Jyoti sansthan was born as result of decentralization process initiated by the Urmul Trust to localize the operations , enhance effectiveness and community participation in the programs. Chetanram Godara a civil engineer who had worked with the Urmul Trust since 1987, is the founder/secretary of UJS .The campus of UJS is situated at Nokha, Bikaner, Rajasthan.
Chetan Ram Godara, is the founder of "Urmul Jyoti Sansathan (UJS)".Urmul Jyoti Sansthan (UJS) started its efforts in 1996. It is an offshoot of Urmul Trust, which has done legendary work in promoting the co-operative movement in rural Rajasthan. Chetan Ram Godara, who founded this group in Nokha block of Bikaner district. He is a Civil Engineer by profession and has worked with Urmul Trust since 1986 and worked with Sanjay Ghosh during 1986 to 1995. Sanjay Ghosh made significant contributions through Urmul Trust in Rajasthan and he then got involved with similar efforts in Assam where he was killed a few years back.