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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is an Indian educational trust. It was founded on November 7, 1938 by Dr. K. M. Munshi, with the support of Mahatma Gandhi.[1] The trust programmes through its 119 centres in India, 7 centres abroad and 367 constituent institutions,[2] cover "all aspects of life from the cradle to the grave and beyond – it fills a growing vacuum in modern life", as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru observed when he first visited the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in 1950.[3]

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan logo
MottoLet noble thoughts come to us from every side – Rigveda, 1-89-i
EstablishedNovember 7, 1938
Jaipur,Mumbai, India



The trust operates a number of primary and secondary institutes in India and abroad. It organizes and runs 100 private schools in India.[4] The schools are known as Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Bhavan's Vidya Mandir, or Bhavan's Vidyalaya.

The Bhavan significantly grew as a cultural organization and became a global foundation under the leadership of Sundaram Ramakrishnan who took over as the director after the death of Munshi in 1971. The first foreign centre was opened in London in 1972[5].


The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is a totally apolitical organisation.[citation needed] There are many players in the school's Kerala division that caused students to get an admission to the school. The institution in Kannur is notorious on this matter having had several amazing batches like the 2017-18 12th batch. Names were not listed but the main groups can be recognised by their frequent association with 'Kammati'.


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's motto is "Let noble thoughts come to us from every side", a quote from the Rigveda. The constitution of the Bhavan lays down the qualities that everyone connected with the Bhavan should develop for the Bhavan's consolidation and sustained growth. They are:

  • An understanding of the aims of the Bhavan and a sense of identification with them, expressed in continuous efforts to realise them in every field of activity.
  • A spirit of dedication to the Bhavan which will prompt everyone to ask, not "what can I get from the Bhavan?" but "what can I do for the Bhavan?"
  • A faith in the culture of our land, particularly in the Epics and in the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.
  • The habit of daily prayer, in private and in congregation and the practice of invoking the grace of God before any work is begun and to so do it that it is fit to be offered to Him.
  • A passion for the Sanskrit language, to study it oneself and to popularize it among others.
  • The development of a healthy mind that is neither petrified by custom nor capering at the call of every fancy, but which is rooted in the past, draws sustenance from the ennobling elements in the present and strives for a more radiant future.

Board membersEdit

The current President of the Bhavan is Surendralal G Mehta, and the Vice-President is B. N. Srikrishna.[6]

Some of the honorary members on the Board (past and present) include the Dalai Lama, Prince Charles, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, JRD Tata and Mother Teresa, among others.[6]

List of institutionsEdit


Andhra Pradesh


  Bhavan's R. K. Sarda Vidya Mandir,Raipur   
  • Bhavan's Seth RA College of Arts/Commerce,Ahmedabad
  • Bhavan's Seth RA College of Science,Ahmedabad
  • Bhavan's HB Institute of Communication and Management,Ahmedabad
  • Bhavan's Gandhi Institute of Computer Education and Info Tech.,Ahmedabad
  • Bhavan's Vallabhram Mehta Public School – Baroda
  • Bhavan's Narmada Vidyalaya – Bharuch
  • Bhavan's English Medium School – Dakor
  • Bhavan's Nand Vidya Niketan – Hazira
  • Bhavan's Shri A.K. Doshi Vidyalaya – Jamnagar
  • Bhavan's Smt. Maniben Kashibai Patel School – Nadiad
  • Bhavan's GIPCL Academy – Surat
  • Bhavan Vidyalaya – Panchkula
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan BBMP Public School, Srirampuram, Bengaluru
  • Bhavan Bangalore Press School, Chamarajpet, Bengaluru
One of the schools in Kerala
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Uttar Pradesh
  • Bhavan's Mehta Bal Vidya Mandir – Allahabad
  • Bhavan's Mehta Vidyashram – Bharwari
  • Bhavan's Vidyalaya – Lucknow
  • Bhavan's Kesari Devi Kanoria Vidya Mandir – Renukoot
West Bengal
Chandigarh (Union Territory)
  • Bhavan's Devraj Aggarwal Vidyalaya – Chandigarh


Other institutionsEdit

  • Bhavan Center for Communication and Management (BCCM)- Bhubaneswar[8]
  • S P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
  • MP Birla Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • Bhavan's Priyamvada Birla Institute of Management, Mysore
  • Film & Television Studies at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi[9]
  • Mungalal Goenka Institute of Post-Graduate Studies & Research, Mumbai
  • Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Mumbai
  • Sant Jnaneshwar Harikatha & Kirtan Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai
  • Bharatiya Sangeet and Nartan Shikshapeeth, Mumbai
  • Bhavan's Nature & Adventure Centre, Mumbai
  • Bhavan's Gandhi Centre of Science and Human Values
  • Bhavan's Dharma Seva Pratishtan, Mumbai
  • Bhavan's Gandhi Institute of Computer Education & Information Technology, Amritsar[10]
  • Bhavan's P.D Kumar Memorial Gyandeep School (Free Educational Centre for underprivileged children), Amritsar
  • Bhavan's Muskaan (A school for mentally challenged, autistic down syndrome children), Amritsar
  • Bhavan's Rajaji International Institute of Public Affairs and Administration
  • Bhavan's Sarada Devi Hospital Sainikpuri
  • Bhavan's Usha and Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management, New Delhi[11]
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Academy of Foreign Languages, Delhi
  • Lilavati Munshi Catering Institute, Delhi
  • Institute of Astrology, Delhi
  • Bhavan's Atmakuri Rama Rao School,Hyderabad
  • Institute of Yoga, Delhi
  • Bhavan's Institute of Management Science, Kolkata[12]
  • Bhavan's Centre for Communication & Management, Bhubaneshwar[13]
  • Shri C.T. Sutaria Industrial Training Institute, Dakor
  • Shri Swaminarayan Technical Institute
  • Trivedi K.M. Mahila Technical Institute
  • Bhavan's Farm, Dakor
  • Bhavan's Day Care Centre, Kochi
  • Bhavan's Special Education Centre, Kochi
  • Bhavan's Rehabilitation Centre – 'SUMAN', Kozhikode
  • Bhavan's Institute of Tribal Welfare and Development of Tribal Culture, Agartala
  • Bhavan's Tripura Study Circle, Agartala
  • Bhavan's Institute of Astrology, Allahabad
  • Bhavan's Sangeet Shikshapith, Aurangabad
  • Institute of Vocational Studies, Aurangabad
  • Bhavan's Girls Polytechnic, Aurangabad
  • Bhavan's Muktangan Exploratory Science Centre, Pune
  • Computer Institute, Pune
  • International Institute of Information Technology, Pune
  • Bharatiya Sangeet and Nritya Kala Kendra, Pune
  • Personality Development Unit, Pune
  • Paranjape Pre-Primary Teachers' Training College, Pune
  • Bhavan's School of Visual and Performing Arts, Bangalore
  • Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Karnataka
  • Bhavan's Post-graduate Executive Management Program, Bangalore
  • Bhavan's Institute of Management, Mysore
  • Bhavan's Savitriamma Akkihal Institute of Management, Dharwad

Institutions outside IndiaEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "President Abdul Kalam to confer Gandhi Peace Prize on Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan".
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  3. ^ "Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan". Schoolkhoj. Archived from the original on 2011-09-26.
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  5. ^ "Kulapati Munshi - The Man and His Mission by S. Ramakrishnan" (PDF). Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Bangalore. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b "".
  7. ^ "Official Website of BVBPS BHEL". Archived from the original on 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
  8. ^ "History of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavana Bharatiya Vidya Bhavana Bhubaneswar Kendra". Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Film & TV Studies of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan". Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Bhavan's S.L". Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  11. ^ "home | Welcome to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management". Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan". Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  13. ^ "History of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavana | Bharatiya Vidya Bhavana Bhubaneswar Kendra". Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  14. ^ "Indian Educational School Kuwait". Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  15. ^ "Bhavans Smart Kuwait". Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  16. ^ New school to open in Bahrain Archived 2014-04-08 at the Wayback Machine, Gulf Daily News

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