Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB)

Founded by Kulapati Dr. K. M. Munshji, on November 7, 1938, nearly a decade before the advent of independence, with the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi and the co-operation and support of several distinguished stalwarts of India’s freedom movement, the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has grown from small beginnings to a comprehensive global intellectual, cultural and educational movement. It is a totally secular and apolitical organisation. The main purpose of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is to provide a modern bridge to span the past, the present and the future, built on the strong foundation of the fundamental values of life.

The Bhavan believes that there are good elements in all cultures that transcend all barriers and knit people together. It’s ideal is “Vasudhaiva Kudumbakam”: “The World is one Family”. Its motto is “Aano Bhadraah Kratavo Yantu Vishvatah”: ‘Let noble thoughts come to us from every side’. The Bhavan also firmly believes that revitalizing ancient values and reintegrating them to suit the changing needs of modern times alone will give people the strength to assimilate whatever is good in the new, without being swept away from their traditional moorings.

Bhavan’s institutes of higher learning With 118 Kendras/Offices spread over all the parts of India and 7 centers abroad in UK, USA, Portugal and Mexico, Bhavan has acquired a true ‘International Indian character and culture’ and sponsors more than 373 institutions all over the world. Bhavan’s concern for evolving new culture by proper synthesis with fundamental human values and growth oriented Indian culture finds expression in the establishment of institutions devoted to science, technology and management

Outstanding institutions under Bhavan’s banner in this context are:

Bhavan’s SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.

Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai.

Sardar Patel College of Communication and Management, Delhi.

Rajendra Prasad College of Communication and Management, Mumbai.

Rajaji International Institute of Public Affairs and Administration, Hyderabad.

Gandhi Institute of Computer Education & Information Technology, Mumbai.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kochi Kendra
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kochi Kendra is one of the largest Kendra among the entire Bhavan family. In all the states of the Indian union, Kerala has the largest number of Bhavan’s kendras. The first Bhavan’s Kendra in Kerala was started at Kochi. Our founder, Kulapati Dr. K.M. Munshiji appointed a Kendra Committee with Justice Shri. T.S. Krishnamoorthy Iyer as the first Chairman and Mahakavi G. Sankara Kurup as one of the Vice-Chairmen. Dr. G.S. Pathak, the then Vice-President of India, formally inaugurated the Bhavan’s Kerala Kendra on 9th September 1970 (1st Chingam , the Malayalam New Year Day).
Some of the institutions run by Bhavan, Kochi are listed below:

Bhavan’s Balamandir - Five branches around Cochin - Inspected in 1971

Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir, Elamakkara - Inspected in 1977

Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir, Girinagar - Inspected in 1980

Bhavan’s Mahila Vibhag: A service organization imparting vocational training for girls - Inspected in 1984

Bhavan’s Nursery Teachers’ training College - Incepted in 1986

Bhavan’s Adarsha Vidyalaya - Incepted in 1989

Bhavan’s Varuna Vidyalaya, Kakkanad, Cochin - Incepted in 1992

Bhavan’s Munshi Vidyasharam, Thiruvankulam - Incepted in 2001

Bhavan’s Royal Institute of Management (Bhavan's B - School) - Incepted in 2002

Bhavan’s Newsprint Vidyalaya, Velloor - Incepted in 2003

Shri.Venugopal C Govind

Hon. Chairman

Shri. E. Ramankutty