Bhavan's Leelavati Munshi College of Education (BLMCE) is the newest addition in the galaxy of institutions under Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. It was established in 2016 with the recognition of NCTE and is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), New Delhi and State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), New Delhi. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, being a Charitable Institution and genuinely serving the cause of education, established this college in order to cater to the ever expanding requirements of quality teachers and educators who can bring about a transformative change in the lives and personalities of their students. This college is geared towards providing avenues for developing teachers and educators across levels: elementary level, secondary and senior secondary level. At present the college is running two courses: B.Ed. and D.El.Ed. affiliation to the previous mentioned affiliating bodies respectively.
This college has been name after Late Smt. Leelavati Munshi, wife of founder Late Kulpati K M Munshi. Smt. Lilavati Munshi was a woman of great strength, a freedom fighter, a politician and as an individual much ahead of her times. She was married at the age of 14 and was widowed. She is a very well known literary critic and had been a critic of Munshi ji's works as well. In 1926 she married Shri K M Munshi. This marriage raised some eyebrows as Smt. Leelavati was older to Munshiji, and more importantly, she was a widow. But Munshiji did not pay heed to these strictures and openly claimed Leelavati ji to be one of his intellectual inspirations. Leelavati ji was a constant companion of Munshiji throughout his whole life and along with him participated in India's struggle for independence. She herself is known to be a literature enthusiast and a noted writer in Gujarati. Besides her literary interests she has played a very instrumental role in India's struggle for independence and in Indian Politics thereafter. Some of the major roles she had undertaken are as under:
The college derives inspiration from the ideals and innate strength of Smt Leelavati Munshi who epitomises a woman with a great deal of inner strength and a force of conviction which forces people and society to rethink and have a relook at age old societal norms and conventions. She is an icon in her own right, with her own perspective and vision and was able to contribute to the betterment of women and our country as a whole.
Bhavan's Leelavati Munshi College of Education is located in the Mehta Sadan of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Building, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi- 110001. Being very close to India Gate and Cannaught Place (Rajiv Chowk) is situated in one of the most prestigious locations in New Delhi.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan genuinely being a Charitable Institution and striving to serve the cause of education has surrendered 10% of the Management Quota seats (in B.Ed. as well as in D.El.Ed.) to the affiliating University, viz. GGSIPU and SCERT. The affiliating bodies have been requested to fill up all the seats based on their own criteria for admission. The college strives to provide a rich array of experiences to future teachers so as to transform them into real educators who can celebrate the diversity of our learners as well as of the country with a great degree of social affinity. For attaining this objective, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in addition to the above has also taken the following steps to provide quality teachers education to the students being admitted to the Two Courses: