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BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVAN
Kochi


Address
T.D. Road,
Ernakulam,Kochi - 682 011
Phone: 0484-2903500, 2903551
Email: bharatiyavidyabhavancochin@yahoo.co.in
Website: www.bhavanskochikendra.com

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Kochi the first Kendra in the state of Kerala was started on 17th August 1970 and was formally inaugurated on 9th September 1970 by the late Hon’ble former Vice President of India Dr. G S Pathak. Having begun in a modest rented building, the foundation stone for the Kendra’s own building was laid by the late Hon’ble former President of India V V Giri on 2nd February 1972.
Situated in the heart of Kochi city at T D Road, Ernakulam, the majestic three storey building houses the offices of the Chairman, Hon. Secretary cum Hon. Treasurer, Director, Chief Finance Manager, Deputy Manager, a Book division, Accounts Department, HR Department, Education & Research wing, Civil Department, Sardar Patel Sabha Griha (air conditioned auditorium with seating capacity of 650), Conference hall etc.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kochi one of the largest Kendra of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has achieved enviable growth during the last 50 years with several educational, social and cultural institutions having been set up in and around Kochi under its aegis.
At present, the Kendra manages:-

  • 7 Senior Secondary schools (Affiliated to the CBSE)
  • 6 Bala Mandirs (Kindergarten)
  • A B-School - Bhavan’s Royal Institute of Management (affiliated to CUSAT)
  • Bhavan’s College of Arts & Commerce (affiliated to MG University)
  • Bhavan’s Nursery Teachers’ Training Centre
  • Bhavan’s Mahila Vibhag
  • Kalabharati (Bhavan’s Institute of Fine Arts)
  • Bhavan’s Research & Development Centre.

Bhavan Kochi now has nearly 1000 teachers and staff on its roll and has more than 15000 students. All these institutions are functioning very well and recording excellent performance in education. Our seven schools have links with schools in the UK to promote international outlook in addition to conducting national and international student exchange programmes.
Social activities have also been high on the Kendra’s list. Bhavan’s Mahila Vibhag, since inception, has contributed for the upliftment and empowerment of the under privileged. Reviving Indian Culture and sowing its seeds in the youth of today is yet another facet of the Kendra, being achieved through Kalabharati, various cultural programmes etc.


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NEWS & EVENTS

Annual Address by the Chairman

The customary address by the Chairman for the academic year 2022–23 was held on May 27, 2022 at Sardar Sabha Griha, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, T D Road. Shri C.A. Venugopal and Shri C. Govind, Chairman, addressed the teachers prior to the commencement of the new academic year.
The meeting was attended by the members of the Kendra committee, Principals, Vice-Principals, Education Officers, Research Coordinators, heads of the other institutions under Kochi Kendra, over 700 teachers from seven schools, six Bala Mandirs, Bhavan’s Royal Institute of Management, Thiruvamkulam and Bhavan’s College of Arts & Commerce, Kakkanad and staff members.
After the formal meeting, an induction programme was held for the newly appointed teachers as well as for teachers who joined during 2021–22.
The entire programme gave the teachers insights about the history and background of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, ideals and objectives, roles and responsibilities of staff in general, classroom transaction and management, teacher-student relationship, training, mentoring NEP and its implementation plan etc.


Get-together

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kochi Kendra hosted the get-together of Chairmen, Secretaries, Treasurers, Directors and Kendra committee members of all Bhavan’s Kendras in Kerala on May 15, 2022 at Sardar Patel Sabha Griha, Bhavan’s Kochi Kendra. Shri Jagdish Lakhani, Joint Executive Secretary and Registrar, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai was the Chief Guest. More than 50 members from various Bhavan’s Kendras in Kerala attended the meeting.
Shri Jagdish Lakhani addressed the gathering and emphasised on the importance of preservation and propagation of culture, values, social activities, welfare projects, Sanskrit, regional languages etc.
Representatives from each Kendra presented a brief report on the functioning of the Kendra and its units and also expressed their concerns on various matters. Shri Jagdish Lakhani assured all support, guidance and assistance from Central Bhavan to each Kendra and its institutions. He also had individual meetings with representatives of various Bhavan’s Kendras in Kerala.


Navaratri Celebration

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kochi Kendra celebrated Navaratri from October 10-15, 2021. Students of institutions under Kochi Kendra participated in cultural programmes like Carnatic music, dance dramas etc. on the virtual platform.
Vidyarambham was held at on October 15, 2021 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, T D Road, Ernakulam. The puja was followed by 'Veena Vadan' by the students from Kalabharati (Bhavan's Institute of Fine Arts).
The Kendra hosted an online workshop on Indian classical music, dance, Art & crafts - 'ANUBHAV 3' - in association with SPICMACAY from October 10-14, 2021. Nearly 700 students participated in the 5-day workshop and learnt these Indian art forms directly from great masters. After 15 hours of training, the students made a presentation on the last day. The event received wonderful feedback from the Gurus about the dedication and interest shown by Bhavan's students during the workshop.


Founder's Day Celebrations

The students of Bhavan's Vidya Mandir, Eroor, joined hands in celebrating and observing the Founder's Day virtually on November 8, 2021 in the best possible manner. The day's activities started by paying floral tribute and pranams to Munshiji. Students rendered Bhavan's Anthem and a documentary highlighting the life and principles of Munshiji was shown to all the students after the Assembly.


Kerala State Ujwala Balyam Award

Sumisha S Pai, a class 8 student of BVM Elamakkara, Kochi won the UJWALA BALYAM-2020 award, instituted by the Kerala State Department of Women and Child Development.
She bagged the award in the age group of 12-18 years. Ujwala Balyam is awarded to children excelling in arts, sports, literature, social and cultural avenues.
Sumisha won the award for her excellence in Vedic mathematics, mental mathematics, yoga and her efforts in starting a YouTube channel 'Learn with Sumisha', through which she acquaints viewers with tips to befriend mathematics. Moreover, she is a talented glass painter and singer too.
Sumisha is the daughter of Meghana and Suresh of Ratnagruha House, Elamakkara.


Contact:
  • Shri Venugopal C.Govind, FCA
    Chairman
    Phone Office: 0484-2903500, 2903551
    email id: bharatiyavidyabhavancochin@yahoo.co.in
  • Shri G. Gopinathan FCA
    Vice Chairman
    Phone Office: 0484-2903500, 2903551
    email id: bharatiyavidyabhavancochin@yahoo.co.in
  • Sri. K Sankaranarayanan FCA
    Hon.Treasurer-Cum-Hon.Secretary
    Phone Office: 0484-2903500, 2903551
    email id: bharatiyavidyabhavancochin@yahoo.co.in
  • Shri E. Ramankutty
    Director
    Phone Office: 0484-2903500, 2903551
    Mobile: 9447178862
    email id: directorbhavanskochi@gmail.com