VBS Institutions
Vidya Bhawan’s commitment of building responsible citizens encompasses many aspects of the society in general and a person's life in particular- from school to higher and technical education; capacity building in developmental areas such as agriculture, Panchayati Raj and women and child development; conservation and understanding of nature; and preparing teachers who will educate the future generations.
A glimpse of the Institutions of Vidya Bhawan Society is presented here. Also, links to the respective websites of the Institutes are given.
Vidya Bhawan Senior Secondary School
Dr. Mohan Sinha Mehta Marg, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Recognized by the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education.
Founded in 1931 with four classes and fifty-eight students, Vidya Bhawan Senior Secondary School now houses a well coordinated programme of integrated education from the nursery to senior secondary level in Arts, Science and Commerce.
In keeping with its commitment to integrated and holistic development of a child's personality through education, the school's curriculum covers academics, sports and crafts. The emphasis is on the child becoming a disciplined and confident self-learner. The school attempts to avoid competition and allows children learn without pressure.
Well equipped laboratories, computer facility, gymnasium, guidance and counseling bureau and facilities for creative arts are all located on a sprawling and green campus. The faculty accords individual attention to its students and creates opportunities for them to participate in co-curricular and adventure activities. The Vanshala and Anniversary Project ideas have been implemented in the school to inculcate a spirit of self-learning and community living. The primary section offers bilingual medium of instruction, following which the children can pursue Hindi medium or chose English medium with CBSE. The education of children from the city orphanage, admitted to the school, is being part-supported by the well-wishers from world over.
Please visit www.vbssschool.org for details
Vidya Bhawan Senior Secondary School (Basic School)
Village Ramgiri, Block Badgaon, Dist.Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Recognized by the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education.
An eco-friendly vast campus, well lit and airy classrooms, multi-sports playgrounds, computer and science laboratories, a library with over 15 thousand books and more than three generations of educated and enlightened youth mark the Vidya Bhawan Senior Secondary School. The school was founded in 1941 on the principles of basic education of Gandhi ji and is better known as the ‘Basic School’. The Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education has recognized the school up to the 12th Class.
Good qualifications, experience and enthusiasm are the important traits of the teachers of the Basic School. Guest Faculty comprises of College teachers. The school runs support classes, which have been of great benefit to the students.
The vision of the school is to provide quality education to children, there by bringing conspicuous changes in the society.
Please visit www.vbssschool.org for details
Vidya Bhawan Public School (English Medium)
Dr. Mohan Sinha Mehta Marg, Udaipur
Recognized by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
Established in 2001 with an implicit faith that "All Children are Educable", the Vidya Bhawan Public School (VBPS) has been educating children of cross sections of society in a stress free learning environment.
The focus is on tapping the strengths of the individual child and using these strengths for child's development. The school sensitizes young hearts towards social, economic, cultural and environmental concerns and encourages them to think on these issues, which affect their surroundings as well as their lives.
The Central Board of Secondary Education has recognized the school upto the 12th Class. The medium of instruction is English. Well qualified and energetic teachers pay individual attention to students.
One of the unique features of the school is that improvement in students is measured through Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE).
Please visit www.vbpublicschool.org for details.
Vidya Bhawan Rural Institute Udaipur
Badgaon Road, Near Siphon Chouraha, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
(PG College of Arts, Science and Commerce)Affiliated to Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur
At Vidya Bhawan Rural Institute (VBRI). Sprawling campus, well equipped laboratories, large collection of books, journals and magazines in the library and vast playgrounds contribute to the overall development of the young adults. Curricular and co-curricular activities, throughout the year, enrich the process of learning. Also, the college offers hostel facility to the students.
VBRI conducts undergraduate and postgraduate courses like B.Sc., B.A. and B.Com.; M.Sc., M.A. and M.Com. etc. along with B.C.A. and B.B.M. courses.
Since its inception in 1956, VBRI remains undeterred in its commitment to impart quality education to young men and women, espacially from rural areas.
Please visit www.vbriudaipur.org for details.
Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic Udaipur
Badgaon Road, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Approved by AICTE. Affiliated to BTER.
Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic College has faculties of Civil Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. The total capacity is around 570 students per annum. The college offeres hostel facility too.
The outreach of the college is entire Rajasthan with the intake of 249 students per year through centralized admission process of D.T.E., Govt. of Rajasthan.
The college is approved by the A.I.C.T.E. and is affiliated to the B.T.E.R. (Board of Technical Education, Rajasthan, Jodhpur) providing three year diploma in engineering and one and half year post diploma course in Polymer Science & Rubber Technology.
N.I.T.T.T.R., Chandigarh has awarded the college as the Best Polytechnic. MHRD had declared it the Best Polytechnic Institute of Northern India in 2003.
Please visit www.vbpolytechnic.org for details.
Vidya Bhawan G.S. Teachers College (CTE)
Dr. Mohan Sinha Mehta Marg, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Recognized by NCTE. Affiliated to Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur.
Vidya Bhawan G.S. Teacher's College (CTE) offers courses which include B.Ed., M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Education.. In-service training prorgamme for Secondary Teachers, Head Master, Librarians and Physical Instructor are regularly organized by the CTE. The college is also the centre for IGNOU B.Ed. Course.
Equipped with modern teaching aids such as smart-boards, projectors, visualizers etc. the college has a classical up-do-date library with separate chambers for scholors and an E-library as well; a digital language lab; science, psychology, geography, computer and education technology labs, a music room, a workshop, two conference-cum-class rooms and an auditorium. The college offers separate hostel facilities for girls and boys with solar water-heating system.
VBGSTC, established in 1942, is one of the earliest colleges of Rajasthan and a pioneer in the masters and doctoral programmes for teachers in the state. It has built linkages with apex national bodies like NCERT, UGC, NCTE, NIPA and with state level institutions like SIERT, other institutes of advance studies in education, colleges of teacher education and DIETs.
Please visit www.vbgstc.org for details.
Vidya Bhawan Kala Sansthan BSTC
Dr. Mohan Sinha Mehta Marg, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Recognized by NCTE.
Vidya Bhawan Kala Sansthan BSTC provides two years diploma course in elementary teacher education. The 69 years old Institute was amongst the first in India to prepare craft teachers. In the light of NCF 2005 and NCF 2009 the Institute made many changes in curriculum transaction and SIERT Rajasthan has also considered these changes while developing the new curriculum for BSTC. Institute has well-qualified and staff. Group work, theme and task based work, discussion, expressions and presentation based evaluation and block practice teaching are some of the methods used in teaching. The faculty ensures that each student-teacher gets enough opportunities to experience the kind of work they are supposed to do with children in the context of RTE & CCE.
Vidya Bhawan Gandhian Institute of Educational Studies
Village Ramgiri, Block Badgaon, Dist. Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Recognized by NCTE. Affiliated to Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur.
The Institute offers a B.Ed program with elements of Basic Education so that the teacher-students can apply them in pedagogical practices and serve to strengthen the local community as well. Established in 2008, the Institute is recognized by the NCTE and is affiliated to the Mohan Lal Sukhadia University.
Facilities at the Institute include airy and well-lit classrooms, laboratories, library and large playground. Along with classroom teaching, the student-teachers get ample field exposure through various programmes and activities, which are held round the year at the Institute.
Special emphasis is given to build an understanding of the Gandhian principles of non-violence, truth, tolerance, self-reliance, cooperation and peace.
Please visit www.vbgies.org for details.
Vidya Bhawan Anganwari Worker's Training Centre Badgaon, Udaipur
Badgaon Road, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Functions under ICDS programme.
The Anganwari Training Centre of Vidya Bhawan functions under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS). It provides training to the Anganwari Worker (Karyakarta) and Assistant (Sahayika) of Anganwari centers.
The Centre has various training materials like books, posters, charts, calendars and models. Trainees are given hands-on training on weighing machine and other equipments which they would use at their respective Anganwari Centres.
Residential training programmes are conducted at the Centre. The facilities at the Centre include training hall, dormitories, toilets, mess, garden and ample open space which make for joyful learning.
Qualified and energetic instructors motivate the trainees, up-scale their quality of work, instill the spirit of team-work and equip them with ideas and methods to reach out and benefit the community.
The Centre was established on 16th August 1982 at the initiative of Ms. D.K. Mistry. Situated on the National Highway No.76, the Centre has Badgaon Panchayat Samiti office, Vidya Bhawan Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Vidya Bhawan Polytechnic and VB Rural Institute in its vicinity.
Please visit www.vbawtc.orgfor details.
Vidya Bhawan Krishi Vigyan Kendra
Badgaon, Udaipur, Rajashtan, India.
Recognized by ICAR.
Vidya Bhawan Krishi Vigyan Kendra (VBKVK) conducts trainings in agriculture and allied activities. It also aims to create models of sustainable technology use at the village level. Vidya Bhawan Krishi Vigyan Kendra has subject matter specialists in Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Horticulture, Soil Science, Agricultural Engineering & Plant Protection.
The infrastructure includes demonstration farm and orchard, nursery, vermicompost, dairy and goat demonstration units, hostels, conference and training halls, soil and water testing lab, plant health diagnostic unit, biogas plant, water harvesting pond and artificial insemination unit.
Vidya Bhawan Krishi Vigyan Kendra was established in 1984 by signing of a MoU between Vidya Bhawan Society and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).Vidya Bhawan Krishi Vigyan Kendra aims to achieve fine tuning of agriculture technologies, training of farmers, rural youth, extension personnel and execution of programmes of national importance.
Please visit www.vbkvk.org for details.
Vidya Bhawan Education Resource Centre
Dr. Mohan Sinha Mehta Marg, Udaipur
Vidya Bhawan's resource centre on education.
Vidya Bhawan’s Education Resource Center (VBERC) has established itself nationally as a resource centre that works on the issues of school education.
Presently, VBERC has multiple partnerships with national, state and private institutions and also with MHRD, NCERT, NEUPA, IGNOU, SCERTs, DIETs, Universities, research institutions, international organizations, funding organizations and voluntary organizations.
VBERC works to raise the level of discourse on education through local to international level conferences, seminars and workshops.
The centre also works on material development, textbook writing, training, systemic reform and capacity building. Established in 1995, VBERC facilitates cross-fertilization of ideas on pedagogy and sharing of experiences within Vidya Bhawan institutions and between Vidya Bhawan and outside institutions.
Please visit www.vberc.org for details.
Vidya Bhawan Institute of Local Self Government and Responsible Citizenship
Dr. Mohan Sinha Mehta Marg, Udaipur
Works on Panchayati Raj and Women Empowerment.
The Institute of Local Self Government and Responsible Citizenship works as a flexible educational centre for democracy through training, research and advocacy. Established in 1997, the Institute has trained over 10 thousand elected representatives (ERs) of Panchayati Raj (over 40% women) in more than 500 capacity enhancement programmes (CEP).
The Institue works for women empowerment through orientation of SHGs and exclusive trainings for elected women representatives of Panchayati Raj.
The Institute provides plateform to the ERs through block level Panchayat Mela and Mahila Sammelans, which are held every fortnight.
Over 30 books, posters, games and AV materials have been developed and distributed for the benifit of the rural community in general and elected representatives in perticular.
Since 2010, the Institute has begun intensive work in 24 Gram Panchayats of Badgaon & Gogunda blocks. Funders include European Union, Tata Trusts, Dr. Stefan and Petra Reineck through MAECENATA International, UNICEF and others.
Please visit www.vbilsgrc.org for details.
Vidya Bhawan Prakriti Sadhna Kendra
H.O.- Vidya Bhawan Society Campus, Dr. Mohan Sinha Mehta Marg, Udaipur.
Vidya Bhawan's nature interpretation and education centre.
Nature lovers and scholars have a new destination to experience the raw jungle life! Less than 10 kilometers north of Udaipur, the city of lakes, in southern Rajasthan; a forest has been preserved in its natural glory. Hills, ravines, caves, water bodies, shrubs, herbs and age old trees of the dry deciduous jungle are all part of the Vidya Bhawan Prakriti Sadhana Kendra (VBPSK). From insects to reptiles, from langoors to leopards and from amphibians to birds, the life of a jungle can be experienced in the 400-acres (1.6 square kilometers) of forest area.
Vidya Bhawan has preserved this area for six decades now. In the new millennium, 'Padma Bhushan' Prof. Jagat S. Mehta, former President of Vidya Bhawan Society and former Foreign Secretary of India, donated about Rs.60 Lakhs to construct a camping site, which was inaugurated by Nobel Laureate Dr. R.K. Pachauri on 19th August 2009. VBPSK is a nature education and interpretation centre for students, scholars and nature lovers!
Please visit www.vbpsk.org for details.