Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School Puthucode Kendra is situated at Puthucode in Palghat District, Kerala, on the sub-highway connecting Vadakkanchery with Pazhayannur.
The school is considered as the symbol of the intellectual, literary, educational, ethical, cultural and spiritual style of life in India. This is among the comprehensive national institutions with an international outlook.
One of the salient features of the Puthucode Kendra is that, one side is bound by a river, supplying fresh water throughout the year. Half of the land is occupied by a coconut grove, which adds beauty to the surroundings.
History of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Puthucode
The founder, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Puthucode Kendra, Mr. P.A. Ramakrishnan, has adopted his own native village, and started the Bhavan's school, up to primary level in October 2000 under the affiliation of the CBSE.
The group of institutions with 375 constituent institutions, 119 centers in India and seven overseas centers has been serving the nation ever since its inception in 1938 by Kulapati Dr. K. M. Munshi.
The school is serving about 30 villages within a radius of 10kms. They are predominantly agricultural villages and the population consists of mainly lower income groups.
The institution was started with twofold functions, first, rural masses, denied of high educational standards, must have access to it without migrating from one place to another.
Second, the catered education must be value-based, to the poor village students, encompassing the glorious heritage, culture as well as advanced education in computers, which is available only to the students in urban areas.
Any education could mould the minds of the students to form their personality and thereby make them worthy citizens. The knowledge and the industry specific skills acquired by them, develop their minds and increases viability.
The institution functions on the basis of the vision of Mahatma Gandhi that, "India lives in villages and all round development of villages is the real national development".
Thus, the objectives of the institution could be so clear, that is to shape a child’s mind to learn not only for the grade, but also for learning how to lead a successful life.
Academics at Bhavan's Puthucode
Affiliated to the CBSE New Delhi, the group of institutions follows a system of continuous evaluation that covers both the scholastic and non-scholastic aspects of student’s growth.
The curriculum adds qualitative content beyond the prescribed syllabus. The overall format of functioning takes full advantage for the students’ progress in all the fields including intellectual, spiritual, physical, cultural and artistic.
This highlights learning based on activity and experiential knowledge. The school makes successful efforts to develop the students’ ability to think beyond the four walls.
Evaluation of a child is based on the overall performance in various fields like classroom, lab, projects, cultural activities, personality and responses to social issues. Its goal is to promote life skills like value education, fitness, etiquette and team work.
Admission to the school is open to all. Its procedures are free from discrimination based on religion, class, background, caste or gender. Candidates are admitted on the basis of the rules and regulations followed by the CBSE.
Those who wish to enroll their children in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Puthucode Kendra can contact the school office for application forms and further details. To facilitate optimum levels of student-teacher interaction, the intake of students are restricted.
Facilities of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School Puthucode Kendra
The school provides state of the art facilities for the students’ educational and extracurricular activities in the campus. The various blocks in the school are arranged in square shape with big yard in the middle, opened to the sky.
This will provide the required light and ventilation to the classrooms. The school has an auditorium which can accommodate more than 1000 people.
There is a stadium for football and cricket in 3 acres, with athletic tracks. The artificial lake made in the campus promotes water sports and sailing.
Transportation facilities are also available to the various places in and around the institution. Students’ hostel, canteen, dispensary, ambulance vans, waste disposal and bio-gas plant are some of the general facilities available at this institution.
All the aspects in the life of the child at this school is planned and designed with utmost care. The institution studies all its children. Only through significant regular assessment of the child, educational value of various approaches could be understood.
Thus, the institution procures relevant personal and familial information regarding every child. Student's progress would be evaluated by the teachers entrusted.
Contacts of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School Puthucode Kendra
Postal Address: The Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Puthucode Kendra, North Village, Puthucode, Palghat, Kerala.
PIN Code - 678 687
Phone: 0492 - 2266090