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The School / Overview

Founded in 1938, by Dr. K M Munshi, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is an intellectual, cultural and educational movement dedicated to the twin tasks of interpreting the age old yet ageless message of our country and of integrating our varied and vibrant culture with the changing needs of the present day world.

During the eight decades of its existence the Bhavan has come to be recognized as a symbol of India’s glorious past and as a comprehensive national institution with an international outlook touching all facets of life and enriching all spheres of activity.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan conducts classes from Kindergarten to post-graduate research and imparts education in subjects ranging from Carnatic Music to Computers, from Sanskrit to Business Management and from Yoga to Journalism. This is being accomplished through its centres spread all over the country and abroad, through its constituent institutions which today number over 120, through its various publications, through cultural and educational programmes it conducts from time to time and above all through personal discussion and dialogue.

Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir, Girinagar is one of the seven schools coming under Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Kochi Kendra, a group of India’s Premier Institutions. The school is situated in plot of 1.72 acres at Kadavanthra, leased from Cochin Shipyard Ltd. since July 7, 1980.

Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir, Girinagar was established in 1977 and has classes from I to XII affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. The student strength is about 1803 and the staff strength is about 100. The School is ISO 9001 - 2000 certified.


Principal Smt. Nirmala Venkateswaran and Leena V.K. Menon (HOD. Maths)

Bhavan’s Girinagar School became the proud recipient of the International School Award instituted by the British Council in November 2009. In a spectacular ceremony held under the auspices of British Council at Delhi, our Principal Smt. Nirmala Venkateswaran and Leena V.K. Menon (HOD. Maths) received the award from Smt. Sally George, Director of Education, British Council.

Our greatest strength is the unique bonding between the staff and students, that we live our Motto
‘My school, my second home’

Our ideal

" Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam " :
" The World Is One Family ".

Our Motto

“Aa no badraaha kartavyo yanthu vishwatahah" :
"Let Noble Thoughts Come To Us From Everyside"


The system of education adopted aims at fostering and bringing out the best in each child, keeping in mind the ageless and priceless culture of our ancient land.

The Morning Assembly

Morning Assembly

The Morning Assembly is conducted in English, Hindi, Sanskrit and Malayalam. The exposure they get through this enriching experience is invaluable in helping them assimilate the rich traditions of our country.

Prayer, Bhavan’s pledge Thought for the Day, Bhagavat Gita, News, Observing Important Days by presenting a speech, skit or drama, etc forms the integral part of the morning assembly. Renowned persons from various fields are invited to address the students on various occasions.

Community Songs, a song promoting national integration is sung by students of every class taking turns every Friday during the assembly. Mass PT is held every Wednesday, Every day Yoga (Suryanamskaram) and Meditation are also held for higher classes, Community songs are sung every Friday with different classes taking turns. Week long programmes are conducted during the assembly in connection with Ramayana week, Book week, Etc.


Std I to XII : 8.30 a.m to 3.00 p.m
Lunch Break : 12.30 p.m. to 1.00 p.m


The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.