Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan was established by late Dr. K.M. Munshi in 1938 at Bombay with the main objective of reviving, propagating and popularising Indian culture, civilization and philosophy amongst our people.
The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is not just an institution; it is a movement, a cause. Its objects have been, from its inception, to encourage the study of all aspects of Indian Culture, to help in the reintegration of the latter in the light of modern conditions; and to aid the fundamentals of Indian Culture. The Bhavan is thus a centre in which our ancient learning and modern intellectual aspirations combine to create a new spirit and literature, a new history and culture.
The Bhavan's activities touch "all aspects of life from the cradle to the grave and beyond" as Prime Minister Nehru (Founder Member of the Bhavan) averred on the first of his many visits to the Bhavan in 1950.
The Bhavan is an adventure in faith.
We seek to inculcate the value-based life through (1) Comprehensive educational institutions: from kindergarten to post-graduate training in Sanskrit and Vedic studies; Dance, Drama and Music; Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Management, Sociology, Life and Health Sciences; and (2) Publications named Book University which cover a wide range and variety of subjects of ancient and modern thought.
Bhavan's Kendras like Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Kolkata, Amritsar, London and several others have increased the depth and the scope of their cultural activities.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in association with Infosys Foundation has started a cultural outreach program through an MOU entered in May 2016 to resurrect and showcase our traditional culture and to revive dying arts.
Eleven Kendras, all over India, have been selected to organize this program.
An essential requisite is the incorporation of the aesthetic dimension into culture not as training in skills but as an agency for developing a synchronous, holistic life-style and perspective portraying our cultural diversity.
The role of dances, bhajans, sugam sangeet, folk music, puppetry, visual & performing arts etc. bring out rural ethnicity.
Across 11 Kendras, 183 programmes have been conducted so far and 1801 artistes performed in the Outreach programmes.
Several TV channels & Print media has covered most of these programmes. Around 54991 people have enjoyed these outreach programmes.
Bhavan’s Cultural Centre - multi-lingual and multi-dimensional cultural centre within the Bhavan's Andheri Campus - offering quality programs of music, dance, drama and other allied arts and cultural events. Bhavan’s Cultural Centre has been organizing nearly 180 programs every yearVisit BCCA →
The Chennai Kendra serves as an excellent platform for celebrated artiste and talent promotion for aspiring artiste. The Kendra has air conditioned library and conduct courses for a variety of cultural discipline like Vocal Music, Bharatanatyam, Yoga and Sanskrit Classes.Know More →
The Kolkata Kendra conducts various cultural activities on regular basis. It has introduced three annual festivals. 'NAAD' in March every year for instrumental music and dance. Dance Drama festival in the month of September/October. Folk Music and Dance in the month of November/December.Know More →
Bhavan's Centre for Cultural & Social Responsibility (Suruchi Kendra) has developed a Mini hall with a capacity of nearly 90 people well equipped with a stage for organizing short programs of performing arts besides seminars and lectures.Know More →