Vidya Bhavan Society

Project Brief: To serve as a resource, research and training center for quality improvement in Vidya Bhavan and other affiliated educational institutions.
Project Type: Resource Centers (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Amit Mookerjee
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Vidya Bhawan Education Centre,Dr. Mohan Sinha Mehta Marg,,Dewali,
Tel: 91-(294) 450911/ 451323/ 45149
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Sep 2003SeattleUSD 1087
May 2003SeattleUSD 1060
Dec 2002SeattleUSD 2100
Dec 2001SeattleUSD 2130

Total = $6377

Vidya Bhavan is a group of institutions that started with the founding of a basic school in 1931. The founder, M.S. Mehta, had a vision of providing quality education to non-elite sections of society with the aim of making socially responsible citizens.

The Vidya Bhavan Education Center was established in 1994. In their own words the center is a "resource unit to facilitate cross fertilization of ideas on pedagogy". The resource center was perceived as an institution that would make quality interventions in the vidya bhavan institutions. However the scope of the center has evolved over time to encompass consultancy activities, research and training in educational affairs in India. Asha Seattle has been funding this project since October 2001.