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The Bhavan’s multidimensional programmes are Studies and Research in Indology, Sanskrit and Indian culture; Classical Languages and Ancient Scriptures; Colleges of Arts, Science, Commerce and Engineering, affiliated to various Universities; Institutions for teaching Modern Management and Research; Running of schools from Pre-primary to Std.XII affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education and State Boards all over India to instill fundemental values of Indian Culture and National Integration among school children; Research in ayurveda; Institutions for research in correlating ancient insights to modern discoveries in the fields of Science, Technology, life and Health Science & Human Values; Institutions for Environmental & Ecological Management; Publication of journal devoted to life, Literature and Culture; Fine Arts such as Indian Classical Music, Dance, Drama, and Theatre; Promotion of Yoga and Karate; Promotion of Astrology and Occult Sciences; Computer Education; Foreign Languages; Free Primary Health Services; Promotion of National Integration and Communal Harmony, Purity in public life and Rural regeneration, etc. Thus, Bhavan’s programmes cover ‘‘all aspects of life from cradle to the grave and beyond……it fills a growing vacuum in modern life” as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru observed when he first visited the Bhavan in 1950.

By God’s grace and the whole hearted support and encouragement from our well wishers, beneficiaries and all other good people of this locality, the Ramanattukara Kendra of the Bhavan could illustrate magnificent progress within a short period. But when we weigh the matters to be achieved in future, what we have gained becomes trivial.

As described above, though Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is running various educational Institutions, a College for teacher education was not started till Bhavan’s Ramakrishnan Institute of Teacher Education –BRITE was started in 2005 underthe Ramanattukara Kendra. This institution is named after the memory of late Padmabhooshan S. Ramakrishnaji who rose up to a synonym of Bhavan, being its Executive Secretary & Director General for more than four decades. The Institute costing about Rupees One Crore is a full-fledged B.Ed. College established complying all the NCTE norms with respect to the infrastructure facilities.

A team of best teachers render their dedicated service for ensuring excellence in academic matters. We have obtained NOC from Govt. of Kerala, affiliation of the University of Calicut and the recognition from NCTE, and commenced the B.Ed course from 20th July 2005. Out of 98 students of the second batch (2006-2007) appeared for the B.Ed Degree Examination, 90 passed 54 securing first class. The result of the third batch is awaited.

The position of teacher in the society is really very high. As Swami Chidbhavananda said, “The worth and potentialities of a country is get evaluated in and through the work of the teacher. A country is nothing more and nothing less than the teacher who is its builder. Indeed, the people of a land are the enlarged replica of their teacher. The progress, stagnation or deterioration in a society is directly or indirectly traceable to the mettle in the teacher. The teacher is the real nation builder. In direct proportion to the part he plays and the influence he exerts, people come up. The first charge on an enlightened society therefore is the selection of the right men for the teaching profession.” It is equally true that the right training is to be imparted to the teacher students by right means to get the expected results. Our endeavour is to develop BRITE as an institution of excellence and take up this responsibility, though on a limited scale, of moulding the best teachers for educating our future generation.

B.Ed. course is started as a beginning. Other recognized teacher education courses on lower level and on post graduate and research level will be commenced in due course.

The Institute will be developed in to a unique institution in the field of training the teacher students. Apart from the regular curriculum and training methods, we are equipped with Full curriculum Audio visual, Smart Class and other technologically advanced teaching facilities.

Bhavan’s Vidyashram is an English medium model school on campus under CBSE syllabus for the teacher students. There are so many schools of Malayalam medium and state syllabus with which facilities for practicals are arranged.

Library, Science labs, Language lab and IT Lab are well equipped and are common facilities with the on campus school, Bhavan’s Vidyashram.

The BRITE will be able to guide the educational institutions of the Bhavan worldwide and upgrade and update the teaching staff of the Bhavan as per requirement apart from conducting the regular courses. It will be a center for academic leadership of the Bhavan’s educational institutions. It will become a center for refreshment courses for the teachers in Bhavan’s schools. Regular upgradation and guidance for the teaching staff will further enhance the standards of performance of the Bhavan’s schools. The Institute can take up the responsibility of introducing modern methods of education in Bhavan’s schools. Hence the direct and indirect advantages are many due to the setting up of the Institute.