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About Us
VBERC had a small beginning in 1995. It started work as a platform for VB institutes to work together, interact and reflect upon their own work. The primary focus being towards improving the quality of education in schools with the realization that change in school education is multidimensional and covers all facets of human life – psychological, political, sociological and economic.

Vision and Journey
The vision of Vidya Bhawan Education Resource Centre (VBERC) has gradually evolved from this to a Centre with a variety of initiatives for innovating and improving education in various subjects at all levels of school education across many States.
Definite strides have been made in curriculum designing, teaching-learning material development, and teacher training during the last twelve years. Working with national and state level institutions like the NCERT, IGNOU, TISS and the SCERTs of various states, the VBERC and its resource team now have a significant presence in the mainstream of the Indian Education System.
By organizing a series of major seminars and conferences VBERC has brought together field level activists, teachers, school leaders and academicians from India and abroad to deliberate on questions relating to the philosophy of education, nature of knowledge, cognitive processes and pedagogy in context of teaching of sciences, mathematics and languages. These conferences have proved to be occasions to build bridges between academics and practitioners suggesting agenda for more such interactions in the coming years
The future direction
The primary objective is to generate and disseminate innovative ideas and build capacities. This implies:-
  • Engagement with both institutions and individuals on progressive ideas in education.
  • Strengthening them to take on their work independently with thought and reflection, with VBERC acting as a catalyst and a facilitator in this process.
  • Attempt to raise the general level of discourse on education in the country.
Furthermore, these are not watertight compartments and work in one area will complement the other and benefit from the synergy generated. To give an example, work in developing innovative teaching-learning materials and developing trainers will pose practical issues to the discourse building process and will in turn draw fresh ideas and concepts from developments in the larger discourse to continuously renew itself and maintain its relevance and freshness.
About Vidya Bhawan
Dr. K.L. Shrimali Dr. Mohan Sinha Mehta Shri K.L. Bordia
Vidya Bhawan was founded by Dr. Mohan Sinha Mehta along with his close associates Dr. K.L. Shrimali and Shri K.L. Bordia in 1931. Ahead of its time, Vidya Bhawan was modeled on the principles of Boy Scout Movement, incorporating the Gandian ideals of Basic Education. As opposed to the feudalistic society, the objective was to provide uncommon education to common children. The aim was to build a responsible citizenry capable of serving and transforming society.
Originally started as a modest effort, Vidya Bhawan has flourished into a bouquet of over a dozen institutions committed to quality and excellence in the field of education.
Shri Ajay S. Mehta is the President of Vidya Bhawan Society. He did his B.A. from Yale University and his M.Phil. in Economics from J.N.U. He worked in the Indian Railway Traffic Service from 1980-1984. Since then he has been associated with the voluntary sector. He is currently also President of Seva Mandir, a voluntary organisation based in Udaipur.
Vidya Bhawan Society, in its objective of creating a more just, democratic, equitable and pluralistic society, has been catering to the needs of diverse sections of learners; which is reflected in the nature and work of all its institutions.
Aims and Objectives of Vidya Bhawan
  • To promote sound education which implies the full and harmonious development of the individual according to his or her aptitude with a sense of social responsibility;
  • To develop a broad and open-minded outlook on life and a healthy sense of citizenship;
  • To disseminate sound ideas on education among parents, teachers, guardians, policy makers and administrators in particular and people in general;
  • To conduct and promote educational experiments and research;
  • To promote vocational and professional education based on employment needs of the society at large;
  • To promote social, educational and economic development of rural and urban society;
  • To promote adult literacy and continuing education;
  • To promote environmental causes and conservation; and
  • To promote values, based on equal respect for people of all races, religion, gender, social and economic background.