BPS HISTORY

31 August 1944 Birla Montessori School Started (BPS). Founder Principal Mr. R. Raman.
1945 Foundation Stone of Jr. Section Building laid by Dr. Maria Montessori.
1948 Junior School Building Completed.
1948 BPS became partially Residential with 20 boarders and Ms. Gokhale as Warden.
1949 Foundation stone laid for Montessori hostel.
1951 Montessori Hostel Completed and known as “Balgriha” with 61 Boarders.
1952 School became High School “The Birla Montessori High School” with 175 Boarders.
1952 High School Recognition.
1952 Regular Games were introduced. First Athletic Meet held.
1953 Shishugrah was built. 1st Batch of High School Examination of the Rajputana University.
1953 Wood craft started.
1954 Metal craft started. Cricket & BasketBall introduced.
1955 School became Member IPSC
31st August 1957 Foundation stone laid for Senior School Building.
1959 Senior School Building Completed.
1959 Skating Rink made in Junior School.
12th February 1959 Foundation stone for the Swimming pool was laid.
1959 Library was started.
1950s & 1960s Students courts were formed and used to be held to handle any problems of students.
1960 Senior School Playground made.
1960 Swimming Pool Completed.
19th March 1960 School Auditorium was started.
1960 Marble Globe at the entrance of the auditorium was made.
1960 Foundation Stone of Senior School Dining Hall laid.
1st January 1961 Senior School Dining Hall inaugurated.
1961 First batch of Higher Secondary class 11th (Rajasthan Board of Edn.)
1961 Patanjali House and Katyayan Houses were built.
1962 Kanad House and Panini Houses were built.
1962 Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru visited school and changed the name from Birla Public School to Vidya Niketan.
1963 Horse Riding club started
1963 Adventure field was developed to impart training to students who wanted to join NDA.
1967 Open Air Theatre-Godhuli Stadium was started.
Founder Principal Mr.R.Raman left the school. Mr. K.C.Shukla from Scindia School, Gwalior joined as principal.
1968 Old boys Association (VINOBA) held its 1st meeting.
1969 Silver Jubilee of the school.
31st August 1969 1st All India Inter School Silver Jubilee debate started.
1969 1969 First Batch of Higher Secondary (CBSE Board)
1970 1970 Mr. M.N.Tankha joined as V.Principal. He came from Nabha Public School.
April 1970 Ms. F. Swami Kannu, HeadMistress Jr. School Retires.
1972 Mr.K.C.Shukla became Director Education-BET & Mr. M.N.Tankha was the offg. Principal.
April 1973 Mr. B.K.Sood joined as the Principal
1975 Vyas House was added.
1979 First Batch of 10+2 (CBSE- Board)
11th June 1983 Founder of BPS Padamshri Sh. G.D. Birla expired.
1984 1984 Tennis Courts were made.
1994 1994 Golden Jubilee of the school.

 

Shishu Mandir, which was later rechristened as Vidya Niketan (Popularly known as Birla Public School) was founded by the Birla Educational Trust in 1944 under the guidance of Dr. Maria Montessori, the world acclaimed pioneer in child education. The architectural design of the junior section campus of the school bears a testimony to the great visionary, Madam Maria Montessori’s understanding of the specific needs of the growing children and her sense of aestheticism. The Institution remained a day school till 1948. In 1952, the school was made a purely residential institution. In 1953, the school was granted the membership of the Indian Public School Conference.

“You are here laying a foundation for the future of India and you are performing a very sacred duty. All I want to say is don’t be complacent with what you have achieved. The law of nature is either you move forward or you have to move backward. Therefore if you want to move forward, you have to constantly work hard with determination and devotion…..”

These words by the Founder of Birla Public School (Vidya Niketan), Pilani, Shri GD Birla have been the perennial source of inspiration behind the great leaps the school has taken (and is taking) in the pursuit of excellence in the school education since its inception. Keeping in mind the ‘law of nature’ stated by the founder and ‘constant hard work with determination and devotion’ by the BPS fraternity has helped the school carve a niche for itself amongst the top schools of the country. The school being ranked as one of the top ten residential schools in India (As per survey conducted by the Education World, India on 14 parameters of excellence) vouches for this fact. The school is destined to land on even higher rungs of the pedestal soon.

‘Moving forward’ in the direction of the vision provided by the founder, the school has always been striving for excellence.