Birla Vidya Mandir, Nainital is a Residential Public School for boys in India that opened in July 1947. The School is the product of the vision of Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant, an Indian independence activist.
The Birla Vidya Mandir School begins for students who want to study in Class 4th till Class 12th. Though being an English medium School, the teachers are referred to as ‘Guruji’ and ‘Didiji’. Prayers in Sanskrit are held before every meal and students celebrate the various festivals of India among each other and the members of the staffs in School.
BIRLA VIDYA MANDIR is a Residential Public School for boys, affiliated to CBSE Delhi (Affiliation No. 3530012 School No. 81012) & British Council and member of Indian Public School’s Conference (IPSC), National Progressive Schools’ Conference(NPSC), CBSE Sahodaya School Complex, International Confederation of Principals (ICP), and International Boys’ Schools Coalition (IBSC). The School is situated 330 km to the northeast of Delhi in the Central Himalayan township of Nainital. Its campus is 65 acres in the area set at the top of a ridge, called “Sher-Ka-Danda” overlooking the lake, 1,500 feet (460 m) above the town and 7,800 feet (2,400 m) above sea level. It is well connected by a drivable road from Tallital and Mallital of Nainital.
Facilities in Birla Vidya Mandir Nainital
- Laboratories: The school has well-equipped laboratories for Computer, Science & Mathematics respectively where the students bring their learning into practice and explore the knowledge.
- Library: he school has a spacious, very well stocked, open shelf library cum resource centre designed to encourage children to develop an interest in a variety of subjects and to allow the facility of research and in-depth study. Students are encouraged to use the library and carry out reference work.
- Classes & Boarding House: Classes IV to VIII are in Junior School and onwards up to XII are in Senior School. Though under the common administration their identities are well defined. The present number of boys is around 800 spread over in 10 boarding houses under the charge of experienced House Masters.
- Food and Messing: There is a common dining hall where vegetarian, well-balanced food is provided. However, eggs are there at breakfast. The food is wholesome and nutritious. At an additional cost, milk is also supplied after dinner. The mess menu is revised as per the expert opinion.
- Medical Facilities: The institution has a small infirmary with 10 beds. A Medical Officer (MBBS) with the paramedical crew is there to attend the routine cases. Serious cases, if any, are sent to the local government hospital.
Co-curricular Activities in Birla Vidya Mandir Nainital
- Games & Sports: The school has well-developed fields for football, cricket, tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and several other sports. An elegant swimming pool is also there, along with a well-equipped gymnasium and billiards room.
- Hobbies: The Cultural Society organises Inter-House Competition in dramatics, fancy dress dance and music. The Hindi and English Literary Societies have to their credit a number of activities like Inter-House Debates, Declamation Contests, Quiz Competition, G.K. Competitions, and Essay-Writing Competitions and a host of other literary activities.
- Educational Tours: Educational tours, to the destinations of historical, cultural and industrial importance the world over, are organised during the breaks. This is in addition to the regular outings, excursions, trekking and mountaineering trips deep into the Central Himalayan region.
Admission in Birla Vidya Mandir Nainital
Admissions are also offered in classes V, VI, VII VIII and IX provided the vacancies are there. Parents are required to get the names of their wards registered in advance by filling in the admission form and paying the registration fee, as per the details in the registration form which may be downloaded from the school website.
Depending upon the vacancies, admissions from classes IV to IX (as boarders only), for the session commencing from March, are granted on the basis of an admission test-cum- interview, held at various centres.
If a student is found to be medically unfit after he joins the school, he is immediately sent back and the school fee is not refunded. Parents have to give a written undertaking to this effect at the time of admission. Initial admission is valid only up to class X. For class XI one is required to seek fresh admission, which is selective and subject to the discretion of the Principal.