Saraswathy Vidya Niketan: An Institution with a Difference

via Sewa Sandesh published on February 18, 2012

Thrikkur Gopalakrishna Sastry & Laksmi Memorial Saraswathy Vidya Nikethan (TGSMSVN), a growing institution is located in a prime spot in Thrissur Corporation. It is very near to the famous Sankarankulangara Temple at Punkunnam with only 5 minutes drive from Thrissur Railway Station.


Located at Udayanagar, just middle of Sankarankulangara – Karthiayani Temple route and spread over an area of 2.75 acres of land, the “TGSMSVN” campus is accessible by all modes of transport from any part of the country.

TGSMSVN is run by Bhartheeya Vidhya Niketan (BVN), which is the Kerala Chapter of VidyaBharati. VIDYABHARATI is the realization of a long cherished dream and desire of Indians, to rectify the distortions that had crept into India’s educational system over the years. It was felt that a proper perspective should be given to the future generation regarding India’s ancient culture. The cultural heritage of a nation that had attained tremendous growth in all walks of life was not projected properly. Instead, deliberate attempts with ulterior motives were made by the colonial rulers to prove that all the achievements of Indians were the contributions of the Westerners. All these negative factors set nationalistic citizens to ponder over the future of Indian education. The net result was the birth of VIDHYABHARATI.
It had its humble beginning with the commencement of the Sarawathy Shishu Mandir at Gorakhpur in UP in 1952. Today, there are over 28000 Schools and colleges under its umbrella. There are about 32 lacs students studying in VidyaBharati Schools in various states and over one lakh Teachers. It is today the largest Non-Government educational organization in India. BHARATHEEYA VIDYA NIKETHAN is the Kerala chapter of VIDYABHARATI.

BVN is a registered body under the Travancore- Cochin State Societies Act. 1955 with registration No. 1119/79 and Headquarters at Kochi. It is also an Accredited Agency of National Institute of open schooling (NIOS) and recognized by Government of kerala, vide G.O. (RT)No. 2596/2003/G. Edn. Tvm.Dt.07-07-2003. BVN has 500 Schools under its control and supervision, with 60000 students and 3500 teachers it is trying to shape the destiny of Bharat inside and outside the classrooms.

Saraswathy Vidya Niketan (SVN)

SVN is one of such Schools. It had a humble beginning as a SISHUVATIKA (Balaniketan) for children, in 2001. It has been functioning as a primary School with the name Saraswathy Vidya Niketan since 2003, affiliated to Bharatheeya Vidya Niketan. Now it has upgraded to VIIIth Std. its present strength is 300 students. The school was functioning in thatched sheds in a leased premise at Kottappuram (Thrissur) till 2007.

One of its well-wishers and Director Board member, Shri G.B.S. Mani and his family members donated 2.75 acres of land in the heart of Thrissur city worth crores of rupees. The institution acknowledges their generosity with great reverence. In memory of their beloved parents, the School was also shifted to the new location in 2008 by making temporary arrangements.


The institution believes in establishing an educational system which will develop generation of young people who will have complete faith in human values and ideals, will be nationalist to the core, be fully developed from the physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual angles and who can successfully meet the challenges of the modern life and whose lives would be dedicated to the eradication of social ills, exploitation and injustice among their brethren living in villages, Jungles, Hills, and Urban slums in order to promote equality, prosperity and culture throughout the country.


Its dream is a full-fledged, CBSE School from LKG to XIIth Std with all modern facilities and giving proper importance to India’s traditional and cultural values.

The construction of school building has already been started. The project cost estimated is Rs. 3 crores. The school is not being run on a commercial basis and the fees charged from the students are very moderate when compared to other similar institutions in the District. The institution is also giving more thrust to the upliftment of poor students by way of adoption, fees, free education etc.
LANGUAGES TAUGHT: – Hindi, Malayalam, Sanskrit and English.
CURRICULAM:- Apart from the normal academic subjects, the institution is following Panchanga Sikshan providing Nythik, Yoga, music and Sareerik (physical education).
TEACHING STAFF: – The school is having dedicated, service minded and qualified Teachers.
TRANSPORT: – School vehicles are available both ways on the routes they are operating (presently 3 routes) Private transportation facilities are also available on various other routes.


   1. Preference given to students residing locally.
   2. Preference given to those students who have studied in English Medium School.
   3. The distribution of seats and other details will be displayed on the Notice Board.
   4. Students coming from other schools should bring their Original Transfer Certificates, Marksheets and Conduct Certificates at the time of admission.
   5. Mere submission of application for admission or registration does not guarantee admission to the School.
   6. Final admission will be made only after satisfactory performance in the interview by the principal. Parents seeking admission for their wards should obtain the application form and prospectus for registration against payment of Rs. 25/- all completed applications together with necessary enclosures should reach the office within 10 days of receiving the application.


The Academic year has been divided into 3 terms of 4 months each for the purpose of payment of fees. First term extends from June to September, second term from October to January and third term from February to May.
Tuition fees can be paid at a time for the whole year or term – wise.
The tuition fees and other fees are due on the 10th of the beginning month of every Quarter. However 5 days grace period may be allowed in special cases. From the 16th, a fine of Re.1/- per day will be leveled up to the last working day of the month and hereafter the name of the ward will be removed from the rolls without notice.

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