In the News:
Bhaktivedanta Gurukula Selected As Best School By Major Newspaper
Posted May 9, 2009
The Amar Ujala, a daily Indian newspaper ranked 34th in the world in circulation, has selected ISKCON's Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School in Vrindavan (BGIS) as the top school in the Mathura district and the second best school in the State of Uttar Pradesh.
The selection was released in the Newspapers' Education and Career section on 6th May.
The Director of BGIS, Ananda Vrindavanesvari devi dasi, was overjoyed upon receiving the news. "This is a tribute to Srila Prabhupada who opened this school in 1976. I take this as recognition of his genius in wanting schools that not only taught academics, but also focused on the moral and Krishna conscious needs of students."
BGIS is two schools in one: the primary level Gurukula, classes 1-8 and the International School, classes 9-12. Currently, there are 200 students, primarily residential with some local day scholars. The small numbers contribute to a personal and caring atmosphere.
The students in the International School take their final exams with the ICSE Board of Education, an internationally recognized board located in New Delhi. BGIS is also linking with The Learning Community International, which offers students opportunities to get US-based high school diplomas in a wide variety of subject choices and independent learning plans that includes obtaining credit for their spiritual practices.