Bhavans Vivekananda Viday Mandir, Manvila

Founded on November 7, 1938, nearly a decade before the advent of independence, with the blessing of Mahatma Gandhi and the co-operation and support of several distinguished stalwarts of India’s freedom movement, the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has grown, from small beginnings, into a comprehensive all – India intellectual, cultural and educational movement. It is totally apolitical. Its founder, Kulapati Dr.K.M.Munshi, looked upon the Bhavan as an “adventure in faith”, a faith in India’s past, present and future. It is also a faith in India’s people who have a rich and unbroken cultural heritage.

The Thiruvananthapuram Kendra of the Bhavan was established in 1986 under the illustrious helmsmanship of the late Sri.Sooranadu Kunjan Pillai and Secretary S.M. Radhakrishnan Nair. Bhavan’s Vivekananda Vidya Mandir School had a humble beginning when it Started at Kumarapuram in a rented building in 1995 April. There were classes from I to V and the total strength was less than 100, with only 9 staff members.

Away from the din and buzzle of Thiruvananthapuram city, BVVM is nestled in the lush greenery of Manvila. As you enter the school gate, you will be blessed by Goddess Saraswathy(Goddess of Knowledge) consecrated in the Nakshathravanam. This grove has 28 trees representing 28 zodiac stars showing the significance of nature in human life. There are 3 blocks in the school – the main block or Bhishma block, Vyasa block and the new nursery block named Mahatma Gandhi block. On the ground floor of Bhishama block there is a small auditorium. The School campus consists of 2.89 acres of land.

The School with 247 students and 24 staff members was shifted from Kumarapuram where it was originally started, to the newly constructed building at Manvila on 16th June 2003.

Succession list of Principals

012.04.1995 to 30.12.2005 Smt. Nilima Dolas
30.12.2005 to 16.06.2007 Smt. Valsala.C
14.10.2007 to 02.03.2010 Smt.T.Gangadevi
03.03.2010 to 31.03.2013 Smt.Rekha.S.Nair
09.05.2013 to 30.04.2014 Smt. Lekshmi. S (in charge)
21.04.2014 to  31.12.2016 Prof. Dr. M. Devakumar
24.05.2017 to onwards Smt. Radha Viswakumar

The first batch for AISSE appeared for the 2007 – 2008 March Board Exam.

Years                    No.of students

2007 –’08                     29                         100%                        21 first class

2008 – ’09                    26                          100%                       20 first class

2009 –’10                     49                   100% grading           1 student full A+ & 46 first class

2010 – ’11                    45                   100% grading                7 students full A+

2011 – ’12                    42                   100% grading               8 students full A+

2012 – ’13                    44                   100% grading                9 students full A+

2013 – ’14                    41                   100% grading                7 students full A+


The first AISSCE batch (started in the year 2011 – commerce stream) with 9 students cleared the exam with 100% pass in 2012 – ’13 and the second batch with 100% result in 2013-14.

The first science batch ( Computer Science & Biology/Maths ) started in 2012-13 (33 students) cleared AISSCE with 87% pass.

Main features of the School

The School believes in strengthening the multifacets of personality in the students. Hence co-curricular activities are given equal importance with academics. Expert trainers extend their service to the students in Karate, Yoga, Chess,  Dance & Music. Various clubs, like Science Club and Health  club, Mathematics Club,Heritage Club,  Traffic Club, Nature and Eco  and nature club,  Literary club, Arts club, social service club, Cookery Club, Cyber Security Club  functioning  in the school. The service of  a counsellor is  also made available.

Computer Science, Biology, Commerce and Humanities streams are offered in secondary level. Well-equipped labs are set up for Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science. The library houses more than 5891 books, in addition to other magazines, journals and reference books. Students are encouraged to take part in competitions both interschool & intra school. External competitive examinations are held for students who opt for them. 50% of total class-rooms will be made Smart Learn in 2015-16. Spoken skill training in English will be implemented in arrangement with Institute of Language Management Bangalore from 2015-16 onwards.