History of Vidyabhawan Secondary (English Medium)

The first rays of sunlight shone on PVG’s Vidya Bhawan on 4th March 1977. This was the new brach at Br. Nath Pai Nagar Ghatkopar East.The area was at that time a vast stretvh of marshy lands, far away from vehicular noises of other areas. The site was a perfect serene atmosphere for initiating the teaching learning process for a school.

The vastu pooja of the land was done at the hands of Shri. B. P. Talegiri, architect and engineer of M/s S. H. Godbole firm and in the presence of the life members of the institution, the past students of PVG, donors and well-wishers of Ghatkopar area on 12 June 1977.

Growth of Vidya Bhawan :-

Initially the school started with KG, I and IV standards with few faculty members. Mr Mujumdar, Mr. K. N. Shirkande, Mrs. Taiwade, Mrs Coutinho and Mrs. Subramanium.

The English Medium started with a mere 27 children and 3 teachers under the able leadership of the then Principal Mr. N. S. Mujumdar. Gradually the number of the students and standards increased by the year 1979-1980. The school functioned from Junior K.G. to S.S.C.The first batch of S.S.C. consisting of 14 students appeared for the Board Examination in March1980.Gradually the school developed the three laboratories. The infrastructure of the school steadily developed and in 1988 the school developed the computer laboratory. We can proudly claim that ours is the first school to introduce a subject computer literacy for students and prepare computerized results as early as 1988.

Within ten years the strength of the school increased to 2100 students with a faculty strength of 50 teachers. Now at the end of 35 years we have students strength of more than with about 120 teachers. In the 90’s the school also started Junior College (XI & XII) in the Science Stream

Mrs. Saraswati Ramchandran, our teacher was instrumental in introduction computer literacy for the students of Vidya Bhawan in the year 1988.Thus under the able guidance of our then Principal and now the Chairman Shri K. N. Shirkande the school has made a tremendous progress .And now the school has started the Senior College and the work of its 14 storeyed building construction work is going on war footing.