Basil Woods International School is an initiative conceived by the devotees of ISKCON Bangalore and its first campus is being set up in an 8-acre integrated campus in Gunjur, off Whitefield, East Bangalore.
The school is planned to be a fusion of Indian traditional architectural style with all the modern amenities. Plans are on to make it a certified green campus with net-zero energy goals, which makes it a one-of-a-kind school project in the country. The infrastructure is designed to accommodate about 1500 students over a period of 4 years and is set to commence operations from the academic year 2020. Admissions are now open from Grade 1 onwards for the academic year 2020-21.
Inspired by the vision of His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the exemplary ambassador of Indian culture and wisdom; Basil Woods aspires to create a transformative learning experience for the next-gen students by providing a unique combination of value education-based concepts found in ancient Indian scriptures, along with a world-class academic curriculum.
For more information:
Website – www.basilwoodsinternational.in
Mail – [email protected]
Phone – +91 63644 25888
Bhoomi Puja update – October 2019
The groundbreaking ceremony of Basil Woods International School, Gunjur on the auspicious day of Vijayadashami on 8th October 2019 witnessed the presence of distinguished personalities like Dr. K. Kasturirangan (Former chairman of ISRO and Chair, National Education Policy, 2019), Smt. Ashwini Nachappa (Renowned athlete and educationist) and Sri K. P. Mohan Raj, IAS (Commissioner, Directorate of Employment and Training, GoK)
His Grace Madhu Pandit Dasa, Chairman, Basil Woods International School and President, ISKCON Bangalore presided over the event. His Grace Chanchalapathi Dasa, Vice Chairman, Basil Woods and Senior Vice-President, ISKCON Bangalore was also present.
Former Minister and MLA of Mahadevapura constituency Sri Aravinda Limbavali, MLA of Anekal constituency Sri B. Shivanna and Neriga Grama Panchayat Chairman Smt. Shylaja Yogesh Reddy also graced the occasion.
Dr. Kasturirangan stressed on the need to close the gap between the existing education policies in the country to the needs of the present generation of students, in the context of technological proliferation and disruption. He expressed hope that this school will help develop holistic individuals who will be an asset to society.
His Grace Madhu Pandit Dasa emphasized on the mission and vision of the upcoming school and assured that sincere efforts will be made to implement the ideas mentioned in the National Education Policy, 2019.
Renowned athlete Ashwini Nachappa recollected one of her conversations with His Grace Chanchalapati Dasa and expressed her happiness that he could make his dream of a school, a reality. MLA Sri B. Shivanna assured his complete cooperation for this project and its cause of providing value education to the next generation learners of the country.