Bhaktivinode Institute


It was inaugurated in November 1931 by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhupad in Mayapur. It was an English medium school under the auspices of Calcutta University. It offered regular curriculum education to local village children. Many Grihastha of Gaudiya Math sent their children there. Every afternoon the students from grades five through ten, received one hour of spiritual instruction. Sri Bhakti Pradip Tirtha Maharaj became the first headmaster of the institute. He was a teacher in his early life. In his words :

“Thakur Bhaktivinode Institute has been established in order to eradicate the evils of Godless education being imparted in our schools and colleges.”