The Bhawanipur Educational Society College was founded in 1966 through the Bhawanipur Gujarati Education Society, which was established with “Education for Excellence” as its motto. Affiliated to the University of Calcutta, BESC was created under article 30 (1) of the Indian constitution, which guarantees linguistic minorities, such as the Gujarati speaking community in Calcutta, the right to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice. In 1966, we started with less than a hundred students, but in the decades since, BESC has strived to provide an excellent education to a truly diverse student body, admitting eligible pupils regardless of linguistic, religious or regional background. We are now 8,500 strong and hope to grow with each academic year.
At BESC, we provide a solid campus experience in the heart of Calcutta, with temperature controlled and wi-fi enabled classrooms, free surfing stations interspersed throughout campus, a spacious cafeteria and common rooms with indoor games facilities. Our well-stocked library, with nearly 15,000 holdings and several internet-enabled computers, is designed to meet all our students’ research needs and more.
We are constantly striving to grow and impart learning-focused education through the introduction of new, cutting-edge courses recognised by the University of Calcutta. We are especially committed to our girl students, and believe in inculcating community engagement, imparting soft skills, fostering creative thinking, and empowering all our pupils with leadership skills that will stand them in good stead not only in the competitive and constantly changing environment of the global job-market and workplace, but also help them become leaders within their respective communities.
At BESC, we create leaders committed to excellence, and responsible citizens aware of their rights and responsibilities. Our students not only go on to pursue higher education and find placements in excellent global companies, they have also proved to be brilliant entrepreneurs.
Preserving Gujarati cultural and linguistic heritage and ensuring all round excellence and employability through value-based and value added education.
Adopting the best practices and highest quality of teaching through continuous innovations in teaching-learning methods and up gradation of infrastructure; nurturing pride in cultural and linguistic traditions.
Honing the innate skills of the students, with special emphasis on girls by imparting leadership and entrepreneurship skills through exposure to practical situations and co-curricular activities.
Equipping students to meet the challenges of life by developing communication skills and strength of personality through industry interface and mentoring.
Aiding the quest for intellectual excellence of the teachers and igniting the desire for lifelong learning among students through encouragement of research and creativity.
Developing healthy co-operation with other institutions engaged in promoting educational excellence.