PANDAVAPURA is one of the Taluks of Mandya district. Earlier it was a part of Mysore Province and called as “Hirode”. In 1937 it became a Taluk and named as “French Rocks” along with Melukote and Chinakurali. When Mandya was Considered as a District on 1939 July 01 “French Rocks” became a Taluk of Mandya District.
Pandvapura is also known as Hirode, French Rocks, Dandu. The name Pandavapura means “Town of Pandavas”. Mythology states that the Pandavas during their period of exile stayed here for some time, hence it’s known as PANDAVAPURA. Kunti, mother of the Pandavas, liked the hillock so much that it became one of her favorite haunts. The town is also named after the Pandavas because of their brief stay in this region.
The name “French Rock” dates back to India’s Pre-Independence days. The place was used as the camping ground by the French army, which came to help Tippu Sultan in his war against the British. It is believed that the French named the small town as “French Rocks”, as the town is in the vicinity of two rocky hills. After Indian Independence, these rocky hills called as “Kunti Betta” by locals. After the death of Tippusulthan, British Army were stationed in Pandavapura and hence it was called Dandu.
Panadavapura has many historical and pilgrimage places like Thonnuru Tank, Dinka, Haravu, Kannambadi, Kunthi hills and Melukote. Melukote is the location of the Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple, with a collection of crowns and jewels which are brought to the temple for the annual celebration Vairamudi Brahmotsava which is an annual spiritual event and festival revered throughout South India.
Pandavapura town is surrounded by beautiful paddy and sugar cane fields. Agriculture is the main occupation around the town. The town is surrounded by many villages and the town is the central point for farmers’ everyday business. Surrounding villages have Jaggery manufacturing units and it is a nice experience to watch the process of making Jaggery out of sugar cane. The Visweswarayya Canal (VC Canal) flows in the heart of the town, by dividing the town into two halves. The water for this canal is sourced from the Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS), which is Reservoir across the river Cauvery.
Sri C.S Puttaraju ,The Present Karnataka State minister of Small irrigation is the great devotee to Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Dr. Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji meanwhile he requested Guruji for provide a quality based education for rural Children in PANDAVAPURA Town. By the blessing of Parama Pujya Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Dr. Balagangadharanatha Mahaswamiji BGS institution came to exist in 2009 with intention to provide quality based education without any discrimination based on caste, religion and income.
To fulfill the dream of Swamiji Dr. J.N Ramakrishne Gowda who is the blood cells of institution has been made selfless, relentless service to create the Institution as center for Excellency and uplift the students of under privileged. While our school appeared for the SSLC examination conducting byhe SSLC board 10th batches have been getting 100% result. Our institution has well qualified and experienced teachers.
To extend the education institution established Science and Commerce Pre University College which is most leading in Taluk. At present institution has been facing difficulty to give the admission to all class.
|Mr. Mahadev.B.M – MA, B.Ed, M.phil
BGS Science And Commerce PU College,
|Mr. Raghu Kumara- MA, M.Ed.,
BGS High School,
|Mrs. Champaka.M – BSc, B.Ed,.
BGS Public School (Higher Primary),
|Mrs. Nagaveni.H.P- BA, B.Ed,.
BGS Public School (Lower Primary),
The focus here will be on guided learning and self-learning. The library contains a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, folk and fairytales, magazines, periodicals and reference material for students and staff. It will be computerized and staffed with qualified librarians to facilitate the work of students and staff.
Our school lays great emphasis on sports and games, believing firmly that through this medium a child can imbibe the basic human qualities of fair play, sportsmanship, a spirit of competition and qualities of leadership and team spirit. There are regular and ample timing for sports. The school has large playground and provides all facilities for sports and games.
The state of art laboratories for physics, chemistry and Biology and computer science have been designed to support experiential learning. The analytical and numerical abilities and problem solving skills are enhanced through these workhouses of experimentation.
Education is meant to prepare the citizens of tomorrow and these future citizens take up their careers under the guidance of learned teachers according to the aptitude and leaning they possess. The students of nursery classes are educated in an informal way through play – way method, with the help of modern aids to develop their latent skills to help them bloom in to self – reliant individuals.
This is especially intended for students and its key purpose is to enhance the learning curve of students and improve the understanding of the subject, power to think and strengthen problem solving skills in order to make students intelligent, independent and self-reliant.
Along with the teaching community, education is a combined endeavor of parents and society. The institution has succeeded in developing an active organization of the parents. The school organizes PTM on a regular basis. It is compulsory for all parents to attend PTM. They can meet teachers and know the progress of their wards, if needed, may even discuss the individual problems of their children and put forward their valuable suggestions.
Adventurous activities are a part of school curriculum. Students are sent for educational and recreational excursions, picnics, museums, art galleries etc. Sometimes they go for trekking, rambling, hiking, rock climbing and mountaineering too.
Developmental activities like music, dance, hobbies, yoga, sports and various competitions form a part of co-curricular activities. The hobby center provides engaging activities like pottery, gardening, first aid in which children collectively learn and develop their individual interests
OUR INFRASTRUCTURE and SUPPORT FACILITIES
BGS INSTITUTION , PANDAVAPURA has stimulating environment conductive to learning and providing exposure to the latest teaching -learning developments.