Principal

Prof. Y. Ashok

Prof. Y. Ashok, is one of the founder staff members of Bhavan's Vivekananda College. He obtained his master's degree in Commerce from Andhra University in 1983. He was awarded Ph.D by Osmania University in Business Management.

He has a rich teaching experience of 33 years in higher education and he strongly believes in all round development of students. He headed the Dept. of Commerce since its inception in 1993, before he became the Vice Principal of BVC in July 2002. Within a short span of one year as Vice Principal, he was appointed as Principal on 1st August 2003 and has been a very dynamic leader since then.


Besides being a very outstanding academician, he is also a very keen follower and participant in Sports, especially cricket, table tennis and shuttle badminton.

    Principal Prof. Y Ashok is a member of the following Government / University Bodies :
  • Member, Academic Senate of Osmania University.
  • Member, Council of Affiliated Colleges, Osmania University.
  • Member, Faculty of Commerce , Osmania University (2018-20).
  • Former Member Board of Studies, Department of Commerce, Osmania University (2013-15).
  • Principal Prof. Y Ashok, has been awarded the IPA BEST COMMERCE FACULTY AWARD at IPA SANMAN on 18th December, 2014.
  • Former Member, TS-ICET Committee in 2015.

Founder

Dr.Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi

Kulapati Dr.K.M.Munshi was born in Bharuch in Gujarat, on 30th December 1887. He acquired the LL.B degree in the year 1907 and practiced law in Bombay. He was a social reformer and activist in the areas of women’s rights and caste prejudice. Munshiji joined the Indian National Congress in 1916 and subsequently functioned as the Secretary of Bombay Presidency Association. Munshiji held several important posts like Member of Constituent Assembly of India, Minister of Agriculture and Food of India and Governor of Uttar Pradesh.

Dr.K.M.Munshi was a philosopher in action and a man with great ideas and courage. Munshiji was known for his multifaceted personality. The versatility of Munshiji was seen in his roles as a lawyer, creative writer, constitution-maker, freedom fighter, administrator, organization-builder and champion of Indian culture.

Munshiji founded Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, an educational trust, in the year 1938 with the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi, with an aim to preserve Indian culture, education and art from a secular perspective. He said, “We, the Bhavan’s family, whether it is the smaller one or the larger one, must make every effort to uphold Dharma- the three-fold aspects of which are Satyam, Shivam and Sundaram- Truth, Love and Beauty, in the personal and collective life.” Munshiji not only wanted to connect Indian education with its magnificent heritage, but also wanted to encompass the best of the modern world in the fields of Science and Management.

Through the discerning vision of Dr.K.M.Munshi, the Bhavan has thrived as a strong national movement with an international outlook, devoted to dissemination and modernization of Indian culture.

Bhavan's Faith (Core Values)

The Bhavan stands for the reintegration of Indian Culture. In a world falling to pieces under the impact of an amoral technological avalanche, it tries to hold fast to the fundamental values for which our culture stands- Rita, Satya, Yagna and Tapas:

  • Faith in God Who forms the Cosmic Order.
  • TRUTH which is in accord with mind, word and deed.
  • DEDICATION which offers all the life's movements as an Offering to God.
  • SUBLIMATION which purifies the body and mind and transmutes instincts, passions and emotions into things of beauty.

This, regardless of forms and doctrines in Dharma, the three fold aspects of which are SATYAM, SHIVAM, SUNDARAM- Truth, Love and Beauty. It is for these values that our forefathers lived and died. So did Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Dayananda, Swami Vivekananda, Gandhiji and Sri Aurobindo among the moderns. These values are embedded in our national outlook. We can look forward to the future with confidence only because they have the vitality which gives the power to indicate their validity even in this fear and avarice-ridden age of ours.

We, the Bhavan's family, whether it is the smaller or the larger one, must make every effort in restoring these values in our personal and collective lives.