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The year was 1966. A group of Gujarati businessmen settled in Calcutta gave birth to the Institution. The idea was to impart holistic education to children irrespective of their socio-economic backgrounds. Over time, with the changes leading to an ever-increasing need for quality education, the Institution evolved, flowering into the multi-disciplined, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic entity of the present.

Mr. Miraj D ShahThe college offers a number of undergraduate honours programs in- Arts (English/ Journalism & Mass Comm./Sociology/History/Pol Sci./Bengali), Commerce, Management and Science (Economics/Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Computer Science/Electronics), and Post-Graduate degree courses in Commerce and English, offered under the University of Calcutta.

The Bhawanipur Education Society College is, without a doubt, one of the most post-modern in terms of amenities and one of the most vibrant socio-cultural environments. We are totally wired, with a hundred percent proliferation of electronically empowered classrooms, have a library that is stocked to address all intellectual needs of the students, have some of the most well-equipped auditoria, sporting and all the other facilities that the students may need – at the very heart of the city.

But what really sets BESC apart is its Holistic approach. It does not believe in restricting young minds to the confines of academic, class-room intensive, assembly-line pedagogy, but seeks their flowering through innumerable co-curricular and extra-curricular activities at the campus which remains its life source. Through seminars, workshops, competitions and cultural shows, talents of each student find a home. Students are encouraged to acquire leadership roles which are honed by exposure to and interaction with leading experts, academicians, practitioners. Through these engagements the institution also provides a bridge to cross over to the professional world. With the emphasis on research, collaborative learning and internships with higher learning institutions, corporates and industry, the students find their classrooms full of windows that open to opportunities.

There is a continuing spike in mental trauma being faced by the student community and BESC has always fought against the prejudices and myths perpetrated by the vested interests, to take up the cause of student welfare. Concrete measures have been taken to tackle this menace head on by providing Counselling services along with workshops and seminars to assist students reach their highest academic and personal potential.

At a time when start-ups, vocational education are the rage, with young minds taking the plunge to expand the horizons of possibility, the BESC Career Connect courses, which have been specifically crafted by stalwarts from respective domains, who themselves interact with students and share real-life experiences from the industry, to expose students into the actual process of wealth creation are seen by many as the answer. Corporate Communications, ACCA, CFP, Cyber Security, Commerce Plus, Stock Market working, E-Learning, Tally, GST, Digital Marketing, are among the many subjects that are taken up as part of this initiative.

Also, Collectives or Knowledge circles – activities built around core interests –Communication, Photography, Digital Art, Theatre, Performing Arts, Sports & games, debating & elocution: in fact there are eighteen collectives, that lead students towards enlightenment even as they are busy enjoying the things they like doing. All slated to emerge as the launching pad of tomorrow’s enterprises, by providing mind warriors with the wherewithal required to convert latent dreams into thriving realities– imbibed as they have, the spirit of entrepreneurship, the spirit of BESC.

BESC is an innovative disruptor. With Covid-19 pandemic hitting us we were also shaken, but that did not stop the institution or the faculty. Faculty changed their standard teaching methods and adapted to evolving technology-centred teaching. They rose above the catastrophe and delivered with a plethora of Online classes, Webinars, Competitions, E-Courses, Workshops etc. pooled together some of the best ideas and topics to move educational,  fun and engaging activities online for students to enjoy while maintaining social distancing.

At the Bhawanipur Education Society College, we take pride in having touched lives and transforming them. BESC is much more than an institution. It is much more than a campus that is future proof in terms of technology with infrastructure that is cutting edge. BESC is also much more than the excellent quality of its faculties and the achievements of its students – BESC is a way of life.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Times – ET Edge Insights, its management, or its members

1 Comment

    • Kirit Shah -

    • September 25, 2020 at 16:32 pm

    Being associated with BESC since inception, I visualise it as a university by itself in very future under guidance of Mirajbhai Shah and Team.

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