Overview

At the Senior Centre, we cater to 13-18 year old students with special educational needs. We work 5 days a week from 9:45 am to 1:45 pm. Our focus is to guide them through school completion using the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) curriculum. Upon completion of the course at the Secondary Level and Senior Secondary Level, the students join mainstream colleges at pre-university/undergraduate degree levels, Diploma or skilling courses at Polytechnic institutes. Our students have moved on to pursue courses in Arts, Commerce, Hotel Management, Fine Arts, Law, Montessori training, culinary arts, fashion design and animation. Many of our students are employed in varied fields like jewelry making, hotel management, bakery, pre-primary schools, and wild-life photography.

Our focus is on enhancing:

  • Oral skills
  • Reading skills
  • Comprehension abilities
  • Written expression
  • Study skills
  • Socio-emotional learning (life skills)

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is an autonomous organisation set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Our programme is implemented at 3 levels:

Pre-NIOS

 

A preparatory course to develop skills in academic areas leading to the NIOS curriculum.

NIOS-Secondary Level

(10th Standard)

 

Our programme targets 2 to 3 subjects in a year from the NIOS curriculum, thus implementing the flexibility provided by NIOS to allow students to complete 10th Grade over a period of 2/3 years.

NIOS-Senior Secondary Level

(11th and 12th Standard)

 

This programme is carried out over a period of 2/3 years as required by the NIOS board. Each year 2 to 3 subjects are taken up for study. It suits students who require continued support in academic areas and are not keen on joining mainstream PU colleges.

Along with academics, we provide opportunities for students to participate in other activities like mindfulness/life skills sessions, theatre, baking, science, literature and art/crafts clubs.

Post-Senior Centre

After completion of the NIOS Secondary Level (equivalent to 10th Standard), students are eligible to enrol in:

  • The Senior Secondary Level of the NIOS (11th and 12th Standard)
  • The Pre-University Course offered by the Karnataka State Board

After completion of the Senior Secondary Level (equivalent to 12th Standard), students are eligible to enrol in:

  • Mainstream colleges at undergraduate degree level
  • Diploma or skilling courses at polytechnic institutes.

Please do get in touch with us at brindavan.srcentre@gmail.com for further enquiries.

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Brindavan is more than a school... it is a ray of hope. The dedicated teachers encourage children to dream big, and equip them with skills to realize those aspirations. Personal attention, compassion and understanding undergird the students’ journey towards self-reliance and responsibility. And along the way, Brindavan makes sure that there is a good dose of fun.


A Parent,
Brindavan Senior Centre

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A Parent,
Brindavan Senior Centre

Brindavan is more than a school... it is a ray of hope. The dedicated teachers encourage children to dream big, and equip them with skills to realize those aspirations. Personal attention, compassion and understanding undergird the students’ journey towards self-reliance and responsibility. And along the way, Brindavan makes sure that there is a good dose of fun.
Brindavan is a highly progressive school which understands the needs of Parents and children. Our son Dushyanth joined the school two years back and it has changed his entire outlook. Today he is more confident and his level of interest has gone up tremendously. He has become more independent in completing his projects and assignments. School faculties are highly approachable and spend more time on tracking the student’s progress. Regular interaction between faculty, parents and children has enhanced their bond which is vital for students all-round development.

Parent, 
Brindavan Senior Center

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Parent, 
Brindavan Senior Center

Brindavan is a highly progressive school which understands the needs of Parents and children. Our son Dushyanth joined the school two years back and it has changed his entire outlook. Today he is more confident and his level of interest has gone up tremendously. He has become more independent in completing his projects and assignments. School faculties are highly approachable and spend more time on tracking the student’s progress. Regular interaction between faculty, parents and children has enhanced their bond which is vital for students all-round development.
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Senior Centre Team

Veena Venkataramu
Coordinator
Veena Venkataramu

She is the coordinator of the senior center for the last 15 years. She is a mentor and resource person for the SLD course

She believes “No child should be left behind”. She genuinely believes that all children CAN be productive, happy members of their community.

She was awarded the Dr Amarnath Annual Award for Inclusion 2019.

Qualification

MA in Economics, MEd from Bangalore University

Year of Joining : 2000

Pushpa Rao
Co-Coordinator
Pushpa Rao

Pushpa is the Co-Coordinator of the Senior Center. She teaches Business Studies and Data Entry Operations at both Secondary and Senior Secondary levels. She is also a faculty for SLD and Parent Courses conducted at Brindavan.

She believes that having a sense of humour makes the teacher an affable facilitator who brings out the best in her students.

She loves to travel and trek in her free time.

Qualification

B.Sc (Computer Science, Bangalore University), B.Ed (Special Education, KSOU), MA (Inclusive and Special Education, University of Northampton, U.K.)

Year of Joining : 2012

Bhargavi Ravinder
Bhargavi Ravinder

Bhargavi teaches Business Studies and Economics for Secondary Level and Business Studies, History and functional math for Senior Secondary Level at Senior Center.

She believes that working with kids with special needs gives her self-satisfaction. Bhargavi loves cooking and likes trying new recipes. She also loves travelling to new places to understand different cultures.

Qualification

Bachelor in Corporate Secretaryship from Madras University
Masters in Human Resource Management from Annamalai University
Diploma in SLD from Brindavan

Year of Joining : 2017

Clara D’silva
Clara D’silva

Clara has been teaching English and Maths in the Junior Centre. She currently teaches English for students attempting SSLC and for students at the senior center. She has also worked with children in remedials for 3 years.

Clara believes that,
All kids need is a little help, a little hope and someone who believes in them
(- Magic Johnson)

Qualification

Bachelors in Commerce, Diploma in computer programming, SLD course from Brindavan.

Year of Joining : 2014

Janaki Narayan
Janaki Narayan

Her assignments have been to create awareness about Learning Difficulties, establish resource rooms in schools and teach NIOS subjects in the senior centre. She is on the faculty for SLD and Parent courses conducted at Brindavan.

Janaki says she can relate to some of the uncertainties and frustrations that both parents and teachers go through; but firmly believes every child has his or her own definition of success and they can be motivated to reach those goals.

Janaki loves spending time with family, travelling, music, watching plays and reading.

Qualification

B.A. in Public Relations; M.A. in Social Work, Diploma in Special Education and B.Ed. in Special Education

Year of Joining : 2005

Lalitha Iyer
Lalitha Iyer

Lalitha teaches Home-Science and Mass Communication to the secondary and senior secondary classes. Her motto is no challenge is too large and no victory is too small.

She loves to read books and listen to music during her free time.

Qualification

B.Sc (Chemistry), Diploma in Special Education.

Year of Joining : 2014

Preeti
Preeti

Preeti teaches Computer (DEO) and Functional Maths at Senior Center. She is also part of the Science Club.

In her free time, Preeti loves to read and meditate. If not a teacher, she would have lived the life of a traveller.

Qualification

Educational qualification: B.Sc (Mathematics), MCA, NTT, Diploma in SLD from Brindavan.

Year of Joining : 2017

RoopaShree Ramapriyan
RoopaShree Ramapriyan

She teaches Painting and data entry operations at the senior center.

She is trained in Carnatic classical music. Her hobbies include travelling, swimming, music and movies.

Qualification

Masters in software systems from BITS, Pilani.
She is doing her diploma in SLD from Brindavan.

Year of Joining : 2018

S N Prabhakar
S N Prabhakar

Prabhakar is the office manager at the Senior centre. He manages the front office, coordinates with parents for admission, registrations and parent teacher meetings and provides assistance to resource persons. He also manages the logistics for events at Brindavan.

In his free time, Prabhakar loves to cook, listen to music and learn Veda.

Qualification

B.Sc, Diploma in Imports and Exports, Certificate in Central Excise

Year of Joining : 2010

Sheela Kamath
Sheela Kamath

Sheela is the counsellor of the senior center. She counsels students and the parents. She teaches Home Science. Sheela is also the coordinator of Parent support group.

She loves to read books and attend workshops on human behaviour to learn new techniques that help children, especially teenagers. She is an avid traveller, enjoys nature. She loves children and believes each child is unique and will reach its potential with support from the triad…parents, teachers and child himself/herself

Qualification

M.A [Psychology], B.Ed, Diploma in Special Education, Certificate in Counselling.

Year of Joining : 2003

Usha Malyala
Usha Malyala

Usha teaches English and History at Brindavan senior center. Her motto is to be a life-long student at the University of Life!

Qualification

B.Ed (Special education, SNDT Univeristy), Diploma in learning disability (KPAMRC), DPCS (Banjara Academy), MS (Counselling and psychotherapy, Kuvempu University)

Year of Joining : 2003

Vaishali Patwardhan
Vaishali Patwardhan

Vaishali teaches Home Science, Economics, Indian Culture and Heritage at the senior center. She believes that each and every student can achieve success.

In her free time she likes to cook and loves to watch sports.

Qualification

M.Com (Economics, MS University, Vadodara) and Diploma in SLD from Brindavan.

Year of Joining : 2014