Bhaktivedanta Institute for Vocational Training (BIVT) is an initiative of the Bhaktivedanta Gurukula and International School (BGIS), an educational unit of ISKCON, to empower the youth in rural areas including those from underprivileged section of the society to be endowed with practical skills to enable them to be productive participants in the development of our country.

BGIS is a residential school situated in Vrindavana and is affiliated to ICSE board and provides holistic education to students with a strength of 300 students at present. Upto 30% of students from rural backgrounds in BPL/OBC/SC/ST category are given free education through various scholarship programs.

The project is headed by Dr. Lila Purshottam Das, Prof IIT Kanpur and many professionals are involved in the project.

Online Contributes

The Team

“He is currently Director of the school. He has worked as a faculty member in IIT, Kanpur, University of Ulster, UK, BITS Pilani, BI Mumbai, and ETH, Zurich. He has published more than 120 papers in various international and national journals as well as conference proceedings. He is determined to strive hard to bring this school to a level of international repute in terms of academic performance and real-life skills.”

Dr. Lila Purushottam DasPHD, Prof, IIT Kanpur

“He is serving as the Principal of the school. He graduated from IIT Kanpur with B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering and is dedicated to promoting Value-based Education and Culture and brings with him a wide range of experience having worked for Goldman Sachs in USA and Singapore for 8 years.”

Harikeshwar KhushwahaBGIS PRINCIPAL

“He is currently serving as the Project Director of the BGIS new school project. He has also served as the Vice-Principal of the school. He was the pioneer along with the director to give a face lift to the school in 2010. He has worked in multi national companies in India before taking this valuable service. He holds B.tech, and M.tech ( aerospace) degrees from IIT, Kanpur.”


“He is working as the New project coordinator.He holds an B-Tech degree in Computer Science Engineering from IIT Kanpur.”


“He is working as the Vice Principal ( Admin) of the school. He has served as the Director for Medical Services & Director, Human Resource Management with super specialty hospitals. He has also worked as a course director with medical colleges in Europe. He holds an MD degree in medicine.”

Dr. Nirmal Krishna Das Vice Principal ( Admin)

“He is working as the Vice Principal (Academics) of the school and also teaches Mathematics and Science using innovative methods. He holds an M-Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur.”

LILA GOVINDA DASVice Principal (Academics)