Patha Bhavan

Patha Bhavan, Santiniketan: Hours, Address, Patha Bhavan Reviews: 4.5/5

Patha Bhavan
4.5
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Monday
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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stantp1916
Farakka, India1,247 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This open air teaching was pioneered by Rabindranath Tagore in his Biswabharati University. History says it all started with one concrete circle around a chhatim tree and later was expanded to more circles. Felt good to visualise how it would have been back in those days. A must in shantiniketan.
Written 12 January 2020
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Jharna S
Mumbai, India425 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
The Play way method of education was started by Rabindranath Tagore. The Patha Bhavan is basically the primary and the secondary school section of the Visva Bharati University. Classes are mainly held under the trees and the students enjoy the experience based learning sitting in the midst of nature!!
Written 27 February 2019
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Journey151005
Kolkata (Calcutta), India11 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
In our school days we learnt that the Viswabharati students were to "class' not sitting on Desk in class rooms ,but under trees.We the captive students used to envy such "freedom" . Now when we visited the place and saw the arrangement and was convinced that the intention of parting education was prime than constructing huge buildings with rooms full of furniture and fittings at exorbitant cost .The teachers were to sit on raised block of stone or pillars and the students around in half circle on cement blocks . The area was vast with tall trees of many varieties. As such there were many such areas under the sky surrounded by big trees for shadow.
Written 8 February 2019
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558pradipm
Bengaluru, India23 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
The Great Poet and Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore founded this great school in 1901. This has been an extraordinary institution that handled the education of youngsters from a very different angle. It allowed the young children to blossom according to their interest, knack & abilities - resulting in blossoming of their capabilities so that they could become more successful in life. The focus at Patha Bhavan has been to bring out the students as complete human beings, as much as possible.
Written 13 December 2018
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sandip R
Bridgend, UK246 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Tbis is an open area with multiple tree based open classrooms. Have oncrete sitting for 20 students anx different tree for different year. Students fro. Yr 2 -12 sit in open and given lessons by their teachers who sits on a higher concrete platform.
Written 17 October 2018
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ulysses28
Santiniketan, India28 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
The imagery lost out when tourists were barred from entry during classes (understandably) but the scenery alone is highly evocative; needs better write-ups
Written 3 October 2018
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EnakshiC
Navi Mumbai, India748 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
This is the al-fresco school started by Tagore. 'Patha' - means to study and 'Bhavan' means house. Although it says house, the students would study in the open air, as Tagore believed that that fostered learning and growth.
This place has historic relevance.
Written 4 September 2018
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Shoban S
Cambridge, MA56 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
The open air school tradition is still continuing. Classes are held in the shade of trees. Patha Bhavana is right in the heart of Visva Bharati campus. Unfortunately, visitors are not permitted inside the campus when classes are in progress. You can visit after hours or on holidays. Wednesdays are weekly holidays in Santiniketan. Patha Bhavana is Visva Bharati's school dept.
Written 7 June 2018
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arnabc_iitm
Kolkata (Calcutta), India122 contributions
Mar 2018 • Family
To see the Nnadalal boise at his best along with old history of pathabhaban...this is a must isti place in Viswa Bharati.
Written 2 April 2018
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Padmini15
Mumbai, India1,674 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
You are bound to fall in love with this school.. student teacher ratio is 1:20,the uniform is yellow kurta n pajama and for 7 months the classes are held under the trees..what else can you ask for.The school is under the Vishwabharathi University and the late Prime Minister was also once upon a time a student of this school (she was rusticated too for disobeying the rules of the hostel)
Written 7 December 2017
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