Bharatiya  Vidya   Bhavan   was  established  by  late Dr. K.M. Munshi in 1938 at Bombay with the main objective of reviving, propagating and popularising Indian culture, civilization and philosophy amongst  our people.  It is cosmopolitan in its nature and outlook, respects all religions, does not recognise barriers of caste, colour and religion and is open to all who cherish and believe in its principles and ideals.  The educational institutions of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan proudly stand out as monumental examples of enchanting idealism inscribed in grace, glory and as veritable models of scholastic perception and perfection. They are unrivalled in their brilliance and performance. Unequalled in their pre-eminence and prestige, the system of imparting education in these institutions gives prominence for shaping and moulding the character of the child,  at the same time emphasizing the importance of social, moral, ethical and spiritual values to enable the person to lead a  more meaningful life.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan conducts classes from Kindergarten to Post graduation and research and imparts education in subjects ranging from Sanskrit, yoga, carnatic music, classical dance, science, commerce, business management, journalism, physical education,  etc.
Bhavan has 118 Kendras spread over India and 373 educational institutions are flourishing under the aegis of these kendras.  Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has 21 kendras in the state of Kerala.  Apart from the 118 kendras in India, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has 7 overseas centres also In London (U.K.), New York (U.S.A.),  Mexico City (Mexico), Lisbon (Portugal), Durban (South Africa),  Kuwait city (Kuwait), Sydney (Australia).
Bhavan has a publication division called Prakashan Mandir which has so far published over 1600 titles, all intended to promote education, art, culture and ethics. Bhavan’s books and periodicals are devoid of sex, smut, sensationalism, crime and gossip. To mention one such periodical is Bhavan’s Journal. This publication division was christened by Munshiji as Bhavan’s Book university.