is a fully residential women's university which offers an integrated system
extending from the primary to the Ph.D. level.
It was on
October 6, 1935 that Smt. Ratan Shastri and Pandit Hiralal Shastri founded
Banasthali to fill up the vacuum caused by the sudden death of their highly
talented and promising daughter Shantabai. They had high expectations that she
would work for women's cause when she would grow up. But destiny ordained
Thus, Banasthali owes its
existence neither to the zeal of an educationist, nor to that of a social
reformer. It is also not the creation of a Philanthropist's purse. It has arisen
like the fabled phoenix from the ashes of a blossoming flower Shantabai.
is one of the five universities in India meant exclusively for Women. Over these
seventy five years Banasthali has developed into a National Centre for women's
education. Banasthali's educational programme aims at an all-round development
of the student's personality. To achieve its objective of 'synthesis of
spiritual values and scientific achievements of the East and the West', it has
evolved Five-fold Educational Programme (Panchmukhi Shiksha)
comprising of the following aspects : (i) Physical, (ii) Practical, (iii)
Aesthetic, (iv) Moral and (v) Intellectual. This way the students develop an
integrated and balanced personality.
ambience of Banasthali Vidyapith is very conducive for promoting the ideology of simple living, and for
imbibing and internalizing the values of self-reliance and tolerance. Following
the philosophy of the balanced Panchmukhi system of education, the institute
provides ample opportunities for integrated development of the personality. The
stress on the positive aspects of the Indian heritage has resulted in a climate
which has contributed significantly to the task of the upliftment of women to
enable them to take on leadership roles with confidence.
This institute has made full use of the autonomy provided under the deemed
university status and has innovatively restructured the courses offered which
include subjects ranging from the traditional as well tthe emerging areas to the
highest level of research (leading to the doctoral degree). Banasthali has been
accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
with 'A' Grade (Five star Rating). Banasthali is a recipient of SANTBAL Award
in the year 2000 for the services in the field of all round education of women.