The educational system in Porbandar is formulated according to the philosophical and spiritual injunctions of the Vedic period. The Porbandar education
system also inculcates modern methods and principles. The main criterion is to make students aware of their cultural heritage as well as imparting quality level education in the various arts and sciences. The overall aim of the Porbandar educational institutions is to effect an all round development of the student. Porbandar has a plethora of schools, colleges and distance education courses that provide the students with a wide range of options to choose from.
The secondary education in Porbandar is conducted by three educational boards- the I.C.S.E., the C.B.S.E., and the GSEB (Gujarat State Education Board). Some of the renowned institutions of Porbandar are:
- Arya Kanya Gurukul
- M.E.M School
- Victoria Jubilee Madressa Boys'
- Girls' High School
These institutions show a unique blend of Vedic principles and Western trends. Some of the schools whose stdents have topped the GSEB, HSC/ SSC exams in Porbandar are St. Mary's School, Smt K B Joshi Kanya Vidyalaya Chhaya, M Shree Baluba Kanya Vidyalaya, Shree Odhavji ModhaVidhyalay etc. Presently, Darsana International School, affiliated to the ICSE board, will build up one of its extensions in Porbandar. The Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Memorial at Porbandar also imparts quality education to the students. Another premium educational institute is the Sandipani Vidyaniketan.
Porbandar has a wide range of colleges and universities that cater to diverse streams such as commerce, arts, science, engineering, applied science and law. Dr. V.R. Godhaniya College, affiliated to the Saurashtra University, offers degree courses in B.A., B.Sc, and B.Com. P.G.D.C.A, D.C.S. Masters in English Literature is also taught in this college. The DD Kotiwala Municipal Law College in Porbandar offers degree courses in law. The other degree colleges in Porbandar are as follows-
- Gurukul Mahila Arts and Commerce College
- Kalidas Haridas Madhvani Arts and Commerce College
- Maharshi Dayanand Science College
- Malderjiodedra Swarak Mahila Arts College and Home Science College
- Ramaba Graduate Teachers College
The educational institutions in Porbandar, with their amalgamation of Vedic values and Western educational ideas, are the trendsetters in the modern education scenario. The schools and colleges of Porbandar, offer a wide range of subjects and technical courses for students to choose from.
Last Updated on 19th January 2013