Maharishi Vidya Mandir was established at Maharishi Gyan Mandir Vill & P.O. Barichinna area of Barichinna in the year 2000. Spread on a sprawling and serene in 2.0 acres campus, the school building has been constructed as per Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Sthapatya Ved Design which ensures perfect vastu.
The school has got well ventilated and furnished class rooms, fully equipped laboratories and library and a huge and well maintained play ground.
The school employs well qualified, trained and experienced teaching faculty. Regular orientation programme and workshops are conducted for the teachers to equip themselves with the latest trends in education.
The school is managed by Maharishi Shiksha Sansthan, which was founded by His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Sansthan manages over 154 schools with student strength of around 1 lakh children across India covering 118 cities in 15 states. Maharishi group of institutions has world wide presence in the field of education, business management, Vedic research, agriculture, Transcendental Meditation besides host of other areas.
“Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Barichinna, has grown leaps and bounds in just a little over a decade since its inception and is proud to have student strength over 2000. For five years in succession the school has been ranked as NO.1 among the Maharishi Vidya Mandir group of schools in India under the ‘Secondary School’ Category. It was a moment of pride when this academic year the school was awarded the best in 'Senior Secondary' category for the very first outgoing batch.
The school gives importance to co curricular activities besides academics. At an effort to reduce the book load of children, the institution has devised its own text books based on Uttarakhand Board of School Education syllabus. The school has been a pioneer in introducing innovative methods of teaching like, ‘learning by doing’ ‘concept learning’ ‘demonstration and presentation methodology’ ‘dramatization’ etc.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental Meditation is practiced by students and staff members. Consciousness Based Education Programme of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi is being implemented in the school which helps ensure all round development and bring out hidden talents of the students. This concept, which is also known as the ‘home of all knowledge’, ensures imparting total knowledge to the students.
The school has consistently achieved 100% results with high distinction in the Uttarakhand Board of School Education Board Exams. Students of the school have excelled in the field of music, dance, sports, painting and other co-curricular and literary activities at State, National and International level. The students are also given exposure to yearly educational tours and Mountaineering training conducted in collaboration with Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi.