Welcome to Gen BC Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh

A sapling which was sown by Gen BC Joshi on 16th Oct 1993, is now a sprawling campus of 23 acres with pollution free healthy environment. It has turned into a healthy plant and is growing well in the beautiful valley of the Pithoragarh hills. General BC Joshi Army Public School has been established under the aegis of Army Head Quarters, Adjutant General's Branch, to cater to the needs of children of defence personnel including ex-service men, and to some extent to those of civilians and Non-Resident Indians. The School aims at providing quality education in an environment that ensembles the contemporary values of science and technology with our rich traditions, ideals and cultural heritage. It also ensures a judicious mix of academic competencies, physical fitness, discipline and social awareness. It prepares children for All India Secondary School Examinations and All India Senior Secondary School Examinations conducted by CBSE, New Delhi.

Founder Gen. B.C. Joshi

Mission Statement

Gen BC Joshi APS, Pithoragarh

The School aims, “To provide quality education and character development in an environment that encourages creativity and inquisitiveness while simultaneously instilling the virtues of discipline and hard work”

Mr. Vinod K. Bhama


Schools are not an ordinary organisation these are the nursery for the future citizens of the Nation these will not only formulate future societies but will shape the future of Nation. Read more.. 

Para-Motor Gliding Show

Current Event

A Para-Motor Gliding team of 5 members in our school's football ground with permission of the Distt. Administration to take their flight to Lohaghat, today afternoon i.e. on 22 Oct 2021(AN).
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Good Alumni Base is the representative of Heritage and Legacy any institution carries and sound Alumni Base tells how strong its Foundation is. Read more..



The students of Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh participated in Kick Boxing organised from 6th Jan 2022 to 9 Jan 2022 (6th Jeet Kune Do Federation Cup 2022, New Delhi) and won the medals Rakesh Bisht & Rohit Bisht won the Gold Medal, Mohit Kapri won the Silver Medal Silver Medal, Jitendra & Sumit won the Bronze Medal


Mrs Roopali Shinde, President AWWA, Panchshul, BDE, Pithoragarh visited the School

Mrs Roopali Shinde, President AWWA, Panchshul, BDE Pithoragarh visited Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh on 8th Jan 2022. She was apprised about the School’s History, Achievements, Activities and Infrastructure by the School Principal. She took keen interest in the upgraded school projects and conveyed her appreciation. She also gave her valuable suggestion for the beautification of the school.


School organises the Robotics Workshop for Teachers and Students

Robotics is an entertaining and innovative pedagogical tool that is becoming more and more important every day since, through recreational activities, students develop knowledge and skills that will be very useful for the future. It is the branch of engineering that specializes in the entire creative, construction and application process of robots. The School, in collaboration with Robo Species Technologies Pvt Ltd organised a Robotics Workshop from 4 Jan 2022 to 7 Jan 2022.This workshop was attended by Teachers and students. The School is also setting up a Robotics Lab which will be functional by March 2022.


Inter House Competition for Boarder Students (22 Dec to 30 Dec 2021)

In the 21st Century, the world is changing fast. Therefore, the conventional education curriculum, which was developed in the early 20th Century, has to pave the way to a new kind of education and learning. In the book 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times, the authors Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel have premised that “the world has changed so fundamentally in the last few decades that the roles of learning and education in day-to-day living have also changed forever”. Holistic development essentially means intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development which can be achieved only through proper education. Therefore, education plays a fundamental role in holistic development. Co-curricular activities help in the holistic development of students and assist in developing critical skills and abilities to be successful and happy in 21st Century life and workplaces. Therefore, the importance of co-curricular activities is immense during school. For the holistic development of the students the School organised the co-curricular activities like Volleyball, Basketball, TT, Singing, Carrom, Chess, Badminton and Cricket Competition (Inter House Competition) for Boarder Students from 22 Dec 2021 to 30 Dec 2021.


Renovated Science Labs

“A laboratory is always considered as a relevant and essential part so far as the teaching of Science and Computer is concerned.” School labs are a great place for students which help them enhance their learning by understanding the theoretical concepts of science which are taught in classrooms. Well-designed laboratories not only make science experiments fun but also help students in achieving good academic results. To keep this in view the Sscience Labs are renovated to meet the requirements of 21sr Century Education.


Two of School ALUMNI visited the School

On 24 Dec 2021 two of ALUMNI Lt Ravindra Singh (Class XII 2014 Batch) and Lt Pushpak Dhami (Class XII 2016 Batch) visited the School. Both selected with Direct Entry and just passed out last week from IMA. Both are Localites and Wards of ESM. Both the Alumni met the OIC Schools and the Principal They also interacted with Students incl Boarders and shared their experience and memories of our School and of IMA Trg. The ex students' visit was motivating and inspiring and they had Lunch in the Students' Mess THEY APPRECIATED THE UPGRADATION OF THE SCHOOL CAMPUS


The School Celebrates the Christmas on 23 Dec 2021

“We clap hands and welcome the peace of Christmas. We beckon this good season to wait a while with us.” – Maya Angelou

To spread the message of love, compassion and harmony among students and also to celebrate the ‘Unity in Diversity’ , Gen BC Joshi APS organised an event on 23 Dec 2021. It was celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm. The children of Class V brought into life: The story of "Rudolf: The Reindeer" and Class IV dressed up as Christ, Angels, Father Joseph and Mother Mary delivered the true message of Christmas and the life lesson- to love all.


The School Management Honours the Group D Staff Members

The School Management honoured the Group D Staff Members on 18 Dec 2021 for the hard work they put in and for every extra-mile they take for the upliftment of the school. Each staff member was presented with a gift followed by a special lunch for them. The OIC Schools Mr BC Sati, Principal Mr Vinod K Bhama and Officiating Bursar Mr Sanjeev Masih expressed their gratitude and congratulated all the members. Group D staff members also expressed their gratitude for the Cachet & respect conferred upon them and expressed their commitment to continue serving the organization with the same zeal and integrity.


Azaadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav- Celebrated by the Primary Wing

’मिले सुर मेरा तुम्हारा’ - A Cultural Fest under the ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav Campaign’ was organised by the tiny-tots of Primary Wing of our school on 14.12.2021. The budding stars of III to V Stds participated in the programme with great enthusiasm, and showcased various cultures, traditional attires & dance forms alongwith the cuisines of different states of our country. It was indeed a gala time for the young minds through which they could share knowledge with each other while exhibiting their talents.



Our school celebrated its 26th Founder’s Day at the Indoor Stadium of the school on 16 October, 2021. Brig. Saurabh Shinde, Hon’ble Chairman, General BC Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh, honoured the occasion by being the Chief Guest. Col BC Sati, OIC Schools and SO to the Chairman, and Mrs Kamala Nikhurpa, Principal, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pithoragarh, graced the event by being the Guests of Honour. Keeping in mind the maintaining of COVID protocol, the no. of audience was restricted and only the Hostel Students, Awardees Students , Teachers and Staff attended the function. Read More..

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Setting yet another milestone in the vicinity, Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh has started Online NDA Coaching Classes for NDA aspirants of the School w.e.f. Oct 25, 2021 onwards, in association with one of the leading Career Coaching Institutes, M/s Georgian Academy for professionals, New Delhi.

Students of the school, aspiring to join Indian Armed Forces through NDA are being provided a complete NDA video lectures, video classes, doubt sessions, mock tests and short notes.

Students preparing for NDA exam and their parents expressed their gratefulness to the school management for providing this online coaching facility to the students that will help them in making a bright career in the Armed Forces.


Vinod K. Bhama Takes Over as New Principal of Gen B C Joshi APS, Pithoragarh

Mr. Vinod K. Bhama joined as the new Principal, General B C Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh, wef 01 Oct, 2021. The OIC Schools and SO to the Chairman Col B C Sati, Bursar Capt (IN) Atul Swaroop Mathur (Retd) and Members of the Staff welcomed the new Principal. The OIC Schools and the Bursar apprised the new Principal of the on-going activities and works in the school. A department-wise briefing through Power Point Presentation was given to Mr. Bhama, Principal, by all the HODs, which included the on-going activities, progress and challenges in the respective deptts. Subsequently, Mr. Bhama also shared his vision with the staff during his Interaction Session on Oct 01, 2021. He also emphasized on creating a team sprit among the staff to take the school to greater heights. Mr. Vinod K. Bhama, has about 26 years of experience in Teaching as well Administration in School and also the Defence forces. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Sainik School, Kunjpura.


NDA and TES Orientation Program

Today on date 13 Oct 2021 NDA and TES Orientation Program was conducted by Ms Kiran Samant under the guidance of OIC School Col BC Sathi and Principal Vinod K. Bhama for class XII Students. In this program How to join Indian Army via NDA and TES was given. Ms Kiran with the help of wonderful PPT discussed about QRs, Pathway, different Phases and important dates were elaborated to clear all the doubts of Student in respect of upcoming NDA examination i.e 14th Nov. Adding to this Honorable OIC School Col BC Sathi shared his experience among the Students giving deep insight why should students join an Army. He briefed about how Indian Army is so great and give extremely good, reputed carrier option. He also told students one should not be afraid of rejections, failures because what failure can teach that cannot be thought successes cannot and hence one should keep trying and one day one opportunity will make you successful and change entire scenario. The session was very appreciated by all the students and HODs. Few glymps are as follows:


The Great Transformation is Welcoming You.

Gen BC Joshi is now geared up to welcome its students back in the hostels and for this the hostels have undergone complete painting and renovation. These two pictures are merely an example to demonstrate the transformation. We are not only uplifting infrastructure but also going to redefine the school's system. We welcome you in the pious land to study, learn and witness the goodness.


Meditation Program for Teachers

Meditation is the journey inwards, a journey of self-discovery or, in fact, re-discovery. Meditation is time taken for quiet reflection and silence, away from the hustle and bustle of daily living. Taking time out enables us to come back to a centred place of being. In our modern world, the pace of life is growing ever faster and we are losing touch with our true inner peace and power. When we no longer feel grounded, we can experience ourselves pushed and pulled in many different directions. It is at this point that we start to experience stress and a feeling of being trapped. Gradually, over time, this feeling leads to illness and disease, as our mental, emotional and physical health is thrown out of balance.

For this, a spiritual program was conducted on 09th Oct 2021. School's OIC welcomed the dignified and spiritually rich team from Brahma Kumaris followed with offering of bouquet by Mr. Lalit Mohan Tiwari ( HOD Commerce). Then Sister Manju addressed the House and told the importance of inner peace. She gave wonderful examples of how to be calm and happy in all kind of situations. Raja Yoga was also an intend part of it. At the end, Dr. Naresh Kapri (HOD Social Science) and Mrs. Anita Pandey gave their word of thanks on behalf of whole staff members.


Teachers' Day Celebration 3rd September, 2021

A Mediocre Teacher tells, the Good Teacher explains, the Superior Teacher demonstrates; and the Great Teacher inspires.

Happy Teachers' Day to all. Gen BC Joshi APS celebrated the Teachers' Day with great pomp and show on 3rd September 2021. The Teachers’ Day celebration was pre-scheduled as a result of upcoming holidays falling on Saturday, 4th September and Sunday, 5th September, respectively. The day was observed to express gratitude and appreciation for all the Teachers of Gen. B.C. Joshi, APS Pithoragarh. OIC Gen. B.C. Joshi, APS Pithoragarh, Col BC Sati was the Chief Guest along with Mr. R S Saun, Offg. Principal, Ms. Sanita Chauhan, Head Mistress , Ms. Sarita Kharkwal , Principal Prep School and Bursar Captain Atul Mathur. The program commenced by seeking the blessings of Almighty by lighting of Diya followed by prayer for teachers to shower His abundant blessings on Teachers. Band of melodious Teachers of the school sang solo, group and Duet songs which was icing on the cake by adding more flavors to the celebration. Inspiring and motivating speech on the life of Dr. Radhakrishanan was given by Ms. Anita Pandey Mam followed by poem recitation by headmistress of the school. Teachers were feliciated by certificates and titles. At last OIC col BC Sati congratulated the teacher for wonderful show . Vote of thanks was presented by the Off Principal to thank all the teachers for their hard work and dedication. A delicious lunch was arranged by school management.


Glimpses of 75th Independence Day Celebration 2021

जन० बी०सी० जोशी ए.पी.एस. में हर्षोल्लास से मनाया गया 75वां स्वतंत्रता दिवस समारोह l पिथौरागढ़ l 15 अगस्त 2021 l जनरल बी० सी० जोशी ए.पी.एस. में स्वाधीन भारत का 75वां स्वतंत्रता दिवस समारोह “आज़ादी के अमृत महोत्सव” के रूप में मनाया गया l इस अवसर पर विद्यालय के ओ० आई० सी० – स्कूल - कर्नल भुवन चंद सती ने ध्वजारोहण किया l विद्यालय के प्रभारी प्रधानाचार्य रवीन्द्र सिंह सौन और बर्सर कैप्टन अतुल माथुर सहित सभी शिक्षकों और शिक्षणेत्तर कर्मचारियों ने इस अवसर पर राष्ट्रगान के साथ तिरंगे झंडे को सलामी दी l स्टाफ़ सदस्यों द्वारा आयोजित कार्यक्रम में हिंदी विभागाध्यक्ष नागेंद्र शुक्ल ने सभी उपस्थितों को संबोधित करते हुए समस्त स्वाधीनता सेनानियों को श्रद्धा सुमन अर्पित किये और काव्यपाठ किया l विद्यालय के सीनियर विंग के शिक्षकों ने समूह देशगीत प्रस्तुत किया l प्राथमिक शिक्षक राजेन्द्र बसानी द्वारा देश भक्ति पर कविता प्रस्तुत की गयी l प्राथमिक समूह के शिक्षकों ने इस अवसर पर वंदेमातरम् गीत की मनभावन प्रस्तुति दी l मुख्य अतिथि कर्नल बी०सी० सती ने इस अवसर पर समस्त विद्यालय परिवार को संबोधित करते हुए अपने अनुभव शिक्षकों के साथ साझा किये और शहीदों को श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित की l इस अवसर पर विद्यालय के योग और व्यायाम शिक्षक विजय प्रकाश जोशी को इण्डिया बुक ऑफ़ रिकार्ड में तीन उँगलियों द्वारा सबसे तेज चुटकी बजने का रिकार्ड दर्ज करने और एक मिनट में 21 बार सूर्य नमस्कार करके इंटरनेशनल बुक ऑफ़ वर्ल्ड रिकोर्ड के पुराने रिकार्ड को तोड़कर नया रिकार्ड अपने नाम दर्ज कराने के लिए ओ०आई०सी० कर्नल बी०सी० सती ने बहुत-बहुत बधाई देकर सम्मानित किया l कार्यक्रम के समापन में विद्यालय के प्रभारी प्रधानाचार्य रवीन्द्र सिंह सौन ने सभी का धन्यवाद ज्ञापित करते हुए बताया कि “आज़ादी के अमृत महोत्सव” के अंतर्गत इस पखवारे में विद्यालय के विद्यार्थियों के लिए विभिन्न ऑनलाइन प्रतियोगिताओं का आयोजन किया गया – फैंसी ड्रेस, नारा लेखन, लोकनृत्य, एकल गायन, श्लोक वाचन, संभाषण आदि प्रतियोगिताओं में कक्षा 1 से 12 तक के विभन्न विद्यार्थियों ने इन प्रतियोगिताओं में बढ़-चढ़ कर प्रतिभाग कियाl विजेता विद्यार्थियों को ई-प्रमाणपत्र से सम्मानित किया जा रहा है l इस आयोजन को अपने परिश्रम से सफल बनाने के लिए श्री सौन ने सभी शिक्षकों का धन्यवाद व्यक्त कियाl कार्यक्रम के समापन पर समस्त विद्यालय परिवार को मिष्ठान्न वितरित किया गयाl



Gen. BC Joshi School organised two days e-fest on 29th May 2020 and 30th May 2020. Various Activities were conducted under his supervision to make it a successful event. Click to view more..