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
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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


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OP Sadbhavna (Batch-2)

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Inter House English Debate Competition 2022-23
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Inter House English Debate Competition 2022-23

An Inter-House English Debate Competition was conducted in the school on 09 & 11 May, 2022, for Seniors and the Juniors, respectively.
Topics for Debates were:
(i). Does Social Media make People Anti-Social? - Jr Cat.
(ii). Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Human Intelligence? - Sr Cat.
Students of VI -XII classes participated and honed their oratory skills.
Overall results of the competition were: MANEKSHAW HOUSE begged the 1st position, whereas CARIAPPA, BHAGAT and THIMMAYYA Houses secured 2nd, 3rd & 4th positions, accordingly.
Mr Vinod Bhama, Principal, encouraged and congratulated all participants and the staff for their good efforts.


Eid-ul-Fitr Celebrated at Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh

The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in the school on Tuesday, 03 May, 2022. Students offered prayers in the ante-room followed by exchange of greetings and an interaction with the OIC Schools, Principal, Bursar and the staff members. Sweets and gifts were distributed among students by the school authorities. Students were addressed to inculcate the values and ethics necessary for being humane, responsible and compassionate citizens of the nation, like Dr APJ Abdul Kalaam, the former President of India. A special lunch ‘BADA-KHANA’ was also organised for all boarders and the staff to mark the occasion. Students were happy & joyous, and expressed gratitude to the school management for making them feel at home despite being away from their parents and family members.


24 J&K Students Welcomed at Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh

24 students from J&K, under Op Sadbhavana (Batch-II) reached to school on Friday, 29 April 2022, for better education and bright career. Wishing our students a happy and cheerful study experience with their holistic growth to serve the society and the nation.


Installation of T-55 Tank as War Trophy: Another Feather in the Cap of Our School

Display of War Trophies at public places always motivates citizens, specially the youth. Such trophies assume even more importance when displayed at institutions like Gen BC Joshi Army Public School Pithoragarh. Gen BC Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, COAS, commanded 64 CAV Regiment (consists of T-55 Tanks) during the Indo-Pak war of 1971. Keeping this background in mind, a T-55 Tank was presented by Indian Army as a ‘War-Trophy’ to the school to motivate its students and the youth of Pithoragarh to instill a spirit of patriotism among them. The tank was dedicated & presented to the school by Maj Gen Anil Chandel, Patron, on 27 Apr, 2022. With the installation of the mighty & sturdy tank, the school got its slogan ’शस्त्रे शास्त्रे च कौशलम्’ which means THOSE ARMED WITH KNOWLEDGE ARE SKILLFUL. During the event, the Patron was accompanied by his wife Mrs Nidhi Chandel - Vice Chairman,Zonal AWWA. The Chairman of the School, OIC Schools, Principal, Staff & Students were also present during the ceremony. The Patron was briefed on the latest developments in the school by Principal Mr Vinod K Bhama, followed by a round of the school campus by the dignitaries.


Chairperson Schools and Chairperson Dental Health & Hygiene
AWWA Central Command visited the School

Mrs. Sanghamitra Roy, Chairperson Dental Care & Hygiene AWWA Central Command visited the school on 18 April 2022. The Chairperson was welcomed by presenting a bouquet of flowers by the tiny-tots of IV Std. After the lighting of lamp ceremony, a corridor-briefing was done by the Principal Mr Vinod K. Bhama. The Chairperson was shown the school documentary, followed by a short presentation on the Health & Hygiene Activities conducted in school, by the Principal at his office. The VIP and other distinguished guests were escorted on a round of the school campus, by OIC Schools and the Principal. During campus visit, the ‘best practices in the school’ were shared by the teachers which was highly appreciated by Mrs Sanghamitra. She took keen interest in the recently upgraded projects of the school and expressed her joy seeing the beautiful and world-class infrastructure of the school, including girls’ hostel and the students’ mess. The Principal discussed the latest practices being taken up to improve Communicative English in schools. Mrs Sanghamitra was presented a Kumaouni Women’s portrait in traditional dress, as a token of memory and gratitude for visiting the school.


World Health Day, 7 April 2022

"A Healthy Mind Dwells in A Healthy Body"
Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh marked World Health Day by a lecture given by   Medical Officer Maj Jincy in  Indoor Sports Complex in the presence of Principal Vinod K. Bhama,Capt Atul Mathur (Bursar) and Staff members. The lecture  highlighted various aspects of Health Hazards with particular emphasis on the theme of World Health Day i.e. Our Planet, Our Health.  Causes and effects of climate change were discussed with the students of classes  VIII, IX and XII. Children participated enthusiastically and learned many things to save our environment and keep our surroundings pollution free.



Change is constant for an adult, but for a child of lower age group it can be difficult and daunting. Hence, establishing regular and effective inter-class interactions are extremely important as it ensures seamless transition from one level of education to another. In order to execute the similar smooth transitions from small to BIG, the toddlers of PAPPS (Panchshul Army Pre-Primary School) were received as guest visitors to the Primary Wing at Gen BC Joshi APS Pithoragarh - their new learning ground, on 28 March, 2022. The young aspirants alongwith visiting to Classrooms, also felt excited while seeing the Resource Room, Music Room, Computer Lab, Sports Room, Playgrounds etc. The tiny learners were really happy and all smiling on getting familiarised with the positive learning environment at their New & Bigger School. Click here to watch the YT Video



Four NCC Cadets (JD) of the school namely Cdt Tapasysa Bisht, Cdt Rovinsh Kumar, Cdr Roshani and Cdt Shubham Singh were awarded by the Commanding Officer. Lt Col BMS Parmar. 80 UK Bn NCC Pithoragarh for their outstanding performance, as follows Cdt Tapasysa Bisht. Class 9A and Cdt Rovinsh kumar, Class 10A. received a cheque worth Rs 3.500/- each, for securing 2 position in BEST CADET COMPETITION of Nainital Gp Cdt Roshani, Class 9C and Cdt Shubham Singh, Class 9A, received a cheque worth Rs 6.000/- each, for winning CWS Scholarships Principal, Gen BC Joshi APS, Pithoragarh, Mr Vinod K Bhama, felicitated these Cdts at Central Lobby of the school and expressed his heartiest congratulation to the achievers


International Women's Day

“Women are the real architects of society” – Harriet Beacher Stowe

Gen BC Joshi Army Public School, Pithoragarh salutes and celebrates the Indomitable Spirit of our Nari Shakti (International Women's Day 2022)
Gen BC Joshi #APS Pithoragarh on March 8 dedicated the renovated Maharani Laxmi Bai Girls Hostel to all girl boarders reinvigorating self confidence and fierceness for living their dreams.



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, Jitendra & Sumit won the Bronze Medal


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.



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..