Bethany Junior College
The Bethany Junior College as it stands, a structure, at a slight distance from the rest of the school embodies the values and goals that it envisions for the ‘young adults’ straight out of High School and on the brink of Adulthood.
This is how the Junior college sees its role for these youngsters:
1. To support and yet not to impose a value system that, provides guidance without stifling the enthusiasm and zest of a group that is raring to go!
2. To create space and opportunities for the various talents among the teenagers while catering to the requirements of a competitive ISC curriculum.
3. Prepare students for the world outside the classroom by organising interfaces with professionals, organising educational visits and participating in Inter College events.
4. The joy and equal opportunity to participate volunteer and even initiate events involving the entire school: The School Carnival, The School Musical and Talent Expos, to name a few.
5. Encourage and accommodate students seriously pursuing careers in Sports , the Fine Arts and so on by providing them a chance to- simultaneously explore various possibilities.
BJC boasts of an impressive classroom that puts the ‘fun’ in ‘functional’. The smartboards in classes provide unique learning spaces enabling knowledge and skills to be acquired in a conducive environment. Classrooms make the best use of space and create the foundation for many happy memories for the students, bringing in a welcoming atmosphere with the well placed furniture. With a colourful notice board to keep students updated, Bethany ‘s classrooms are perfect to the T!
The labs at Bethany are practical (pun intended) and well equipped, designed to help students apply their learning. The Science subjects have their own labs which are spacious and safe, while the Computer Lab is equipped with the latest, updated versions of computers, MACs and other tech savvy widgets. Well lit and ventilated, the labs are a happy place to be in and to learn. With multiple exits in mind for safety and a plethora of equipment needed for a fun and educative practical, our labs are state of the art and quite simply the best!
Choice of Subjects
Junior College is one of the main arteries of Bethany that provides nourishment to thousands of young adults who leave the portals of Bethany, ready to step out into the world. The quality education they receive here and the values imbibed in them make them perfect citizens who add value to this nation and to the global community at large.
Some of the key features that make us unique and indispensable are:
We teachers enlighten our students through lecture-based instruction, technology-based learning, group learning, individual learning, inquiry and activity- based learning, which enable them to learn better and effectively. We at BJC have a healthy student teacher ratio. It is a student- centric campus with interactive boards in all the classroom making learning fun and meaningful
We ensure holistic development for each and every student. The limited student-teacher ratio here, helps the teachers nurture the core values of Bethany in the students i i.e. integrity, honesty, trustworthiness and loyalty. The evidence of which is seen in our alumni all over the world. They are actively involved in spreading this message and in helping the current students in their career choices.
One of our main attractions is the varied subject choices we offer, which cater to the interests and sensibilities of our students. Every year we have students joining from other leading schools in and out of Bangalore. We handpick our students with great care and love, while also ensuring that we offer opportunities and admissions to students with learning difficulties. Our students getting placed into the best of colleges and universities in India and abroad is a testimony to our care and love.
In addition to academics, we encourage our students to take part in all intercollegiate fests and competitions, helping the students learn to balance studies and co-curricular activities…
The exciting class assemblies with virtual and augmented reality purely done by students is an inclusive activity that brings out the best in each and every student.
One of the leading Inter- School events JC hosts is the BJCMUN, which is an event based on public speaking and team work. This event is a much celebrated one in the Bangalore MUN circles and witnesses the participation of over 340 delegates every year. This experience and network helps students learn organisational skills and team work.
In addition, we see JC students’ lead participation in major school events like the Musicals, Carnivals and Bake-a-thon. We also have our very own IGNITE, an intra-college fest every year, purely organised and executed by our BSOs.
One of our strengths at Junior College is our cordial relationship with parents and students. Parents are actively involved in the various activities here, from PTMs to Psychology practicals Sports Day and early morning Walk to Fitness.
We conduct various activities/workshops to enrich our students. In the International Education Fair we organize every year, around 12 to 15 foreign Universities come to Bethany to give our students guidance on undergraduate courses and the admission process. Currently, we have four of our students studying in the US on full or partial scholarships.
Career guidance talks for every stream are conducted regularly so that our students get a clear perspective on their career choices. On such occasions, parents are also invited as well. We involve our parents in every way possible and interestingly, we do get a good response from them.
We also invite our former students who are doing well in their respective fields to address our present students.
Overall, BJC strives to bring out the best in every student who enters our portal, and we strive to ensure that we send out a confident, positive, enthusiastic, supportive, determined young adult equipped to face the world.