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Harilal B Bhagwati

Bhavan’s Harilal Bhagwati Institute of Communication and Management was established in Ahmedabad in 1967, to cater to the students of Ahmedabad and peripheral areas in the field of professional training.


The initial financial assistance to start the institution was given in the memory of Harilal B Bhagwati, who was a businessman with deep foresight, and a leading social figure of Ahemdabad. Bhavan’s founder Kanaiyalal Munshiji, came forward to help Mr Bhagwati in establishing the institute at Ahmedabad.

Since then Bhavan’s HBICM, which is a constituent of and is affiliated to the RPI, Mumbai, has marked its presence amongst the industries and corporate world as an icon to fetch industry preferred candidates. It started as the first such institute in Gujarat and has trained nearly 10,000 students in over five decades of its existence. 

Keeping pace with changing times and to improve the employability of its students, it has partnered with industry organizations like GESIA IT Association and Ahmedabad Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (AHNA)


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB) has a rich legacy to preserve, while it propagates traditional Indian system of knowledge, Indian values and Indian culture.


Bhavan’s Harilal Bhagwati Institute of Communication and Management (HBICM) is a part of this very prestigious cultural and educational ecosystem. Being a true non-profit HBICM is committed to educate everyone in the society, without any biases.  


Being pioneers we are used to innovating and inventing. Realising the value of industry partnership in training of students, HBICM has done tie-ups with several industry bodies and is in the process of many more such tie-ups to launch specialized courses.

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Partners participate in updating the curriculum, suggest expert faculty, enable hands-on industry training of the students, provide internships and participate in placements. This makes the students job-ready and improves their prospects of employability. 


With the education sector undergoing a sea change after COVID-19, we are also looking at ways to adapt to the changing situation and stay ahead of the curve for the betterment of students, industry and the society at large. 


Bhavan’s HBICM invites industry and other stakeholders in the academia-industry circles to partner with us. We are sure that Bhavan’s HBICM will be a benchmark in the sector of professional education.


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BVB established Rajendra Prasad Institute Of Communication And Management (RPI) in 1961 at Mumbai as a part of Bhavan’s pioneering effort to promote non-formal education in modern professional subjects. Today RPI oversees examinations and other academic administrative matters in 29 of its constituent and affiliate colleges.

The main objectives of RPI are:

  • To equip the candidates with the latest available knowledge, pertaining to their chosen discipline;

  • To impart adequate professional knowledge and skills, so as to enable them to take up careers in their respective fields of specialization.

  • The students possessing the first degree of any recognized University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission are eligible for admission to the various programmes organized by RPI.

    Some of the Post-Graduate Programmes, viz., Group C-1 (Journalism), C-2 (Public Relations), M-1 (Marketing & Sales Mgt.), M-3 (Industrial Relations & Personnel Management), have been recognized by the Central Government, many State Governments and a few Universities like University of Mysore, Annamalai University, and Gulbarga University. Students passing the Post-Graduate Programmes in Mass Communication from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication & Management are treated as equivalent to Post-Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication of Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar.

    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

    Kulapati Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi founded the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan a full decade before the advent of Independence, on November 7, 1938, as an ‘Adventure in Faith’. A faith in India’s Past, Present and Future. The founding father was known for being the most popular Gujarati writer, statesman, politician, freedom fighter and an educationalist.


    The founding of Bhavan’s was based on the idea of preservation and propagation of Bharatiya Sanskriti (Indian culture) and Sanskrit, the mother of languages, the akshaya patra – the inexhaustible reservoir.Over the years from being a modest Indological research institution, it has steadily grown into a comprehensive, co-operative, apolitical, national movement with an international outlook. It seeks to inculcate a value-based life. The promotion of ethical and spiritual values in everything that it does.

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