Bethany Navajeevan Matriculation School is owned and managed by Bethany Navajeevan Province of Bethany Congregation, a religious community founded by the Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios OIC.

Bethany Navajeevan has a dream...a dream of liberating young minds and souls from the bonds of ignorance and darkness. It has a vision of Quality Education and Integral Development and cherishes International Standard, Indian Values

This dream is expressed in our motto-“JnanenaMuktihi” which means Liberation through wisdom. Education for us is a mission with a vision - a mission of going beyond... of breaking barriers and building bridges... with the vision of a bright future ahead.


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Welcome to Bethany Navajeevan Institutions

Bethany Navajeevan Institutions (BNI) Vencode, is one the premier educational institutions in Kanyakumari District.


Established in 2004, BNI is fraternity of individual dedicated to the motto of making a difference through academic pursuit for excellence, creativity and empathetic involvement in the society.


Servant of God


The late Archbishop, His Grace Mar Ivanios OIC, the founder of Bethany Ashram was born on Sept.21st 1882 at Mavelikara. Born in the famous ‘Mallitta’ Panikar family, belonging to the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church, he assumed the baptismal name Geevarghese. Young Geevarghese, a brilliant student in his early school days, of the age of 15 joined M.D.Seminary School for high school studies. On April 20th 1898 he received minor orders and was sent to Madras Christian Collage for higher studies. There he obtained his Master degree. On Sept.15th 1908 Geevarghese was ordained priest by His Grace Vattasseril Mar Dinoysius.Just after the ordination, Fr.P.T.Geevarghese was appointed Principal of M.D.Seminary, kottayam. Later the young principal moved to Calcutta, accrpting an invitation to teach in the Searmpore College.

During his stay at Calcutta Fr.P.T.Geevarghese concentrated his attention to the foundation of a monsric community as an instrument of spiritual renewal within the Syrian Orthodox Church. In his attempt he was very well inspired by the Christian and Hindu monastic traditions. After making the necessary arrangements to begin such a form of life, he resiged his professorship at Serampore and started the first community on August 15,1919 at Mundanmala, Perunnad, Ranni, to which he gave the name Bethany Ashram, which is officially known as Order of the Imitation of Christ(O.I.C)

Within no time Bethany Asharm and its beloved founder came to the limelight of Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church and Abbo Geevarghese O.I.C. was consecrated Bishop of Bethany on May 1st 1925 and he received the new name Mar Ivanios O.I.C. His relentless search for truth in the ascetical atomosphere of Bethany Ashram led him to the firm conviction to reunite with the Catholic Church. On Sept.20,1930 Mar Ivanios together with Mar Theophilos O.I.C. and most of the members of Bethany Ashram embraced the Catholic Church . As later history reveals the Reunion Movement gained rapid momentum under the leadership of Mar Ivanios O.I.C. rightfully earned the title ‘Newman of the East’ even before his demise on July 15th 1953. By realizing the unpaprallel sanctity of mar Ivanios, the Canonization process to beatify him has started.