We love children. Our commitment to contribute to their lives and growing years stems from this love and care. Through hundreds of books, we at Madhubun look at the complete process of teaching-learning and aim to keep alive the curiosity and energy of young minds. Our books give students the opportunity to understand, enhance and enjoy their learning. They help teachers to teach in a simple hands-on manner. This forms the core of our publishing programme.
Madhubun Educational Books is the school books division of Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., founded in 1969.
Today, Madhubun is a prominent school textbook publisher focusing on activity-oriented and syllabus-based books. With nearly 700 active titles in the K-12 segment, innovation and strong authorship are the hallmarks of Madhubun’s line of school textbooks. There is a dedicated resource team that conducts teacher training workshops across the country. Our sales team and customer care division provide support in reaching our books to thousands of schools across the country and abroad.
Shri Chander Mohan Chawla (24 Dec 1940 – 08 Jan 2005)
His life was gentle, and the elements
So mix’d in him, Nature might stand up,
And say to all the world; this was a man
UBSPD, Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd and Madhubun Educational Books have their beginnings in the humble yet determined efforts of a man known for his vision laced with simplicity. The journey from Universal Book Stall set up by his father Shri D. R. Chawla in Kanpur, to the streets of Ansari Road, Delhi was a long and eventful one for Shri C. M. Chawla, the towering architect of UBSPD, India’s largest book distributor.
On a hot June afternoon in 1963, the first step was taken with only seven people on board. Veterans claim that it changed the history of the Indian book trade forever. Today, this small step has grown to a giant stride reaching books to over hundred countries from more than 5000 Indian publishers and picking up more than 50 awards for excellence in exports on the way. With 15 branches/stockholding points all across the country, UBSPD stands tall, both figuratively and literally.
In 1969, Shri Chawla laid the foundation for Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd and in 1972 for Madhubun Educational Books. Both the organisations are known to stand for quality and creativity in the educational publishing world. With over 1900 active titles, they reach more than 10000 schools and colleges pan India.
Apart from being one of the founding fathers and earliest patrons of the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP), the many distinctions and posts he has to his credit were as Chairman of Books and Publications Panel of Chemicals and Allied Products Export Promotion Council (CAPEXIL), President of the Federation of Publishers’ and Booksellers’ Association in India (FPBAI) and Trustee of National Book Trust, India. Many were the awards conferred on him during his lifetime but flaunting them would go against the grain of this simple, elegant and humane personality.
In the words of N. Subrahmanyam, a former Head of a leading publishing house and a contemporary of Shri C. M. Chawla: ‘…The litmus test of a manager’s success or otherwise in his business suit is whether he/she built a vibrant team of performers, those who can take on adversity with flourish and quintessentially positive thinkers…The institutions he built are the living evidence of Chander Mohan Chawla’s pioneering entrepreneurship and overall business excellence in the realm of books, in India.’
Sharda Chawla has been associated with Madhubun Educational Books—the school book division of Vikas® Publishing House Pvt Ltd, New Delhi – since its inception. Passionate about making learning a joyous experience for children, Mrs. Chawla has been involved with conceptualizing, developing, selecting and publishing books for children for over two decades. She is the recipient of the Federation of Indian Publishers’ Award for ‘Distinguished Women
Publishers, 1999’ and the ‘Fiji Sahitya Samiti Award, 2001’. She is on the Managing Committees of Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust and Akshay Pratishthan (both integrated schools for physically challenged students); and an Executive member of the Chinmaya Mission and the Chinmaya Vidyalaya.
Sajili completed her CA in 1990 and worked for three years with DSP, Times Guarantee and Tata Finance and joined Madhubun in 1993 as a Director. She started with a sales focus but has extensive experience in managing other departments including editorial, operations, logistics and administration. Under her capable guidance Madhubun, the school books division, has recorded a growth of 200% over the last 4 years. She is the recipient of the SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneur Council’s Women Entrepreneur Excellence Award for 2010.
An MBA from IMI, New Delhi, Piyush Chawla has been the Director of Vikas® Publishing House since 1996. With his vision and progressive management, he has radically transformed the company into a leading educational publishing house in the country. He is a recipient of the Young Publishers’ Award, 2001 from the Federation of Indian Publishers. He is also a Leader with US-based Landmark Education, a training and development organization committed to transforming lives of people.