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Contents

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Presenting Top Schools of India P 12

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Kalpana Nath Principal, Chintels, Kanpur

Sumer Singh Principal, Daly College, Indore

A Murali Mukund Chairman, Jubilee Public School, Hyderabad

85 Fr Mathew SJ Principal of St Joseph’s School, Darjeeling

Top Schools in North India

Top Schools in South India

14 Jammu and Kashmir

64 Kerala

16 Himachal Pradesh

66 Tamil Nadu

18 Chandigarh

68 Karnataka

20 Punjab

70 Andhra Pradesh

22 Haryana 26 Delhi-NCR 34 Uttarakhand 38 Uttar Pradesh Top Schools in Central India 44 MP and Chhattisgarh Top Schools in West India 48 Rajasthan 50 Gujarat 54 Maharashtra

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Top Schools in East India 76 Bihar and Jharkhand 77 Orissa 82 West Bengal Top Schools in North-East India 84 Assam News 08 Higher Education


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21st Century Schools Being father of two it was a big challenge for me to pick up the school where I can send my children. It is not an easy task to select a school for one’s children these days. There are lot of issues that you need to keep in mind while selecting a school. Is the school good in academics? Does it have a comprehensive system and infrastructure for inculcating interest in extra-curricular activities? Will it take care of the overall development of the child? You also need to take account of whether the school is adopting new techniques of education or is believes in following the traditional systems? The point I am trying to make is that today most Indian parents have to go through lot of stress in finding a school for their children. One major issue is that the good schools have a very limited number of seats, so even if a parent is able to find a school that is most suitable, it is not necessary that he will be able to get his children placed there. School education in India has been drastically transformed during the last few decades. Today parents expect the schools to take care of not only the academic performance of their children, but also their overall development. With the entry of new private schools providing plethora of services to students and multiple curriculums, choosing right school has become really complex and brain storming tasks. This is one issue of digitalLEARNING that I think most parents would appreciate. This issue is all about rating the schools on basis of the most important factors. As you turn the pages, you will find the ranking of some of the key schools located in the country. Mainly we have tried to select and rate the top schools located in six zones - North India, Central India, West India, South India, East India and North-East India. India is witnessing a big leap in school education sector, which is fuelling the demand for strong leadership abilities among school leaders to take this growth forward. Taking this aim forward, we are organising school leadership summit 2014 on 31st January 2014 at New Delhi. We will be delighted to felicitate schools featured in this issue at the event for their excellence in performance in school education. We look forward to see you at the event!

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Santosh Panda appointed as new chairman of NCTE Santosh Panda, a faculty in IGNOU has been appointed as the new chairman of Nation Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), a regulator for setting quality standards and running of teacher education institutions in the country. The overall objective of the body is to achieve planned and coordinated development of the teacher education system and the regulation and proper maintenance of norms and standards in the teacher education system throughout the country. In all, 11 candidates were shortlisted for the post of which only three made it to the final list. Panda’s name was approved by HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju and cleared by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet.

CBSE to conduct MBBS, BDS exams in MP Against the backdrop of various scams in the Madhya Pradesh Pre-medical Test (MPPMT) examination in 2013, the Director of Medical Education Madhya Pradesh has decided to conduct MBBS and BDS examinations through CBSE and MDS examination through AIIMS instead of Professional Examination Board (Vyapam) next year onwards. The move has come in the light of the scam during the Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) and (MPPMT) in 2013, where many students were found guilty and were disqualified after checking their copies. The disqualified students have already filed cases with the High Court and a decision is awaited. Many more may be found guilty in DMAT and MPPMT scam following the probe being made by the police and medical officials.

IMT Ghaziabad hosts Prahlad Kakar

IMT Ghaziabad organised The Eureka Effect, Tete-a-tete with Prahlad Kakar, an interactive session on Ads, Brands and Creativity by the Ad-guru at its campus. The 2-hour session was aimed at enrichment of knowledge about advertising and branding among students, faculty and members of IMT. Talking about the importance of following one’s passion Prahlad Kakar said, “Young managers begin planning for their lives when they start doing their MBA. What they forget is to ask that what it is in life that makes it worth living. Life is about the value that we create for ourselves.” The event was put together by IMT Ghaziabad’s Marketing Club, “Club MarkUp”. A student-run marketing enterprise, it aims to provide a platform for budding marketing managers at IMT to implement the theoretical constructs learnt in the classroom.

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More Indian students take GRE as job prospects fall in homeland

There has been a 70% increase in the number of students from India taking up the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for admission to post graduate studies abroad. The number of candidates from India appearing for GRE increased from 33,504 in 2011-12 to 56,782 in 2012-13. India’s increase is much higher than the China’s 45% or 6% rise in US candidates. India comprise the second largest group of test takers, after the US (3,37,782) with China (42,357) in the third place. Receding job opportunities in the country have prompted students to look overseas. Also there has been an improvement in the US economy; as a result the students are no longer apprehensive to study abroad. They are more positive about getting a job at the end of their studies. US graduate schools are already witnessing a spike in foreign enrollments and with the admissions growing at the fastest pace since 2006, experts say that Indian students have fuelled this increase. In addition, the easier visa norms of US to apply for higher studies have encouraged students to apply for the courses overseas.


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Gujarat University saves Rs 70 lakh In the time of soaring prices, the finance committee of Gujarat University (GU) saved Rs 70 lakh by giving tender for supply of answer sheets at lower price. Although the price of paper have gone up by almost 20% as compared to the last year, the finance committee of Gujarat University approved the price for supply of answer sheets, brown stickers and even supplementary cost which is lower than the last year. The GU officials said that the contract for an eight-page supplementary sheet was awarded for Rs 1.50 which was Rs 1.77 last year. Similarly, the brown sticker will now cost the university Rs 0.24 per piece which was costing Rs 0.26 per sticker last year. Interestingly as per the fresh tender, the 26 – page main answer sheet will cost Rs 4.08 per answer sheet which was costing Rs 4.74 last year. An eight member team was formed which awarded the tender to the lowest bidder after verifying the prices.

New veterinary university in Odisha soon In a move to improve the animal husbandry and livestock sector, the Veterinary Council of India (VCI) has proposed Odisha government to open a separate veterinary university in the state. VCI president, Narayan Mohanty has proposed the Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik to set up a separate veterinary university to improve research on various veterinary sciences. Speaking during the three-day Veterinary Pathology Congress-2013, VCI president pointed out that it is the lack of funds and infrastructure in both research and service sectors that are the main reasons for the unsatisfactory growth of veterinary sciences in India. VCI is also contemplating to uniform the syllabus of all the veterinary colleges across India and customize it according to the local needs. The proposal is under active deliberation of the state government.

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Job scarcity leaving professional course seats vacant in colleges

Students are giving professional courses a miss this year. It is much evident from the increase in vacant seats in professional courses from 20% in 2011 to a significant 30% in 2013. According to experts, the reason students are letting such courses a go by is that many professional courses are not able to give value for money due to a number of reasons like poor placement policy of the institutes and scarcity of good teachers. An alarming 30% of 1.11 lakh seats in professional courses in engineering, medical, paramedical, MCA and pharmacy colleges remained vacant this year even after three rounds of admission process. One of the major areas of concern is that there are a large number of self financed colleges, especially in the interiors, which have not been able to attract even 10 to 20 students leading to losses worth Rs 2 crore.

NIT to provide free knowledge support to less privileged students The National Institute of Technology (NIT- Adityapur) has started free coaching classes for the under privileged children of the surrounding villages with the aim to provide knowledge support to aspiring engineers from the marginalized community. The Centre for Community Welfare of NIT, as part of the social responsibility program has introduced free coaching classes for the students of Class 8th- Class 12th of the adjoining villages.This is also an effort to prepare these students for entrance examination to various engineering colleges. The scheme inaugurated on Novemebr 1, 2013 will help students from marginalised community to make their headway into the institutes of high repute like NIT. The students of NIT College will be taking up the classes, if required the faculty might join them in the future. Girl students will be highly encouraged to enroll for these classes said the college administration on the inauguration of the scheme. The NIT management and students are gathering lot of appreciation for this initiative to empower the economically backward children and creating a better future for them. digitalLEARNING / December 2013

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Top Schools in India 2013

Introduction

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State-wise Ranking of Top Indian Schools 2013

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ducation is the best gift that a country can give to its youth. With the race of modern day schools towards achieving excellence in education, it is indeed amazing to see the emergence of varied course patterns, diverse co-curricular activities and innovations in teaching-learning pedagogy in these institutions. Private schools enrolment in India is flourishing with the figures reaching all new heights according to the recent survey conducted by DISE and ASER. digitalLEARNING magazine is presenting top schools of India – A state wise ranking of top Indian schools 2013.The purpose behind the endeavour is to highlight positioning of schools after analysing them on various parameters for the overall development of a child. We have maintained an unbiased approach while selecting the best school in India. Our ranking edition will be highly beneficial for the school as it is an overview of the factors concerning the education sector at present.

10, 30,996 recognized primary, upper primary, secondary and higher secondary schools in the country. Government schools:

Local Body schools:

Private Aided schools:

Private Un-aided schools:

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1, 36,514 Source: 7th All India School Education Survey by NCERT

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Methodology

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anking top schools of India is one of the most challenging tasks, given the large size of the ecosystem. To start with, we sent the ranking questionnaire format to more than 10, 000 schools across the country. Schools displayed amazing enthusiasm in the activity and 5, 476 schools sent us the filled-in questionnaire. We also collected available information from the school websites in case of missing information in the submitted questionnaire. We allotted cumulative ranks to the schools and formed a statewise ranking, seggregated in six zones of India - North, Central, South, West, East and North-East.

Schools have been evaluated based on the following indicators School Reputation: Details pertaining to the year of inception, national level awards won by the school in various summits, and the number of students who passed out of the school and are studying in different top level institutes and abroad were considered to evaluate this category. Teachers’ Competency: Under this indicator, we have considered the number of permanent teachers, their qualification, experience, and training programs organised by the school for grading. Academic Excellence: Under this indicator, we evaluated schools based on teacher-student ratio, average class size, academic achievement awards to the students, and co-curricular hours per week/ student. Infrastructure: This being one of the key

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parameters in ensuring healthy learning environment. The schools were evaluated on the basis of the campus area, total built-up area, labs, auditorium and the use of ICT in teaching and learning. Students’ Development: In today’s competitive and ever changing world, an overall development of a student can be achieved only if the school acknowledge the importance of skill training programs like life skills, leadership skills, sports, etc along with academics. So, we asked schools to submit details on the number of parent teacher meetings per year, life skills training for students, vocational and other skills, personal counselling for students, career counselling, excursion and outdoor activities, social responsibility, foreign languages taught, facilities for children with special needs,

societies and clubs in the school, student-teacher exchange programmes and alumni database. Sports and Extra Curricular activities: Sports are important for the overall development of children. So, we evaluated schools based on details like extra-curricular hours per week/student, sports infrastructure and the awards and accolades in sports won by the school. Academic Performance: Academic performance for a child is of paramount importance while pursuing higher education, to be able to secure a bright and fulfilling future. The percentage of students acquiring marks above 90 percent between 75-90 percent and less than 75 percent was taken into consideration while evaluating the academic performance of schools.


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Top Schools in Jammu & Kashmir DPS Jammu Year of Establishment: 1998 Founder and Principal: Sudarshan Sonar Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January Website: dpsjammu.in

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KC international School, Jammu Year of Establishment: 2004 Principal: Nirmal Mahana Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January Website: www.kcinternationalschool.org

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KC International School is committed to provide atmosphere conducive to academic excellence. Their commitment is expressed in limiting the class strength to just thirty. DPS Sri Nagar Year of Establishment: 2003 Principal: Kusum Varikoo Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: March Website: www.dpssrinagar.com

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Heritage School, Jammu Year of Establishment: 1960 Principal: Jagadish Singh Dhami Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January Website: www.heritageschooljammu.com The School’s vision is to produce confident, secure and well – educated young people who will become versatile and responsible adults of the future.


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MG Vasan, Chairman “I am proud and privileged to be a part of a spirited and dedicated team which has redefined school education. Our methodology and pedagogy of imparting holistic high value education by combining judicious use of technology and moral values makes our students globally capable, competent and efficient. We groom leaders in every field to meet every challenge.” Doon Public School is a co- educational, CBSE affiliated, Senior Secondary School celebrating its 35 years of service to the nation. The school aims at imparting premium quality education through a holistic and a spiritual approach in its pursuit of excellence in all the fields. Doon Public School was felicitated with the best ‘E- School Award’ by World Education Awards 2013 at the World Education Summit held at Le Meridian Hotel, New Delhi. The reward been bestowed for the school’s stupendous initiative in the e-school programme. The school enjoys a unique distinction of being the first school in India to have computer aided teaching and learning through Smart Class using plasma screen with Smart Assessment System (SAS) in all the classes. The school has received the ‘Best ICT Laboratory School Education Award 2010’ for being pioneer in the field of Digital Learning. To facilitate students with new mod-

ern techniques in learning, verifying and visualizing mathematical concepts through educational aids, the first digital Maths Lab of India has been installed in the school. The Abacus and Vedic Maths programmes enable the students to achieve an extremely high standard of mental arithmetic and help the students excel in Bhaskara. Amongst the other pivotal features of the school, the ‘Language Lab’ occupies a significant place as it aims at improving the students’ communication skills. Further, the ‘Digital Library’ with more than 18000 books online is an addition to the existing library. Doon Public School provides the right academic ambience for nurturing the talent of each and every individual. There are special animation classes in which the students are especially trained and made to think creatively to express themselves through strokes, arcs, stretch and squash. An exclusive Lexile Framework for Reading for the students ensures enhanced reading speed with comprehension. The school has a lecture theatre provided with interactive board and facility for videoconferencing, a ‘Biotechnology Lab’, with the facility of ‘tissue culture’ and a ‘Fashion Studies Lab’ that trains the students in the theory and practice of garment manufacturing.. The sports faculty of the school im-

parts coaching in all the games and athletic disciplines and a well equipped gymnasium in the school ensures the physical fitness. The school has extended its contribution to the social concerns such as Mother Empowerment for Educational Development (MEED), ‘Rural Education Mission’ and ‘Hope For the Future’ and is empowering the mothers of the school children with computer aided learning, English speaking skills and parenting skills. ‘Hope For the Future’ is a programme to empower the under privileged for their enrichment and vision in life to make them independent. The school has imbibed new solutions at global level to bring improvements in the nature and scope of its educational and administrative facilities. The world class education provided to Doonites enhances the skills so that the recipient becomes competent to face the changes and the challenges at a global level. Competency based international exchange programmes are seamlessly built into formal education imparted to our learners. The dedicated work of our competent teachers, innovative teaching methodology and the use of cutting edge technology platforms positively hold a mirror to a bright and resplendent future and ensure that we live upto the motto ‘Excelsior’.

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Bishop Cotton School, Shimla Year of Establishment: 1859 Founder and Principal: RC Robinson Curriculum Followed: ICSE and ISC Admission Period: March to December Website: www.bishopcottonshimla.com

The school strives to achieve and maintain the highest standard of excellence in its programme of total education empowering men rooted in India’s heritage to live as committed and good human beings.

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Pinegrove School, Shimla Year of Establishment: 1991 Principal: Capt. AJ Singh Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: February Website: www.pinegroveschool.com

The School admits pupils without distinction, from all religions, castes, creeds, race or colour and has pupils from all over India and abroad and inculcates in the pupils a spirit of secularism with no emphasis on any one religion and yet with respect for all religions. International Sahaja Public School, Dhramshala Year of Establishment: 1990 Principal: Indumati Chitnavis Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: October Website: www.isps.edu.in

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Auckland House School aims at providing a sound Christian education based on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. It endeavours to promote the highest spiritual, moral, intellectual and aesthetic values.

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The school offers well-rounded education, with lots of exercise, many creative and expressive outlets, a great deal of collectivity but perhaps most importantly plenty of meditation

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Dalhousie Public School, Dalhousie Year of Establishment: 1970 Principal: Dr G S Dhillon Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: October /November Website: www.dpsdalhousie.com

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The school was founded over three decades ago, is a residential co-educational school. It comprises of 1250 students of which 1000 are boarders and the rest day scholars.


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Top Schools in Chandigarh The recent approval of the IT and Electronics policy (2013) looks quite promising as far as ICT in education concerns. Chandigarh schools might soon find themselves in the position to offer substantial amount of knowledge in a quirky (Unconventional) way.

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Delhi Public School Year of Establishment: 2003 Principal: Reema Dewan Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November - December Website: www.dpschd.com

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St John’s High School Year of Establishment: 1959 Principal: Kavita Das Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November to December Website: www.stjohnschandigarh.com

Yadavindra Public School Year of Establishment: 1979 Principal: R P Devgon Curriculum Followed: ICSE & ISC Admission Period: November Website: www.ypschd.com

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Carmel Convent School Year of Establishment: 1959 Principal: Maria Swati Admission Period: November to December Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: carmelconvent.org The school draws inspiration from Christ, who willed the total development of every person, as also from our Founder, Mother.

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The central purpose of the school community is the religious, moral, intellectual, physical and social education of the student.

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The school claims to provide a truly enabling environment to contribute to the holistic development of each student.

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The school aims at the all round growth of the students and strives to inculcate in them a positive and healthy, physical, emotional and intellectual attitude.

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Bhavan Vidyalaya Year of Establishment: 1983 Principal: Vineeta Arora Curriculum followed: CBSE Website: www.bhavanchd.com

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Sacred Heart School Year of Establishment: 1968 Principal: Sr. Nisha Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November to December Website: www.sacredheartchd.com

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It is an organisation dedicated to creating awareness of India’s rich heritage, scriptures, unity of all faiths and common spiritual truth given to the world community by sages and seers.

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Strawberry Fields World School Year of Establishment: 1991 Principal: Sangeeta Sekhon Curriculum followed: ICSE Admission Period: November Website: www.sfworldschool.com

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St Kabir Public School Year of Establishment: 1974 Principal: G Chadha Curriculum followed: ICSE Website: www.stkabir.co.in

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School’s core-beliefs are drawn from the philosophies embodied in the Holy Scriptures and are inspired by the teachings of our Prophets, Gurus and learned Saints such as Bhagat Kabir Ji.

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Vivek High School Year of Establishment: 1984 Principal: PK Singh Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November Website: www.vivekhighschool.in

By making innumerable students capable of showing keen insight and good judgement, the school have successfully conformed to our motto of Knowledge and Integrity.

The school has won the U T Championship trophy for 10 consecutive years from 2003-2013.

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Education for the school is a process which takes along students, educators and parents on an inviting journey exploring the worlds of intellectual, emotional and spiritual learning.

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Govt Model Sr Sec School, Sector 35 D Year of Establishment: 1969 Principal: Indra Dhingra Curriculum followed: CBSE Admission Period: March

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The school aim to prepare students to compete globally by providing a conducive environment in the academic scenario working unbeatably and with compatibility.

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Shivalik Public School, Mohali Year of Establishment: 1976 Director: DS Bedi Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December - January Website: www.shivalik.org

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DPS Ludhiana Year of Establishment: 2004 Principal: Gurshminder Singh Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: February-March Website: www.dpsludhiana.com Delhi Public School Ludhiana was the third collaborative venture between Takshila Educational Society and Delhi Public School Society.

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Kundan Vidya Mandir Sen Sec School, Ludhiana Year of Establishment: 1941 Principal: Navita Puri Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November - December Website: www.kundanvidyamandir.com

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Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM) has a strength of over 4900 students.

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Yadavindra Public School, Patiala Year of Establishment: 1948 Director: Stanley Vinod Kumar Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: December - January Website: www.ypspatiala.in

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DAV Public School, Amritsar Established in: 1982 Principal: Neera Sharma Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December to March Website: www.davpublic.com

The school believes that there is a lot beyond the classroom which needs to be made an integral part of the time-table.

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Shivalik Public School, SAS Nagar (Mohali), an English-medium and co-educational residential-cum-day school with own 10-acre sprawling campus. There is a provision for about 500 students in its residential school.

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Yadavindra Public School (YPS) has grown to a student strength of 1600 and staff strength of 100. The school aims at an all round development of boys and girls.

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Ryan International School, Ludhiana Established in: 2002 Principal: Parveena John Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.ryaninternationalschool-ldh.org

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Guru Nanak Public School, Ludhiana Year of Establishment: 1974 Principal: Mona Singh Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November Website: www.gnpschool.org

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Guru Nanak Public School has strength of 5000 students.

Indus World School, Ludhiana Year of Establishment: 2012 Principal: Ramanjit Ghuman Curriculum Followed: CBSE/IGCSE Admission Period: September - October Website: www.indusworldschool.com

The school is located at Rajgadh Estates and have the state of the art infrastructure and facilities. IWS lays a strong emphasis on learning without burden.

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The school’s Amritsar Branch has been striving hard to impart, holistic education.

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The school can boast of 1:1 ratio of the students with the computers.

Rayat International school, SBS Nagar Year of Establishment: 2001 Principal: Bindu Sharma Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December Website: www.rayatschool.com

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The school is a platform for total growth and development of the young entrants from nursery onwards.

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The Punjab Public School, Nabha Year of Establishment: 1960 Principal: Jagpreet Singh Curriculum Followed: CISCE Admission Period: December - February Website: www.pps-nabha.in

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The school is equipped with modern infrastructure facilities such as well furnished air and ventilated rooms, spacious play grounds, flowered lush green lawns, science labs, etc.

DCM Sr Sec School, Ferozepur Cantt Year of Establishment: 1946 Principal: Yachana Chawla Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November to March Website: www.dcmodelferozpur.com

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The school DCM has been able to carve a niche for itself amidst the comity of the best educational institutions in the country.

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Top Schools in Haryana The literacy rate of Haryana jumped from 67.9% in 2001 to 75.6% in 2011. The rate has seen a rise from 63.2% in the rural areas to 71.4%, while the urban areas registered a jump from 79.2% in 2001 to 83.1% in 2011

OP Jindal Modern School, Hisar Year of Establishment: 1997 Principal: Julian Egbert Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January Website: www.opjms.edu.in

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Satluj Public School, Panchkula Year of Establishment: 1976 Principal: Krit Serai Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December Website: www.satlujpublicschool.com

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Satluj Public School is an independent, coeducational English medium institute run by “Satluj Educational Society�.

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Apollo International School, Sonepat Year of Establishment: 2004 Principal: Allison Pyster Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November Website: www.aischool.in

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Bhavan Vidyalaya, Panchkula Year of Establishment: 1994 Principal: Dr Shashi Banerjee Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission period: December Website: www.bhavanpanchkula.in The Bhavan believes that there are elements in all cultures which transcend all barriers and knits people together. During the last six decades the Bhavan has blossomed into a growing educational institute with an international outlook, devoted to literature and culture.

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Efforts are made by the school to have the right mix of academics and co-scholastic activities for an overall development of the students. The school has students from across the country and different parts of the world.

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St Kabir School, Hisar Year of Establishment: 1980 Principal: Neeru Mehtani Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December Website: www.stkabir.com

Prime aim of the school with its education friendly environment so that proper learning and teaching is possible.


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Preparing Students for Future An alumnus of IIM, Bangalore and St Stephen’s, a visionary who has led CL’s dramatic growth from a one-man startup to one of Asia’s leading education corporate. He has trained thousands of students, teachers and corporate executives. Satya Narayana R, Founder and Chairman, Career Launcher and Indus World School shares his insight on various aspects of education in India Please share the genesis of Indus World School. The journey of Indus World began in 2005. The rules and law in India makes it an arduous task to open a new school but the journey of our School has been quantitatively challenging and qualitatively rewarding. What is the USP of your group? The group realises that teaching a nursery student today has its impact on the individual and society for the next 50 years. The responsibility of the schools is to be able to dig into their imagination and devise a system which is wired into today’s world rather than being a photocopy of the past. The Indus World School’s prime focus is on delivering quality education through dynamic classroom practices and new teacher capacity building practices to be able to provide an education to the students which is wired into the future. How do you ensure quality is maintained across all Indus World schools? The group continuously invents and reinvents its policies and teaching methodology by understanding the need of the area in which the school is operational. Maintaining the quality of the schools is an operationally intensive, day-night continuous improvement job. Education imparted at various locations across India has to be improvised according to the area and the same framework does not apply to all the institutions.

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Satya Narayana R with school kids Do you have any plans to expand the group in coming years? The group has a vision to establish schools across India. However, keeping in mind the availability of limited financial resources, we devised three models of partnerships to expand the group. The three models include: Infra partner, the school land and building is owned by the individual and is leased to the Indus world Group and the running of the school is undertaken by the group without any interference of the infra partner. The second model is where the group owns the land, the building and is involved in the running of the school. There are three schools which are wholly owned by the group. The third model is the Education Partner where the owner of the school has to have a strong educational background and a willingness to

improvise and improve upon the structure provided by Indus group. The content and manuals and training is provided by the Indus group for an education partner. In addition to the above models, we have an embedded system in all the schools to maintain high quality standards in the schools spread across India. What are the challenges of opening schools in India? The major challenge is to gather finance and get approvals to set up and run the schools. Relentless effort goes behind getting regulations approved in order to start a new institution. The people with the right attitude also suffer cause of the humongous effort required to get the requisitive approvals and that system has to eventually change.


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Top Schools in Delhi-NCR Delhi Public School, R K Puram Year of Establishment: 1972 Principal: Dr D R Saini Curriculam Followed: CBSE & IPSC Admission Period: January Website: www.dpsrkp.net

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1 Vasant Valley School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi Year of Establishment: 1990 Head of Senior School: Rekha Krishnan Curriculum/Board Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December onwards Website: www.vasantvalley.org

Education for Life, Excellence in Education and Commitment to a meaningful Education are of prime importance.

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Sanskriti School, Delhi, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi Year of Establishment: Functional Since 1998 Principal: Abha Sahgal Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: February to March Website: www.sanskritischool.com

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The school is a self-financing day school with a current enrollment of 1257 in classes Foundation to Twelve.

The school is a public service oriented, nonprofit organization, with the spouse of the serving Cabinet Secretary as its chairperson. Mother’s International School, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi Year of Establishment: 1956 Principal: Sanghamitra Ghosh Admission Period: December Website: www.themis.in

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Shri Ram School, DLF City, Gurgaon Principal: Manisha Malhotra Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: Feb onwards Website: www.ml.tsrs.org

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The school claims to be a unique centre of learning for some fourteen hundred students and staff.

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The calm, serene and spiritual ambience of the shrine of Sri Aurobindo, amidst beautiful lawns, lush green trees and flower beds, induces a feeling of peace and quiet.

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6 Step by Step, Taj Expressway, Noida Principal: Dr Mahesh Prasad Curriculum Followed: IGCSE & IB Admission Period: April - March Website: www. sbs-school.org

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The Step by Step school is a well ordered, caring community in which relationships are based on mutual respect, and rules are applied consistently and fairly.


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Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi Year of Establishment: 1975 Principal: A P Sharma Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: 1st of January Website: www.apeejay.edu

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7 Scottish High International school, Gurgaon Curriculum Followed: IB, ICSE, ISC & IGCSE Website: www.scottishigh.com

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The school has been growing in strength and achievements in all directions of educational endeavour.

Springdale School, Dhaula Kuan Year of Establishment: 1955 Principal: Dr Jyoti Bose Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January Website: www.springdales.com

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Indus World School, Gurgaon, Haryana Year of Establishment: 2009 Principal: Indu Kaul Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: Early Childhood admission runs all over the years Website: www.indusworldschool.com

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Privately managed, the school is a secular co-educational one integrating into its curriculum concern for the environment, the spirit of community service and international peace and brotherhood.

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Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi Year of Establishment: 1958 Principal: Anuradha Joshi Admission Period: December onwards Website: www.spvdelhi.org

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The School is an aesthetically designed architectural marvel in a typical Scottish style with all modern facilities that suit the needs of the students in the emerging technology based world.

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12 Nirmal Bharti Public School Dwarka, Delhi Principal: Charu Wahi Admission Period: November Website: www.nirmalbhartia.org

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The school believes that education must go beyond equipping a child with the knowledge and skills required to ‘prepare’ him or her for life;rather,it must integrate the child’s growth and evolution into everyday life.

The school boasts of its two beautiful campuses. The Junior school is in DLF-4, its new middle school campus is at Sector 70, Badshahpur, Sohna Road.

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Delhi-NCR Tagore International School Year of Establishment: 1972 Principal: Madhulika Sen Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January Website: www.tagoreint.com

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GD Goenka World School, Gurgaon Year of Establishment: 2003 Principal: Dr Neeta Bali Curriculum Followed: IGCSE & IB Admission Period: December Website: www.gdgws.gdgoenka.com

Ahlcon International School Delhi Year of Establishment: 2001 Principal: Ashok K Pandey Website: www.ahlconinternational.com The school curriculum revolves around the vision of the chairperson- Dr Rohini Ahluwalia, serving to motivate, challenge and lead an accomplished life.

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St. Francis School Janakpuri Year of Establishment: 1978 Principal: Fr. Anil George Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.sfsdelhi.com

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The school’s vision is leveraging potential through innovative learning methodology, capacity building & continuous improvement in the ability driven education system.

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The objective of education in the school imparted is to help a child discover his talent, to accept his limitations and be creative in his own individual way.

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The school aims at constantly trying to satisfy the insatiable hunger of eager young minds.

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KIIT World School, Delhi Year of Establishment: 1984 Principal: Sangeeta Bhatia Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January/ March/April Website: www.kiitworld.in

The focus of the school has always been to provide education for life and empower students to lead a life that is demonstrative of school ethos. Bal Bharti Public School, Gangaram Hospital Marg, New Delhi Principal: L V Sehgal Curriculum Followed: CBSE & CCE Website: www.bbpsgr.edu.in

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Pathways World School, Aravali, Gurgaon Year of Establishment: 2003 Principal: Dr Sarvesh Naidu Curriculum Followed: IB Website: www.pathways.in

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While preserving the best in traditional Indian and International education and culture, the school has opted for a student-centric system with ample opportunities for project work and discovery learning, etc.

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The school is a premier progressive school which is spread over six acres, is housed in two wings one at Pusa Road and the other at Ganga Ram Hospital Marg.

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21 Excelsior American School, Gurgaon Year of Establishment: 2005 Principal: Shalini Nambiar Curriculum Followed: Cambridge & IB Admission Period: June/July Website: www.excelsioreducation.org

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All the systems at Excelsior are international and relevant to the challenges of the 21st Century.


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Doon Public School, New Delhi Year of Establishment: 1978 Principal: Vandana Sachdev Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December Website: www.doonpublicschool.in

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22 Manav Rachna Interational School, Gurgaon Year of Establishment: 2008 Principal: Dhriti Malhotra Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: August Website: www.mris.edu.in

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In keeping pace with the technological progress, the school has introduced Computer Aided Learning to make teaching and learning more effective.

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We believe that an institution stands on four pillars—its members, their values, character and spirit that build a sound foundation, promoting oneness.

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Kothari International School, Noida Principal: Nidhi Sirohi Website: www.kotharischool.edu.in

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Shalom Hills International School, Gurgaon Year of Establishment: 2006 Principal: Sara Noorana Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: August Website: www.shalomhills.com

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Ryan International School was started in 1991 with a mission to facilitate “Excellence in Education and Overall Development” of personality for imparting quality education.

Jaipuria Group have been promoting educational excellence for almost seven decades now. They have created a niche for themselves in the field of management .

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Gurukul The School, Ghaziabad Year of Establishment: 2002 Curriculum/Board Followed: CBSE Website: www.gurukultheschool.com

Lotus Valley International School, Noida Principal: Madhu Chandra Website: www.lotusvalley.com

Ryan International School, Delhi Year of Establishment: 1991 Principal: Sulochana Raja Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January - March Website: www.ryaninternational.org/rismayurvihar

Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Ghaziabad Year of Establishment: 2004 Principal: Manju Rana Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.paschimvihar.krmangalam. com

The school is a modern day-boarding school, fully air-conditioned and furnished with the state of the art facilities and services to provide holistic education and complete personality development of the students.

True to its name, SHALOM, which means PEACE, the Motto of the Shalom Hills School is promote World Peace Through Education.

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The motto of the school is ‘Arise Awake and Stop not till the Goal is Reached ’. The object is to assist the students to unfold their latent talents and to help them to grow to the highest possible level.

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Gurukul The School’s seed is sown by Gurukul Education Society which was set up in 2002 by eminent educationists, bureaucrats and people of repute with a purpose to prepare the children for ‘Real Life’.

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Neeta Bali, Principal, GD Goenka World School talks about the importance to learn, unlearn and relearn for teachers. In conversation with Praggya Guptaa, Elets News Network

Major challenges upfront Seizing the students to use Internet effectively and in a manner which does not compromise their moral values.

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You have been associated with the education sector for a long time, what have been your experiences of working in this sector? Almost 30 years back when I started my career as a teacher, the attitude towards the whole teaching community was not encouraging. Teachers were not aware, definitely not accomplished and also not open to new learning techniques. With the passage of time, the concept of e-Learning and digitisation has made its mark. The entire process of teaching-learning has become vibrant, interactive as well as an interesting process for both the teachers and students. The students today, have better access to laptops, iPads and eResources which has widened their horizons consider-

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l Striking a fine balance between counseling and teaching, how to disseminate information in an interesting manner. It is very important to teach in a manner where you are able to sustain the interest of the students.

ably. Earlier the teacher controlled the environment of a classroom but now the teacher has become a facilitator who creates a conducive learning environment, allowing children to learn at their own pace and in their own way. Over a period of time, teaching has become quite a challenging and yet a very fulfilling profession. Challenging because children are very open-minded

they know more, they question more. So you have to be a step ahead to be able to address their queries. And teachers will slowly but steadily have to unlearn what they have learned over a period of time and relearn what the need of the hour is. What are the major initiatives the schools has taken during your tenure? I believe in strong academic inputs, I have been able to bring up the school results. We are trying to match the bench marks in the world. We have had world toppers in Mathematics, last two years we have had national toppers in Economics. I firmly believe that not every child is out there to be an academic achiever, so we need to channelise the energies of children and give them a sense of accomplishment through some other means. My full initiative is to give a holistic education, so I lay a lot of emphasis on co-curricular activities; I refuse to treat them as ‘Extra’ curricular activities. It is something like a hidden curriculum, things like values and team-work, collaborative learning, co-operation which can only happen through these activities and of course working on the self esteem of the children. I have been trying to promote the spirit of International mindedness, which I have done through the ISA (International School Award) Program and I am proud to share that we were recently conferred with the international school award by the British Council. I feel that every child should actually experience the true spirit of International mindedness.


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Top Schools in Uttarakhand Birla Vidya Mandir, Nainital Year of Establishment: 1947 Principal: Dr S Bhardwaj Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: March Website: www.birlavidyamandir.com

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Birla Vidyamandir is a Residential Public School for boys.

1 Woodstock School, Mussoorie Year of Establishment: 1854 Principal: Dr Jonathan Long Curriculum Followed: IGCSE Admission Period: October Website: www.woodstockschool.in

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Convent of Jesus & Mary Dehradun Year of Establishment: 1901 Principal: Sr Gracy Paul Curriculum Followed: CISCE Admission Period: September / October. Website: www.cjmdehradun.in

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Convent of Jesus and Mary is one of the oldest chains of girl’s school in India. The school stands for academic excellence, development of skills and character formation. Col Brown Cambridge School, Dehradun Year of Establishment: 1926 Principal: Indu Bala Singh Curriculum Followed: CISCE Admission Period: March/July Website: www.colbrownschool.com

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All Saints’ College, Nainital Year of Establishment: 1869 Principal: KE Jeremiah Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: July, January and February Website: www.allsaintscollege.org It is an English Medium residential cum Day College for girls from Class I to XII. The campus is spread in a campus of over 30 acres.

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It is an English Medium residential school open to all boys irrespective of their caste, creed or social status.

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Doon School, Dehradun Year of Establishment: 1935 Principal: Dr Peter McLaughlin Curriculum Followed: CISCE Admission Period: January and April Website: www.doonschool.com

The mission of Doon School provides an environment in which every student discovers and realizes his full potential.


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Mussoorie International School, Mussoorie Year of Establishment: 1984 Principal: Priya Peter Curriculum Followed: ICSE and Cambridge Admission Period: December Website: www.misindia.net

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Mussoorie International School has attracted Students from as many as 27 countries from around the world and enrich their lives in an environment that provides an all-round development.

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The School is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, an all-India Board. The School has classes from V to XII.

Oak Grove School, Mussoorie Year of Establishment: 1888 Principal: Sandip Trivedi (IRPS) Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: June Website: www.oakgrove-jharipani.com

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Uttarakhand is flanked by the majestic Himalayan mountain range in the north and the picturesque Shivaliks in the south. Along with scenic beauty the state has quality educational institutes that have made it attractive for students from many decades. Uttarakhand was centre of education from the ancient time. India’s best residential schools and training institutes are located here.

Oak Grove School is a residential public School, currently owned and run by the Northern Railway.

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GD Birla Memorial School for Boys is an English-medium residential school comprising classes IV to XII.

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Top Schools in Uttarakhand St. George’s College Mussoorie Year of Establishment: 1853 Principal: Bro. Christopher Dawes Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period - April - August Website: www.st-georges.info

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St. George’s College, Mussoorie, yearn and strive to continue building this legacy and bring to fruition what was envisaged for posterity. Confluence World School, Rudrapur Uttrakhand Year of Establishment: 2012 Principal: Ajay K Lall Curriculum Followed: ICSE Website: www.confluence.edu.in

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The Rashtriya Indian Military College or the RIMC is a prestigious public School for boys.

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St Joseph’s Academy, Dehradun Year of Establishment: 1934 Principal: Bro AJ George Curriculum Followed: ICSE/ISC Admission Period - November - December Website: www.stjosephacademy.in

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Sainik School Ghorakhal, Nainital Year of Establishment: 1966 Principal: Col Devesh Gaur Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November- December Website: www.ssghorakhal.org

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Bhartiyam International School, Rudrapur Uttrakhand Year of Establishment: 2011 Principal: Rajesh Sharma Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.bhartiyaminternationalschool.com

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St Mary’s Convent High School Nainital Year of Establishment: 1878 Curriculum Followed: CISCE Admission Period - June and July Website: www.ramneestmarysntl.org

Sherwood College, Nainital Year of Establishment: 1869 Principal: Amandeep Singh Sandhu Curriculum Followed: CISCE Admission Period: March to August Website: www.sherwood.edu.in

Confluence World School is a school born out of a need based on a few simple insights that come from the days when we were all kids.

The school’s motto, in Latin is Laborare Est Orare, which means Work is Worship.

The school aims at preparing its students for the officers cadre in the Armed Forces and for various other responsible positions.

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The school is a girls residential/ boarding and day School in Nainital, Uttaranchal, India providing public School education.

At Bhartiyam we aim at providing quality education integrated with moral values which would give our students a confidence to stand tall in the world they would step out in.

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Top Schools in Uttar Pradesh Seth MR Jaipuria School, Lucknow Year of Establishment: 1992 Principal: Anju Wal Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: March -June Website: www.school.jaipuria.ac.in

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City Montessori School, Lucknow Year of Establishment: 1959 Principal: Dr Vineeta Kamran Curriculum Followed: ICSE & ISC Admission Period: December Website: www.cmseducation.org

Seth MR Jaipuria School is a quality educational institution imparting Pre-primary, Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary Education to boys and girls through English medium, Indian culture being the vehicle for advancement.

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The school is the largest in terms of pupils is the City Montessori School in Lucknow, India, which had a record enrolment of 39,437 children on 9 August 2010 for the 2010-11 academic year.

Vibgyor International High School Lucknow Year of Establishment: 1977 Principal: : Fr. Vijay Peter Minj Curriculum Followed: ICSE, CBSE & IGCSE Admission Period: April Onwards Website: www.vibgyorhigh.com

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Vibgyor High’s journey towards education excellence began in 2004 with a mix of academic and corporate professionals who felt the shared need to provide inclusive education.

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St Fidelis College Year of Establishment: 1977 Principal: Fr. Vijay Peter Minj Curriculum Followed: ICSE and ISC Website: www.stfidelislok.webs.com

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Dalimss Sunbeam School Year of Establishment: 1972 Principal: Sutapa Ghosh Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November to March Website: www.dalimss.com

Dr Amrit Lal Ishrat Memorial Sunbeam School was founded by the Late Deesh Ishrat- a visionary and educationist, in the memory of distinguished scholar Late Dr Amrit Lal Ishrat.

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St. Fidelis College, Lucknow, India, is a Catholic co-educational institution. It added XI and XII standard classes in 1993 and 1994 respectively.

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St Thomas School, Kanpur Year of Establishment: 1986 Principal: Fr. Rolfie D’Souza Curriculum Followed: ICSE and ISC Website: www.stthomasknp.com

As there was a popular demand and an urgent need to start a Christian Missionary School at Kidwai Nagar, St. Thomas School was established by Rev. Fr. Benedict Pereira in the year 1986.


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St. John’s School, Varanasi Year of Establishment: 1964 Principal: Fr Thomas Curriculum Followed: ICSE & ISC Admission Period: January Website: www.st-johns-marhauli.com

7 Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Year of Establishment: 1974 Principal: Shikha Banerjee Curriculum Followed: State, ICSE & ISC Website: www.jaipuria.edu.in/kanpurschool The school’s aim was to help the students to group up us balanced human beings by developing healthy habits through constant care and acquire sporting temperament and spirit by imparting quality education for all the round development for their personality.

St John’s School, Marhauli is administered by the Catholic Diocese of Varanasi, a registered charitable society. It is under the religious jurisdiction of the Bishop of the Diocese of Varanasi and sisters of the Cross of Chavanod are actively involved in its administration.

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Taxsila Public School, Meerut Year of Establishment: 1997 Principal: Anuranjani Aggarwal Curriculum Followed: CBSE & ICSE Website: www.tps.edu.in

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Taxsila Public School encourages every student to devote his/her life to give devoted services to humanity. Great care is given to impart a sound moral training to the pupil to improve not merely their minds but their hearts, to cultivate in them manners, good habits of regularity and cleanliness.

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JP Academy Year of Establishment: 1995 Principal: Lt Cdr Vijay Chaudhary Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.jpacademy.in Sri Padampat Singhania, Kanpur Year of Establishment: 1982 Principal: Rajeev Chauhan Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.spsec.co.in

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The Chintels School, Kanpur Year of Establishment: 1989 Principal: Kalpana Nath Curriculum Followed: CISCE/ISC Admission Period: November to January Website: www.chintelsschool.com

Chintels believes that education is a preparation for life and is an enjoyable and interactive ongoing process. It equips students to be thinking, caring and confident young adults.


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subjects to make the lessons, more interesting to enable students to grasp the contents more easily. What has been the biggest hurdle of working in the education sector? The biggest challenge is to ensure all round personality development in students to make them good human beings. The students should be able to face all the challenges in their life.

How has education changed in India and what are the various factors that have lead to the change? There has been a radical change in the Indian education system. Earlier there were limited choices for the students. Now, there is a plethora of subjects which the students can opt for. These subjects also help them in their future careers. This change had to take place due to the competitive scenario in the world.

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What are the key issues faced by new schools? The new schools face tough competetion from the established schools. To be successful, the emerging schools need to come up with innovative ideas and keep persevering to reach the zenith of success. What are the new initiatives undertaken by Chintels? We have introduced modules of different

How do you ensure quality teachers’ training at your institution? The fundamental job of teaching is no longer to distribute facts but to help children learn how to use them by developing their abilities to think critically, solve problems and create knowledge that benefits both the student and society. Technology is changing rapidly and the education system is undergoing a rapid change. The teachers have to keep abreast with the current education system. In school, seminars and workshops are conducted to enhance the teaching techniques and provide them a lot of training to be able to teach the students in new and innovative ways.


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Top Schools in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh Laurels School International, Indore Year of Establishment: 2005 Director: Jaya Chacko Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: December Website: www.laurelsschool.com

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The school lays a strong foundation for the languages and technical subjects through applied linguistic skills, hands on practical and project work throughout the curriculum.

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Gwalior Glory, Gwalior Year of Establishment: 1991 Director: Anita Wadhwani Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December Website: www.gwaliorgloryschool.org Scindia School, Gwalior, MP Established in: 1987 Principal: Samik Ghosh Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November Website: www.scindia.edu

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The Scindia School is about the spirit, morals and ethics of India. A school where tradition and modernity blend seamlessly so that while the students value their culture, traditions and stay away from the fallacies of society.

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The motto of the school is to nurture its students into caring, capable individuals with an immense capacity to adapt to their environment both natural and socio-cultural through the development of their abilities.

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Prestige School, Indore Year of Establishment: 2004 Principal: Prakash Choudhary Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January Website: www.prestigeschool.org

Prestige Public School is dedicated to focus its energy, thinking and planning towards realizing this objective for every child.

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Gyan Ganga International School, Jabalpur Established in: 2000 Principal: Dr Rajesh Kumar Chandel Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: March Website: www.gyanganga.ac.in

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DPS Gwalior Year of Establishment: 2006 Principal: Sunil Bhalla Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.dpsgwalior.com

Indus World School, Indore Year of Establishment: 2006 Principal: Archna Sharma Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: April Website: www.indusworldschool.com

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Indus World School has two full fledged campuses. The Chhawani campus is in the heart of the city and a brand new lush green 5.5 acre campus.

9 Shishukunj International School, Indore Year of Establishment: 1942 Principal: Asha Chaturvedi Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.shishukunj.in

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The school’s mission is to educate a child not by telling him what he knows not but by making him what he was not, no stone is left unturned and nothing is left to chance.

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Shishukunj is an affiliate of the Shishukunj International Society, London. The Society operates in many countries including the USA, UK, Sweden and Kenya.

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Macro Vision Academy, Burahanpur Year of Establishment: 2002 Principal: Sudhir Mahajan Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January Onwards Website: www.mvaburhanpur.com

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Vidyasagar School, Indore Year of Establishment: 1991 Principal: SK Joshi Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: February Website: www.vidyasagarschool.org

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Vidyasagar School provides and strives for the ceaseless and constant advancement of individual and their intellect.

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The school offers education up to K-12. The school is spread in an area of 5.2 acres with ample space for sports.

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An alumni of Doon School and St Stephens’ College, Sumer Singh, Principal, Daly College, Indore has been Head of the Lawrence School, Sanawar for seven years and Director of the Asian School. He also taught at the Doon School and at Gordonstoun, Scotland, Boxhill, St Anne’s, England and UWC, Wales. He was Advisor (Education) Government of Punjab. Author of three books-’Doon The Story of a School’ and ‘Unity in Diversity’ and ‘The Daly College’ share his experience on changing school education system in India.

nitely lower the educational standards and competency in this country. Would you like to share any major obstacle faced by Daly College? More and more Indians desire to provide good education to their children. The demand for admission in good schools is growing much faster than the number of seats available. Possibly the biggest challenge being faced by us at Daly College is the pressure for admissions that we are unfortunately unable to meet. Would you like to comment on Supreme Court guidelines on ragging? The Supreme Court had ruled that schools must take firm action against cases of ragging. But, at the same time, the Parliament has ruled that a school cannot take any mental or physical action against any student nor can they suspend or expel them. It is indeed tough for school authorities at times to deal with such cases on campus and punish the students in case they violate the guidelines. How has education sector evolved over past last five years? The school education is not healthy. With all good intentions to provide free and compulsory education, the government has enacted a law which will defi-

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What are the new initiatives undertaken in your school? Our school believes in student initiatives and student leadership. There are any number of innovations taking place on a regular basis. These include building

of hostels in the school for hearing impaired and mentally retarded in the Missionaries of Charity Home; toilets for girls in government schools; a green club with demonstration centre; garbage management; resource centre for students of Indore; and a course for foreign students on Indian Culture. What are the special training programmes undertaken by your school for teacher development? Our teachers are supported to take part in workshops and regular educational upgrades. Nearly 30 teachers travel abroad every year. Please share your experience as an administrator. As an administrator, I realise that the major challenge is to keep up with all the suggestions and resultant changes that occur owing to student and staff initiatives. Would you like to comment on the impact of RTE on school education? Parliament has now stopped us from conducting entrance tests and therefore the very basis of our existence has been challenged. Admissions these days are merely based on lottery. Merit is no longer a key factor in granting admission to a student. This practice will obviously lead to degradadtion of quality of education in the long run.


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Top Schools in Rajasthan Delhi Public School, Jaipur Year of Establishment: 2003 Principal: Seema Bhatnagar Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.dpsjaipur.com

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DPS Jaipur aims to create an ethos that will encourage children to grow in all these mental spaces.

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Birla Public School, Pilani Year of Establishment: 1943 Principal: Capt Alokesh Sen Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December Website: www.bpspilani.com

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Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ School is the first public school in India for girls. It has a strength of over 3000 girls. Sophia Sen Sec School, Ajmer Year of Establishment: 1919 Principal: Sr Prema Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.sophiaajmer.com

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Mayo College, Ajmer Year of Establishment: 1988 Principal: Maj Gen K V S Lalotra Curriculum Followed: ICSE & ISC Admission Period: November Website: www.mcgs.ac.in Mayo College is an independent boarding school in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. It was founded in 1875 by Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo who was also the Viceroy of India from 1869 to 1872.

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The aim of the Institution is to give Indian girls the benefit of a refined education on modern lines, with facilities both for study and domestic training.

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The school was founded by the Birla Educational as a Montessori School under the able guidance of Dr Maria Montessori, the world famous pioneer in child education. It was then known as Shishu Mandir.

6 Sanskriti School, Ajmer Principal: Amarendra Kumar Mishra Curriculum Followed: IGCSE Admission Period: December Website: www.sanskrititheschool.org

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The school is a centrally air-conditioned progressive co-educational institution located approx 9 Kms away from the heart of the city of Ajmer, on the National Highway.


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Neerja Modi School, Jaipur Year of Establishment: 2001 Head of School: Indu Dubey Curriculum Followed: CBSE & IGCSE Website: www.nmsindia.org

Neerja Modi School is a co-educational, non-sectarian day school serving grades kindergarten to 12th.

7 St Paul’s Sen Sec School, Kota Year of Establishment: 1985 Head of School: Fr Jose K Thomas Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December Website: www.stpaulskota.com

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Dr K N Modi Global School, Jaipur Head of School: Dr Reeta Jha Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.dknmgs.edu.in

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The school is a Co-Ed School offering Day-Scholar, Day- Boarding and Boarding facilities.

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Rajasthan is characterised by sharp differences in terms of terrain, livelihood, dispersed patterns of settlement and social identity. Within the state, agriculture and animal husbandry are the major sources of livelihood, with no significant manufacturing industries or sectors. Distribution of income and assets is also highly uneven. Therefore, the task of ensuring that education is universalised and relevant for all sections of society is challenging. The state has some really good schools which attracts students all across India

The school, along with other group of institutions known as Tagore Group of Institutions, is run and managed by Tagore Vidya Bhawan Society.

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Mahatma Gandhi International School, Ahmedabad Year of Establishment: 1998 Principal: Dr Pascal Chazot Curriculum Followed: IB Admission Period: March Website: www.mgis.in

Ahmedabad International School, Ahmedabad Year of Establishment: 2000 Principal: Dr Tarulata Hirani Curriculum Followed: IB Admission Period: December Website: www.lmbcal.ac.in

Mahatma Gandhi International School is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to offer the Middle Years Programme as well as the Diploma Programme. MGIS is Gujarat’s first MYP and DP school. We are also the most senior IB school in the state.

Aspire to build strong foundation for students based on the value of knowledge. AIS aspire for intellectual rigor and high academic standards, for achieving local needs of qualifications but not restricting global standards.

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Delhi Public School, Bopal Year of Establishment: 1996 Principal: Vandna Joshi Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website : www.calorxdps.org

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St Kabir school, Ahmedabad Year of Establishment: 1993 Principal: Pragya Pandya Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: April to March Website : www.stkabir.com

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St Kabir School is a progressive, Child centered and Co-Educational learning centre with approximately 7000 student and 325 teachers.

The Delhi Public School, Bopal, Ahmedabad is a member of the Delhi Public School Society, which has a prominent presence in India with 145 schools, besides those in Middle East, Nepal and South-East Asia


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Sodha Schools, Jamnagar Year of Establishment: 1985 Principal: Namrata Mehta Admission Process: April Website: www.sodhaschools.com

JG International school, Ahmedabad Year of Establishment: 1965 Principal: John Geevargese Curriculum Followed: CISCE & IGCSE Website: www.jgcampusindia.com

Atul Vidyalaya, Valsad Year of Establishment: 1991 Principal: Lt Col (retd) A Sekhar Curriculum Followed: CISCE Website: www.atulvidyalaya.ac.in

Sodha School opened its first branch in 1987 when the school was only the 35th private school in town that has now gone up to 235 private schools in Jamnagar schools have seen more than a 1, 00,000 students since who look back with great pride and fondness.

In order to make children successful global citizens of tomorrow, the school focus on enabling them with the ability to discover their true potential and equipping them with a nice blend of knowledge, skills and practices for the global arena.

Atul Vidyalaya has approaches to teaching and learning that are well-tried in other parts of the world but new to India.

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SGVP International School Chharodi Year of Establishment: 1999 Principal: Sunita Singh Curriculum Followed: ICSE & IGCSE Website: www.sgvp.org

B- KANAE SCHOOL, Modasa Year of Establishment: 1858 Director: Virendra Rawat Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: February Website:www.b-kanae.edu.in

SGVP is located in the outskirts of Ahmedabad on a 52 acre campus with all modern facilities, offering education in English medium from Junior KG to class XII.

The vision of Green School is of a world in which a respect for our planet and its inhabitants comes naturally to all our students. We see a ripple effect of this responsibility to the people lead and like.

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Ryan International school, Surat Year of Establishment: 2004 Principal: Shailesh Sutaria Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.ryaninternational.org/adajan

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The Ryan International Group has widespread interest in the sphere of quality education with a commitment to excellence. The Ryan Group started its first school in Mumbai way back in 1976.

Emerging School Global Discovery Academy Year of Establishment: 2011 Principal: Dipti Patel Curriculum Followed: State board, CBSE & International Admission Period: November- December Website: www.globaldiscoveryacademy.com

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The USP of Global Discovery Academy is that they aspire to help children discover their strengths and play to them for the rest of their lives.


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Top Schools in Maharashtra Jamna Bai Narsee School, Mumbai Year of Establishment: 1970 Principal: Sudeshna Chatterjee Curriculum Followed: ICSE, IGCSE, NIOS, ISC & IBDP Admission Period: October to April Website: www.jns.ac.in

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Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai Year of Establishment: 1860 Principal: M Isaacs Curriculum Followed: ICSE & ISC Admission Period: September to December Website: www.cathedral-school.com The Cathedral and John Connon School was founded by the Anglo- Scottish Education Society. It began as a humble establishment when Bishop Harding and the Cathedral Chaplain decided to start a small Grammar school for boys and one for girls.

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Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai Year of Establishment: 1847 Principal: M Chandrashekar Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: January Website: www.bombayscottish.in/mahim/

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Bombay Scottish School is a Christian School which attempts to impart Christian values to the children.

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NMCE focuses on exponential growth with plans for educating not only the youth of the society but members of all age groups within it.

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5 St Mary’s High School, Mazgaon, Mumbai Principal: Fr Kenneth Misquitta Curriculum Followed: ICSE Website: www.stmarysicse.com

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St. Mary’s School which had its beginnings as a Catholic Military Orphanage, soon found itself providing Catholic boys of the Anglo-Indian community with a sound general and religious education through the medium of English. Ryan International School, Goregaon, Mumbai Year of Establishment: 2005 Principal: Arti Chanana Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: October Website: www.ryaninternational.org

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Through a careful selection of academic elements of the school include the development of the physical, mental and moral faculties.

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6 Bombay International School, Mumbai Year of Establishment: 1962 Principal: Mona Seervai Curriculum Followed: ICSE & IGCSE Admission Period: October Website: www.bisschool.com

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Bombay international School believes in learning means more than the letters on a page and every student matters.


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Gopi Birla Public School, Mumbai Year of Establishment: 1953 Principal: Deepa Shetty Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December Website: www.gbmschool.in

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7 Hiranandani Foundation School, Powai, Mumbai Year of Establishment: 1990 Principal: Kalyani Patnaik Curriculum Followed: ISC Admission Period: December

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The school is part of the ‘Yash Birla Group.’ It is a co-educational institution from Pre-primary to Grade Ten.

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The objective of the school is to to mould students to make them creative, inventive and innovative young men and women capable of doing new things.

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Utpal Shanghvi School, Mumbai Year of Establishment: 1982 Principal: Abha Dharam Pal Curriculum Followed: State board & IGCSE Admission Period: May Website: www.utpalshanghvischool.org

St. Xavier’s Boys Academy, Marine Lines, Mumbai Year of Establishment: 1957 Principal: Preema Noronha Curriculum Followed: State board Admission Period: December Website: www.sxba.org

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St.Xavier’s Boys’ Academy is a Jesuit Institution. It is an integral part of St. Xavier’s Institute of Education for which it functions as an experimental school.

The school uses the Cambridge International Primary Programme, which helps teachers develop Mathematics, English and Science skills and knowledge in young children.

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DPS Vashi, Navi Mumbai Year of Establishment: 1947 Principal: Sravani Rao Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December Website: www.dpsnavimumbai.org

Delhi Public School, Navi Mumbai under the aegis of the DPS Society stands nestled in the beautiful sylvan environs of Nerul, Navi Mumbai surrounded on two sides by the glistening waters of two lakes.

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Ryan International School, Khargar, Navi Mumbai Year of Establishment: 1999 Principal: Alice Vaz Curriculum Followed: ICSE, ISC & IGCSE Admission Period: October Website: www.ryaninternational.org

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West India Christ Church School, Clare Road, Mumbai Year of Establishment: 1815 Principal: Carl Laurie Curriculum Followed: ICSE & IGCSE Admission Period: November Website: www.christchurchschoolmumbai.org

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Apeejay School, Nerul, Navi Mumbai Year of Establishment: 1986 Principal: Sushma Berlia Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November Website: www.apeejay.edu/nerul/

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Sacred Heart, Navi Mumbai Year of Establishment: 1982 Principal: Sister Joseph Curriculum Followed: State board

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Apeejay School, Nerul, Navi Mumbai was promoted under the aegis of Apeejay Education Society.

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St. Mary’s, Navi Mumbai Year of Establishment: 2001 Principal: Asha Narayanan Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: November Website: www. stmarysicsekk.com

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G D Somani Memorial School, Mumbai Year of Establishment: 1975 Principal: B D Seymour Curriculum Followed: State Board and ICSE Admission Period: January Website: www.gdsomani.org

St. Xavier School, Airoli, Navi Mumbai Year of Establishment: 2004 Principal: Blasie D’souza Curriculum Followed: State Board Website: www.ryangroup.org

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St. Augustines High School, Navi Mumbai Year of Establishment: 1986 Head of School: Lily Zachariah Curriculum Followed: State Board Admission Period: November

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Podar International School, Santacruz West, Mumbai Year of Establishment: 2004 Director: Vandana Lulla Curriculum Followed: IB & CIE Admission Period: October/November Website: www.podarinternationalschool.com

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The school’s vision is achieving excellence by creating globally competent, ethical high performing world citizens through world class education.

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An English medium school is sponsored by the Hazarimal Somani Memorial Trust and backed by over 200 academic, administrative, technical and other staff.

Sacred Heart High School is a co-educational day school founded under the patronage of the Catholic administration with an aim to impart quality education and offers education from I to class X. The school boasts an enrollment of 2,200 students; the teacher student ratio is 1:50.

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St Augustine’s High School at Navi Mumbai is a co-educational day school. The school offers education from pre primary to class X.

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21 Atomic Energy Central School, Thane Year of Establishment: 1990 Principal: B S K Raju Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.aecstar2.ac.in

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AECS-2 Tarapur came into existence to ensure a sound foundation and a bright future for the children of BARC employees.


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Jain Heritage A Cambridge School, Nagpur Year of Establishment: 2010 Principal: Shashi Kala Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January - March Website: www.jhcsnagpur.in

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22 UWC Mahindra College of India, Pune Year of Establishment: 1997 Head of College: Pelham Lindfield Robert Curriculum Followed: IB Admission Period: October Website: www.uwcmahindracollege.org

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UWC Mahindra College is an international community where students come from around 50 different countries.

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The school aims include the holistic development of its students towards enriching the quality of life.

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N L Dalmia High School, Thane Year of Establishment: 1991 Principal: Seema Saini Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: November Website: www.nldalmia.co.in

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The school aims to nurture creativity and innovation with a culture for self development and responsibility for learning. The Jain International School, Aurangabad Year of Establishment: 2011 Principal: Sudipta Sarkar Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January Website: www.abd.tjis.ac.in

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The Orchid School, Pune Year of Establishment: 2005 Principal: Shilpa Solanki Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December Website: www.theorchidschool.org

The school believes that all children can learn once they are given the opportunity in an appropriate and productive learning.

The school is committed to quality education and ensure every child is taught the necessary values.

St Francis High School, Nasik Year of Establishment: 1985 Principal: Kusuma Shetty Curriculum Followed: State board Admission Period: November Website: www.rynainternational.com

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30 26 The Heritage Pune Year of Establishment: 2001 Principal: Soma Debnath Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.heritageschoolpune.com

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24 Sanjay Ghodawat International School, Kolhapur Year of Establishment: 2010 Principal: Sasmita Mohanty Curriculum Followed: CBSE & IGCSE Website: www.sgischool.in

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It is a co-educational, residential school that seeks to nurture future-ready global youth who are equipped with academic excellence, confidence and leadership qualities.

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St Johns High School, Jalna Year of Establishment: 1993 Principal: Aakash Sarkate Curriculum Followed: State Board Admission Period: April-June Website: www.ryaninternational.org

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SGI continuously strive to nurture the young minds and mould them to grow as citizen with ample opportunities to develop every aspect of their personality.

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Edify School, Nagpur Year of Establishment: 2010 Principal: Dr Plex John Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November Website: www.edifyschoolnagpur.com

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The school’s vision is to foster a society of individuals capable of thinking, creating and initiating positives change in the social, economic and cultural fabric; to impact the global community through knowledge, understanding and attitude.

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33 The Millennium School, Nagpur Year of Establishment: 2012 Principal: M S Rahman Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January Website: www.themillenniumschools.com

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Pawar Public School, Bhandup, Mumbai Year of Establishment: 2006 Principal: Dr Madhura Phadke Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: October Website: www.ppsbhandup.com

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The school was established with the objective of providing all its students with excellent, comprehensive, and all round education that will transform them, from being mere children, into well educated and cultured young men and women.

The school understands the unique learning potential of every child and has geared its Millennium Learning System to provide students with a better understanding of life and its subjects.

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Kanaiyalal Ravjibhai Public School, Nandurbar Year of Establishment: 1997 Principal: Dev Atul Nimba Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January-Feburary Website: www.krpschoolnandurbar.com

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tomorrow is Challenging Carl Laurie, Principal, Christ Church School, Mumbai talks about changes in school system from pre-independence to post independence era. In conversation with Seema Gupta, Elets News Network

Please share your views on changing face of education system The education sector in India is going through exciting times over past five years. As estimated, 47 million children need to get basic education by 2020. Education over the last five years can be termed as a transition phase as India has seen a mushrooming of new educational institutions, backed by resources from industrial houses, jostling for their share and recognition. We have the pre-independence schools that had a head start, and rightly can claim to be pioneers in quality value based education. Fortunately, there is space for the old and the new to co-exist and network together contributing to nation building through education. How can we prepare students for future? We have no choice but to move from the old to the new, the demarcating year 1989, that is, pre and post the impacting ‘world wide web’ but there is optimism as always in human capacity to adapt and change, the young are more comfortable with this phenomena, but it was the pre-1989 generation that created the computer, so there is no reason why the challenge of digital age in education should cause a murmur in hearts of senior and older teachers. Earlier education given by schools lasted a life time, but today what is valid this year, may be out dated next year. So, the greatest challenge is to prepare our students for tomorrow that we haven’t seen, a tomorrow that will be so different from today, and nothing like yesterday.

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ing tech savy students and experienced teachers together so that the beneficiaries are the students at the end. Please throw light on special training programmes for teachers’ development? Real life is the ultimate open book exam for students, hence it’s imperative that we, as educators prepare ourselves to prepare our students. We at CCS invest a substantial part in teacher development, and staff development programmes Right from training in fire-fighting equipment, disaster management to training in soft skills, computer based teaching, motivation and

“Value is the most important principle that governs every decision and is something that never grows old, outdated or stale Please highlight some initiatives that CCS took up under your leadership. Value is the most important principle that governs every decision and is something that never grows old, outdated or stale. If values can be inculcated in our young, they will emerge like a tree that withstands all pressures. The system of having Mentors for smaller groups of 8-10 students helps the children to confide and stay motivated academically. Being an old school, nearly 200 years, we have a rich blend of experienced and not so experienced staff. Technology bridges this gap but bring-

counseling skills to dealing with children with problem and an inclusive education to leadership workshops. It is a continuous and happening process ingrained in the psyche of all in the school. What has been your priority as an administrator? As an administrator, the biggest challenge is not educating the child, but the parent.We have to make parents understand that their child is the only star for them, but for a teacher, all the children in our care, are stars. We love them, we believe in them and we want the best for each of them that is why we are teachers.


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Besides providing an all round education, Sanjay Godhawat International School, Kolhapur, Maharashtra offers guidance in critical thinking, social openness and purposeful research. Principal Sasmita Mohanty, in conversation with Seema Gupta, Elets News Network Please elaborate on key issues faced by schools. The challenges today faced by the institution are: installing and retaining the value system among the stake holders, disciplining the students, making faculty competent to use of technology, and retaining the good faculty members. Do you think that government policies been instrumental in bringing about changes in education? Government policies have brought about both negative and positive impact in the system. For instance, CBSE introduced CCE pattern which gives scope for teachers to identify the interest of the students in co-curricular activities and students have a stress free education. However, it has also has reduced the seriousness of the students towards learning. It might prove difficult for the students to qualify for the further bigger competitive examinations in life. What are the new initiatives undertaken by your school? In our school, all the class rooms are digital class rooms. We have collaborated with NIIT and Educomp. Besides this, we have three computer labs with Wi Fi connectivity. All teachers are given training to more techno-savvy to use all the modern gazettes, multimedia, power point presentation interactive boards etc while teaching in the class. Our school has the english language lab where student can correct there pronunciation and complete their assignment online. We also have introduced robotic lab in our school. We also have added an electronic lab for preparing different types of

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Special training programs for teacher development • Computer training by NIIT and Educomp • CCE by Edify, Hyderabad • Creative teaching by Academy for Creative Teaching (ACT), Bangalore • Ethics & value by Dr Al Subhramanyam, Ex-academic CBSE Director • Training on life skills – by Edify, Hyderabad • Asl training by CBSE • Leadership training by ACT, Bangalore • CCE training by Arindum Choudhary, Master trainer from CBSE • Motivation sessions by Dr Rajdeep, Jain University, Bangalore • In-house technical trainer by – SGI computer engineering faculty models for which a special curriculum has been developed. We have introduced different hobby clubs among them cookery, hardware software development, ecoclub, photography, music and dance, where children have the opportunity to get training from the best of the professional in

their chosen subject. We under the process of establishing an aeronautical lab, our school have recently established a stadium with facilities of flood lights. We have the cricket pitch, swimming pool, basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis courts, football ground, and skating rink of international standard our school attract best of the faculties all over the country and train them as it believes in human resource development. Recently our school had organized the west zone girl’s football tournament. In near future we have the plan of establishing Science Park. Please elaborate on the strategies used by your school to enhance learning experience of students. We follow some simple means to ensure a better learning experience for students. We keep them busy in constructive activities, give them practical experience through various projects on community service, organise student exchange programme and talks from different professionals. Apart from these, we also train them to set goals, know their aptitude for a subject. We also mentor and counsel the students and ensure good exposure for them in various fields. Confidence building and leadership workshop are also a part of their curriculum.


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Mr. Sanjay Danchand Ghodawat the business tycoon, is a name to reckon with, in the Kolhapur region of Maharashtra. The Charismatic Sanjay Ghodawat, is the 'Honcho' of a conglomerate of Ghodawat industries. For his great feats, he has won awards like Suryadatta National Awards, 50 Outstanding Educational Entrepreneurs of India Award etc. With a virtuous conscience of social commitment, & a genuine motive of giving back to the society, he commenced the Sanjay Ghodawat Institutes at Atigre village. His dream of providing world class education for the students transformed into a reality with the inception of Sanjay Ghodawat International School in the year 2010. The school is in 25 acres of mesmerizing locale away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Mr. Sanjay D. Ghodawat, Chairman SGIS, strives to groom future leaders, who are prepared for all challenges. The lion's share of the credit for taking the school to new heights goes to Mrs. Sasmita Mohanty, the Principal. She has rich experience of two decades of heading residential schools. She has given a Midas touch to SGIS. Sanjay Ghodawat International School embodies the towering vision of grooming future leaders in an illustrious management team that has created an exceptional school in every sense - ranging from outstanding values to sheer architectural beauty. The campus, set in sylvan surrounding provides ideal tranquility.

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Top Schools in Kerala Trivandrum International School, Thiruvananthapuram Year of Establishment: 2003 Principal: Rupa Sen Curriculum Followed: IGCSE Admission Period: January Website: www.trins.org

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1 Sri Atmananda Memorial School, Malakkara Year of Establishment: 1987 Principal: Tarla R Nanavati Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: February Website: www.avef.org

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A standard of academic excellence as practiced at the school includes recognition of what an individual child actually attains, given his unique circumstances.

Ebenezer International Residential School, Kottayam Year of Establishment: 2002 Principal: Valsamma Kurian Chakkalackal Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: March to May Website: www.ebenezerirs.org EIRS is an international school with high standards and offers admissions as a boarding school, with day scholar options. At EIRS, the teacher-student ratio is 1:8.

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5 Labour India Gurukulam Junior College and Public School, Kottayam Year of Establishment: 1993 Principal: Suja K George Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: February to April Website: www.gurukulam.com

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The school is a co-educational residential school offering a challenging curriculum and an enriching learning experience from PreKindergarten through Junior College. St Thomas Residential School, Thiruvananthapuram Year of Establishment: 1966 Principal: Rajan K Varghese Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: October Website: www.stthomastvm.edu.in

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The Schools maintain very high standards in curricular activities. Residential facilities are offered to about 300 students in separate hostels for boys and girls.

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6 Holy Angel’s Convent, Thiruvananthapuram Year of Establishment: 1880 Principal: Sr Angel Thomas Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: November Website: www.holyangelstvm.org

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The school boasts excellence in education, enjoys a phenomenal reputation built on the pillars of trust and commitment.


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Sree Narayana Public School, Thiruvananthapuram Year of Establishment: 1995 Sr Principal: Jose Joseph Alumkal Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November Website: www.snpublicschool.org

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St Peters School, Kolencherry Year of Establishment: 1967 Principal: CS Johny Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: April to May Website: www.stpeterskadayiruppu.org

The school’s academic programmes are designed to inculcate in students values like compassion, concern for others and the courage to stand against injustice.

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The slogan of the school is Efficiency, Excellence and Enlightenment, Every day, Every quarter and Every year reflects the vision and quality.

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Kerala, synonym for literacy has kept its shine intact, with several of its schools keeping the literary flame alive. The culturally rich land, offers its students a blend of nature, culture and tradition. A child is introduced to the sea of knowledge and the land of diversity on his journey to enlightenment. Kerala has a long standing tradition of making a person well acquainted with not only academics but many other traditional arts as well.

Sree Chithira Thirunal Boarding School, Thiruvananthapuram Year of Establishment: 1993 Sr Principal: Pushpa Valli Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December Website: www.sctrcs.com

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At sree Chittra efforts are made to instill every child with high moral values, etiquettes and good manners.

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Top Schools in Tamil Nadu Padma Seshdri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Nungambakkam Year of Establishment: 1958 Principal: Shyamla Shekar Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: Jun to April Website: www.psbbschools.ac.in

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The School KFI, Adyar Year of Establishment: 1973 Principal: Jayashree Nambiar Curriculum Followed: ICSE Website: www.theschoolkfi.org Admisson Period: January to February

It provides a perfect ambience to the students to ‘ think good and act good ‘ Catch them doing good’ is the spirit of the faculty.

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SBOA School & Junior College Year of Establishment: 1979 Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January to February Website: www.sboajc.org

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It is a co-educational school serving 9960 children from LKG to Std XII. S.B.O.A School & Junior College was started on to synchronise with the International Year Of The Child.

The School is a full-fledged day boarding and co-educational school with students in Junior, Middle and Senior school, with various distinctive programmes at all levels. Abacaus Montessori School, Chennai Year of Establishment: 1987 Principal: Vyjayanthi Bhaskar Curriculum Followed: CISCE Admission: January to February

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Sishya School, Adyar Year of Establishment: 1972 Principal: Omana Thomas Curriculum Followed: ICSE & ISC Admission Period: November - March

The school endeavours to keep the number of students per class to a minimum, balancing efficiency and quality, with economy.

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The school is a contemporary Montessori school which strives for a balance of academic excellence, concern for the child and a strong value system.

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Lady Andal Venkatasubba Rao School Principal: Tamara Coelho Website: www.ladyandal.com The school is a dynamic institution with a firm commitment to embrace the future equipped with all the career requirements of the millennium.


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Chinmaya International Residential School, Coimbatore Principal: Shanti Krishnamurthy Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November - December Website: www.cirschool.org

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7 PS Senior Secondary School Year of Establishment: 1976 Curriculum/Board Followed: CBSE Website: www.pssenior.org

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The school aims at imparting holistic education by promoting and nourishing a wide range of capacities and skills. Pursuit of excellence with sincerity of purpose is what P.S. stands for.

The school is build upon the basis that the future of our world rests upon the quality of its youth. Quality comes through care and attention.

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11 Good Shephard International School, Ootacamund Year of Establishment: 1977 Head of school: Dr PC Thomas Curriculum followed: ICSE, IB and Cambridge Admission Process: January

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The school endeavours to prepare each student for academic, social and personal success by creating a community of empowered and diverse learners.

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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai Year of Establishment: 1938 Sr Principal: J Ajeeth Prasath Jain Website: www.bhavanchennai.org

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Chettinad Vidyashram, Chennai Year of Establishment: 1986 Principal: Amudha Lakshmi S Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January To March Website: www.chettinadvidyashram.org The school is a contemporary Montessori school which strives for a balance of academic excellence, concern for the child and a strong value system.

An internationally reputed institution dedicated to the promotion of education and culture.

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12 Kodaikanal International School, Kodaikanal Year of Establishment: 1901 Principal: Adrian Charles Moody Curriculum: American High School Diploma Admission Period: March and September Website: www.kis.in

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Kodaikanal International School is an autonomous residential school with a broad collegeoriented curriculum, serving young people from a wide diversity of cultures.

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Top Schools in Karnataka St Joseph’s Boys High School, Bangalore Year of Establishment: 1858 Principal: Francis Serrao SJ Curriculum Followed: CCSE & ISC Admission Period: December Website: www.sjbhsbangalore.in

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De Paul International Residential School, Mysore Year of Establishment: 2003 Principal: Rev. Fr Biju Scaria CM Curriculum Followed: ICSE, IGCSE, PUC, NIOS Admission Period: April and May Website: www.dpirs.org

The school is focusing on academic excellence, due attention is paid to physical training and games. The School has a Boy Scout Troop and a unit of the NCC and cubs.

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De Paul International Residential School, founded by Vincentian Fathers, provides ample space and soaring enthusiasm for inquisitive minds to bloom forth.

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Bishop Cotton Boy’s School, Bangalore Year of Establishment: 1865 Principal: John K Zachariah Curriculum Followed: ICSE & ISC Admission Period: January – March Website: www.cottonboys.com

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The school has well-qualified faculty and excellent facilities for day and residential students, well-equipped science and computer labs, a large library and four playgrounds.

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Sri Kumaran’s School, Bangalore, Year of Establishment: 1959 Principal: Deepa Sridhar Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: February & March Website: www.kumarans.org

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The institution has been imparting quality education by developing young children into responsible citizens.

Baldwin Boys High School, Bangalore Year of Establishment: 1882 Principal: Dinakar Wilso Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: January Website: www.baldwinboyshighschool.com

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Baldwin Boys’ High School has been shaped by the legacy it has inherited-it is an institution which has survived the winds of time.

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6 National Public School, Indiranagar Bangalore Year of Establishment: 1982 Principal: Shantha Chandran Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December Website: www.npsinr.com

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The curriculum followed in school at all levels is flexible and enables the new trends in education to take root in the existing system. This helps in keeping pace with the rapidly changing educational scenario.


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Sarala Birla Academy, Bannerghatta Sr Principal: Santanu Das Curriculum Followed: ICSE, IGCSE, ISC & IB Admission Period: December Website: www.saralabirlaacademy.org

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Vidyashilp Academy, Bangalore Year of Establishment: 1998 Principal: Kalpana Mohan Curriculum Followed: ICSE Admission Period: November - January Website: www.vidyashilp.com

It is an institution for children belonging to internationally minded families and developing skills at par with global standards.

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The institution is continuously providing its students with a host of opportunities to pursue academic and personal excellence.

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Inventure Academy, Bangalore Year of Establishment: 2005 Principal: Mallika Sen CurriculumFollowed: ICSE & IGCSE Admission: December Website: www.inventureacademy.com

BGS National Public School, Bennerghatta Road Year of Establishment: 2006 Sr Principal: Sreekala G Kumar Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November - December Website: www.bgsnps.com

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Delhi Public School, Bangalore South Year of Establishment: 2001 Sr Principal: Manju Sharma Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January Website: www.south.dpsbangalore.net

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The Valley School, Kanakapura Road,Bangalore Year of Establishment: 1978 Principal: Jayaram Curriculum Followed: CISCE Website: www.thevalleyschool.info

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The Valley School is based on the teachings of the eminent philosopher and a great thinker of our times, Jiddu Krishnamurti.

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The ethos of the school is in its motto - In Omnia Paratus or prepared for all challenges, and this is achieved through a unique and well-defined curriculum.

The values of Inventure Academy are rightly embedded in its motto “Carpe Diem� which means to seize the moment.

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DPS, Banglore East Year of Establishment: 2007 Sr Principal: Manila Carvalho Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: January Website: www.dpsbangalore.net

The DPS system aims at imparting quality education to prepare students to be active players in a lifelong learning process. Indus International School, Bangalore Year of Establishment: 2003 Sr Principal: Sarojini Rao Curriculum Followed: IB & ICE Admission Period: December Website: www.indusschool.com

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The Delhi Public School is established by KKECT, with state of the art infrastructure and highly motivated faculty.

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BGSNPS is founded by Pontiff His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Balagangadaranatha Swamiji of Adhichunchanagiri Math, who over the past has strived hard to promote educational institutions of international stature.

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CHIREC, Cyberabad Year of Establishment: 1989 Principal: Iffat Ibrahim Curriculum Followed: CBSE, Cambrige & IB Website: www.chirec.ac.in

1 Rishi Valley School, Chittoor Year of Establishment: 1926 Vice Principal: Anantha Jyothi Curriculum Followed: ICSE & ISC Admission Period: December Website: www.rishivalley.org

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The school believes that it is at school where children are prepared to face the world. The school strives to provide students with a strong and holistic academic foundation

P Obul Reddy Public School was started by Andhra Mahila Sabha as Andhra Mahila Sabha Vidyalaya in the year 1989 in Jubilee Hills in a two room tenament quarter. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Public School Year of Establishment: 1979 Principal: Smt C Rama Devi Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: LKG- December; 10th – February, 11th & 12th - May Website: www.bvbpsjh.com

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Gitanjali School, Hyderabad Year of Establishment: 1985 Principal: Maya Sukumaran Curriculum Followed: ISC, ICSE & CBSE Admission Period: January Website: www.gitanjalischools.com

Gitanjali Schools offer values-based education with a refined blend of academics and an abundance of complementary cocurricular activities.

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P Obul Reddy Public School Year of Establishment: 1989 Principal: Sujata Tikku Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December Website: www.amsporps.com

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Rishi Valley Education Centre is run by Krishnamurti Foundation, India. It is located in a sheltered valley in the interior of rural Andhra Pradesh.

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The school is unique for its stress free learning in serene environs, community based projects such as adoption of a girl child for education.

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6 Oakridge International school, Hyderabad Head of School: Adilakshmi Chintalapati Curriculum Followed: CBSE & IGCSE Admission Period: November Website: www.oakridge.in

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The school has been conceived to meet the highest educational expectations of Hyderabad’s rapidly growing multinational community.


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Glendale Academy, Hyderabad Year of Establishment: 2003 Principal: Shoma Goswami Curriculum Followed: CBSE & IGCSE Admission Period: October Website: www.glendaleacademy.net

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Glendale is a nurturing ground for the mind, body and spirit.

St. Paul’s High School, Hyderabad Year of Establishment: 1955 Curriculum Followed: SSC Admission Period: April Website: www.stpaulshyd.edu.in

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Meridian School For Boys and Girls, Hyderabad Year of Establishment: 1995 Principal: D Usha Reddy Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.meridianschool.in

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The vision of the school is to inspire and empower children to think independently, integrate, excel and contribute to the progress of humanity.

7 Jubilee Hills Public School, Hyderabad Year of Establishment: 1986 Principal: M Varalakshmi Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: Classes I – IX: January Website: www.jhpublicschool.com

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The School is a non-profit organization disseminating education to every strata of the Society.

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It is conducted by the Brothers of St Gabriel Education Society who manage over 70 Institutions in India.

Jain Heritage A Cambridge School, Hyderabad Year of Establishment: 2009 Principal: Santosh Curriculum Followed: Cambrige Website: www.jainheritage.in

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Little Flower High School, Hyderabad Year of Establishment: 1953 Principal: Dr A Anthony Reddy Curriculum Followed: State Admission Period: LKG- November; Other- April Website: www.lfhshyd.org

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HCS believes in the notion that teachers should take part in student’s lives. JHCS faculty does what the best faculties do: it supports the highest level of academic activity

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The students learn to give and receive respect as they are groomed into citizens not only of this country but also of the world.

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North India South Silver Oaks Schools , Hyderabad Year of Establishment: 2002 Principal: Seetha Murthi Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: December Website: www.silveroaksschool.com

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The school believes that a student who can lead him/herself with conscience will invariably conquer test scores with confidence.

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Hillside Academy, Hyderabad Vice Principal: Pratima Sinha Curriculum Followed: IB & CBSE Website: www.hillsideschoolhyderabad.com The school is co-education school prepares child for the future with a global insight in mind.

17 Rockwell International school, Hyderabad Year of Establishment: 2009 Vice Principal: Manija Subrahmanyam Curriculum Followed: CBSE & IGCSE Admission Period: November - December Website: www.rockwellinternationalschool.com

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The school’s vision is to focus on a curriculum that balances academics, co-curricular activities and personality development.

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Kennedy School Year of Establishment: 1981 Principal: Dr SreeVidya Koganti Curriculum Followed: State board & CBSE Website: www.kennedyschool.in

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St Mary’s High School Year of Establishment: 1995 Principal: N Krishna Veni Curriculum Followed: State Board Admission Period: February Website: www.stmaryshighschool.in

The school is unique for its stress free learning in serene environs, community based projects such as adoption of a girl child for education.

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Drs International School Year of Establishment: 2003 Principal: Janajit Ray Curriculum Followed: CBSE, IB & IGCSE Admission Period: November Website: www.drsinternational.com

DRS International School strives to surpass through its two-fold purpose of achieving academic and moral excellence.

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Pearson school, Komapally Year of Establishment: 2011 Principal: Saritha Rao Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November Website: www. pearsonschoolkompally.com

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Pearson School, Kompally is a part of the global education giant, Pearson, educating more than 130 million people worldwide.

St. Mary’s is a place for the real happiness and comfort where knowledge is imparted to make a mark of the child’s personality in the social, educational national and international fields.

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EDIFY SCHOOL, Tirupati Year of Establishment: 2012 Vice Principal: V Sireesha Reddy Curriculum Followed: State Board Website: www.edifyschooltirupati.com

The school’s vision is to foster a society of individuals capable of progressive thinking, creating and initiating positive change.


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Q& Government Should give Land A to Schools at Lower Cost A Murali Mukund, Chairman, Jubilee Public School, Hyderabad talks about changes in education system over last 25 years. In conversation with Seema Gupta, Elets News Network.

What are the factors associated with the changing paradigm of education system of the country.? The advent of television has set the change of education system in India. It has not only initiated use of technology for spreading education but also sown the seeds of distraction among the students. Gradually technology in the form of Google, Facebook and education software has become a dominant factor in changing the education pattern in India. In the present scenario the tools of technology have positive influence and negative influences. The chalk and talk method, slowly was supported by tools of technology, such as over head projectors, smart boards and now it is the ‘age of digital learning’. From being instructors, teachers have gradually become facilitators. The liberalisation of economy also had an indirect impact on education system because of globalisation. The practices of western world and the use of technology have been accepted in India. The computer revolution in the world has led to more opportunities in software sector. Services came into limelight and students started opting for different options. Earlier maximum emphasis was laid on Engineering and MEdical courses. The Education system was forced to open up according to these new demands of jobs. Are we striking the right balance between quality and quantity in schools? Over the years, education system has become commercialised as Government

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has failed to deliver the required results. The demand for education has caught the attention of many existing entrepreneurs and also new budding entrepreneurs. This has led to mushrooming of new schools everywhere in India and the short supply of teachers was bound to happen. Not only there is short supply of teachers but acute short supply of ‘quality’ teachers. Today, unless the school is located in a vast area, proper teaching in a natural set up is not possible. The cancerous

High cost of land and infrastructure, shortage of quality teachers and restriction by Government in respect of fee collection are major challenges for opening schools growth of cities and match box homes culture has put a lot of demand on the land and the land costs have shot up beyond the roof. Hence, government should allot land to schools at a lower price to encourage setting up of new schools. Whilst, the government can impose restrictions on the fees as they have subsidised the land cost. The challenges today for opening a new school include, high cost of land and infrastructure, shortage of teachers, shortage of quality teachers and restriction by Government in respect of fee collection. Please share some initiatives taken up by your school. Our school was established more than 25 years ago and has a good reputation

in providing quality education at an affordable cost to all sectors of people. Though our fees structure is kept at a very reasonable level, we have ensured that we provide the best of facilities like in any other corporate school. During the last 10 years, we have understood the importance of utilising technology in the school and began implementing the same in the best of way and changed our slogan as Tradition and technology. Our school is now a technologically equpipped institution. We have digitised classrooms, modern English labs, a very advanced professional audio- visual studio set up along with focused development on all aspects such as sports, extracurricular activities.


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Loyola High School, Patna Year of Established: 1969 Principal: Bro Felix Martis Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: March - April Website: www.loyolapatna.org.in

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St Michael’s High School Year of Establishment: 1858 Principal: Fr B Arockiasamy Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.stmichaelspatna.com

The school’s primary goal is not just to impart education but also to extend it a step further towards building of a nation.

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Loyola School, Jamshedpur Year of Establishment: 1947 Principal: Fr Sebastian Puthenpura, SJ Curriculum Followed: CISCE Admission Period: September Website: www.loyola.edu.in

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The school’s effort is to develop our student into a fully human, fully Indian and truly modem person. The school wants students to be intellectually competent, open to growth, to be religious and loving and committed to faith and justice.

The school is managed by Jesuits of the Society of Jesus, an order within the Catholic Church. Its a day school with about 3200 students from KG to Std XII.

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Sacred Heart Convent School, Jamshedpur Year of Establishment: 1945 Curriculum Followed: ISC & NIOS Website: www.shcjsr.org

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DPS Patna Year of Establishment: 1998 Principal: B Vinod Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: February - March Website: www.dpspatna.com

A marvel of modern architecture, the campus contains well-lit airy classrooms, outdoor theatre, cafeteria, spacious courtyards for indoor games, and beautifully landscaped lawns.

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Sacred Heart Convent School is an Englishmedium Catholic Education private school for girls run by Apostolic Carmelite nuns in the city of Jamshedpur, India.

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6 De Nobili School, Dhanbad Principal: G Thomas Kennedy Curriculum followed: ICSE & ISC Admission Period: December Website: www.denobilicmri.in

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De Nobili School, CMRI, Dhanbad is managed by the Jesuits of Jamshedpur province assisted by a team of dedicated teachers and staff. The active participation and cooperation of parents in this effort is essential for success.


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KIIT International School Founder and Principal: Sanjay Suar Curriculum Followed: IGCSE, IB and CBSE Website: www.kiit-is.org

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Sai International School, Bhubaneswar Year of Establishment: 2007 Principal: Harish Sanduja Curriculum Followed: CBSE & IGCSE Admission period: December Website: www.saiinternationalschool.com The mission of SAI International School is to enable, encourage and endow every student to initiate the lifelong pursuit of learning by providing a safe, nurturing, enjoyable, culturally fruitful and stimulating environment.

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KIIT University is a co-educational, autonomous university located at Bhubaneswar in the Indian state of Orissa. It was one of the youngest institutions to be awarded the deemed university status in India and then the University status in 2004 and is recognized by Limca Book of Records.

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Sainik School, Bhubaneswar Year of Establishment: 1964 Principal: GP CAPT KC TANEJA Curriculum Followed: CBSE

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Website: www.sainikschoolbhubaneswar.org

The school’s new building and infrastructure was brought up within two years at the present location under personal care of Shri Biju Patnaik and was inaugurated by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on 08 Jan 1964.

DAV Public School, Bhubaneswar Year of Establishment: 1971 Principal: Dr Bhagyabati Nayak Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.davunit8.org

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DAV Public School has been imparting education to the students of this historic temple city, without any gender discrimination. It is being managed by the School Managing Committee which is a constituent of the DAV College Trust and Management Society, New Delhi.

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livery patterns, experiential learning, small class sizes, healthy student - teacher ratio and digital learning processes, values and discipline are also tending to become quite hazy.

Please share your thoughts on evolution of education over last decade. Education is quite significant at the moment. Global boundaries are blurring which automatically leads us to a plethora of knowledge reciprocity. Naturally, there is a very positive momentum about knowledge of world culture, international mindedness in terms of curriculum plan and design, understanding, tolerance and empathy. To be able to embrace this momentum and channelize it positively, is the most significant facet of this evolution. What are the challenges faced in imparting education in schools? Children and parents are more involved in the process of learning than being mere spectators. As a result, orienting and changing the mindsets of the teaching community to accept the child as an equal stake holder in the teaching learning process is a great challenge. Besides, with children being supported with child-centric curriculum and de-

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Please elaborate on effect of government policies on school education The Right to Education Act (RTE) is a revolutionary step towards inclusive and universalisation of School Education. The CCE system is aimed at holistic learning in school. The government bodies working for expanding the provision of higher education without sacrificing quality, dichotomisation of knowledge and skills, induction of the young into a culture of thinking and linking vocational education at the university level so that

Grade 8. CAS is a feature for the entire school, and not just limited to IBDP. Extended Essay is an initiative that we have customized as early as Grade 5 through Renaissance project reflections among other assignments. Creative English in the form of reading and writing challenges are a feature in the junior and middle section of the school to help students use English as the first Language at all times. The school having close proximity to KISS helps the students sensitize to the cause of the poor tribal children by engaging in various activities with these children. How important is teacher development at KIIT International School? Faculty development and training is an on-going process in the School. Besides,

“As an international school, RTE is a welcome move as it reinforces a certain basic purpose of creating innovative independent minded thinking young adults who are global citizens of the future it is a viable and respectable opportunity is a major positive step towards improving higher education in India. Please shed light on various new initiatives undertaken by the school? As part of the KIIT Conglomerate, the school has always striven to be a provider in terms of pedagogical leadership and innovation. A wonderful expression of this endeavor can be seen in Renaissance, the digital design lab for innovation and critical thinking for students’ up to

sensitizing faculty for incorporating the best practices of both international curriculums that are part of the school like IGCSE and IBDP into the national CBSE curriculum so that the transition is a matter of an informed choice for the pupil is a key area for us. A healthy interface with experts from various fields like life skill development training programs, communication skill development programs and of course regular in house, online and external expert training in their respective disciplines are practices that we follow.


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St Xavier’s Collegiate School, Kolkata Year of Establishment: 1860 Principal: Fr P Arock Curriculum Followed: State Board & CISCE Website: www.sxcs.edu.in The school’s motto, in Latin is Laborare Est Orare, which means work is worship - a beautiful tribute to the Saint of our school, whom we hope will be an inspiration to all of us, today and always.

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La Martiniere Boys School, Kolkata Year of Establishment: 1836 Principal: Sunirmal Chakravarthi Curriculum Followed: ICSE & ISC Website : www.lmbcal.ac.in Admission Process: November-December The school has achieved an enviable reputation in the field of academics as well as extra-curricular activities.

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St. James’ School, Kolkata Year of Establishment: 1864 Principal: Terence Hamilton Ireland Curriculum Followed: CISCE & ISC Website : www.stjamesschoolkolkata.com The school began with a vision that the students irrespective of their language, color or creed, should grow up in an institution devoid of racial prejudices and be able to express themselves fearlessly throughout life.


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Loreto House, Kolkata Year of Establishment: 1842 Principal: Sister Phyllis Morris Curriculum Followed: CISCE Website: www.loretohouse.net.in

Through a variety of academic, life skill programmes and social welfare projects, Loreto House strives to instill holistic, physical, mental and moral education in its pupils.

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The Heritage School, Kolkata Principal: Seema Sapru Website: www.theheritageschool.org

The Heritage School imparts education combined with modern state-of-the-art technology and expertise. The mission behind this day-boarding school is to provide a systematic and holistic education to students.

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Modern High School, Kolkata Year of Establishment: 1952 Principal: Kaveri Dutt Curriculum Followed: ICSE & ISC Admission Process: October Onwards Website: www.mhsforgirls.edu.in

Don Bosco, Park Circus, Kolkata Year of Establishment: 1959 Principal: Fr Bikash Mondal Curriculum Followed: CISCE, ICSC, ISC & CVE Admission Process: October Website: www.web.donboscoparkcircus.org

The school is a public service oriented, non-profit organization, with the spouse of the serving Cabinet Secretary as its chairperson.

The school aims at blending work and study with artistic, recreational, cultural, religious and social activities, adopting the latest educational innovations with a view to helping pupils.

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St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling Year of Establishment: 1864 Curriculum Followed: ICSE & ISC Admission Period: August & December. Website: www.stpaulsdarjeeling.com

The school’s mission is to promote total development of the individual by striving for excellence at the level of one’s potential.

St Paul’s is a residential school for boys. The staff and the scholars are predominantly Indian, and its educational policy is oriented towards life in India and India’s place in world affairs.

Goethals Memorial School, Darjeeling Year of Establishment: 1917 Principal: Bro EL Miranda Curriculum Followed: ICSE & ISC Admission Process: Online Website: www.gms.edu.in

The aim of the institution is the coordinated and balance of the following elements: Physical, Socio-cultural, spiritual, Psycoemotional and intellectual.

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Top Schools in Assam Miles and Bronson Residential School, Guwahati Year of Establishment: 1987 Founder and Principal: Dr N K Dutta Curriculum Followed: CBSE Website: www.mbrsguwahati.edu.in

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MBRS has grown from an idea into a vibrant, all embracing medium for full-fledged development of a child’s personality.

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The Assam Valley School (AVS) is co-educational boarding school in the north east of India. AVS is committed to nurturing pupils to develop to their full potential and be well – equipped to face the challenges of the future with confidence and enthusiasm.

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Royal Global School, Guwahati Principal: Arup Mukhopadhyay Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: November Website: www.rgs.edu.in

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Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti, Guwahati Principal: Anubha Goyal Curriculum Followed: CBSE Admission Period: September to November Website: www.saralabirlagyanjyoti.com

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Don Bosco School, Dibrugarh Year of Establishment: 1960 Principal: Fr. Jose Karamullil Curriculum Followed: State Board Admission Period: December Website: www.donboscodibrugarh.com

The School is established under the protection of art 30 (1) of the Indian Constitution for the advancement of learning inspired by Don Bosco, a great educator of youth.


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Class Education over Value Based With the aim of providing world class education to each student, this 125 year old school still believes in the traditional value addition system among the students. Fr Santy Mathew S J, Principal, St Joseph’s School, in conversation with Pragya Gupta, Elets News Network

Changes in the school department were dramatic. There was a steady increase in the number of day scholars. There had always been a scattering of English, French and German boys, now students from China, Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand and Burma started arriving. In 1954, 28 nationalities could be found in the college, including the staff. At present, the school has 500 boarders, 700 day scholars and 81 teaching staff. The school celebrated 125 years of its existence in 2013 and Pranab Mukherjee, President of India inaugurated the Jubilee celebrations on November 10, 2013. What changes do you envision in the school education system in India? These days education has become nothing but pure business for many. Schools are keen on world class education not value based one. But some schools still care about enlightening students with knowledge and values both. With several boards coming up, say, foreign boards and many different Indian boards, children have got brilliant options to choose from.

Please share the experience of St Joseph’s School’s journey of 125 years Established on February 13, 1888 at Sunnybank in Darjeeling town, we started functioning with 18 boarders and seven day scholars. In 1899, the student body consisted of 193 boys. By 1947, the year of Independence, the number reached 422, including 93 college students.

What is the best way to adapt to technological advancements? We encourage children to do lots of practical work as I believe the more they practice it, the more tech-friendly they will become. What are your views on current value education system in schools? I think until and unless it is practiced,

it has no value at all. During the winter vacations, we open the school for the poor children. We host several courses on spoken English courses, Mathematics, Computers, extra-curricular or cocurricular activities. We arrange free lunch for them. We believe that by introducing value education books in the school, we cannot solve the ‘moral education’ problem. That is why we give our students an example by serving the society in any way possible. As far as co-curricular or extracurricular activities are concerned, I have noticed that our students have amazing talent in almost every field like music, singing, dancing, acting etc. But academics still needs a little push from the parents’ side. Last year, we had organised a workshop for parenting. We brought people from outside to conduct it which became a huge success. Recently, when I went to conduct a workshop at a school, parents who were present complained that the teachers are kept changing frequently. I asked, “how many of you want your children to be teachers?” Not a single one replied in affirmative. It’s unfortunate that most people opt for this profession not because of their passion for this but because they have no other decent option left. Nowadays more and more teachers are looking for money through tuitions, some of them actually left the institution mainly because they were not allowed to take tuitions. But exceptions are always there, as I have met many who were inspired by their own teachers and wanted to be like them.

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n institute with no history of ever venturing into distance education, ISM Dhanbad, for the first time, took a bold step, when it decided to adopt e-Learning for its ‘Certificate Program in International Business Management’. This Online Course by ISM Dhanbad seeks Learners with an appetite for Curiosity, Learning & Application. It has an outright motto: “Don’t Enrol Just For the Certificate!”. The faculty, offering the course, are experts in the field of International Business Strategies, International Marketing, International Finance, International HRM and International Operations Management. The teachers, including the Head of the Department, are proactively anticipating the initiation of the course, that is scheduled to kick-off on December 8, 2013. Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad is among the top Institutes in India

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and the World. It is renowned the world over for its academic rigor and high industry relevance. The first online course from the ISM Dhanbad campus carries this legacy forward. This Online Course by ISM Dhanbad would equip the participants with nuances of International Business for better understanding of the global business environment for the effective functioning of the corporate sector. This Certificate Program in International Business Management is designed to provide managers and professionals with knowledge of concepts, tools and techniques needed to successfully leverage their businesses, teams and organizations to success in a global context. These insights may help faculty members to improve their contribution across various diploma programs. And this course, like many other prestigious courses, is being offered via WizIQ Virtual Classroom. Since its

a novel inception by ISM, the institute extended the registration date for the course upto 31st December 2013 to encourage the adoption of online education. This is possible because of the archiving capabilities of the robust online platform, i.e., WizIQ. Students enrolling shall have access to the past classes in the form of recordings. WizIQ’s virtual classroom technology seamlessly allows the establishment of an e Teaching Business in India, More premier institutes like IITs, VIT Vellore, ISB, NIOS, and now ISM Dhanbad, are opting for integration of Information and Communications Technology in higher education. And with WizIQ being almost infinitely scalable, the education sector in India is undergoing a paradigm shift. If you have a similar initiative of launching an online course, feel free to drop a mail at kalyan@wiziq.com or call +919216405405 or +91-9897072888.


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The Ultimate Desire by Parents! Quality education is the need of the hour and with the result, at the same time the boards of education and learning must develop a plan to help schools, teachers and parents educate children about safe, responsible use of the Internet By Team Next Education

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uality is defined as an art of fellowship in academics. The polished preface defines and desires the requisite towards the requirements of the 21st century learners and it is ultimately a new phenomenon in totality. Quality education is the need of the hour and with the result, at the same time the boards of education and learning must develop a plan to help schools, teachers and parents educate children about safe, responsible use of the Internet. For example, one must encourage schools and families to place computers in rooms that are shared (such as family rooms, dining rooms, offices or libraries), where children can use the internet with others around them. And teach children never to share personal information (name, address, telephone, or credit card number) online. This may go a long way in making this a success. The day-to-day activities at school and home education will provide a healthy liking for computer and this is required to foster appropriate use of the Internet among school-goers. It is also a point to debate despite the increasing use of computers in elementary schools, there hasn’t been a decrease in the formal teaching of penmanship. The children use just as much paper as they did before computers be-

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came a classroom standard. Hence one has to keep in mind that writing with a pencil involves an equally important set of skills as typing on a keyboard. Exposure to the internet can help pre-schoolers and children in the early elementary grades master literacy and other cognitive skills and also can spur integration of these skills early in their development. Parents and school leaders who look for online opportunities for younger children can be guides to engaging, age-appropriate content. The internet can reinforce everyday learning opportunities and be a powerful tool for fostering interaction among adults and young children. It takes much to

conduct the new tool of knowledge in this regard. The task of the teaching gentry must ponder in regard to computing of this sort, they must help teachers, parents, and children use the internet more effectively for learning. For example, they ought to suggest education-related websites for parents and children to visit together - and give them learning activities to do once they get there. Offer education-related help for students online, like after-school tutoring. Provide teachers with professional development opportunities to help them model effective use of the Internet as a tool for students’ learning, including integrating Internet learning with regular


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useful for daily survival, both in and out of school. The risk associated with this myth comes from placing too much emphasis on the computer as a “must” for children’s future welfare. It’s better to regard computer use as simply one more experience or tool that can support the development of the good old-fashioned learning skills such as being able to read and write, think logically, and solve and analyse problems. It can also enhance the learning process by allowing children to have experiences not possible without a computer. Ultimately out of the study it capsules more of the truth to have this machine as a tool rather than an aid for all times. One must utilize its measures as and when required from the children point of concern.

FUTURE SCOPE classroom learning. If teacher training takes place outside of regular school hours, offer teachers incentives to participate when possible. If teacher training pulls teachers out of the classroom, parents should be made to know why it is important to support this professional development. The usage of the internet to communicate more effectively with parents and students goes a long way to generate interest for all. For instance, launch school district or school websites or publicize websites in newsletters and places where parents are likely

reference only for generating pulses of craze and interest of being a netizen. And finally, engage the community. This can be very easily done through holding computer and Internet training classes for parents or hosting convenient opportunities for parents, community leaders, librarians, teachers, and others to talk together about children’s use of the Internet. Schools may want to collaborate with libraries, community computing centers, local colleges and universities, and other places that offer alternative access to computers.

The day-to-day activities at school and home education will provide a healthy liking for computer and this is required to foster appropriate use of the Internet among school-goers” to be. Update websites frequently with relevant, timely information. Post exemplary student work online, with teacher commentary explaining why this work meets academic standards. Make websites interactive by soliciting comments or holding public forums about education issues online. Encourage teachers, parents and students to communicate through email, make their email IDs and even communicate off-line with that

Educators and parents have been quite concerned over the years about possible negative effects of computer and internet on children’s desire to interact with others. Unlike television, however, the more interactive, child-controlled nature of some computer software can be conductive to sharing, taking turns and playing games together. Also the fact lies to the versatile saying that the familiarity and comfort with computers is certainly

The ultimate is ‘Quality Culture’. It counts in a big way to promote the very cause of darkness out of the old traditions. It is very easily encapsulated into the minds of the workforce, the users, and the public opinion and to the masses. IT has paved as the irresistible mantra for Survival, the capsules for Quality Culture, the tablet for Prosperity at large. Pressing it with the opinion of the masses is the fact that it is a Reality in practice. The boom of technology is bound to promote and enhance the image of Quality in Education and the Society in a big way. Thinking of Society, aiming a future, working for…. Without IT has become a Joke of the day. IT is there is stay and mandatory to breathe into…… As a matter of fact, Regardless of one’s career choice, one can benefit from knowledge of computer hardware and software, and how these components function together. Even if one’s job does not require him to work directly with a computer, this knowledge may help him to envision new ways of using computers in the work, resulting in a more productive work environment. This can also lead to career advancement opportunities. If one thinks this case is being overstated, and that computers are not being used that much, consider this: computers are popping up in places and professions that may seem unlikely.

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hough the country boasts of producing the maximum number of engineering talent in the world, only 1 percent of Indian IT students have been found skilled in the information security space. According to a study done by ECCouncil, a global certification body for information security professionals, nearly 86% of student IT talent pool in India displays no awareness of cyber security basics; while a mere 13% was found to be trainable in the space. “This is very alarming news to the country’s corporate and defence establishments. India is known as the software and outsourcing capital of the world. However, recent industry data shows how vulnerable the Indian IT industry is. Lack of skills in both working professionals as well as students is a major area of concern for the nation,” says Amit kumar, president and co-founder, cyberfort . Cyberfort Technologies is one of the fastest emerging IT security and consulting firm in the most emerging field of Cyber Security. It is a venture of IIT alumni, Management Professionals from the Top Colleges of India and seasonal professionals from IBM, CISCO, WIPRO, DATTO and Converges. Established in the year 2013, awarded by the IT minister of Hyderabad for its innovative teaching and eclectic learning methodology imbibe with technology. In a very short span of time the company recognized for conducting various Cyber security courses and projects on new dimension of information technology. Other than providing niche and hi-tech certification courseware globally via vir-

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tual and instructor led teaching modules, it also has strategic alliance with Mahatma Gandhi University (UGC-AICTE-DEC) and EC-Council (world largest certification body for cyber security professionals) for imparting high quality post graduate and professional certifications in Ethical Hacking and Information Security. While the study is indicative of the fact that when the current curriculum has some introductory topics on the subject, focus via its inclusion as a separate subject is missing. India declared its first national cyber security policy in July this year, which aims to create 5 lakh information security professionals over next five years. “Given the fact the 86% of the current IT talent has no awareness of cyber security, the role of academia becomes all the more challenging,” says Amit.

In a recent move to up the ante on cyber security, the government has hired 4,446 experts. However, the number is miniscule compared to the increasing number of attacks on websites every month. Financial institutions, telecom, mobility, internet organisations and hospitals are more vulnerable to cyber threats today, because of the data they handle. According to reports by CERT-In, 4,191 Indian websites were hacked in the month of August this year, up from 1,808 in May this year. In fact, corporates too agree that they have a tough time filling up positions in the information security space. “It is difficult to find basic engineering talent, let alone talent in information security space. The problem is not with students, but the whole system. You can’t expect them to be good at something they are not taught,” says the CFO of an IT company who did not wish to be named. “The world is recognising vulnerabilities, leading to cyber threats and attacks. India holds a key position in the global IT and IT-enabled services map. Every country is taking steps towards building a talent pipeline towards a secure future and we urge Indian industry and academia to address the concerns to retain their leadership in the domain,” Dr Rajesh kumar VP cyberfort said.

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Key features of Industry Collaboration Division

Demand Is Big...

• More than 5 lakh job openings in cyber security by 2015 stated by GOI • Huge emerging market for skilled professional in cyber security • Pre-placement selection camps in association with technology partners • Job fairs involving top recruiters held regularly • Promising and rewarding career with 3 fold high salary then the IT professional

By 2015, India will need at least 5,00,000 cyber professionals. Government, IT/ ITeS, financial institutions, telecom organisations and hospitals are more vulnerable to cyber threats.

...Supply Situation Is Bleak Only 0.97 percent of Indian students have the basic skills in information security. Just around 13percent of students have an understanding of concepts and can be trained in information security. More than 86 percent have not been made aware of skills or are not trainable. The world may acknowledge India as an information technology superpower, but its very own official cyber security workforce comprises mere 556 experts deployed in various government agencies.

Security Architecture Now, India is also setting up its own ‘cyber security architecture’ that will comprise the National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC) for threat assessment and information sharing among stakeholders, the Cyber Operation Centre that will be jointly run by the NTRO and the armed forces for threat management and mitigation for identified critical sectors and defence, and the National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) under the NTRO for providing cover to ‘critical information infrastructure’. The government is also coming up with a legal framework to deal with cyber security. The NSCS has identified over a dozen ‘critical information infrastructure’ sectors/ facilities requiring protection. These include the civil aviation sector (Air Traffic Control or ATC), Railways’ passenger reservation system and communication network, port management, companies and organisations in power, oil and natural gas sectors, banking and finance, and telecom sectors. The government of India along with private organizations is launching several initiatives to combat cyber attacks. However, the biggest challenge currently

India needs five lakh cybersecurity professionals by 2015 to support its fast growing Internet economy facing the country is the lack of cyber security professionals. According to recent data, India currently has around 556 certified cyber security professionals, which is miniscule when compared to China having nearly 25 million cyber experts or commandos. Experts note that the country would need 500,000 cyber security experts by 2015 to protect its IT infrastructure. As a result, they believe that the country should gear up to create a strong poThere are of course a few exceptions with some organizations across the country actively working towards this initiative. A good example is the recent announcement by the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (ECC) that partnered with Institute of cyberfort to train nearly 1,000 students ethical hacking, security analysis, penetration testing and other infosec programs across their 10 centres in India.ol of cyber security experts to strengthen its cyber security space. The inspiration to take up these subjects should be inculcated from the school level,” mentions Eugene Kaspersky, Founder and CEO-Kaspersky Lab. At a recent cyber security summit, he mentions that it is important for respective governments to partner with engineering and computer schools to offer courses in information security. The awareness however should be created at an even

preliminary level to combat the evils of cyber space. Like, recently the Gurgaon police organized a series of cyber security campaigns to sensitize students about threats of cyber crimes and make them aware of safe Internet practices and security measures to minimize this concern. Debasis Nayak, CIO, Asian School Of Cyber Laws believes there are ample opportunities in the cyber security space. He also highlights the need of public private partnership to respond to the recent cyber security challenges. “IT security is an interesting subject and we can see a growing interest among students to take up these topics. technical and law schools should partner with the government to offer subjects related to cyber security,” he says. The need of the hour for India is to create a cyber security ecosystem, where government agencies, private players including large enterprises and SMBs, students, legal entities, researchers and academicians can actively participate to strengthen the space, says Nayak. But experts also point out that in India cyber security as a subject is still evolving and may take another 2-3 years for the country to build a strong pool of cyber warriors. For establishment of cyberfort study center contact - Dr Rajesh Kumar Mobile- +91 9031489275, 9973195996 email-rajesh@cyberfort.org

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KNOWLEDGE

EXCHANGE, GOA Higher Education

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KNOWLEDGE

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Higher Education

15 - 17 November 2013

Accelerating Growth of Quality Higher Education Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary - IT, Government of Maharashtra

Prof Ajoy Kumar Ray, VC, Bengal Engineering and Science University, West Bengal

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oa, a state that boasts commendable access to higher education in the country, hosted delegation from academia and industry this November over high level discussions on higher education. The digitalLEARNING Higher Education Knowledge Exchange – Goa co-organised by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India was organised during 15 - 17 November, 2013. The two-day residential event was convened with the aim of strengthening the knowledge society. The event took into account various topics related to higher education sector through extensive panel and round table discussions. Vice Chancellors from central, state, private and deemed universities deliberated on ongoing

Nilesh B Fal Dessai, Director IT, Government of Goa

Dr G Tulasi Ram Das, VC, JNTU Kakinada

Dr G James Pitchai, VC, Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu

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Dr Rupesh Vasani, Director, Sal Technical Campus, Gujarat

Dr S S Chahal, VC, Desh Bhagat University, Punjab


initiatives, short-term and long-term objectives for strengthening the country’s higher education system and the challenges and scope for accomplishment of these goals. Keeping in view the inevitable role of technology in enhancement of the teaching-learning experience, the event also engaged several solution providers from the industry who shared their innovations in the domain. The event was inaugurated with a heated discussion on the relevance of Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) in giving higher education a new dimension. Other major areas of discussions included skill development initiatives, importance of researchbased curriculum and role of technology in boosting pedagogy.

Bhaskar G Nayak, Director Higher Education, Government of Goa

Dr Akshai Aggarwal, VC, Gujarat Technological University

Prof Anjan Kumar Ghosh, VC, Tripura University B Syama Sundar, VC, Yogi Vemana University, Andhra Pradesh

Prof S Satyanarayana, VC, Osmania University, Andhra Pradesh

Dr Vinay Kumar Pathak, VC, Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Rajasthan

Dr W N Gade, VC, University of Pune

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Prof Darlando T Khathing, VC, Central University of Jharkhand

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EXCHANGE, GOA Higher Education

15 - 17 November 2013

Prof B S Rajpurohit, VC, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur

Prof E T Puttaiah, VC, Gulbarga University, Karnataka

Skill Development Initiatives to Boost Employability

Prof G L Datta, Chancellor, K L University, Andhra Pradesh

Need to embed employability factor into curriculum, give hands on training to make students industry ready Dr S S Chahal, VC, Desh Bhagat University, Punjab

Role of teachers and employers in creating employable graduates needs to be defined - Prof G L Datta, Chancellor, K L University, Andhra Pradesh

Every government has been talking of increasing the spending on R&D to at least 2% but it has never increased to more than 0.9% of GDP - Dr W N Gade, VC, University of Pune

Implications of higher education and research system have global dimensions affecting every sector of the society especially the knowledge society - Prof K Narsimha Reddy, VC, M G University, Andhra Pradesh

Knowledge generated by research and innovation is the basis for a sustainable social development. Research activities must be integrated with the needs of the society to make it more useful - Prof S Satyanarayana, VC, Osmania University, Andhra Pradesh

Universities are the fertile field of research and innovations have to be harvested from this fertile field - Dr G James Pitchai, VC, Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu

Effective Use of Technology to Boost Teaching, Learning & Assessment

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Role of Research-based Education in Strengthening Knowledge Society

More and more states may find transaction-based solutions attractive, as most universities in Maharashtra too are opting for it Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary - IT, Government of Maharashtra

In Goa, MoUs have been signed between engineering colleges and IITs, wherein the lectures delivered at the IITs is telecast in the colleges - Nilesh B Fal Dessai, Director IT, Government of Goa

With the help of the use of ICT tools by a teacher, the teachinglearning process can happen beyond the classroom - Dr G Tulasi Ram Das, VC, JNTU Kakinada

It is important to have diversified courses for complete development of a student. Students should not be restricted to their chosen subjects but must be exposed to various ideas and philosophies - Prof Anjan Kumar Ghosh, VC, Tripura University

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Prof K Narsimha Reddy, VC, M G University, Andhra Pradesh

Importance of Introducing Diversified Courses and Programmes in the Curriculum


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Prof K P Mishra, VC, Nehru Gram Bharati University, Uttar Pradesh

KNOWLEDGE

EXCHANGE, GOA Higher Education

15 - 17 November 2013

Prof Manoj Kumar Arora, Director, PEC University of Technology, Punjab

Role of Technology in Redefining Pedagogy

Prof P Rameshan, Director, Indian Institute of Management Rohtak

If we have to compete globally then we have to introduce a higher education system that is strong, comparable and compatible with world scenario - Prof K P Mishra, VC, Nehru Gram Bharati University, Uttar Pradesh

Technology is a link to the new knowledge, resources and high order thinking - Dr Rupesh Vasani, Director, Sal Technical Campus, Gujarat

We can train teachers in a much better way by making use of the technology and in turn teachers can use the same training material or e-learning material to train the students - Prof K Lal Kishore, VC, JNTU Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

ICT can be a supplementary tool for better education but it has to be used in such a way that it connects with Indian requirements - Dr Vinay Kumar Pathak, VC, Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Rajasthan

RUSA will basically be a channel or vehicle through which the resources from the government will be transferred to the state institutions - Bhaskar G Nayak, Director (HE) Government of Goa

Quality education has two aspects- skill of the learners and perception of the users on their skills - Prof P Rameshan, Director, Indian Institute of Management Rohtak

Exams like JEE are making students non-analytical - Prof Ajoy Kumar Ray, VC, BESU, West Bengal

We should focus on internship programs, projects in rural areas and international exposure for holistic development of students - Prof Darlando T Khathing, VC, Central University of Jharkhand

Engineering education has deteriorated due to faculty shortage, poor laboratory and library facilities and absence of autonomy - Prof Manoj Kumar Arora, Director, PEC University of Technology, Punjab

The government should work in tandem with private sector to make education inclusive- Prof R Venkata Rao, VC, NLSIU, Bangalore

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Prof K Lal Kishore, VC, JNTU Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

Critical Role of Industryacademia Interface in Enhancing Education Infrastructure

Prof R Venkata Rao, VC, National Law School of India University, Bangalore

Bringing Quality and Promoting Inclusiveness in Education to Meet Student Aspirations

Four factors required to make student employable- creative abilities, learning at the university, operative skills and the idea of soft skills - Dr Akshai Aggarwal, VC, Gujarat Technological University

Establishing strong linkages between teaching and research, participation of industry in drafting curriculum and educational policies, strengthening public private partnerships, industry collaboration for revenue generation, constitution of working groups for constant mutual support is essential - B Syama Sundar, VC, Yogi Vemana University, Andhra Pradesh

Since anybody can access the pool of teachers and knowledge through the use of ICT, it has made it easier to survive in this competitive world - Prof B S Rajpurohit, VC, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur


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KNOWLEDGE

EXCHANGE, GOA Higher Education

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4- Amitabh Vira, Managing Director and Co-founder, Dragonfly Education Pvt Ltd

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