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Chairman’s Message Dear friend, SelaQui, a leading International School at Dehradun, offers high quality academics and competitive excellence in sports, in addition to holistic development. Crafting outstanding humans; winners in academics, sports or both. Consequent upon changes in IIT JEE, effective 2013, the focus is back on the school, away from the standalone coaching & test-prep centres. As a top prestigious school, SelaQui

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GURUKUL, a school integrated test preparation for IIT JEE in

“Crafting outstanding humans; winners in academics, sports or both.”

association with RESONANCE,

India’s leading test prep

institution. For students of Commerce or Humanities also, SelaQui offers GURUKUL – CCU, A test prep program for admission to eminent institutes offering undergraduate programs in law, accountancy and management. It also

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offers high quality pastoral life, where students groom and develop; spiritually, intellectually, academically and physically. Excellence and career in Sports like Cricket, Football and Tennis, is yet another opportunity for the gen-next. Families and students wishing to pursue a career in sports -- without effecting academics can now join the ARJUNA program at SelaQui that prepares them for participation in national and international arena in Cricket, Football or Tennis. This brochure will give you insight as to how do we wish to achieve it all, together with you; for your ward. 1


A green 50 acre campus; Landscaped to blend harmoniously with the surroundings

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Infrastructure

Set up by Founder of DPS Ghaziabad, India’s top school in academics, SelaQui is International, Co-educational and Residential. 20 kms from the din & noise of city of Dehradun, along Chakrata Road. Alongside a shallow stream, nestling among green vistas. Breath-taking views of the Himalayan ranges.

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SelaQui has the perfect environment, to free the mind from distraction.

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Academics

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SelaQui has state of the art classrooms. Equipped with latest audio-video support, state-of-the-art equipment together with vertual laboratories.

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Rich and spacious digital and text libraries. Students have access to the best & latest of the reference books and digital content. Teachers live on the campus. Available to students for pastoral and academic support round the clock.

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Affiliations

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Affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, worlds largest School System with over 13,000 affiliated schools.

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(Information & Communication Technologies)

Rich IT Infrastructure -- supported by IBM, CISCO and Microsoft. Wired and Wi-Fi networks. High bandwidth dedicated leased connectivity. Anytime, Anywhere.

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State of the art servers support the IT infrastructure across the campus. Firewall, virus walls ensure cyber security. Providing access only to authorised internet content. School management software tracks all academic and administrative transactions. Senior classes have tabs and laptops. Students explore and discover.

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Extensive playgrounds and world-class infrastructure for sports.

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Sports -- Football, Swimming, Tennis, Cricket, Basketball, Shooting, Volleyball, Yoga and Trekking.

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Hostels

Modern & comfortable hostels. Every student has a private nook. Separate hostels for boys and girls. Safe & Secure. Attached modern bathrooms. Running hot water during winters. 24x7 electricity.

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Health Care

AROGYA, the school infirmary and health centre provides medical cover round the clock. Through relationships with speciality hospitals in the city, SelaQui ensures timely support in case of emergencies.

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Most modern and hygienic kitchen caters separately for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Healthy and balanced diet for growing children. Managed by qualified hospitality personnel.

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Laundry

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A modern and automated laundry.

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Tuck Shop

The SelaQui mall provides all essentials. Including stationery, uniforms, linen or snacks. No cash transactions. Parents access transaction details.

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Safety & Security of Students

The campus is guarded by trained ex-army personnel around the clock. A large posse of campus police and guards ensure safe &orderly conduct of students and staff. All entries and exits are regulated. CCTV ensures that all movements are recorded. Ensuring safety & security of students. In every possible way.

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Focus Programs Apart from regular programs for classes VI to XII, SelaQui offers two Focus Programs. GURUKUL and ARJUNA.

GURUKUL – The Academic Program

GURUKUL, a two year integrated program at class XI & XII, is offered only to students aspiring to join IITs or National Law Universities, Institute of Chartered Accounts of India or for BBA at very reputed management schools. The program prepares students for the IIT JEE and other competitive exams. For admission to prestigious institutions. In India or Overseas.

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GURUKUL – The Academic Programs

Blending academic rigor with the comforts and warmth of a boarding school. 235 days of effective teaching as against global standard of 210 or less. Into interactive & participative learning, audio-video classroom presentations. Using multimedia & IT tools to make learning, engaging & enduring. Acquiring, Integrating, Extending, Refining and using Knowledge meaningfully.

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GURUKUL – IIT JEE

Gurukul, a program for two final years at school, Class XI & XII enables students to prepare for IIT JEE competitive entrance exams together with the board exams. New IIT JEE allows only top 20% students of Class XII of any examining board to write the JEE mains. Only the top 1,50,000 qualifying in the JEE mains exams can write the JEE advanced.

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High performance in the school board exams and JEE results together with good grooming and life skills is essential for IIT aspirants. Complete Integration of IIT JEE and CBSE curriculum -reduces learning fatigue. Enhances Learning & Performance.

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In partnership with RESONANCE, India’s leading test prep institute, SelaQui offers, first of its kind program, in the residential format that ensures a success rate of 40% of enrolled students as against the current best of 7%. For more information on GURUKUL IIT JEE, visit http://www.selaqui.org/IIT-JEE/index.php For more information on GURUKUL http://www.selaqui.org/NEET/index.php

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GURUKUL CCU

Students of Commerce & humanities prepare for CPT, CLAT & UGAT entrance exams together with CBSE examination. Students get special coaching for each of the three entrance exams. CPT, Common Proficiency Test an entrance test to enrol for Chartered Accountants program. For more information visit; http://www.icai.org CLAT, Common Law Aptitude Test for BA, LLB in India’s leading law institutions. More information at http://www.clat.ac.in

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UGAT, Undergraduate Aptitude Test, an entrance test for admission to premium BBA programs. More information at http://www.aima.in For admission to premium institutions in Accountancy, Law and Management.

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Competition Preparation Students enrolled for GURUKUL and other academic programs are also prepared and supported for appearing in any or some of the following competitions.

KVPY

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a National Program of Fellowships in Basic Sciences, funded by Government of India, to attract exceptionally and highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and career in research. The selection of students is from those studying in X standard. Students are granted fellowships based on aptitude test and interview. More information at http://www.kvpy.org.in/main

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NTSE

National Talent Search Exam is conducted by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), a government apex body. NTSE is conducted for Class X students. The examination consists of Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) The scholarships under the present scheme are awarded to the candidates for pursuing courses in sciences and social sciences up to doctoral level and in professional courses. More information at; http://www.ncert.nic.in/index.html

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International Education

Initially known as Scholastic Aptitude Test and conducted by the College Board, USA, the test is intended to assess a student’s readiness for prestigious colleges in US. The current SAT Reasoning Test takes three hours and forty-five minutes to finish. Possible scores range from 600 to 2400, combining test results from three 800-point sections; Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing. More information at http://sat.collegeboard.org

The Test Of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL is a test of an individual’s ability to use and understand English in an academic setting. Designed and administered by Educational Testing Service, Princeton, USA, it was developed to ensure English language proficiency for non-native speakers seeking to study at American universities. It has become an admission requirement for non-native English speakers at many English-speaking colleges and universities. More information at; http://www.ets.org/toefl

Olympiads The ISOs, International Science Olympiads are a group of worldwide annual competitions in various areas of science. The competitions are designed for the 4-6 best secondary school students from each participating country selected through Regional and National Science Olympiads for International Olympiads in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and National Junior Science. The aims of each ISO are to promote a career in science; to challenge the brightest students from around the world. Competitions are aimed for secondary school pupils. A high ranking in any ISO guarantees access to a university of choice worldwide and a fellowship. 50

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ARJUNA – The Sports Program

ARJUNA is about preparing national and international Sports Stars. For students between the age group of 11 to 13 and aspiring for a career in sports. ARJUNA program offers three streams - Tennis, Cricket & Football Each of the three programs is supervised and supported by a Board of Advisors, consisting of eminent high achievers in the relevant sport. Program design ensures that while students prepare to play competitive sports at the state, national or international levels, they do not miss out on academics. School calendar allows students to spend prescribed and essential time [4 to 6 hours] on the sport of choice and attend classes at convenient times. Supported by Gyms, Physiotherapy facility and on campus hospital. Rich and balanced diet, Supports natural Physical growth together with Physical rigor of the sport. Preparing State, National and International champions.

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ARJUNA Tennis In partnership with India’s top Lawn Tennis Association, SelaQui offers a comprehensive program that prepares students to compete in tournaments at the state, national and international level. Internationally approved synthetic tennis courts. Qualified eminent coaches and tournament support. Students bloom to their full Potential in sports. Together with academics.

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ARJUNA Cricket In partnership, support and supervision of some of the best international players of cricket forming the Board of Advisors for Cricket. Best infrastructure in cricket. Well experienced coaches in batting, bowling and fielding, selected by the Board of Advisors, led by Chetan Chauhan.

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ARJUNA Football SelaQui offers a comprehensive programme in football in association with national and international coaches . A dedicated infrastructure including top coaches who prepare students to participate in prestigious tournaments.

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Co-Curricular Activities -Instill Creativity, Innovation & Self Belief

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Co-curricular activities form the core of students’ life. They help to develop the all-round personality of the students and prepare them for the future. They develop a sense of com petitive spirit, co-operation, leadership, diligence, punctuality, team spirit and their creative talents. Boosts self confidence and a sense of achievement.

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Arts & Sculpture, Pottery & Clay Modelling and several other activities engage students and fosters creativity.

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Pottery and Clay Indian and Western Music Theatre Dance Photography Nature Club Publishing Debates & Declamation

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SelaQui – Your First Home

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With 235 days in a year on the campus, SelaQui is your first home. Teachers, mentors and students live together on the campus. Understanding importance of co-existence and cooperation. Between fellow beings. And with nature.

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Organised into four houses; Jal, Agni, Prithvi & Akash, students learn to collaborate and compete. Building lifelong relationships. Combining scholastic achievements with life skills essential for success. The Prefectural system, part of student democracy provides opportunities of managing students affairs. Managing relationships. Developing all-round abilities. As individuals and as a team. The hostel wardens help in orderly living together; support with the laundry, discipline, health care, sports.

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Students participate in setting their own goals. From term to term. Optimising performance in the class, on the field. In Languages, Sciences, Arts, inter-personal communication skills, Performing and Visual Arts.

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Beyond School Careers A career counselling and placement cell provides guidance and support to the students to connect with the best options in India or overseas in higher education. Entrance examinations: National & International. Special coaching in SAT, TOEFL and Olympiads. A unique opportunity for students to prepare for higher education overseas -- beyond school years. Students prepare for IIT JEE, CLAT, CPT, UAT for opportunities in higher education -- nearer home. In India.

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Admissions Admissions are offered to candidates on the basis of written test. Candidate must register for taking the admission entrance test. The tests are conducted on campus at Dehradun, every Saturday and Sunday between November and March every year. Tests can be conducted online also. For class VI to IX. Candidates with good scores in their present schools can be considered on the basis of their last class results.

Focus Programs GURUKUL IIT JEE and CCU Candidates are admitted only in class XI. They may register and write online or paper pencil test.

ARJUNA Candidates of good physique and sound health, between 11 to 13 years of age may apply. Selection of students is conducted through sports trials across the country. National trials will be notified on the school website.

Scholarships A merit cum means scholarship is available to students in focus programs; GURUKUL and ARJUNA only. For eligibility and other details visit school website. All details regarding admissions, fee, procedures, entrance tests, scholarships; are all available to the school website at:

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Location Dehradun – The Educational Hub

SelaQui International School is located in the district of Dehradun. The capital of the state of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is the hub of top reputed boarding and day schools in India. The city is home to over 300 high schools including the famed Doon School, Dehradun. Apart from educational institutes, the scenic location and pleasant weather have made Dehradun a popular tourist destination, which attracts tourists, pilgrims and enthusiasts from various walks of life to its serene environs. Mussoorie, a hill station, also known as ‘Queen of Hills’ at an altitude of 6,500 feet is just 30 kms or an hours drive from Dehradun.

Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy Snow capped Mussoorie Hills, A view from SelaQui

Rashtriya Indian Military College

Indian Institute of Petroleum

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration.

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.

The Zoological Survey Of India

Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology

Forest Research Institute

Indian Military Academy Dehradun

Ghantaghar, Dehradun

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Location, Guide Map

The school is located in the town of SelaQui on the Chakrata road. About 20 kms from the clock tower in Dehradun city. Through FRI, Forest Research Institute and IMA, Indian Military Academy along the way. About 280 kms from Delhi and around 155 kms from Chandigarh.

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Testimonials Students Speak Anshul Bisen Class-XI, Indore, Madhya Pradesh “ When I joined GURUKUL, I was very happy to see the school well equipped with all the facilities. Everyone at the school has been so friendly and helpful, especially my teachers who would always answer all my questions. I also liked the way other students would freely discuss each other’s doubts. The teaching methods as well as testing quality were really good. My stay at GURUKUL Hostel was also very comfortable. ” Anam Ahmad Class-XI, Mehsana, Gujarat “GURUKUL taught me the innovative ways of learning and gaining knowledge which completely revolutionized my way of thinking .The study material provided by GURUKUL is carefully made in a sequential manner and was a great help .The teachers are wonderful, very helpful and approachable. The environment, the people, classrooms and teachers all make it

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Parents Speak one of the most ideal places to study for. The labs are good, teachers are co-operative and students are high-spirited, they study hard. The well equipped infrastructure provides an ambience for the young minds to bloom. I thank GURUKUL for providing me this platform.” Yash Agarwal Class-XI, Kolkata, West Bengal “The main weapon needed to crack the tough shell of JEE is that of self confidence, and GURUKUL is doing a brilliant job in boosting our confidence by conducting regular tests. I am extremely grateful to the teachers for their excellent guidance and brilliant teaching. The experience has been wonderful. The programme is well structured. GURUKUL has provided me with excellent opportunities to develop to my full potential. The conducive environment, along with state-of-the art infrastructure facilities help bring out the best in each of us.”

Dhiren & Priti Tharnari (Parents of the competition. I feel “GURUKUL IITJEE” is the most appropriate platform Devansh Tharnari, Surat, Gujarat) for my son who aspires to be engineer “The teaching methodology at Selaqui in the future.” is very unique which sustains the interest of the student and provides them with a healthy environment to enable them focus on their goal. The style of teaching and explaining all concepts is H. Nandakumar Singh (Father of excellent and easy to understand. We Rudali Huidrom, New Delhi) also appreciate the discipline of school. “Today’s preparation determines It is required for each one who has goal tomorrow’s achievement. Being an for IIT. Students here save at least 2-3 IITian and father of an IIT aspirant hours per day due to all facilities like (2014), initially, I was a bit apprehenstudy, tuition, food, hostel, recreation sive about her future, when I got her etc. being provided all in one campus. admitted in your school but the way One of the best mentoring system in the faculty and all the people associany school. ated with your school shape the future We can see our ancient GURUKUL of students - I am proud to declare that system in a new way where our child I have got my daughter admitted in gains confidence, becomes self depen- one of the best schools. GURUKUL - is dent, acquires decision making skills, the best combination of faculties from and works with discipline etc.” Bansal Classes, Kota under the peaceful and comfortable boarding school Dr. M. Ranjit Singh (Father of M. Deva environment of SelaQui International Neil Singh, Silchar, Assam) School, Dehradun. “My son is very fortunate for studying under the new project “GURUKUL IITJEE” at SelaQui International School. Where he is able to explore his abilities and gets expert guidance to prepare for

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The Mentors The Gurukul Trust, the promoter of SelaQui is a ‘Not for Profit’ Trust committed to promote quality & value based education. The Trust manages TeacherSITY, a teacher training institution and PrincipalsFORUM, an institution to prepare principals for the 21st century schools. It has also set up Institutions of Higher Learning offering programs in Engineering, Management, Law and Education.

Om Pathak : Former IAS Officer. Founder of Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad Society, former member governing body LaMartiniere College and Colvin Taluqadar College, IMT, Ghaziabad. Founder, SelaQui Institute of Engineering & Technology, Institute of Management, Law College, Institute of Educational Research & Training. Founded TeacherSITY, PrincipalsFORUM and Town Schools Education Initiatives.

Major General Basant Singh, YSM, AVSM : Alumni of National Defence College. Held senior positions in the Indian Army.

RS Suri: A Leading Senior Advocate at Supreme Court of India. Former Vice President of Supreme Court Bar Association.

Rohit Pathak : M Tech from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania. Headed the school from 2006 to 2010.

Dilip Cherian : Alumuns of London School of Economics. Heads India’s leading image management company.

Niharika Pathak : Member of the Delhi Public School Society, Ghaziabad.

Anshul Pathak : Communications engineer and MBA from University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne. Ex Vice President, Citibank, New York. Currently leading the skilling and vocational training movement in India.

Mahabir Singh : Managing Editor Mathematics Today, Executive Director, Science Olympiad Foundation. Rakesh Tomar : Headmaster, SelaQui International School.

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In times to come, when you look upon SelaQui You will be pleased to know that it was here, that the pursuit of knowledge The quest for excellence, Collaboration with the environment and communities... ...Helped us create a better world.

SelaQui International School Dehradun Office:

Chakrata Road, Dehradun- UK, 248 197, INDIA Tel: (91 135) 305 1000, Fax: (91 135) 305 1399, Cell: +91 99 270 00585 Delhi Office:

315/274, Westend Marg, Said ula jab, New Delhi - 110 030, INDIA Tel: (91 11) 4734 2000, Fax: (91 11) 4734 2099, Cell: +91 98 737 43433


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