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EducationWorld Grand Jury Awards 2018

EducationWorld October 2018 | EducationWorld Special Report

The EducationWorld Grand Jury Awards were introduced in 2016 to acknowledge and celebrate schools — especially low-profile and newly promoted institutions — which excelled in parameters of K-12 education excellence over and above the 14 parameters assessed in the annual EW India School Rankings survey. In its third year, a specially constituted jury of knowledgeable educationists conferred the EW Grand Jury Awards 2018-19 upon 65 schools in 11 carefully selected categories.

As in the previous years, to select newly promoted/low-profile/progressive schools across the country, we invited nominations from educationists, individuals and schools themselves supported by evidence of best practices in 11 categories such as green schools, STEAM education, new technologies usage, campus architecture, among others.
Evidence-supported nominations were received from 700 schools countrywide. To assess the evidence and rank nominated schools in each category, this year’s Grand Jury comprising eminent educationists Shomie Das, celebrated former principal of Lawrence, Sanawar and The Doon School, Dehradun; Fatema Agarkar, co-founder of KA EduAssociates, Mumbai; Rohit Mahindra, director of the Mumbai-based Raj Mohindra Consultants Pvt. Ltd, Meeta Sengupta, educationist and senior advisor Centre for Civil Society, Delhi; Damodar Goyal, president of the Society for Unaided Private Schools of Rajasthan, Jaipur and celebrated Delhi-based architect Kalhan Mattoo, was constituted.

The Grand Jury duly evaluated the nominations to rank the Top 10 schools in each category. Of them, the Top 5 were conferred awards at the EW India School Rankings Awards 2018-19 function on September 28. The complete Top 10 EW Grand Jury Rankings 2018-19 are published below.

Green schools

Schools were judged on environment-friendly campuses and environmentally responsible and resource-efficient processes and sustainability practices.

1. Don Bosco High School, Matunga, Mumbai
2. Edify School, Tirupati
3. The Sanskaar Valley School, Bhopal
4. Navrachana School, Sama Road, Vadodara
5. Doon Valley Public School, Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh
6. Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh
7. Wisdom High International School ICSE, Nashik
8. BCM Arya Model Sr. Sec. School, Ludhiana
9. Epistemo Vikas Leadership School, Hyderabad
10. G.D. Goenka International School, Udaipur


STEAM education excellence

These awards are for schools delivering innovative science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics education through experiential pedagogies.

1. Ebenezer International School, Bangalore
2. Nagarjuna Vidyaniketan, Yelahanka, Bangalore
3. Sanskar School, Jaipur
4. Samashti International School, Hyderabad
5. Manchester International School, Coimbatore
5. SRM Public School, Guduvanchery, Chennai
6. Anand Niketan, Shilaj Campus, Ahmedabad
7. St.Mary’s School, Pune
8. Khaitan Public School, Ghaziabad
9. DCM Presidency School, Ludhiana
10. Vikas The Concept School, Hyderabad

Community outreach

Schools were assessed for encouraging student-led community service projects, in school-sponsored, regional or international community projects.

1. St. Xavier’s English High School & Jr. College, Thane
2. Gaurs International School, Noida
3. Sunbeam School, Bhagwanpur, Varanasi
4. Mata Jai Kaur Public School, Delhi
5. SVP Vividhlaxi Vidhyalaya, Kandivali West, Mumbai
6. Redbricks School, Santej, Ahmedabad
7. Bombay Cambridge International School, Andheri West, Mumbai
8. Anand Niketan, Maninagar Campus, Ahmedabad
9. The Geekay World School, Vellore
10. St. Mark’s Girls Sr. Sec. School, Delhi


Multi-sports culture

The Top 10 schools which encourage and provide facilities and training in several sports and games:

1. Miles Bronson Residential School, Guwahati
2. Army Public School, Sadar Bazar Road,Delhi Cantt
3. MPS International School, Jaipur
4. Shalom Hills International School, Gurgaon
5. Sanjay Ghodawat International School, Kolhapur
6. St. George’s College, Mussoorie
7. Silver Bells Public School, Bhavnagar
8. Unison World School, Dehradun
9. Government Vocational Higher Secondary School for Girls, Kannur Road, Kozhikode
10. Heritage Girls School, Udaipur

Innovative teaching

The 21st century requires innovative teaching in the country’s classrooms. Several schools have demonstrated extraordinary capability to break away from rote learning, and introduce experiential education. The Top 10:

1. Fazlani L’Academie Globale, Mumbai
2. Children’s Academy, Thakur Complex, Kandivali East, Mumbai
3. D.Y. Patil High School, Talegaon, Pune
4. Educon International School, Baner, Pune
5. Learning Paths School, Mohali
6. Wisdom High International School, Cambridge, Govardhan Nashik
7. N.L. Dalmia High School, Mira Road, Thane
8. Tejas International Residential School, Bagalkote
9. Ekya School, JP Nagar, Bangalore
10. The Shri Ram Universal School, Hyderabad


New technologies usage

The Top 10 schools which integrate cutting-edge technology into curriculum delivery and teaching-learning:

1. St. John’s Universal School, Goregaon, Mumbai
2. Delhi Public School, Kamptee Road, Nagpur
3. Amity International School, Sector 46, Gurgaon
4. Ekya School, ITPL, Bangalore
5. Silver Oaks International School, Bangalore
6. Mount Abu Public School, Sector 5, Rohini, Delhi
7. Kohinoor American School, Khandala
8. Podar International School (CAIE), Powai, Mumbai
9. Muni International School, Delhi
10. Doon Public School, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh


Emerging high-potential schools

These are low-profile or newly promoted schools that have demonstrated high potential to quickly adopt and integrate 21st century education best practices.

1. Vidsan Charter House, Faridabad
2. Witty International School, Malad West, Mumbai
3. Vega School, Gurgaon
3. Swarnim International School, Kolkata
4. Billabong High International School, Andheri W, Mumbai
5. SAI International Residential School, Bhubaneswar
6. The Knowledge Bus Global School, Mohali
7. HUS, Chennai
8. The Gera School, Goa
8. The Chintels School, Kalyanpur, Kanpur
9. Mayoor School, Sri Ganganagar
10. Oxford World School, Pune


Extraordinary leadership

These rankings acknowledge extraordinary education leaders from progressive schools:

1. The Scindia School, Gwalior
2. Ryan Global School, Andheri West, Mumbai
3. CP Goenka International School, Mumbai
4. DC Model Senior Secondary School, Ferozepur Cantt, Punjab
5. Bodhi International School, Jodhpur
6. Seth M.R. Jaipuria School, Lucknow
7. The Heritage School, Kolkata
8. Birla Balika Vidyapeeth, Pilani
9. LPS Global School, Sector 51, Noida
10. BSF Senior Secondary School, Paloura Camp, Jammu


Library and reading culture

Schools which provide contemporary library facilities and actively promote a good reading culture were awarded in this category.

1. The Shriram Millennium School, Sector 135, Noida
2. Presidency School, Bangalore South
3. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan International School, Malad West, Mumbai
4. Shanti Asiatic School, Bopal, Ahmedabad
5. Sarvankash Vidya Mandir, Ratnagiri
6. Pawar Public School, Bhandup, Mumbai
7. NLK Public School, Azad Nagar, Kanpur
8. Aga Khan School, Mundra, Gujarat
9. New Era High School, Panchgini
10. Bal Bharati Public School, GRH Marg, Delhi


Campus architecture & design

Schools with attractive and conducive campuses which enable children to learn joyfully and give of their best were ranked in this category.

1. Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad
2. Venkateshwar Global School, Rohini, Delhi
3. Made Easy School, Gurgaon
4. St. Xavier’s High School, Sector 49, Gurgaon
5. Legacy School, Bangalore
6. Mody School, Lakshmangarh
7. Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh School, Jaipur
8. Sir Padampat Singhania Education Centre, Kanpur
9. Lotus Valley International School, Noida
10. Mount Litera Zee School, Amritsar


Career counselling leaders

Several progressive schools provide professional career counseling that helps students to evaluate suitable university programmes based on their interests and aptitudes.

1. Welham Boys School, Dehradun
2. La Martiniere Girls College, Lucknow
3. The Asian School, Dehradun
4. Delhi Public School, Kolar Road, Bhopal
5. City Montessori School, Lucknow
6. Pathways World School, Aravali
7. Ahlcon International School, Mayur Vihar, Delhi
8. GD Goenka Public School, Lucknow
9. Glendale Academy, Hyderabad
10. Little Flower Matriculation Hr Sec School, Chennai

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