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EducationWorld Grand Jury Awards 2019

EducationWorld October 2019 | Pictorial Essay

Grand Jury Awards 2019

The annual EducationWorld Grand Jury Awards were introduced in 2016 to acknowledge and felicitate schools — especially newly-promoted, low-profile primary-secondaries — which excel under parameters other than the 14 under which schools are rated and ranked in the annual EducationWorld India School Rankings which are based on field-based countrywide interviews. In June-July advertisements in EducationWorld, our website ( and the social media invited nominations — including self-nomination — under separate and distinct parameters including environment friendliness, technology usage, extraordinary leadership, multi-sports culture etc, with documentary proof of best practices and achievement. By the closing date for nominations (August 20), 1,000 nominations were received.

On the basis of the information provided by applicant schools and their own domain knowledge, a specially constituted Grand Jury comprising eminent educationists (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 K.R. Malathi, founder-director of Auuro Educational Services, Chennai) ranked the Top 10 in each new parameter as under. The Top 10 schools were conferred awards at the EW India School Rankings Awards 2019-20 function on September 28. The complete Top 10 EW Grand Jury Rankings 2019-20 are published below.

India’s most respected education brands

Education institutions which have made exceptional contributions to upgradation of Indian K-12 education are being felicitated in this category.

1. Narayana e-Techno (Hyderabad)
2. Delhi Public School
3. City Montessori (Lucknow)
4. The Cathedral & John Connon (Mumbai)
5. Ryan International
6. Podar International
7. Seth MR Jaipuria
8. Presidency (Bangalore)
8. Sunbeam (Varanasi)
9. Kalorex
10. Vibgyor High

Most environment-friendly schools

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

1. Sunbeam Suncity, Varanasi
2. Doon Valley Public School, Nalagarh
3. Samsara The World Academy, Greater Noida
4. JBCN International School, Borivali, Mumbai
5. Ryan International School, Greater Noida
5. St. Xaviers English High School & Junior College, Thane
6. New Digamber Public School, Indore
7. Hayde Heritage Academy, Kotdwara
7. Satyameva Jayate International School, Bopal, Ahmedabad
8. The Green School Bangalore, Kotur
9. Edify School, Tirupati
9. Delhi Public School, Maruti Kunj, Gurgaon
10. Bannari Amman Public School, Erode

Steam education excellence

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

1. Blue Bells Public School, Sector 10, Gurgaon
2. The Shriram Millennium School, Noida
3. JBCN International School, Oshiwara, Mumbai
3. PSBB Millennium School, OMR, Kanchipuram
4. Ryan Global School, Andheri, Mumbai
4. Meena Sankar Vidyalaya, KTC Nagar, Tirunelveli
5. Anchorwala Education Academy, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
5. Arya Gurukul, Kalyan East, Thane
6. Billabong High International School, Jabalpur
7. Delhi World Public School, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
8. Dashpur Vidyalaya, Mandsaur
8. Seth MR Jaipuria Schools, Banaras
9. Brahmavid The Global School, Raipur
10. ASN Senior Secondary School, Mayur Vihar Phase 1, Delhi

Technology avant-grande schools

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

1. Children’s Academy, Thakur Complex, Mumbai
2. Ahlcon International School, Delhi
3. Elpro International School, Pune
4. Garodia International Centre for Learning, Mumbai
5. SRM Public School, Guduvanchery, Chennai
5. ODM Public School, Bhubaneswar
6. Neiil World School, Morena
6. Nirmal Bhartia School, Dwarka, Delhi
7. CMCL Vidya Bharati School, Meghalaya
8. Ira Global School, Dombivli, Thane
9. Lodha World School, Majiwada, Thane
10. Olivia Enlightened English School, Siliguri

Social impact

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

1. Parikrma Humanity Foundation, Bangalore
2. Fazlani L’Academie Globale, Mumbai
3. Amity International School, Sector-46, Gurgaon
3. Sunbeam School Varuna, Varanasi
4. Bal Bhavan Public School, Mayur Vihar Phase 2, Delhi
4. CPS Global School, Thirumazhisai, Chennai
5. Daffodils Public School, Mirzapur
5. Gaurs International School, Noida
6. Priyadarshani School, Pune
7. Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj, Delhi
7. Delhi School of Excellence, Attapur, Hyderabad
8. Rayat English Medium School, Satara
9. Billabong High International School, Andheri (W), Mumbai
9. Mata Jai Kaur Public School, Delhi
10. Springfields School, Masb Tank, Hyderabad

Multi-sports culture

The Top 10 schools that encourage and provide facilities and training in several sports and games.

1. Mayoor Chopasni School, Jodhpur
1. Suchitra Academy, Hyderabad
2. Billabong High International School, Noida
3. Army Public School, Delhi Cantt
4. Ryan International School (ICSE), Malad (W), Mumbai
5. Medi-Caps International School, Indore
5. Sehwag International School, Jhajjar
6. Lalaji Memorial Omega International School, Chennai
7. Sarvankash Vidya Mandir, Ratnagiri
8. Delhi Public School, Kamptee Road, Nagpur
9. Delhi Public School Megacity, Kolkata
10. Dass & Brown World School, Ferozepur

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. Doon International School, Amritsar
2. Jayshree Periwal Global School, Jagatpura, Jaipur
2. Witty International School, Malad (W), Mumbai
3. Euro School West Campus, Wakad, Pune
3. The Shriram Millennium School, Gurgaon
4. Titiksha Public School, Sector-11, Rohini, Delhi
5. Kings College India, Rohtak
6. Nalapad Academy, Bangalore
6. Podar — ORT International School, Worli, Mumbai
7. CP Goenka International School, Pune
7. Eva World School, Dombivli
8. Bellwether International School, Tanuku, Andhra Pradesh
9. Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
10. Unicent School, Nagole, Hyderabad

Extraordinary leadership

These rankings acknowledge schools with extraordinary leadership/management.

1. Mussoorie International School
2. Glendale Academy, Hyderabad
2. Miles Bronson Residential School, Guwahati
3. The Future Foundation School, Kolkata
3. The Millennium School, Lucknow
4. Bal Bharati Public School, GRH Marg, Delhi
5. The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet
5. Indus Public School, Rohtak
6. GD Goenka Global School, Hisar
6. St. Xaviers High School, Sector 50, Gurgaon
7. Central India Public School, Bhandara Road, Nagpur
8. The Espee Global School, Roorkee
9. BSF Sr Sec School, Paloura, Jammu
10. SelaQui International School, Dehradun

Career counselling leaders

These are progressive schools that provide professional career counseling to help students choose suitable university programmes based on their interests and aptitudes.

1. La Martiniere Girls’ College, Lucknow
2. Fountainhead School, Surat
3. Bodhi International School, Jodhpur
4. GD Goenka Public School, Sushant Golf City, Lucknow
5. Ryan International School, Rohini, Delhi
5. The Sanskaar Valley School, Bhopal
6. Manav Rachna International School, Delhi
7. Gyanshree School, Noida
8. The Asian School, Dehradun
9. Colonel’s Central Academy (CCA School), Gurgaon
10. DCM School, Ferozepur

Library and reading culture

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

1. GEMS International School, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon
2. Indo Scottish Global School, Thane
3. The Ardee School, New Friends Colony, Delhi
4. The Chintels School, Kalyanpur, Kanpur
5. St. John’s High School, Borivali (E), Mumbai
5. DPS International Edge, Gurgaon
6. Indian School of Excellence, Bangalore
7. Maxfort School, Rohini, Delhi
8. Azaan International School, Toli Chowki, Hyderabad
9. Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad
9. Presidency School, Bangalore South
10. Manipal School, Mangalore

Design thinking leaders

Schools demonstrating extraordinary capability to break away from rote learning, and adopt pedagogies which encourage development of students’ creative thinking, collaborative and problem solving skills were selected for conferment of awards. The Top 10:

1. The Riverside School, Ahmedabad
2. Chatrabhuj Narsee School, Kandivali (E), Mumbai
2. Nehru World School, Ghaziabad
3. Sadhbhavana World School, Kozhikode
4. CP Goenka International School, Oshiwara, Mumbai
5. Podar International School (Cambridge), Powai, Mumbai
5. Nahar International School, Chandivali, Mumbai
6. Educon International School, Baner, Pune
7. Sat Paul Mittal School, Ludhiana
8. Silver Oaks International School, Bachupally, Hyderabad
9. The Manthan School, Greater Noida (West)
10. PICT Model School, Pune
10. Smt. Kamalabai Educational Institution, Bangalore

Campus architecture & design

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

1. Jain International Residential School, Bangalore
2. Delhi Public School Rau, Indore
2. The Gaudium School, Hyderabad
3. Nagarjuna Vidyaniketan, Yelahanka, Bangalore
4. The Sagar School, Alwar
5. Mount Abu Public School, Sector-5, Rohini, Delhi
5. BKG Global School, Sandur, Karnataka
6. Deens Academy, Whitefield, Bangalore
6. VIBGYOR High, Surat
7. Lotus Valley International School, Gurgaon
8. The Kalyani School, Pune
9. Delhi Public School Udaipur
10. Sharanya Narayani International School, Bangalore

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