BPS are low-priced affordable primary-secondary schools that offer affordable education to low-income households. “The Centre for Civil Society, Delhi – a highly respected think-tank – estimates the number of BPS at 400,000 with staggering aggregate enrolment of 60 million children. Although demonized by the government and Left intellectuals, BPS promoters driven by enlightened self-interest and philanthropy are rendering valuable public service by providing aspirational lower, middle and organized working-class households affordable alternative school education at all price points,” says DilipThakore, Publisher/Editor of EducationWorld.
A specially constituted sample database of 2,458 respondents, comprising 2,115 parents with children in BPS and 343 BPS principals and teachers were interviewed by over 50 field staff of the Centre for Forecasting & Research Pvt. Ltd. (C fore) to rate 300 BPS in 143 cities and towns countrywide on 11 parameters of school excellence (competence of faculty, academic reputation, co-curricular education, sports education, value for money, leadership, etc.)
The country’s Top 10 PBS will be felicitated at the inaugural annual EW India Budget Private School Rankings 2020 scheduled for February 26, 2020, at the Sahara Star, Mumbai. India’s most admired BPS are as under:
“For parents in low-income households who often make great sacrifices to enrol their children even in affordable private schools, making the right choice of school is perhaps even more important than in middle class and elite homes,” says Premchand Palety, founder-CEO of C fore which conducted the inaugural EWBPS Ranking 2020.National, News