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M S Dhoni Global School, Hosur: Nurturing 21st century leaders 

February 29, 2024

The materialisation of the vision of its founder-chairman Chandrasekar R., M S Dhoni Global School, Hosur (estb. 2010) is a 21st century K-12 institution that is committed to “providing students 360 degree development and empower them to lead the world with mastery in the latest technology and creative inventions.” Promoted in partnership with the celebrity international cricketer M S Dhoni, the CBSE affiliated co-ed school hosts state-of-the-art infrastructure to enable a well-balanced and flexible curriculum aligned with the National Education Policy 2020. 

With its strong commitment to providing technology driven teaching-learning and 100 percent of its teachers certified as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIEE), M S Dhoni Global School, Hosur has been nominated a Microsoft Showcase School for four consecutive years (2019 – 2023). 

Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of education at M S Dhoni Global School is that as a family-run institution, the school .ímanagement is committed to delivering the best-in-class education to its students. Each member of the top management specialises in and assumes responsibility for a specific aspect of education delivery. Moreover, the school’s association with the ace cricketer M S Dhoni serves as an enduring source of inspiration for the school community. His presence at the school campus and his interactions with the students and staff have continuously motivated the students and staff to strive towards new benchmarks of excellence. 

Chandrasekar R“I believe in the motto ‘Like, Love, Learn’, where genuine interest fosters a love of learning. Without this passion, knowledge can feel daunting. My drive to instill this mindset in the next generation led me to see M S Dhoni Global School as unique. Crafting a curriculum for holistic development, aligned with global standards, and nurturing values, faith, and wisdom has been immensely fulfilling. In our increasingly tech-driven era, equipping young minds with the necessary skills is imperative. Our global initiative, in collaboration with Microsoft, focuses on digital transformation to keep students ahead in today’s world. We aim to provide a 21st-century education that prepares children for tomorrow’s challenges, guiding them to explore their potential. This is achieved through exceptional faculty, a rigorous curriculum pand state-of-the-art infrastructure, fostering curiosity and innovation,” says Chandrasekar R., founder-chairman, M S Dhoni Global School, Hosur. 

An engineering graduate (gold medalist) of Madras University, Chandrasekar R. is a Microsoft keynote speaker who has trained over 1,000 principals and educators across the globe on the future of education.  

Well-balanced curriculum and personalised learning 

As a 21st-century institution, the CBSE affiliated M S Dhoni Global School offers a globally comparable education to its students. The school’s curriculum is aligned with the latest National Education Policy 2020, which allows flexibility to choose pedagogies. 

To enable holistic education, the school curriculum is designed and prioritised in the ratio of 60:30:10 i.e. 60 percent of the students’ time allocated for academics, 30 percent for co-curricular activities and 10 percent for developing their leadership and social skills. 

With continuous assessment and a balanced blend of academics and co-curricular activities, the school ensures that every child progresses into the next stage of learning with flying colours. The most distinguishing feature of the school is the framework of the courses which are personalised at each level.

A frontrunner in technology driven teaching-learning, each student at M S Dhoni Global School is given a Virtual Reality headset to visualise concepts in 3D, grasp them better and enhance their imagination. Students are provided the opportunity to participate in Skype sessions and virtual field trips facilitated by Microsoft Education. The school’s on-campus Microsoft Innovative Educators facilitate sessions for them to interact with other students and teachers across the globe for a more collaborative and global learning experience. 

Moreover, the school enables the students to develop a strong value system through life skills education while its association with Stephen R. Covey’s “Leader in Me” programme helps ensure both character building and unleashing students’ leadership potential.

Comprehensive sports & co-curricular education programme 

With the objective of enabling holistic student education, the school management has invested generously in facilitating a comprehensive sports & co-curricular education.  The school’s partnerships with professional sports academies such as Super Kings Academy (cricket), Bhaichung Bhutia Football School, and NBA Basketball School, ensures provision of professional training in these sporting disciplines by expert coaches. The school also offers an after-school sports programme for extra training in various sporting disciplines. 

Moreover, a rich menu of extracurricular activities such as dance, art & craft, and music, among others, helps nurture the students artistic and creative abilities. 

Globally comparable infrastructure 

Sited on an aesthetically landscaped 7.5-acre campus, M S Dhoni Global School, Hosur hosts an academic building spread over 5.54 acres that houses 95 Smart classrooms equipped with internet connection and automated backup system. Five state-of-the-art laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Computer Science enabled hands-on learning for the students. The hi-tech computer science lab is equipped with ergonomically set up latest computers and has the capacity to accommodate over a hundred students at a time. Other skill development labs include Robotics lab and Innovation lab with world-class robotic kits from LEGO. Moreover, the school is recognised and approved by the Government of India for setting up Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) for stimulating the creativity of the students. 

A Language Lab is also made available to the students in order to enable development of their English language skills. The school library is a spacious and well-ventilated athenaeum stocked with over 10,000 books on diverse genres and for different age groups. Besides, students are provided access to the digital resources that are shared by specific subject teachers as resource materials and extra-reads to improve their knowledge base. The ‘Lending Books System’  motivates and encourages students to borrow books of their choice from the library, to encourage the reading habit. 

Sprawled across four acres, the school’s impressive sports infrastructure includes two synthetic basketball courts, a lawn tennis court, and a 12,000 sqft football turf, among others. The campus also houses a 6-acre ground dedicated exclusively for cricket. 

To ensure student safety, over 250 CCTV cameras with 360° surveillance have been installed in the school buses as well as the campus. 

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