Established in 1984, Mallya Aditi International School (MAIS) is a Bengaluru-based co-ed private day school affiliated with the Council for The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). It also accredited with the International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE) and the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE).
Conceptualised by the Ujwal educational trust, MAIS was led by well-known educationists Anne Warrior and Geetha Narayanan who over the past 28 years have changed the conventional norms of teaching, putting in place an integrated system of learning.
The school’s mission is to offer its students a global education delivered by internationally trained faculty and equip them with necessary skill sets to transform them into confident innovators.
Sited on a five-acre campus in the suburb of Yelahanka, the school boasts an architectural award-winning building designed to give students maximum space and proximity to nature. MAIS provides two well-equipped libraries with a stock of 15,000 titles, five science laboratories, a technology hub apart from three computer labs. The campus also has sports infrastructure including grounds for playing basketball, football, cricket and hockey.
Mallya Aditi International School has a curriculum for its elementary school students that is designed to acquaint them with both Eastern and Western culture and methods of study. Students study Indian languages, namely Kannada and Hindi, but can also study European and East Asian languages. Students are tutored in Western classical music as well as Indian dance and Indian classical music. The school has received recognition for the excellence of its faculty.
The classes from Standard I to Standard VIII follow a carefully structured curriculum that is constructed and edited by the teachers and is constantly renewed and revitalised. In 2006, the University of Chicago’s School Math Program titled Everyday Mathematics was introduced in the Elementary School, with great success. In 2014, the Math Smart programme was introduced in the Elementary School.
Examinations are held at the end of each academic year for grades VI, VII and VIII.
For grades IX and X, a choice between the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is offered. For grades XI and XII, a choice between the Indian School Certificate (ISC) and the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) is offered. IGCSE and AICE are conducted by the University of Cambridge International Examinations – CIE. Week-long internships are also compulsory in the 12th grade.
Application forms for admission will be published on the school website which will have a clearly detailed admission process explained. Registrations for admissions can be undertaken by emailing the admissions office. To be eligible for admission into the first standard in June 2021, the applicant must be born between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015. Applications for the 2021-22 session will be processed and admissions completed on or before May 20, 2021.
For admission to classes II to VIII, application forms will be issued only if vacancies arise.
The school follows the Indian academic year with the session beginning June 1 and closing for summer on March 31.
Mallya Aditi International School was awarded the Cambridge Fellowship by the University of Cambridge in England in 2005, in recognition of academic excellence among schools offering Cambridge qualifications. Only 20 secondary schools in the world have received this fellowship. In early 2005, MAIS won the Intel Award for the Best Integration of Technology in Education 2004, from a pool of India’s best schools.
Aditi is one of the two or three schools chosen worldwide by the University of Cambridge to be prototypes in an experimental science exam (where the practical paper is completed through computer simulation). These schools were chosen based on their academic record. The results of the students in the board exams will decide whether or not the experimental paper will come into practice.
On October 1, 2019, under the auspices of the Data Science Club, two research papers were presented at the recently concluded National Conference on Emerging Trends, Innovations & Applications in Science & Technology, held at NCMS, Bangalore.
For Love of Science (FLOS) is a student-led initiative, formed in 2017, that endeavours to give children from lower economic backgrounds a chance to explore science beyond their textbooks. Every month, the FLOS team, led by Sidhant Moola, goes to a Government Primary and Secondary School to teach a new lesson in science to the Grade 8 students. These presentations are complete with experiments and activities to allow the children to physically experience and relate to the theoretical concepts learnt in class.
Mallya Aditi International School being a day school does not offer any accommodation facilities.