ODM Educational Group: Scripting an inspirational success story

EducationWorld July 2022 | Spotlight Feature
Swoyan Satyendu– Swoyan Satyendu, COO, ODM Educational Group

A modest school built on the traditional foundations of education that has transformed into a trusted institution delivering imparting education and futuristic learning experience to students, ODM Educational Group’s strong belief and passion for evolving and unleashing the immense innate potential present in every child has unleashed a marvellous educational culture transcended beyond the expectations of the 21st-century supremacy. 

Founded by eminent educationist, philanthropist, humanitarian and thought leader Dr Satyabrata Minaketan in 1989 and now directed by the young and dynamic COO – Swoyan Satyendu followed by hundreds of passionate and high-energy individuals, ODM Educational Group has achieved an exemplary reformation of the education system by adopting new-age learning, cutting-edge technology and data-driven learning methods. Reflecting on the countless milestones and successes achieved by ODM during the past years, the institution has decided to share its story of revolution, scramble, success and achievements to plant the seeds of motivation that will reap benefits for the world of education that lies ahead. 

From Strong to The Strongest Foundation 

ODM recognizes the value of a strong Students-School-Parents partnership in supporting student achievement, which eventually propels the fuel of success for the organisation. We have initiated programs and professional development that fostered authentic parent engagement for our institutions by building skills, knowledge and confidence of both staff and parents on how to work collaboratively, access quality education for students, and effectively enhance the whole education circle to tap into glorious opportunities. 

We have encouraged the whole leadership team to exhibit new behavioural factors based on the new thinking that we have adopted wholeheartedly. From building a conceptual framework to serve the institution’s improvement work with intentional decisions, not haphazard; we promoted staff members to take ownership of the organisation’s core values and mission and acquire the real transformation for our group of schools. The core team has established relational trust with top priority to bind people together and motivate them to understand and play the role they need to support. 

With the establishment of the Learning & Development Team, we have initiated one-on-one conversations on a regular and ongoing basis for staff, parents as well as students to listen to them deeply, identify their concerns, and find solutions to those problems. We have successfully reconnected participants with their purpose and helped them envision the ideal towards which we are collectively striving. 

A Fresh Start to An Established Legacy 

As part of our focus on global expansion, business development, and educational excellence, we have renamed the management studies wing of ODM Educational Group to ODM Business School, which was previously famed among PGDM students with the name of Astral Institute of Management Studies since 2009. Along with the rebranding strategy, we have introduced a brand-new campus to our trusted best business management college in Odisha, loaded with all the modern facilities. 

With the introduction of Professional Certification Courses, Value Added Courses, and upGrad Campus Certification Program in Digital Marketing, along with our 2 Year Full-Time Business Management Degree with Dual Specialization, ODM Business School (OBS)has experienced an astounding demand for its courses. To support the growing demand, we have also increased the number of student seats available at ODM Business School to almost 2X. Today, OBS has ranked amongst top PGDM colleges in Bhubaneswar and operates with global accreditation, highly experienced faculties, world-class infrastructure, and 100% guaranteed placement for its students. 

Starting Our Journey to Be Truly Global 

To continue ODM’s legacy and establish India’s first-ever K12 CBSE school where the 360-degree growth of every child can be achieved, we started our dream project ODM Global School and successfully launched it in 2022. ODM Global School brings together the top teachers from across the world to teach its pupils all under one roof. This will be the first school in Odisha to offer a completely global curriculum, and it will help put Odisha on the international stage in terms of K-12 education. The ODM Educational Group, the school’s parent entity, places a high priority on GROWTH as a core value. Its teachers and parents, as well as its students, have all been taken into consideration when creating this programme. GROWTH FOR ALL is at the heart of the program’s entire holistic ecosystem. 

Our 360-degree growth strategy for every student at ODM Global School brings together six crucial components (Academic, Co-Academic, Life Skills, Personal Skills, Career Counselling, and Global Exposure) to provide a life-changing schooling experience to every kid. Additional to this, our Global School is set over a large 7-acre space in the heart of the capital city, with nice flora around the school. We strive to provide a world-class education to future generations who aspire to make a difference in the world with their work. 

We are also proud to announce that ODM Global School is the first CBSE school in the country with six international collaborations, which include CricKingdom – A Cricket Academy by Rohit Sharma, Shankar Mahadevan Academy, Shiamak Dance Academy, Mahesh Bhupathi Tennis Academy, NBA Basketball School and LaLiga Football School. To truly enable the name and features of our Global School, we also collaborated with 11 internationally acclaimed Global Educators to facilitate our students with impressive skill sets, which certainly invites phenomenal results. 

To Get Honoured for Your Hard Work is Incredibly Gratifying…

Due to its remarkable contribution to the education world, while fostering the highest standard of international ethos throughout the school and embedding true learning in its curriculum with deep research, ODM Educational Group has won several credible educational awards on national and international levels. 

ODM Public School has ranked No.1 in Times School Ranking Survey Odisha 2022 and overall, for the third time (2019, 2020, & 2022). The survey included a comprehensive list of schools with the referral of trusted internet, magazine, and publication resources. While more than 150 schools were requested to share details through factual questionnaires and rigorous discussions, only the top 12 schools made it to the final list of the survey, which ODM Public School now crowns. In its very first year of operation, ODM Global School won the prestigious “Best Emerging School of Odisha 2022” award from News18. ODM Public School was also awarded “The Great Indian School 2018” by Forbes India, Best Emerging School of Eastern India Award in Digital Learning 2018, Eastern India’s first UN Nodal School, Ranked 3rd Best Day School of Eastern India by Education World in 2018, Tech School of the Year (2019) by Education Today, Ranked No. 5 school of India at the EW India School Ranking Awards, Best School of the Year in Technology Award at the Global Education Awards 2019 and countless more. 

Adorning Our Strategies with the Spirit of Growth 

ODM Educational Group envisions a world where educators, parents, and students work together to ensure children have the foundation they require to shape a bright future for themselves. We aim to establish ourselves as the first K-12 school chain across the country, focussing on the holistic growth of children and providing international education with an affordable fee category. Through our global network, we intend to share educational innovations across borders and adapt to more promising ideas in future. ODM Educational Group aims for meaningful and sustainable change in the field of education, which will be rooted in a global culture, challenges and opportunities so that the upcoming generations can shape a better future for themselves and the world around them. 

Guided by our core values of – Learning & Innovation, Commitment to Excellence, Happy Students, Parents & Staff, Strategic Planning & Execution, and Reinventing Possibilities; we intend to nurture every child with a 360-degree growth curriculum and facilitate the future of the country with geniuses who will start extraordinary movements. 

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