Within the short span of a decade since it admitted its first batch of 23 children mentored by five teachers in 2014, TGS has quickly won golden opinions. In EWISR 2022-23, TGS is ranked among Telangana’s Top 30 co-ed day schools, writes M. Somasekhar
Sited on a ten-acre ecofriendly campus in Gajularamaram in Hyderabad’s upscale suburb of Kukatpally, the Tatva Global School (TGS, estb.2014) has acquired a big reputation within the short span of a decade. In the latest EW India School Rankings 2022-23, TGS — which has 987 boys and 853 girl students mentored by 140 teachers on its muster rolls — is ranked among the Top 30 co-ed day schools in Telangana and Hyderabad.
Promoted by the Shree Datta Educational Society (regstd.2012) — co-founded by Viswanath Sivaswamy, T. Usha, Katamreddy Rangadham, Shahid Ali Khan and Raghunadh Reddy — this K-12 CBSE (Delhi)-affiliated school, which admitted its first batch of 23 children and five teachers in 2014, has quickly won golden opinions.
“At Tatva, we firmly believe that inculcating good values, appreciating nature and ecology and developing a curious mind are essential for child development. We are wholly committed to nurturing global citizens equipped to manage the complexities of the future through our 3Cs — character, confidence and communication — curriculum. Therefore, the school’s curriculum is an optimal mix of rigorous academics, sports and co-curricular education. With a teacher-pupil ratio of 1:13, we pride ourselves on bestowing individual attention upon all students,” says Viswanath Sivaswamy, an engineering and business management alum of Acharya Nagarjuna, Guntur and Illinois (USA) universities, and director and CEO of TGS which is fast developing into a model school of the future.
According to Sivaswamy, the nationwide lockdown of schools for 82 weeks following outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic was a blessing in disguise in as much as it accelerated the adoption of latest ICT technologies to enable curriculum delivery. “Now with students back in their classrooms, teachers are thoroughly equipped to provide an excellent mix of ICT-enabled contemporary pedagogy,” adds Sivaswamy.
“The school’s USP is its 360 degree curriculum which optimally integrates academics, sports, co-curricular activities and life skills development. It includes 75 minutes of physical activity (sports, games, dance etc) every day, specially designed to keep children engaged productively. Students are encouraged to share knowledge through project-based activities and public speaking. Forty percent of students’ time in school is devoted to life skills development, towards all-round education,” says T. Usha, a history postgrad of Delhi University, and the school’s academic coordinator. TGS’ eco-friendly campus spread over ten acres which includes a 350-trees mango orchard, houses four state-of-the-art academic buildings with 104 well-equipped ICT-enabled classrooms, five modern laboratories including a science, three computer, and a maths lab, four multipurpose halls, three music rooms, and two performing arts halls. Moreover, the well-stocked in-class and central libraries house 7,000 volumes, digital resources and 12 subscribed magazines and journals. A 2,500-seat dining hall serves children hot (vegetarian) meals in which a sharing and caring culture is encouraged.
The school’s sports infrastructure is equally impressive. Facilities include a 25-metre swimming pool, hockey and football fields, three cricket practice nets, volleyball, lawn tennis, and basketball courts. Professional services of five NIS (Patiala)-trained coaches are provided to improve the hockey, football, basketball, handball and roller-skating skills of children. “Class X student Mohit Pranav has been shortlisted in the under-15 probables list to represent India in hockey,” says T. Usha.
Co-curricular education options include music, art and crafts, and student clubs (debates and quiz, elocution and crosswords) to develop children’s multiple intelligences. Moreover, the school’s dedicated wing for special needs children with three counsellors and special educators enables 15 children to realise their full potential.
The TGS management’s commitment to balanced, well-rounded education has produced excellent academic outcomes. The 26-strong batch of students which wrote the CBSE class X school-leaving exam last February-March, averaged 84 percent with the topper averaging 95 percent. Encouraged by rising public demand for admission (18 applications for every seat), TGS is all set to welcome its inaugural Plus Two batch this year. “We have drawn up an expansion plan to increase campus capacity. Additional classrooms covering an area of 90,000 sq. ft are currently under construction. Moreover, we have invested substantially to upgrade our science laboratories for the first batch of senior secondary students,” says Sivaswamy.
ADMISSION & FEES
- Admission is from kindergarten onwards. In other classes, admissions are against vacancies. Written admission tests (class II onwards) are mandatory.
- Tuition fee (annual): Rs.1.75-2 lakh.
- For more information, contact 040-48588661/8662 or email [email protected]