From the CEO/MD’s desk
Lt. General (Retired) Arjun Ray (PVSM, VSM) Founder CEO & MD
2020 has been a defining year for schools all over the world. Many have seen the closing of schools for over ten months as a huge loss in social time and learning. Indeed, this has been unfortunate for schools that did not have an IT infrastructure to support online learning. However, our experience at Indus has been rewarding. In some ways, Covid 19 has been a blessing.
Covid 19 has reinforced our purpose of education - to be prepared for all challenges, to be prepared for a future we do not know. We were able to recalibrate our vision and pivot. To be future-ready every student must be startup-ready, not in a narrow business sense only, but as a life entrepreneur. We are reminded of what the Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh said, “All human beings are entrepreneurs.”
It is during this pandemic that, we launched an experimental model of the Indus Startup School. 200 students and 60 teachers from across our three schools are undergoing a twining programme - IB and entrepreneurship. Nearly 30 parent- mentors are supporting us in this great initiative.
Despite Covid 19, all three Indus Schools are in the first ten Best International- Day-cum-Boarding schools in India. Indus Bangalore is ranked #1 in the country for nine consecutive years. What a grand achievement! What an inspiration for everyone.Our achievements are a tribute to the legacy and creative-mindedness of principals, teachers, students, and parents.
We owe our gratitude to each one of them.
We wish everyone a Happy New Year, and an early turn to normal school.
With warm regards,
Being Australian, learning about other cultures was always important to me. Indus International School is a very multi-cultural place, and that's why I chose to study there. The curriculum is well-designed and hence prepares us for life. By joining the extra-curricular activities, I was able to develop my self-confidence and make new friends.
I joined Indus International Bangalore in class VI and completed my XII here. The friends, memories and values I imbibed in myself will be something that I will cherish for a lifetime. I have learnt a lot from this school and I feel proud to be a part of it. A big thanks to our CEO and Principal who's great leadership qualities led to the upbringing of the school.
My journey at Indus began in April 2015 when I was enrolled as a term boarder. IB at Indus was a completely different experience when compared to an average IBDP education. At Indus, equal focus is there on whole education as on academics. The whole aspect of leadership has helped me become better at time management, social interaction, communication and resource management. We were given experiential learning opportunities that helped us understand and emulate the core values of love, empathy, discipline and respect. I can say that IBDP education at Indus has definitively made me locally rooted but globally competent.