Beyound Academics


Indus is one of the few schools that goes beyond academics, catering to students’ signature strengths. Here arts, crafts, music, dance, drama and sports are given as much importance as academics. The Leadership Curriculum is unique to Indus. It allows students to set competency-based goals in several areas. We believe that competency development is essential to creativity and being startup ready in life.

All of these aspects provide for Whole Education. The Innovation Curriculum, Indus Orchestra and Choir, Innovation Council, House Visions, Community Service Projects, inter-school tournaments and inter-house competitions are just some of the opportunities provided to students. Through these features, we aim to teach skills that would prepare students for the VUCA world that lies ahead of them.

We firmly believe in providing holistic education, but not at the cost of academic excellence


Indus Startup School


The Indus Startup School is the first of its kind within K-12 education globally, where students of Grades 9 to 12 pursue a twinning/dual program, committing to 4 hours a week at the Startup School.

Students work in teams to develop competencies in the following avenues:

  • Leadership
  • Life
  • Business
  • Technology

The curriculum aims at guiding students on how to think, learn, and reflect on their learning in order to promote student autonomy.

A unique feature of the Startup School is the involvement of some parents as mentors, who guide and coach students in the development of business competencies. This parent-school partnership highlights the paradigm shift in 21st-century education and its importance in unlocking the potential of a student.



Indus launched its very own innovation curriculum - a unique endeavor to help our young eagles unlock their potential.

In order to help students, prepare for all challenges and be future-ready, Weekly innovation day is observed, devoting the entire day's focus on developing competencies in multiple areas to help students:

  • Research
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Attitude for collaboration
  • Risk-taking
  • Design thinking
  • Experimentation
  • Resilience

Teacher-Mentors guide and mentor the students through a personalized approach.



Visual Aid: Eagle 4.0 Video


Indus has introduced the Eagle 4.0 Robot, a man-machine Collaborative Learning Model. The purpose of this model is to liberate teachers from the mundane and routine tasks which form a part of their teaching responsibilities by providing them the assistance of an AI- enabled Robot. This enables them to focus more on teaching the child and not just the subject.

Eagle 4.0 is equipped with the latest technology and the following features:

  • Content delivery
  • Two-way interaction
  • Conversation model
  • Student recognition through voice
  • Student engagement analysis and intervention through facial recognition
  • Automated assessment with prescriptive and predictive analysis along with personalized feedback.


We encourage our students to contribute to the planning and rollout of various initiatives related to community service. Indus International School Hyderabad (IISH) hosts an annual fixture called ‘Insignia’, which is an annual philanthropic carnival. In the prior years, we have raised funds to execute the following projects:

  • Building a Primary School in Kondakal Village
  • Setting up a Library at Kondakal Secondary School
  • Setting up an ICT Lab at Kondakal Secondary School
  • Installing an Areca leaf plate making unit, contributing to women empowerment.

In 2019, we started a ‘community kitchen’ catering to the children of migrant workers employed at various construction sites in the vicinity of our school. A survey conducted by us indicated that the bulk of these families had travelled to Hyderabad from faraway places, in search of livelihoods. However, despite securing employment they lacked basic amenities such as education for their children, recreational activity, hygiene, sanitation, water and nutritious food.

We therefore set out a programme with the following priorities, and have established excellent progress:

  • Offering basic education to the children and keeping them engaged.
  • A free midday meal for approximately one hundred children.

We plan on scaling up the intervention to include hygiene, sanitation and the provision of potable water.






Indus International Community School is an equal opportunity school as it provides the same learning facilities to underprivileged children that privileged children receive. The school started its operations on June 21st 2010. This school caters to education for underprivileged children from Grade 1 to 10.

IICS follows a curriculum similar to the IB PYP curriculum from 1st to 5th grade and the Karnataka State Board from 6th to 10th. The curriculum places emphasis on English, Technology, and Leadership Skills. It also helps develop vocational skills in areas such as Computer-Aided Design (CAD); Animation & Graphics; Filmmaking, Photography, etc.

Apart from the learning at school, IICS students actively participate in volunteering service for food preparation and distribution at the Indus Community Kitchen and mobile library through the ‘Agents of Change’ program. IICS also has Remote Learning Centers (RLCs) in village clusters to support children with their homework, and to provide functional literacy-coaching to parents. In addition to team sports that are fairly common, IICS also provides opportunities for international sports like equestrian, golf, swimming and karate. With rigorous coaching in target sports, balanced with strong academics, the school creates a platform for holistic education.




Swimming is an integral part of the Indus Curriculum. A sport that can be pursued all through a person’s life, either as a competitive sport or an effective stress buster. Swimming is a life skill, it is one of the sports that has the potential to be a true life saver.

Indus International School has always stressed the importance of swimming as an activity and the school has two separate pools. The kid’s pool is meant for toddlers who can get their basics right under the proper care and supervision of specialized coaches. For senior swimmers, the school has a half Olympic sized swimming pool.

The coaching panel at Indus comprises international experiences and NIS Qualified coaches providing elite level training for the students. Students from reception to Grade 12 participate in swimming classes as a part of their regular class schedule. In addition to this, students are also allowed to use the pools at other specified times for enhancing performance.

Selected swimmers are given extra practice and the session starts early in the morning and evening for both elementary and secondary school, starting first week of August and continues till the end of the school year. As part of the team, students compete in international, national, state and inter school and inter house competitions. The School also participates in the Indo -Srilanka, SGFI, IBSO and other major swimming competitions. Over the years, Indus has made a mark in the swimming meets, winning a number of medals.

Placements and Counselling Services


Placements and Counselling Services


Horse riding is recognized as having excellent therapeutic qualities. Psychological and physical benefits can be of equal importance to riders. Indus offers a truly unique experience, combining well-trained horses, an expert team of fully qualified and professional instructors, who train the students in the sport of riding, which develops flexibility and balance. Show jumping, tent pegging and various other skills are taught.

Indus offers suitable training modules to suit all levels of riders. The courses include care of horses and stable management. For the novice rider, there will be natural progression once the student rides confidently at walk, trot and canter. For the more advanced rider the classes cover working the horses in lateral movements, i.e. leg yield, shoulder-in etc. they also develop the rider’s understanding of sending the horse from leg to hand and thus achieving a better self-carriage from the horse. Lessons also cover show-jumping both for the novice and more experienced rider.

Students from Grade 4 to Grade 12 may opt for riding classes. As part of the riding team, students participate in national and inter school competitions. We believe that when students learn to control and care for an animal much larger than themselves, it can have a profound effect on their confidence.