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,
I have really enjoyed my time here at Indus International School, Pune. Every day is a new adventure and every class provides a new experience. The teachers here are the best I have learnt from. The atmosphere in Indus has always made me feel safe, comfortable and excited. The friends I have made here are going to stay with me forever and the memories are always going to be cherished. Here at Indus, we learn to love, respect and achieve. I appreciate the support that we receive from everyone and the motivation we gain in order to achieve what we desire. Indus feels like home.
Anushka Narkhede (10th grader) , India.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is certainly one of the most challenging courses available in High schools around the world. Indus International School, Pune has given its best to make sure that the students not only gain the IB diploma but also develop as a person with exceptional leadership skills. These 2 years of IB have definitely been very rigorous but It has made me confident enough to face the challenges at the University.”
Parimal Patil Class of 2013
Leaders of tomorrow, an emblematic phrase and the motto of our beloved school, has played a pivotal role in my life as a student at Indus International School, Pune. Open-mindedness is what I encountered in abundance throughout my 2 years as an IB student. Freedom of speech, leadership and scholastic merits are merely end products of a fascinating experience not only as a student, but as an individual.”
Akshay Gidwani Class of 2013