Monthly Archive: October 2018

Press release: India bags 210 awards in Cambridge exams 2017/18

Bengaluru, October 25th, 2018: Cambridge International has conferred an impressive 210 Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards on Indian students. The awards recognize exceptional exam performance in 2017-18 under four categories – ‘Top in the World’, ‘Top in the Country’, High Achievement Award’ and ‘Best Across’.

In total, 62 ‘Top in the World’ awards have been won by students across India, out of which thirteen awards have been bagged by the students in Bengaluru.

The Top in the World awards recognize students who have achieved the highest mark in the world in a Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge International AS & A Level subject in the November 2016, March 2018 and June 2018 Cambridge exam series. In the other three categories, ‘Top in the Country’, ‘High Achievement’ and ‘Best Across’, students in India have won 94, 44 and 10 awards respectively.

Ruchira Ghosh, Regional Director South Asia, Cambridge International, said: “We are thrilled by the performance of Cambridge students across India, not only in STEM subjects but also in subjects like Cambridge Global Perspectives, environmental management, drama and music. A Cambridge education is about supporting schools to help students become confident, responsible, innovative, reflective and engaged, and to fulfil their potential. We wish the students well as they build on this success, and we extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the award winners, their teachers and parents.

Ms. Anuradha Anekal, Principal, Deccan International School, Bengaluru, said: “We are delighted to see students being recognized for their passion for learning. There is a marked increase in the class average with more students scoring higher grades. The improvement in results proves that learners enjoy and take ownership of their own learning. It is also largely due to the flexibility in subject selection which allows them to pick subjects of their liking. The focus of Cambridge International curriculum is to develop a lifelong passion for learning. The curriculum facilitates attitudes and skill development in students that enables them to utilize these in areas essential for growth. The curriculum and assessment is designed keeping in mind the Cambridge Learner attributes.”

The award winners from schools across the country will be recognized for their impressive academic achievements at a Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards ceremony early next year.

There has been a substantial increase in the popularity of Cambridge qualifications in India and around the world. Over 450 schools in India offer Cambridge programs and qualifications and the number is growing each year.

The Bengaluru students who were awarded Top in World by Cambridge International are:

NAME SCHOOL NAME IGCSE/AS-LEVEL/A LEVEL SUBJECT SERIES
Divij Gupta Inventure Academy IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) November 2017
Teghveer Singh Rekhi Inventure Academy IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) November 2017
Nayantara Ghosh Mallya Aditi International School International A Level Sociology June 2018
Kathryn Nicole Sam Ryan Global School International AS Level French Language June 2018
Aryaan Subramanian Anand Mallya Aditi International School International AS Level Mathematics June 2018
Udayveer Singh Sodhi Mallya Aditi International School International AS Level Mathematics June 2018
Riddhi Sahima Verma Mallya Aditi International School International AS Level Sociology June 2018
Sannivas Reddy Nallamanikalva Greenwood High IGCSE Additional Mathematics June 2018
Sapolnach Prompiengchai Sarala Birla Academy IGCSE Additional Mathematics June 2018
Gitanjali Raghavendra National Academy for Learning IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) March 2018
Nitin Nagarkar National Academy for Learning IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) March 2018
Pavan R Kashyap Deccan International School IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) March 2018
Vedaant Kuchhal Head Start Educational Academy IGCSE Mathematics (Without Coursework) March 2018

The Bengaluru students who were awarded Top in Country by Cambridge Assessment International Education are:

NAME SCHOOL NAME IGCSE/AS-LEVEL/A LEVEL SUBJECT SERIES
Pragnya Ramjee Centre for Learning International A Level Chemistry November 2017
Pragnya Ramjee Centre for Learning International A Level Mathematics November 2017
Pragnya Ramjee Centre for Learning International A Level Physics November 2017
Megha Ramachandra Centre for Learning International A Level Psychology November 2017
Sahithi Pingali Inventure Academy International AS Level Biology November 2017
Sanjay Kumar Keshava Centre for Learning International AS Level Chemistry November 2017
Sanjay Kumar Keshava Centre for Learning International AS Level Physics November 2017
Isabel Ann Vaz Centre for Learning International AS Level Psychology November 2017
Divya Kishore Vidyashilp Academy IGCSE Art & Design November 2017
Hari Krishan Choudhari National Academy for Learning IGCSE Business Studies November 2017
Pankhuri Tayal Deccan International School IGCSE Computer Science November 2017
Ansh Palrecha Centre for Learning IGCSE History November 2017
Shreeya Kumaresan Ryan Global School International A Level Biology March 2018
Shreeya Kumaresan Ryan Global School International A Level Chemistry March 2018
Nayantara Ghosh Mallya Aditi International School International A Level History June 2018
Maya Patra Inventure Academy International A Level Literature in English June 2018
Abhishek Jain Inventure Academy International AS Level Computer Science June 2018
Medhini P Mankale National Academy for Learning International AS Level English Language March 2018
Vismaya Menon Legacy School International AS Level Global Perspectives & Research June 2018
Malini Narayan Mallya Aditi International School International AS Level Literature in English June 2018
Varun Ramamoorthy Centre for Learning IGCSE Combined Science June 2018
Agastya Samay Rana The International School Bangalore (TISB) IGCSE Computer Science June 2018
Ankith Ratakonda Greenwood High IGCSE Computer Science June 2018
Arpit Baranwal Bhate Greenwood High IGCSE Computer Science June 2018
Rijul Raghu The International School Bangalore (TISB) IGCSE Computer Science June 2018
Nitisha Iyer Indus International School IGCSE Enterprise June 2018
Abhinav Senthil Bangalore International School IGCSE Foreign Language German June 2018
Geetika Kumar The International School Bangalore (TISB) IGCSE Music June 2018
Krishna Sargur The International School Bangalore (TISB) IGCSE Music June 2018

The Bengaluru students who were awarded High Achievement by Cambridge International are:

NAME SCHOOL NAME IGCSE/AS-LEVEL/A LEVEL SUBJECT SERIES
Daya Ambirajan Centre for Learning International A Level Sociology November 2017
Susannah Alexander Vidyashilp Academy International AS Level Environmental Management November 2017
Dhruv Bhatia Inventure Academy International AS Level Literature in English November 2017
Kabir Madan Inventure Academy International AS Level Sociology November 2017
Rajatadri Venkatasubban Centre for Learning IGCSE Additional Mathematics November 2017
Devskanda Murali Krishna Candor International School International A Level Global Perspectives & Research June 2018
Amiya Miriam Vellapally Mallya Aditi International School International AS Level Environmental Management June 2018
Inika Kandwal Inventure Academy International AS Level Geography June 2018
Manasa Ashok Bangalore International School International AS Level Marine Science June 2018
Meghna Reddy Gaddam Mallya Aditi International School International AS Level Thinking Skills June 2018
Parida Lapsongsuk Greenwood High IGCSE First Language Thai June 2018
Mohamed Saad Margani Mohamed India International School IGCSE Foreign Language Arabic June 2018
Aryaman Dwivedi The International School Bangalore (TISB) IGCSE Foreign Language Mandarin June 2018
Tanushree N Sri Vani International School IGCSE Sanskrit June 2018
Meghna Reddy Gaddam Mallya Aditi International School IGCSE Sociology June 2018

The Bengaluru students who were awarded Best Across by Cambridge International are:

NAME SCHOOL NAME IGCSE/AS-LEVEL/A LEVEL Place SERIES
Pragnya Ramjee Centre for Learning International A Level First place November 2017
Sanjay Kumar Keshava Centre for Learning International AS Level First place November 2017
Shreeya Kumaresan Ryan Global School International A Level First place March 2018

– ENDS –

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Press Release: VidyaGyan Extends the Deadline to Submit Applications for the 2018-19 Academic Session

Press Release

VidyaGyan Extends the Deadline to Submit Applications for the 2018-19 Academic Session

State-wide entrance examination scheduled for Sunday, December 9, 2018

October 9, 2018, Uttar Pradesh: VidyaGyan Leadership Academy today announced that the application submission deadline for its 2018-19 academic session has been extended till October 31, 2018. The first round of examinations will be conducted on the December 9, 2018.

VidyaGyan is a free residential school for meritorious, economically underprivileged, rural students of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Around 400 students are selected every year for admission to VidyaGyan after two rounds of competitive exams.

The three-stage admission process at VidyaGyan constitutes:

  • Preliminary written test in all districts of UP
  • Written test for children shortlisted in the preliminary round
  • Interaction with the selected students and their families

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants should be studying in Grade V in a rural school
  • As of 31st March 2019, the girls should be a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 12 years and the boys should be a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 11 years of age.
  • Students should belong to rural, low-income households (with a combined family income of not more than Rs.1 lakh per annum).

Established in 2009, VidyaGyan has transformed the lives of several students and their families till date. The performance of VidyaGyan students have been exemplary in both academics and co-curricular activities. In 2017, 363 students appeared for their grade XII board examinations and they graduated with an average score of 87%. 32 of these students scored 100 in different subjects. A whopping 36% of our students scored above 90%. Students of VidyaGyan were selected by prestigious institutions in India including IITs, NITs, Delhi University etc. Four students were also selected by some of the top Universities in the US with full financial aid for four years including Babson College, Bryn Mawr College, University of Rochester and Haverford College.

About VidyaGyan Leadership Academy

Established in 2009 by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, VidyaGyan (www.vidyagyan.in) is a radical social experiment in nurturing leadership from among highly gifted rural poor children in Uttar Pradesh. VidyaGyan currently runs two schools in Bulandshahr and Sitapur and houses over 1800 students. VidyaGyan is not any other school for the underprivileged, but is a state-of-the-art leadership academy that addresses social imbalances and envisions nurturing and creating leaders who would be the inspiration and role models for their families, communities and society at large. The Foundation hopes that this will raise many more aspirations and contribute to leveling the urban-rural divide and inspire others to undertake more such initiatives.

About Shiv Nadar Foundation

The Shiv Nadar Foundation (www.ShivNadarFoundation.org) has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a $8 billion leading technology and healthcare enterprise. The Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the process of national development and social transformation by establishing institutions and undertaking new initiatives in the fields of education and culture. The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide through philanthropy based transformational education.

The Shiv Nadar Foundation set up the SSN Institutions (www.SSN.edu.in) in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering (already a highly ranked private engineering college in India), in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan, a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshahr and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), an international multi-disciplinary university with strong research orientation located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region and the Shiv Nadar School (www.shivnadarschool.edu.in), a network of progressive urban schools across India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (www.knma.in), India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art with the vision to take art to the common public.

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