Indus International School; Top Student wins Kofi Annan Scholarship of $33,000
It is celebration hour for Indus International School students who were awarded diploma for successful completion of their two years of International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Indus International School today. It was also a proud moment for Indus International School when the head boy of the school Siddarth Patil bagged Kofi Annan Scholarship of $33000 and got a choice to accept admission offers made by Macalester College and McGill University. Class of 2013 Valedictorian Grusha Prasad was elated too as she won the Hampshire College Bell Ringers Merit Scholarship worth $16000 per year. Local boy Sai Harsha Reddy, the boarding house caption at the school has received the opportunity to accept Clarkson University (Scholarship $ 8000 Per Year) or Valparaiso University (Scholarship $ 9000 Per Year).
In all 38 students graduated from the school. SIDDARTH PATIL & SON HEE YEONG won the Principal’s BEST ACHIEVER AWARD. Other achievers awards were given in the category of Visual Aesthetics, Entrepreneurship, Authorship, Global Citizenship and Creative Action Service. Indus International School, Hyderabad came into existence in July 2008 at Mokila near Shankarpally, a brainchild of the Indus Trust which is globally acknowledged for its Leadership Programs. Speaking after winning the award Siddarth Patil said the unique part of IB is the Theory of knowledge (TOK), which too had a great role in shaping me as a person. It wasn’t until almost half way into 12th grade that I realized the true purpose of TOK. Up until that point, I only thought of it is “Just discussing and debating over topics using all “AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE””.
Speaking on the occasion Lt. General (Retired) Arjun Ray, PVSM, VSM. Chief Executive Indus Trust said "It is a moment of pride of all of us in the school when students pass out with such outstanding achievements. Our focus is to nurture Leadership skills and enable the students to think critically, synthesize knowledge, reflect on their own thought processes and excel in multi disciplinary thinking."
The medium of instruction at Indus is English and the curricula offered was the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary year’s program from Prep to Grade 5, the Middle School Curriculum from Grade 6 to Grade 8 culminating in the University of Cambridge's International Examination in Grades 9 & 10. Students are awarded the International Certificate of Education (ICE) after Grade 10. The school offers the IB Diploma Program for grades 11 and 12.
Omkar Joshi the principal of the school in his statement said what is unique about our school is the way we facilitate/coach students by using interactive discussions and "hands-on" approach to learn and apply concepts in subjects. What we also do is continuously interact and collaborate with students and the parent community to build an environment that maximizes student learning, academic performance, and social growth.
Spread over a sprawling 27-acre campus in Hyderabad, India’s technology capital, Indus International School provides state-of-the-art facilities for academics and sports, and a truly world-class ambience.
The school is nurtured by CEO Lt Gen (Retd) Arjun Ray and the Board of Trustees comprising thought leaders in various fields ranging from Engineering, Information Technology and Manufacturing to Real Estate and Hospitality, among others.