A number of schools in Uttarakhand have featured in the top 10 ranks in different categories in the 13th annual Education World India School Rankings (EWISR) survey conducted by Education World magazine in association with C Fore, Delhi.
A sample respondents database of 12,213 educationists, principals, teachers, parents and senior school students in 28 cities and education hubs across India were interviewed to rate the country's Top 1,000 schools on 14 parameters of education excellence. The country’s top-ranked schools in 14 categories will be felicitated at a programme to be held in Gurugram on September 28-29. The EWISR 2019-20 rankings were released in Bengaluru on the weekend. The survey rates and ranks the country’s top 1,000 schools in 10 categories including Day: Co-ed, Boys and Girls, Day-cum-boarding, Boarding: Co-ed, Girls and Boys, International: Day, Day-cum-boarding and fully Residential. Moreover, Private Budget, Special Needs and Government schools are also ranked separately.
Heritage Xperiential Learning School, Gurugram (Day Co-ed), Modern School, Barakhamba Road, Delhi (Day-cum-Boarding), The JB Petit High School for Girls, Mumbai (all Girls) and Campion School, Fort, Mumbai (all Boys) are ranked India’s number one Day Schools in EWISR 2019-20.
Among legacy Boarding Schools category, Rishi Valley, Chittoor (Co-ed), Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer (Girls), The Scindia School, Gwalior and The Doon School, Dehradun (Boys) are jointly ranked number one nationally.
In the International Schools category, Dhirubhai Ambani International, Mumbai (day), Indus International, Bangalore (day-cum-boarding) and Woodstock School, Mussoorie (wholly residential) have been ranked number one.
The various schools from Uttarakhand which made it to the top 10 positions include seven schools in the girls boarding school category. Unison World School and Ecoloe Globale International Girls School shared the third rank, Welham Girls school and Hopetown Girls School shared fourth position, Mussoorie International School was ranked fifth, Vantate hall Girls Residential, Dehradun was ranked eighth, Guru Nanak Fifth Centenary School (Girls), Mussoorie was ranked ninth while Ashok Hall Girls Residential School, Ranikhet was ranked tenth. Among the boys boarding schools, The Doon School was ranked first, Welham Boys School second, Saint George’s College, Mussoorie came third, Guru Nanak Fifth Centenary School (Boys), Mussoorie, came seventh, Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun was ranked eighth while GD Birla Memorial School, Ranikhet was ranked ninth. Among the co-ed boarding schools, Selaqui International School was ranked eighth while Kasiga School was ranked tenth. Among international residential schools, the Woodstock School in Mussoorie was ranked first in India.
“With India’s Top 1,000 primary-secondary schools ranked nationally, in their states, cities and according to all 14 parameters of K-12 education excellence, over the past 13 years, the annual EWISR has evolved into the world’s most detailed schools rankings survey,” said Dilip Thakore, the founder editor of Education World.
The parameters of educational excellence on which the schools were ranked are academic reputation, competence of faculty, individual
attention to students, leadership/management quality, life skills education and conflict management, co-curricular education, safety and hygiene, community service, internationalism, parental involvement, teacher welfare and development, value for money, sports education and infrastructure provision.