What started with Geethanjali Montessori in 1997, is today one of the leading educational establishment in Bangalore. With Geethanjali Vidyalaya being a name to reckon with, Gitanjali International School Bangalore (Residential) has added a feather in their cap. E S Aditya Sagar, director of the educational group speaks to City Express about the unique features and their future plans.
Tell us about what sets you apart from other educational institutes in the city.
Geethanjali Montessori, with over five hundred children in the age group of two and a half to six years of age follows the pure Montessori system of education.
Students who graduate from Geethanjali Montessori are then offered preferential admission to Geethanjali Vidyalaya School, located in Kaggadasapura to further their education in the same affable atmosphere.
Geethanjali Vidyalaya is a leading CBSE school located in Kaggadasapura, C.V.Raman Nagar.
It offers the CBSE system of Education alongside with ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification in association with the University of Cambridge.
It has well over one thousand four hundred students shaping their futures under its conscientious and loving eyes. We have classes from 1st to 10th standard. We will be starting 11th and 12th this year.
Gitanjali International School Bangalore (GISB) is a culmination of painstaking research, deep soul searching and an intense desire to develop a world class educational campus with a warm and friendly atmosphere rooted in Indian ethos.
The concept of ‘Change’ is always welcome at GISB as the horizon of knowledge, especially in the world we live today, seems to be broadening every single day.
Hence it is only wise to create a system of learning and living wherein there is a constant flux of activities and infrastructure so as to ensure the development and exposure of young minds to new value based education and latest technologies that aid in the value delivery of education.
We have never followed the corporate culture in our institutes. Interaction with parents is given utmost priority.
How much importance do you give to find the right faculty?
We spend a lot of time in finding the right teacher. We sensitise them through various courses.
Your international school has been renowned for its quality education. What are the features that make it stand out?
GISB provides its children with the best of education, alongside the best infrastructure at the best serene location.
All buildings built to international standards with each class room having an area of 750 sq. ft. Maximum strength in a class is restricted to 15 students, from grade 4 to grade 7, and to 20 students per class from Grade 8 to 12 so as conform to international standards.
The campus is a completely Wi-fi campus with the classrooms being equipped with modern Audio Visual learning equipments so as to facilitate better and enhanced learning.
From the present year, all students shall be provided with learning tablets so as to facilitate better learning. The campus is a micro global village wherein it has all the amenities well within the campus itself.
The campus consists of the Admin Block, Academic block, library cum IT block, separate hostel for boys and Girls, staff block, Vegetarian cafeteria, Non-Vegetarian cafeteria and sports facilities.
Our sports facilities are state-of-the-art and conform to international standards. They include a full size artificial rubber crumb pitch, synthetic basket ball court, synthetic Tennis court, volleyball courts, swimming pool and a host of indoor facilities.
All labs are equipped with the best equipments and high safety standards.
Labs such as the ICT (Information and communication lab) are completely server based and employ thin-clint technology to achieve superior levels of uninterrupted service for the students.
GISB strives to make the boarding facility a ‘Home away from home’.
The school is a completely residential wherein not only the students but also a predominant number of teaching staff stay on campus as well.
What are your expansion plans?
We plan to expand in a sustainable manner.
My intention is to create centres of excellence and I believe that tier II cities have a lot of potential.