SAI International School is once again proclaimed as the 3rd Best School in India in co-ed day cum boarding school category by EducationWorld India School Rankings 2019. Adding to the glory of SAI International Education Group, SAI International Residential School (SIRS), established in the year 2018, is adjudged as the No 1 Co-ed Boarding School of Odisha. It is indeed a moment of great pride for SAI fraternity to receive the honour.
The Awards were presented to Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Founder, SAI International Education Group, Shri Nilakantha Panigrahi, Principal, SAI International School and Shri Amitabh Agnihotri, Headmaster, SIRS, on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at New Delhi. Congratulating the students, parents, teachers and staff, Dr. Sahoo said that, ‘the awards give us the encouragement to work more, discover and invent new learning pedagogies for shaping our students to be global leaders.
EducationWorld has forayed into assessing schools in the global arena from this year onwards, starting with schools from India and neighbouring nations like the Kingdom of the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain (CBSE and/or CISCE, Delhi affiliated schools), Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
This year, the Schools were assessed through a robust and comprehensive school survey on wider parameters by 122 Field personnel from Delhi-based C fore group, who interviewed 4,340 educationists/ principals/ teachers and 7,597 school fees-paying parents, as well as students from class X-XII in 28 major cities and education hubs across India. The survey which is considered as world’s most detailed schools rankings survey was undertaken on 14 parameters of excellence which includes teacher welfare and development, academic reputation, teacher competence (given double weightage), leadership, infrastructure, life skills, co-curricular and sports education etc.
Being placed among the best three Schools of the Country in a short span of time and retaining the position as one of the lead educational institutes of India, showcases SAI’s constant endeavour towards excellence in education. In recent past, SAI International School has been bestowed with several National-level awards including the highly prestigious D.L.Shah Quality Award by Quality Council of India (QCI), for two successive years, for achieving excellence through quality educational initiatives. It also received the Emerging School of The Year Award 2019 at Global Education Awards 2019, Udaipur, listed among the Future 50 Schools of India by Fortune India successively for the year 2017 and 2018, World Education Award 2018 for Educational Excellence & Innovation in Global Collaborative Learning, the SKOCH 2018 Award for achieving Excellence through Monitoring, among others. It also received the coveted ELITE Award 2018, based on a globally-bench-marked assessment designed by the alumni of Stanford, Harvard and Yale University.
To adapt the best educational global practices and provide a wider exposure to the students, the school has partnered with UNESCO, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) for India and Bhutan, British Council, United Kingdom, Round Square, USA, AFS, USA and Cambridge University. Our Learning Partners include Microsoft, Google and Adobe. The recent recognition has added another feather to our cap.