A Murali Mukund, Secretary, Jubilee Hills Society & Chairman, Jubilee Hills Public School, believes in the philosophy of tradition and technology for providing complete education. In conversation with Pragya Gupta, he speaks on the importance of technology and need for quality education in schools
Jubilee Hills Public School has celebrated its silver jubilee year. How did it start its journey?
Jubilee Hills Public School was started in the year 1986. It was started as a neighbourhood school to provide quality education at an affordable cost. The main aim was to meet the social obligation and run the school on a non-profit basis. Our tagline: Tradition and Technology, clearly tells our philosophy. We strive to retain the culture and values of our country while simultaneously using technology to gain quality education which help us in imparting general awareness and a competitive edge in the national and international scenario to our students.
How do you ensure delivery of quality education to the children?
To ensure that we not only provide education, but also act as a finishing school for the students to prepare them for a better future, we have installed projectors and smart boards in all our classrooms from LKG to class 12th.
Many of our students are now placed in good jobs across the world and have excelled in whatever they are doing. That itself tells our success story.
We realised that education is the answer to all the problems in any country and we have taken steps as a pioneer in the education sector in Hyderabad. The major challenges include commitment of teachers, their quality and their adaptation to technology.
The present generation children also pose a challenge to any educational institution because they are sometimes distracted by the social media and the downtrend of moral values in the society. There are several opportunities in the education sector, and we have utilised every one of them to provide better education to our students.
How do you see the school in 2020?
The vision 2020 of the school is to establish its own teacher training centre, to strengthen our skill development centre and consolidate the sports infrastructure. All these will make our institution one of its kind in the education sector.
During the next few years, we are also planning to open two more branches in and around Hyderabad, one at Vijayawada and another at Vizag.