GIF to set up school in Hyderabad

The school, coming up on a four-acre plot at Uppal with an investment of INR16 crore, would commence classes from June 2009, Mr Maneesh Tripathi, Chief Executive Officer, Global Indian Foundation, told newspersons here on Monday. The curriculum prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education would be offered besides an option of being trained in Cambridge and International Baccalaureate curriculum accepted globally, he said. 'By 2010, we hope to set up 16 schools in India with an investment of  Rs150 crore,' said Tripathi.

GIIS is adopting a co-managed model to run the schools. 'We will be collaborating with a local partner but the curriculum and teaching would be monitored from Singapore,' he said. The fee would be between INR 2,500 and INR 4,000 a month. In the first two years, GIIS will offer up to Class X. 'Our infrastructure can support 3,500 students here. We hope to reach full strength by June 2011,' Tripathi said. GIIS is present in seven countries and operates 15 campuses aboard and five in India. It is managed by GIF, a non-profit educational institution headquartered in Singapore.

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