VIBGYOR Group of Schools has always worked to provide academic excellence to students. Our group is built on the dream to honour young people by giving them an environment to grow intellectually, artistically, athletically and morally, says Ashish Tibdewal, CEO and CFO, VIBGYOR Group of Schools, in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).
How have the practices and methodologies followed at VIBGYOR helped it to be in sync with the rapidly evolving education sector?
There is a lot of scope in the education sector in India with the array of innovative and technology-based educational programmes being introduced. We at VIBGYOR are committed to provide quality education to our students. One of the challenges is to do away with the rote-learning methods, for which we have adopted modern, interactive and experiential methods. It makes learning more interesting for students. Our curriculum is developed by experts and the best educationists. Moreover, adoption of international education standards has made available good quality education to students at VIBGYOR for fostering their talents.
How is VIBGYOR different from other educational institutions?
The quality of education, unique interdisciplinary curriculum, state of the art facilities, ideal teacher-student ratio, safe and secure environment, sports infrastructure and more such offerings caters to the goal – Holistic development of a student. It helps them to explore their potential. These offerings certainly give us an edge over other institutions.
What is the educational Philosophy at VIBGYOR?
John Dewey once said, “Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself”, in line with this, we at VIBGYOR believe in preparing our students as learners throughout their life. Our educational philosophy is based on the holistic approach of learning. The all-round approach means intellectual, social, physical, emotional and spiritual development of children. We nurture students to be skillful thinkers prepared for challenges of the real world.
What special parameters are taken into account by the school while developing the curriculum?
We believe that every child is unique in terms of learning approach, intellectual capacity and personality, and right education may help them to survive and excel in the ever evolving world. The curriculum is meticulously calibrated so that in every subject and at every grade, students enhance their learning every year and simultaneously prepare themselves for the challenges (exams) in the following grades. The curriculum is regularly updated to keep abreast with the newer advancement in teaching pedagogy, educational technology, revised standards and methodologies prescribed by the educational boards.
In order to boost the learning, how do teachers inspire and counsel the students? What are the criteria adopted by the school while recruiting the teachers?
Learning requires regular analysis of delivery methods and its effectiveness. Our Faculty Development Programme follows an approach that ensures efficiency of our teachers is optimum. Our VQUEST team conducts regular audits of classroom teachings and assesses and remediates the flaws. We conduct teacher training programmes regularly to enhance teaching skills and induct teachers with latest methods and innovations in the field of education.
It is important to empower students not only in academics but also in other areas to face real life challenges, what extracurricular activities are organised at school for this?
Our pursuit for excellence in academia has been supported by various sports and performing arts activities conducted at the school. Such regular activities in school make learning holistic and dynamic. We are recognised as one of the few schools in the country to have a structured programme for sports and performing arts. We offer the best-in-class curriculum integrated with sports and performing arts which is developed, managed and delivered by a team of professionals. We train our students in a spectrum of athletic and artistic activities ranging from swimming, skating, football, cricket, basketball, handball, gymnastics as well as music, dance, speech and drama. Students are guided in various streams of performing arts such as Keyboard/Piano, Singing, Guitar, Dance and Drama, to help them find their groove.
Vembark: The initiative by VIBGYO R is a conglomerate of educational clubs and programmes like VHMUN, VHSSRC, VHGC and others that engage students in trans-disciplinary learning activities outside and beyond regular school hours.
VIBGYOR also hosts Viva, an Interschool and Junior College festival that promotes interactive learning through Sports, Cultural, Academic and Artistic mediums.
What is the vision and plans of the group for upcoming years?
VIBGYOR started its journey in 2004. Our aim was to make a difference to the society through quality education. Our passion for creating the best and strong focus towards a greater goal helped us to develop one of the most renowned brands in the education sector with over 25 schools across the country and with 3-4 new centres every year. We have the largest presence in Bengaluru, followed by Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Lucknow, Vadodara, Surat and Kolhapur. In the coming academic year, we are launching 4 new schools, 3 in Bengaluru at HSR Layout, Doddanekkundi, Panathur and 1 in Pune at Hinjewadi.