Along with academics, we have always stressed upon value inculcation and integrity, says Lalitha Murthy, Principal, Navkis Education Centre, Bengaluru in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN).
Navkis Educational Centre is one of the premier schools in the country? What is legacy behind it and how it was conceptualized?
Navkis Educational Centre owes its success to the glorious legacy from the educationist and the founder Sri. M.S. Ramaiah. The M. S. Ramaiah Group of Institutions, Bengaluru under whose umbrella Navkis Educational Centre comes founded in the year 2000 has contributed immensely to the field of education. The school has enlightened the lives of many students whether they become scientists, doctors, actors or yogis. We have always focused on the holistic development of its students.
Along with academics, we have always stressed upon value inculcation and integrity. We provide a secure and open atmosphere that supports diversity and welcomes inquiry. The main motivational force at Navkis Educational Centre is the belief that it is our work and commitment to make a difference. We are thus a school that the community is proud to be associated with.
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In 2019, one of your students was invited by PM Narendra Modi to attend the R-Day parade; what are steps the school is taking to bring more laurels?
Our holistic approach taps the potential in each student and brings out the best in them. The students are encouraged to think out of the box and appreciated for their ingenuity. Such a conducive atmosphere benefits a student to bloom into a laurel. The logo “Don’t give up, take positive steps”, “You are more than capable of achieving”, is emphasized by the teachers in their class.
Devika Santosh topped the CBSE in 2018 (Chennai Region) and was the lucky girl chosen from the Garden city, Bangalore to witness the Republic Day events from the PM’s Box. It was a proud moment for the school.
The children are our powerhouse of talent and determination. The school strives to win as many accolades as possible from the variety of avenue and keep adding more vibrant feathers to its cap.
The dynamics of education is changing with the introduction of technology, How Navkis Educational Centre has adapted the change and enabling students and teachers for the new normal?
The advent of technology has changed the dynamics of the student-teacher relationship. Teaching is no longer one-sided. And technology is the language of tomorrow; students have learnt to equip themselves through this futuristic tool. The onset of the pandemic has made virtual learning the new normal. In this connection integrating UPSWING, an online classroom platform helped us take a significant step in adopting the technology. Now, knowledge is but a finger touch for the students, in the comforts of their homes. Students as young as class-I are today able to understand the nuances of the digital platform. The educator at NEC are very adaptive and overcame their internal and external barriers of digital learning and connected themselves to digital learning rationally.
What are steps Navkis Educational Centre is taking to make students future ready.
The education sector has seen an extraordinary transformation and Navkis Educational Centre with Upswing platform has proved this right through its quick adaptions to the new normal.
We have a very progressive mindset; at the same time, we are equally traditional at heart. We aspire to make a perfect amalgamation of traditional attitudes and the new profound digital-learning.