Thiruvananthapuram: Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, here has been adjudged the best government day school in the country in the Education World India School Rankings 2015. The hitherto unranked school, trumped last year's list topper KV-IIT Madras in the category.
A number of schools from the state figured in the top ten list in various categories. Education World has been publishing the annual Education World India School Rankings with C fore, a Delhi-based market research and opinion polls agency for the past seven years.
"The objective of the annual EW India School Rankings is to track and proclaim the country's best schools as role models for the entire community of educators, and inspire top-ranked schools themselves to improve from good to great," said Dilip Thakore, founder-editor of EducationWorld.
The awards will be presented at a function scheduled to be held on September 25 in New Delhi. In the last four months 120 field personnel of C fore interviewed 11,660 people including parents, principals, teachers and students in 27 cities and persuaded them to rate schools in their region on a ten-point scale across 14 parameters of educational excellence. They rate and rank over 800 of India's high-profile schools.
Established in 1964, Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom is amongst the oldest KVs and has been widely accepted as one of the best schools in the country. The school recently celebrated its golden jubilee and was in the news for getting the top rank in CBSE class XII 2015 examination.
"The award hasn't come really as a surprise as the who is who in the alumni list of the school stand proof to the meritorious service the school has done to the country," said principal of Pattom K V S Ajayakumar. "Top rated on the parameters of competence and commitment of teachers and sports education, and rated highly on parental involvement and value for money, KV Pattom has beat other government schools by a comfortable margin," he added.