Located in the Knowledge City, Hazam, Taurian World School has been designed as a premier educational institute that promotes the holistic development of students. The school operates on the principle of providing and encouraging students to set goals and strive for excellence, while developing leadership skills and a sense of individual responsibility.
Keeping up with globalised educational sector, Taurian World School (TWS) boasts of an excellent management team and a faculty of expats from all over the world, adding a touch of diversity and inspiring empathy among the students.
In an exculsive interview with CareerIndia Mr Amith Bajla speaks about the changing landscape of the residential schools in India and the role of Taurian World School in bringing international educational standards to Tier II cities.
1. What is your take on international schools in India and how do you distinguish your institution from other international schools?
It is a welcoming change to see the spurt of international schools emerging in all parts of India. With the world shrinking fast it is pertinent to think and learn global.
International schools bring freshness in curriculum, diversity in faculty, robustness in education delivery and the necessary sense of competitiveness in the education space. I believe for a country as diverse as India, both culturally and economically, international schools fulfill the demand for a particular segment of society.
We established TWS, with the objective of providing world-class education in a geography which was not so actively catered to. There has been minimal investment in education space in the east of India, as compared to the north and the south. The result was a substantial student migration. TWS stands out as a school with phenomenal infrastructure, well trained and diverse faculty, superb curriculum and a vision to produce life learners.
2. Residential schools in India are rather seen as an option than mandatory. What is your opinion on this?
Residential schools in India are an attractive option for parents looking for an all-round development of a child. It should never be mandatory and it must be left to the best decision of a parent. There was a time, far back in history, where education was synonymous with the child staying in the gurukul or with the teacher but in today's world, it is not always in the best interest of the child.
3. What is the role of Residential school in the present scenario and how do you see it in future?
Residential schools play a profound role in the overall development of a child. In a residential school, teacher, coaches and counsellors get to spend more time with a child and are able to positively influence every aspect of the growth. In today's competitive world, skills that one acquires beyond the classroom matter equally. I see that in future, the prominence of residential schools would only grow.
4. Keeping budget in mind do you think Tier II city will embrace the international schools?
Tier II cities have parents and children with the same dreams as those in metro cities. In my own experience, I have seen that Tier II city parents are very much involved with their child's education and they wish to provide them the best. The only thing they might lack is the exposure and the knowledge of choices. We are aware that Tier II cities have less paying capacity and that is the reason we have priced TWS very competitively - to enable such parents in providing the best quality education to their kids.
5. Explain the contribution of Taurian World School towards the development of the child?
TWS believe in the overall development of children. We believe that in today's world when knowledge is growing and so rapidly it would be difficult to keep pace with it. The key is to be ‘life learners'. We believe that it is not sufficient to teach a child ‘what to think' but it is important to teach them ‘how to think'. It is this philosophy which guides us and our entire team and we work judiciously to nurture a child in his/her formal learning days.
At TWS, we believe in experiential learning. What you do yourself, you never forget. In our teaching methods, we bring in a lot of role plays, experiments, site visits, talks by experts, model making, projects and off course IT. We also believe in teacher diversity. TWS has foreign teaching faculty who stay within the campus, with the children and it is heartening to see them ‘rub off' the different cultures in our own melting pot.
7. Tell us about the other initiatives by the school?
We believe in change and do that constantly. Our team constantly deliberates to do more differently. Recently our students got selected to visit the CERN lab in Switzerland for a week's education programme. Next year we shall be launching our biggest scholarship programme for the students who can't afford our school fees. It is our aim to include as many people in TWS as we can.
Article Attributed to Amith Bajla