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The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad, featuring state-of-the-art facilities, a multicultural student body, and an experienced team of educators and staff.
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Academic Programme

The Academy offers education of an internationally recognised standard of excellence to prepare students to become intellectually curious, globally-minded citizens of the world.
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Admissions

Admission is competitive and based on merit. This is broadly defined as exceptional intellectual potential, leadership, commitment to learning, strong sense of integrity, and the desire to work towards and instigate positive change.
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Our Campus

Built on a 100-acre site near Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad offers state-of-the art facilities on a secure, landscaped campus.
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Leadership

The Academies’ programmes aim to develop students who are ethical, publicly-minded, and possess a pluralistic outlook, and who will become future leaders of their home countries.
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The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad has been awarded IB status by the International Body

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Recent News

12 October 2018

On October 5th, 42 universities from eight countries visited us to interact with students and parents. Read about our largest university visit of the year and its importance for students.

12 October 2018

17 students from grades 8 - 10 participated in the Meridian Model United Nations held from 5th - 7th October, 2018 at Meridian School in Hyderabad.

09 October 2018

As part of their action during the unit “Where we are in place and time," grade 4 students had the unique experience of camping on campus overnight on Thursday 4th October 2018. .

Spotlights

They should always feel that I’m there for them, no matter the situation, or condition or time of day. You have to tailor yourself to the needs of the students... I change myself, as per their needs.

“The Academy has a very unique, highly diverse and multicultural environment,” says 2018 graduate,Tvisha Devavarapu. Set to pursue a career in biology and research, read about this house captain's experience studying and playing at the Academy.

“When I was learning robotics as part of the enrichment club I never imagined that I would become the captain for a robotics team,” says DP1 student, Rudra Potluri. Now approaching his 6th year at the Academy, Rudra reflects on the opportunities he’s had in his academic career so far and the ways in which he has grown.

Harshita, a grade 9 student at the Academy in Hyderabad, is determined and full of optimism. She shares, “I will always dedicate a part of my time to help the women who so selflessly pave the way for the development of our nation. My learning at the Academy has really improved my research skills and my communication skills and has given me the confidence to pursue my dreams of becoming a lawyer.”

Passionate about animal rights, Shaivya Arya has used every opportunity possible to learn how to care for animals. “To save an innocent creature’s life, to help animals. It is time we make this a better world for us, for them, for all.”

The Teacher Preparation Programme (TPP) is one of the Aga Khan Academies’ landmark teacher development initiatives. In this interview with Kamini Menon at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad, TPP participant Maryam talks about the TPP’s unique aspects and her experience with the programme.

I love that my classes are filled with students from all parts of the country, irrespective of their financial standing or cultural background. I strongly believe it helps build our vision of pluralism.

Ariq Kapadia, alumnus of the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad, shares a reflection on his personal journey during his time at the Academies: "The experience that I had in those five years at the Academy continues to develop me further and make me more capable of success."

Inaara Sarfani shares a reflection on her personal journey at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad. She explains that her time as a student there entirely shaped the person she is today and allowed her to develop a far-reaching skillset.

Kelvin Bagthariya, a second-year Diploma student at Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad, believes the Academy has changed his mindset, teaching him to become independent, improving his self-esteem and allowing him to pursue his passion to make a change in his community.

Anahita Aman is in her seventh year at the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad. She is full of hopes and dreams and strives to get the most out of her days at the Academy so that she can ultimately give back to the community and society at large.

Khushboo Shah shares a reflection on her personal journey at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad: "I believe that the Academy’s dynamic vision has allowed me to believe in my imagination, passion and curiosity while pursuing ambitious projects."

Inner delight and the satisfaction obtained from working for a cause are the rewards I seek from my work.

"I can’t be racing while I’m on campus, so I decided to become an automotive journalist and am now the head author of an automotive blog, 'The Drive Hub.' "

Attending school here has helped me recognise my potential, not just in studies but also in hobby sports! I love Scrabble and I want to become a professional player.

Imtiyaz Hariyani credits the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad with giving him more than just the academic skills he needs to succeed at the undergraduate level. “The spirit that the Academy embedded in me has allowed me to emerge as a global scholar with the support of my family and lifelong friends that I made in Hyderabad and elsewhere,” he explains.

Being part of a team and also having been given positions of authority has taught me about leadership and the qualities one should inculcate to be an inspiring leader.

“To me, being ethical and humble are the most important things.”

“I have always been inspired by the philosophy and implementing agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network, and it brings me great joy to have found a way to realise that career aspiration."

“It’s been a great pleasure to share my previous teaching experience here at the Academy,” commented Surendra. “The Academy is filled with enthusiasm when it comes to sports, particularly swimming.”

"Being able to stand in front of 250 students and fulfilling the opportunity to give them what I had been given, was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life."

“I wake up every morning and look forward to seeing my students in class.”

Rudra Aryan: Aspiring engineer builds fully-functional drone

“I try to learn from everything around me, from everyone.”

“Teaching is the profession that makes all other professions possible.”

Tanaz Hudda currently acts as the new poster girl for the University of Victoria. She graduated from the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad in 2016 and has just completed her first year of university in Canada.

Sahir Devani, grade 11, shares his experience as an Academy representative at the IB World Student Conference held at King’s College London, from 6-12 August 2017.

Sayema, currently in grade 11, directed and produced an impactful short film to create awareness on child rights for her IB MYP Personal Project.

"I believe that my portfolio is a driving force that allows my students to have a pluralistic outlook and provides them opportunities in action to develop and ingrain those values that are embedded in our institutional vision.”

Khushboo Khoja has a strong passion for helping others which she developed during her time at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad. “I feel like my experience at the Academy was very significant as it made me realise that I am interested in working with social issues and trying to help communities,” she reflects.

Aman Punjani graduated from the Academy in 2016 and took a gap year to pursue his career as a competitive cyclist. Today, he is the U-23 Telangana state champion.

“For me, the best part of school is when we have service class, because I am very keen on serving my society and helping the community around me develop faster.” - Sazil Ramani, grade 10, Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad.

"What one must paint is the image of resemblance—if thought is to become visible in the world" - Rene Magritte.

“Being part of an open-minded community that encouraged challenging what we were taught, the willingness to accept one another, and inspire each other to grow constantly, was very refreshing. I credit these experiences for much of who I am today.” – Dania Quadri, Academy alumna, class of 2014.

Samson Suhas

“I came to this school searching for better opportunities and better facilities through which I can improve in sports and excel in music and studies,” says Samson. “I didn’t have these opportunities in my previous school and didn’t get a chance to play any sport.”

Nanjiba Sayara

"I wish to continue sharing my knowledge, what I have learned and will continue to learn, with my society."

Nigel Jackson from the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa is currently in Hyderabad to coordinate and produce the musical Cinderella Rockerfella.

Advait Surana is a residential grade 10 student at the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad. He was selected as one of 18 students from different schools to represent Telangana state at the national U-15 football tournament in Delhi in early September 2016.

Imran Bandeali, Head of Marketing and Admissions at the Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad talks about his experience at the Jubilee Games held between 22nd–29th July in Dubai.

Aashish Dhammani

"The Academy is an environment that challenges and nurtures leaders that are fearless, courageous and stewards. I have always envisioned growing up to be one myself."

Sreelatha Kumar

"The Aga Khan Academies’ vision resonates with my own teaching philosophy and aligns with the IB mission statement."

Vasanthi Thandlam, the Academy's Senior School English as an additional language specialist, has been selected as an Operation Smile sponsor for the Vietnam Medical Mission.

"The Academy has made me a very open-minded person. I have learnt to accept people of all backgrounds, something I was not quite comfortable to do before.”

"The Academy has definitely taught me how to open my eyes a little wider and to be a global citizen. In the two years I have been going to the Academy, I have changed the way I look at the world around me."

"I see myself working as an artist, imagining the unimaginable and imposing new ideas to the world.”

"The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad is imparting to our children a holistic education and learning experience that prepares them for life and challenges in today’s world."

Moushumi appreciates having the opportunity to demonstrate her skills and improve on them.

As one of the Academy's start-up teachers, Alison can witness the progress made.

As one of two Canadian Devopment Exchange (CADEX) workers at the Academy in Hyderabad, Lisa wears two hats: one is as the English Support Teacher at the Junior School and the other is with the Outreach programme.

“At the Academy, one thing that I learnt was to see myself as a complete individual and not just a student."

“The teachers at the Academy are open-minded and take interest in students, and also the people are nice.”

Notices

International football camp: 8-19 October 2018

80 students from grades 6-11 are participating in an intensive residential football camp organised by the Aga Khan Youth Sports Board, run by four seasoned professional coaches from UK and Canada. 

Semester 1 break: 8 - 19 October 2018

We wish our faculty & students a restful mid-term break. Admissions office will remain open throughout for enquiries, campus tours and assessments. 

Happy World Teachers Day! Friday 5th Oct 2018

As we end our first term of this academic year, the Academy wishes to express gratitude and appreciation for all our teachers. You are exceptional and you make a difference everyday.