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Academy recognised as one of India's best schools

04 February 2019

AKA Hyderabad was conferred a Brainfeed School Excellence Award 2019 as one of India’s best schools under various categories. Junior School Principal Sreelatha Kumar received the award at Brainfeed Magazine’s 6th national conference on teaching, learning and leadership, on Thursday 31st January at Hotel Avasa in Hyderabad city.

Brainfeed magazine is an educational initiative with a monthly circulation of 50,000. It provides the latest information on academic topics arising from new trends in pedagogical practices, innovative technology-based teaching and other developments in the education landscape of India. Brainfeed has been presenting School Excellence Awards since 2015 to schools that excel in their quality of education, and are considered ‘trailblazers’ in areas such as innovative practices, happiness quotient indexes, life-skill education and parental engagement.

The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad was felicitated for being one of India’s top 500 schools, and recognised for the following accomplishments: Best International School; Innovative Practices; Boarding; Community and Collaboration; Happiness Quotient Index School, and for “attaining excellence in growth and enhancement of school education, prioritising the 21st century demands of future leaders.”

The conference that took place last week brought together eminent educationists and academicians for a day-long event, that interspersed the award distribution with panel discussions, presentations and speeches by various experts in the field. Prof. Dinesh Singh, former Vice Chancellor of Delhi University, was the chief Guest, and the keynote speaker was Ian Davies, Head of School at the Garodia International Centre of Learning, Mumbai.

“Both their speeches focused on the need to move away from traditional rote learning and exam-focussed education system to an approach that will help students to acquire the skills and knowledge required to enable them succeed in the 21st century, ever-changing world around them,” said Sreelatha. “There was also a thought-provoking panel discussion by well-known educators on ‘the perfect school - dream vs reality’ which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was wonderful meeting colleagues from different schools and taking part in discussions that resonate with what the Academy hopes to achieve.”