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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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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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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

13 November 2018

20 students from grades 6-8 participated in the Junior MUN conference held between 2nd – 4th November 2018 at CHIREC International School in Hyderabad.

09 November 2018

34 MYP theatre students watched the play "Medea," performed by a University of Hyderabad drama troupe on Tuesday 30th October. Read about their experience and the impression it left on students.

06 November 2018

15 students from AKA Mombasa have exchanged places with their grade 9 counterparts from AKA Hyderabad. Find out more about the students' initial reactions within the larger framework of what the programme hopes to accomplish.


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.”

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.

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."

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."

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.


Children's Day - Wednesday 14th November

Annual celebrations on Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary, with faculty performing skits, songs & dances for students at Commons, 3:30pm. 

Maker Faire international festival - 9am-7pm, 10th & 11 November @ Hitex

15 students from Junior & Senior Schools have been selected to present unique projects at an event celebrating innovation amongst young people and adults in Hyderabad. Parents can get a complimentary pass

Art faculty's exhibition opening - 6:30pm, Friday 9th November

Vijayraghavan Srinivasan's abstract artwork will be on display at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad from 9th-17th November. Entry free and open to all.