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Quick Facts About the Academy

The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad (established 2011)

Location: South of the city of Hyderabad, near the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Campus size: 100 acres of land allocated by the state government

Campus design and construction:

  • total built area: approximately 500,000 square feet
  • master facilities planners for the Academies: Sasaki Associates Inc. of Boston, USA
  • campus design: award-winning architect Bimal Patel of HCP in Ahmedabad, India
  • campus construction: Shahpoorji Pallonji


The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School

IB programmes:

  • Primary Years Programme: grades 1–5;
  • Middle Years Programme: grades 6–10;
  • Diploma Programme: grades 11–12

Aga Khan Curricular Strands, implemented across the curriculum:
Ethics, Pluralism, Cultures (with an emphasis on Muslim civlisations), Governance and Civil Society, and Economics for Development


Staff and students

Faculty numbers: 8 senior management, 63 Senior School faculty, 19 Junior School faculty, 7 working in both Senior & Junior Schools, 42 administrative staff

Number of students currently enrolled: 632 day and residential students in total: 140 day students in the Junior School; 492 students in the Senior School, with 245 in residence

Numbers of students and teachers at full capacity: 750 students and 90 teachers, with over 40% of students receiving some form of financial aid

First IB Diploma Programme graduating class: 2014


Residential students

Number of residential students: 245 currently, with full capacity of 300 students

Number of students per room: Between 2 and 4, with second year Diploma Programme students in single/double rooms

Residential facilities: Student lounge with multimedia and entertainment equipment, study areas, laundry facilities, dining hall

Campus facilities

Sports facilities: 25-metre swimming pool, diving pool, gym, two regulation-sized basketball courts, three cricket pitches with net practice facilities, two tennis courts, four squash courts, athletics track, junior play area, hockey field, training field, 2.5 km cross-country track

Arts facilities: Rooms for fine arts, music, dance; individual music practice booths; music recording area; amphitheatre performance space

Academic areas: Junior School classrooms, Senior School classrooms, science and computer laboratories, library and resource centre, arts facilities, music and dance studios

Residential buildings: 6 residential blocks: 3 male and 3 female; 6 dorm parent apartments in each block. Each block has a central atrium, lounge area, patio and laundry facilities.

Health and Wellness Centre: 12 beds and a full-time, qualified nurse


Professional Development Centre

The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad is home to a Professional Development Centre for the advancement of teachers. The primary objective of this centre is to provide professional development that will benefit the wider school system in India.

Programming began in June 2010 with a Professional Learning for Educators Series for teachers in local government, independent and not-for profit schools.


The Aga Khan Academies network

18 Academies are planned in Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East.
3 Academies are currently operating: Mombasa, Kenya (opened 2003); Hyderabad, India (opened 2011); and Maputo, Mozambique (opened 2013).
When complete, the network will represent 2,000 teachers and 14,000 students (boys and girls), with 1,400 graduates annually.

Institutional partnerships include:

Agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network; the International Baccalaureate, universities including the University of British Columbia, Concordia University, Ryerson University, University of California - Los Angeles, California State University - Northridge 

Government partnerships include:

The Province of Ontario, Canada; the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kenya; the Ministry of Education and Human Development, Mozambique; the French Development Agency (AFD); the French Mozambican Cultural Centre (CCFM - Centro Cultural Franco-Mozambicano); the Department of School Education, Telangana, India 

Download the Quick Facts sheet here.  AKA-Hyderabad-Quick-Facts.pdf