“To succeed in life and achieve results, you must understand and master three mighty forces – desire, belief and expectation”. – Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam
Retaining its position among the Best 50 Schools of the Country for ‘Preparing students to succeed in the 21st century’, is indeed a matter of great pride and honour. The Future 50 Schools Shaping Success 2018 has once again bestowed the prestigious recognition on SAI International School during their annual conference held at Mumbai from November 13 to 15, 2018.
The award was received by Chairman Dr. Bijoy K Sahoo from Shri Arun Singh, Business Head, Fortune India and Dr Sumer Bahadur Singh, Education Consultant at the Future 50 Schools Shaping Success Conference held at Mumbai on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
Dr. Sahoo was also invited as a Panel Member of the Future 50 Schools Shaping Success Conference and Recognition held in Mumbai on Thursday, November 15, 2018. He discussed on the topic ‘Beyond College Fairs: Redefining the School – University Equation”.
The other members of the Panel included Dr. Patty Croom, Director of International Admissions, Michigan State University, Dr. Madhav Deo Saraswat, Principal, The Scindia School, Dr. Sarvesh Naidu, Director, Pathways World School, Dr. Calum Macpherson, Vice Provost, Dean and Director, St. Georgia University, Meena Desai, Associate Dean, ISME, School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Prof. Poonam Gandhi, Flame University and Abhinav Bharadwaz, Head of Careers Department, Assam Valley School.
The discussion centred on what are the new avenues of association that schools and universities must explore in terms of experiential learning, summer programme, internship, counselling sessions and professional development.
Future 50 is a premium annual evaluation of progressive schools across India conceptualised by Fortune India, the Indian edition of Fortune International owned by Time Inc., headquartered in New York and Univariety. The evaluation was conducted by the globally renowned Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) who is known for their evaluation initiatives like Oscars, Fortune 500 Companies and many other leading assessments. The Future 50 initiative takes schools through a stringent and most noteworthy transparent evaluation process.
The evaluation parameters included Intellectual stimulation, Intercultural learning, Leadership opportunities, Staff and professional development, Student results and achievement, School’s vision and association, Careers and university admissions. The evaluation process demanded schools to submit their claims via digital forms covering activities and efforts done in ensuring student success. An objective evaluation of these inputs was carried out by the process advisors, PwC India. The score of this objective evaluation along with the form summary sheet for each participating school was submitted to the Jury Panel, consisting of Academicians, Consultants and Process Auditors of International acclaim.