KOCHI Jan 6: Great Indian Knowledge Initiatives Ltd., promoted by a group of young educational entrepreneurs led by N K Sajiv Menon, an edupreneur with two decades of hands-on experience in the field, will launch six schools across the state in its first phase of three years, according to Economic Times.
Sajiv Menon said the primary campus of the first school will be opened this month in Kannur. “We are envisaging an investment outlay of around Rs 150 crore for the first phase when we would be launching schools in Kannur, Thrissur, Palakkad, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi, which is selected for the central government’s Smart City project,” he said
The Great Indian School, following integrated CBSE curriculum, will be unique by focusing on illustrious system of modern education, rooted in values.
In Kerala, the company is planning to set up Great Indian Schools in five of the nine AMRUT cities and the Great Indian International School in Kochi. At the national level, the plans are to set up 100 Great Indian Schools in AMRUT cities and 20 Great Indian International Schools in chosen smart cities.
“Great Indian International Schools (GIIS) have been planned keeping in mind with the requirement of NRIs who may require transfer of their wards to other countries, Indians who want to study abroad and for international community students.
These schools will have facilities at par with international standards and are meant to be mostly residential. Such international schools will follow the CBSE International (CBSEi) curriculum offered by the CBSE board,” Menon said.
Menon, a technocrat-turned-educationist as well as motivator and speaker with his career in education spanning over 20 years, has founded more than 15 successful educational institutions in India and abroad. Courtesy www.economictimes.indiatimes.com