Birla Edutech launches Birla Open Minds International School at Walkeshwar, Mumbai

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Mumbai, 17th March 2018- Birla Edutech Limited (BEL) announces their foray into international curriculum delivery with the launch of Birla Open Minds International School (BOMIS). The announcement was kicked off with a panel discussion at NSCI with stalwarts from the educational sector. BOMIS adds to the few international schools in south Mumbai with a curriculum that boasts of a holistic and all-inclusive approach to education.

In order to give equal emphasis on extra-curricular activities along with thematic and STEM based integrated international curriculum, BOMIS has tied up with renowned institutes aimed at introducing world-class learning opportunities for its students some of the associations include Helen O’ Grady for performing arts sessions and Shiamak Davar Institute of Performing Arts for specialized dance sessions. Furtados School of Music has been signed up to deliver Music lessons to the students. The programs are well received by parents resulting in hundreds of queries for the new international school.

The speaker panel at the seminar at NSCI included eminent personalities such as Ms. Ruchira Ghosh, Dr. Indu Shahani, Mr. Francis Joseph, Dr. Kavita Aggarwal, Mr. Mickey Mehta, Mr. Spokey Wheeler, Dr. Coomi Vevaina, Mr. Fraser Scott, Ms. Sheena Chohan, Dr. Tushar Guha, Dr. Reni Francis, Ms. Willibrord George, Dr. Sunita Wadikar and Ms. Parveen Shaikh

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Indu Shahani, Founder, Dean- ISME and Chairperson, ISDI said, “I’d like to thank the organizers, BEL for inviting me to this event. We have business tycoons, entrepreneurs, etc. graduating from our institutes, but it fills my heart with happiness when someone enters into the education sector. The average age in India is 29 years and counts as a big opportunity for us to make a new and strong India. These young people are the future of this country. It gives me immense pleasure to be able to contribute in skilling this young generation to enhance their potential. There is a need to disrupt this system and bring out the creativity, design and innovation as they are the biggest contributors to a child’s growth. Hearty congratulations to all the people involved in this endeavor.”

Speaking about the new school launch, Mr. Nirvaan Birla – Head of Business Development said “Birla Edutech Ltd has always aimed at bettering the Indian Educational System and imparting quality education to the children who stand as the future of our country. The launch of Birla Open Minds International School will serve the purpose of enabling children to build and strengthen their caliber to compete at the global level with children from all over the world.”

Yash Birla, Chairman, Yash Birla Group said, “India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. With a strong demographic dividend having close to 54% of our population below the age of 25 years it becomes our responsibility to supply quality education that equalizes the current world requirements. It is important to address the huge workforce demand that stands in front of us and makes it necessary to impart systematic global knowledge and provide learning that is at par with the advanced world”.

The launch was part of an informational conference that started with Deepa Shetty, Principal of GBMS addressing the crowd with a welcome note and an introduction to the event. The seminar also witnessed the presence of various eminent personalities from diverse backgrounds to discuss topics such as: Understanding the trend in education in developed countries, relationship between social structure and education system, ways to transcend from teaching to learning, etc. among other topics related to skilling and inclusive learning.