BHIS students win Best Research Awards in MISA Luminous Spark 2021



Mumbai  : Three students of Billabong High International School (BHIS), Malad won awards for their research on different topics in the Members of International Schools Association (MISA) inter-school competition Luminous Spark 2021. The competition is a research-based educational event for International School learners (IGCSE-Grade 9 and 10, AS/A levels, IBDP) to enhance their research skills and develop a critical mindset. After winning the awards, the research papers of the winning students have been published in the Indian Scholar Journal.


BHIS Malad student Sparsh Bhimrajka, grade 9, won the award for his research paper on Data Science Techniques to handle the Epidemic and Pandemic. The title of his research paper was “Why Rush” During “Virus”: Possibilities to combat the Epidemic and Pandemic, and it mainly focused on the vaccine wastage and ways of countering it using data science. Other students who won for their research are both in grade AS Level (Grade 11). Ujjwal Sharma and Alexia Dsouza won for their research on Business Intelligence titled ‘How organizations use data analytics to grow business and manage risk’, and the other being Data Science and Pandemic titled ‘Trend in screen time-related headaches and migraines due to COVID19 pandemic”, respectively.


MISA Luminous Spark 2021 event theme was ‘Convergence in Technology’, which revolved around the adaptive responses of masses to the pandemic. The MISA- Members of the International School Association called for research papers focusing on the interdependence of technology in different fields for the event. Students had to choose their topics of research following an invitation in April. Students were given orientation sessions to explain their topics. A brief training session on how to plan the research, how to do the literature review, and what methods of investigation can be used was also conducted for the students. The winning students’ research papers have been published in the latest issue of the Indian Scholar Journal ( with an assigned volume number and unique ISSN number.


Dr. Madhu Singh, Principal, BHIS Malad, said, “It is an honour to know that the research work of our students has been published in an Indian Scholar Journal. Despite the pandemic, it has been our endeavour to ensure our children focus on a range of activities and pursue the things they are truly passionate about. Our teachers have been instrumental in constantly motivating and encouraging our children to do well not just academically but also in other activities and competitions. I congratulate our students, teachers and their parents for bringing laurels to the school.”