Mumbai: Nita M Ambani-led Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS) situated at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai, is the only Indian school to be ranked amongst the Top 10 International Baccalaureate (IB) Schools in the world at 10th position in the “Global Top 50 IB Schools 2019” list, as per the assessment by Education Advisers Limited, UK-based independent education consultants. These rankings are based on the Average IB Diploma Score for 2019.
In the 2019 IB Diploma Class XII examinations, DAIS students achieved the average score of 39.5, as against the maximum possible score of 45 points, which is No. 1 amongst all schools in India, South Asia, Top 6 in Asia, and Top 10 in the World.
As per the list, many of the listed schools have a rich legacy – many of them are over 100 years old with a track record of outstanding results in the IB Diploma examinations.
DAIS was established in 2003 and ever since its first batch of IB Diploma students graduated from the School in 2007, they have consistently achieved outstanding results in the IB Diploma examinations.
Speaking on this achievement, Smt Nita M Ambani, Founder & Chairperson, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, said:“We are thrilled that Dhirubhai Ambani International School is in the league of the Top 10 IB Schools globally. This recognitionexemplifies our school’s culture of excellence and is truly a testament to our students’talent and hard work, and our teachers’ steadfast commitment. We are humbled that in a short span of 16 years our young school has emerged asone of the top-performing schools in the world, alongside schools which were established more than hundred years ago. This achievement will inspire all of us at DAIS to rededicate ourselves to provide an excellent education for our children.”
Mr Les Webb, Managing Director of Education Advisers Limited, said:“This year we are very happy to welcome the first Indian school – Dhirubhai Ambani International School – to our Global Top 50 League Tables in position 10 for International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme scores. This also means they are number 1 for the IB DP in India. In recent years this IB table has been dominated by famous private UK schools, but now a number of Asian schools, particularly from Singapore and Hong Kong have been overtaking the UK schools in the top 10. Thus, it is great to see the best school in Mumbai breaking into this top ten with an average score of 39.5 points out of a maximum of 45. We always maintain that top academic scores are not the only way to pick a school for your child. However, the fact that 70% of parents head straight for the league tables on our 12 websites illustrates what an important factor academic success is.”
In addition to the various awards and rankings that it has achieved since its inception, DAIS has been ranked the No. 1 International School In India by Education World for seven consecutive years since 2013. The school has received the highest ratings for Academic Reputation, Competence of Faculty, Sports Education, and Leadership / Management Quality.
Education Advisers Limited specialises in providing information about private schools and colleges throughout the UK, as well as offering support for students applying for Higher Education. Through its eleven websites, the firm publishes a huge amount of up to date data on private schools, including full and accurate league tables, as well as general information about independent education.
The IB Diploma Programme is a widely admired pre-university preparatory programme that is respected by leading universities across the globe. The IB programmes are offered across 5139 schools in 156 countries.