Bengaluru: City-based Ekya Schools inaugurated its newest campus in North Bangalore today at Byrathi, Off Hennur-Bagalur Road, Bangalore. Ekya Schools, having already created a mark for itself with a strong presence in South Bangalore and ITPL is now thrilled to bring the international school experience to North Bangalore. Ekya Schools is known for integrating the best of educational practices from across the globe into a well-rounded curriculum that empowers students to be outstanding, self-reliant, future leaders. The focus on providing world-class infrastructure has also been important to complement academic excellence. Conceptualized by the national award-winning architect, Mr. Sanjay Mohe and his team at Mindspace Architects, the 2 lakh sq. ft. Ekya campus is spread across five floors and is well equipped with laboratories for Science, Social Science, and Computer Science. All the classrooms are well-ventilated and naturally lit with panoramic windows. Additional features include a library that is spread across 2500 sq.ft., a half Olympic-sized secluded swimming pool and mini-pool with changing rooms housed in the basement, a 400-seater auditorium for multipurpose use, a 125-seater amphitheatre and two lar*-ge 60-seater AV rooms.
The campus was inaugurated by Dr. G. Parameshwara, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, Bangalore Development, Law & Parliamentary Affairs, IT, BT, Science and Technology. Dr. K. P. Gopalkrishna, Chairman, NPS Group of Institutions, NAFL and The International School Bangalore; Shri. K. C. Ramamurthy, Chairman, CMR Group of Institutions, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha; Shri. B. A. Basavaraj, Chairman, Karnataka Soaps & Detergents Ltd., Bangalore, MLA, K.R Puram Constituency; Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy, President, CMR Jnanadhara Trust, Chancellor, CMR University were also present to grace the ceremony.
Dr. G. Parameshwara, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, Bangalore Development, Law & Parliamentary Affairs, IT, BT, Science and Technology, said, “Bangalore has now become an educational hub, providing the best quality, whether it is Primary, Secondary or Higher Education. The education system in India since the olden days has been following ‘The Gurukul Concept’ – a system which not only provides knowledge, but teaches you how to lead a life and also inculcates self-discipline among citizens. We have reached up to 78% of literacy rate in India and this is because of the rise in the number of good institutions across the country, that imparts quality education. Hence, my advise to parents is to not only provide their children with education, but also teach them to be socially committed. I am really thankful to the entire CMR family for inviting me to the inauguration of the 5th branch of Ekya Schools.”
Speaking at the event, the Founder and Managing Director of Ekya Schools, Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy, said, “Ekya School, Byrathi was launched with the idea of bringing an international learning experience to North Bangalore. At Ekya we have always focused on bringing pedagogically sound, global best practices to the Indian education system. Our aim is to make the learning experience engaging, challenging and enriching for our students. We use cutting-edge technology tools that complement our expertly structured in-house curriculum to enable our students to become confident 21st-century learners.”
The new campus at Ekya Byrathi offers the unique Ekya curriculum in addition to the renowned Cambridge IGCSE board curriculum. The aim is to bring international education to the community in North Bangalore and provide enriching, immersive, and engaging learning experiences to enable students to become lifelong learners.