VIBGYOR High celebrates one of the fastest growing Model United


VIBGYOR High celebrates one of the fastest growing Model United

Nations in India

o 5th Annual Conference – VIBGYOR High Model United Nations welcomes over 400
o Held between 25th June to 27th June, 2015 at The Westin, Mumbai
o More than 30 Schools from all over the country participated

delegates from all around the world

Mumbai, June 29, 2015: VIBGYOR High Model United Nations (VHMUN), an initiative by
VIBGYOR HIGH Group of schools, India is one of the biggest and fastest growing Model United
Nations in India, launched in June 2011. VHMUN has played a vital role to inspire the youth and
get connected with the issues of global importance. It has given them an opportunity to polish
their social skills and channel their voices. At VHMUN, Delegates – the representatives from
different countries, step into the shoes of international diplomats and discuss issues that
demand global attention.

The fifth edition of VHMUN kick started its 5th annual conference in The Westin hotel of
Goregaon East from 25th June 2015 to 27th June 2015. Mr. Rohit Bansal, Group Head,
Corporate Communication, Reliance Industries Ltd. was present as the Chief Guest and Keynote
speaker at the event while Ms Maria Davydenko, Vice Consul, US Consulate General, Mumbai
was the Speaker at the closing ceremony. Besides, Ms. Priyanka Chaturvedi, National
Spokesperson, Indian National Congress was also present at the event. There were more than
400 delegates from Mumbai and all over India; Delegates from New Zealand and US were also
present at the conference.

During the conference, Mr. Rohit Bansal, Group Head, Corporate Communication, Reliance
Industries Ltd. said that, “I am extremely privileged to be a part of VHMUN 5 where the goal is
to empower individual students anywhere in the world to act as leaders. I am sure that such an
universal platform will help students to network on an international scale and build contacts in
the process.”

At the occasion, Mr. Rustom Kerawalla, Chairman and Managing Director of VIBGYOR High
Group of Schools adds, “The VIBGYOR High Group of International Schools has gone beyond the
system of conventional education and has taken up the challenge to provide quality education
to students through novel methodologies. With platforms like Vibgyor High Model United
Nations, we strive to provide students with a better understanding of the inner working of the
United Nations and to foster skills in diplomacy and global peace and harmony.”
There were 6 Committees present at VHMUN including the United Nations Special Summit
(UNSS), Disarmament and Security Council (DISEC), Special Political and Decolonization
(SPECPOL), Human Rights Council (HRC), Historical Security Council (HSC) and Security Council
(SC). This year 6 VIBGYOR schools across 4 states of India and delegations from more than 30
Schools from all over the country had participated in VHMUN 5. The glittering venue was filled
and enlighten with Secretariat and Executive Board from different prestigious schools and
colleges (VIBGYOR HIGH, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Bombay Scottish, University
of Toronto and a few more) with a combined experience of chairing more than a 100 local,
national and international MUNs.


International Yoga Day Celebrated at Vadodara & Kolhapur School


teaches us to cure what need not to be endured and endure what cannot be cured”

June 21 as the global Yoga Day, celebrated at
VIBGYOR HIGH, Kolhapur, rows of enthusiasts students bent and twisted their
bodies in complex postures to mark the first International day of yoga.  

Who wants to appear for the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)- A Levels?


As admissions to the CIE—A Levels (Class 11th and 12th) for Batch 2015-16 get underway, Shim Mathew, Principal, VIBGYOR High, Goregaon West, answers a few frequently asked questions
What sets the CIE curriculum apart? Does it really helps students to apply to colleges abroad study in abroad, how to apply for such boards/schools?
In addition to the flexibility that the CIE offers in terms of subjects, our school also has a School Social Responsibility Cell (SCRC) that facilitates interaction with the community and 100 hours of community service over two years that is certified by an NGO. This visibility in terms of returning to the community facilitates admission to colleges abroad.

What is the eligibility for CIE-A Levels?
Students who have completed Grade 10 in an English-medium school in any board recognised by the Government of India can apply for admission to a school offering CIE-A Levels.
Students who have completed IGCSE or O-Levels from Cambridge can also progress to the A-Levels.
What are the admission dates?
Admissions will be open till mid-Jun. For special cases we can even extend the deadline upto the 30th of June
What are the documents required to apply?
The pass certificate of Grade 10, marksheets and leaving certificate are required to apply for admission.
Before we take a student in, we ask them to take a competency test for the subject the are applying for, just to judge their aptitude as far as the subjects are concerned, as our courses are pretty exhaustive.
What are the cut-off percentages for each stream?
We have no cut-off percentages per se and students are admitted on a first-come first-serve basis. However, a potential student should have secured at least a first class. Interaction with the course co-ordinator and former report cards also count.
What are the benefits of the CIE versus the HSC, CBSC, ICSC and the ISC? Why would students switch from other boards to the CIE?
The CIE offers
a) a different teaching/learning style – There is a lot of independent learning involved and the application-based curriculum requires students to be conceptually strong and sharpens their analytical and investigative abilities.
b) a flexible system of assessment – The assessment system features oral tests and listening tests. Exam sheets come from Cambridge and go back to Cambridge.
c) a certificate that is recognised across the world – 30% of our students travel abroad to America, UK or Singapore and the CIE offers an advantage in admissions abroad. Of course you can also choose to pursue a degree in India after your A-levels.
d) varied subjects with no restrictions on combinations mean that you can simultaneously study Maths and Humanities
How many seats are available at VIBGYOR?
VIBGYOR has room enough for 48 students, 24 in each of its two divisions, with a student:teacher ratio of 10:1.
Do you give preference to existing students or is admission purely merit based?
While we give preference to our students, about 60% of our students on average come from other boards.
How much does it cost to CIE? Does this vary across streams—Arts, Science, Humanities?
While costs vary from school to school, depending on whether you choose four or five subjects, a complete A-Level package can cost between 3.5 lakh to 5.5 lakh.
Do you have any advice on how students should choose their stream? Does VIBGYOR offer counselling?
1) Know your aptitude/ interest
2) Know the kind of work you want to take up
3) Understand the right subjects to choose
An academic coordinator talks to the parents and students aplying for admission to A-levels. We also have aptitude tests for students in Grade 10 and career counselling workshops.
Source:- DNA India

VIBGYOR High receives two prestigious awards at Indian Education Congress 2015


VIBGYOR High honoured with K-12 school chain of the year – west zone and Best sport

empowerment awards

 VIBGYOR High group of schools, a leading chain of schools in India has received “K-12 school

chain of the year” in west zone and “Best sport empowerment” awards at the 5th annual Indian

Education Congress 2015, convention held yesterday in New Delhi. These are one of the most

prestigious awards from various other categories that recognize excellence in education sector.

K-12 Education Awards are given to the schools as an expression of gratitude for their

extraordinary contribution in the Indian education sector. K-12 school chain of the year award

aims to recognize a significant contribution by K12 chain of schools that has engraved

exceptional education quality in all its schools by maintaining uniformity in education delivery.

The best sport empowerment award recognizes the schools that have developed opportunities

for sports empowerment with an extensive participation & achievements in sports and other

physical activities.

 Upon receiving the awards, Mr. Rustom Kerawalla – Chairman and Managing Director,

VIBGYOR High Group of Schools said, “We would like to dedicate this award to our 25000

students, 2500 teachers and 114 sports coaches, who have made this achievement possible with

their dedicated efforts. This award is a source of great pride and encouragement to our

institution that reflects our commitment to create a highest quality driven education institute in

India. We are thankful to the organizers of Indian Education Congress for recognizing and

honouring us.”

Indian Education Congress is the only conference that brings together education industry

veterans and provides a platform to discuss various issues in education sector and bring

attention to most excellent practices and innovations of the industry.

Seven students of VIBGYOR High triumphed in 7th MaRRS Spelling Bee International Championship


Seven students of VIBGYOR
High triumphed in 7th MaRRS Spelling Bee International Championship
Scholarship of US$222/- won by three
students and  US$111/- by four students
along with a trophy and certificate
Participation of more than 600 children, from
class 1-12 from various schools spread across India, UAE and Kuwait
group of schools is proud to announce its achievers who have successfully made
their presence in the Top 20 winning list of MaRRS Spelling Bee International
Championship. The competition was held at Indian Social Cultural Centre, Abu
Dhabi on 23rd May 2015, which witnessed the participation of more than 600
children, studying in class 1-12 from various schools spread across India, UAE
and Kuwait in the final international round.
students, ranking between 4th and 10th received a
scholarships worth US$222/-, while the Budding Stars were rewarded with a
scholarship worth US$111/- along with a Trophy and a Merit certificate. The
winners from VIBGYOR High are as below –
Sr. No.
Student Name
Rank/ Title
VIBGYOR High Malad, Mumbai
VIBGYOR High Goregaon, Mumbai
Amit Vora
VIBGYOR High Haralur, Bangalore
Jai Kumar
VIBGYOR High Marthahalli, Bangalore
Ms. Kavita Sahay, Director – Schools &
Academics, VIBGYOR High Group of Schools said, “I would like to congratulate all
the seven winners for bringing proud moments to our schools. Students and
teachers had put in a lot of hard work for the competition preparation. MaRRS
International Spelling Bee is a renowned English spelling competition in the
world and we are much honoured to participate in the same every year and win
MaRRS International Spelling Bee is the first
and largest English Competition in Asia for school children. Conceived as a
self motivated learning programme, it helps students to improve their
communication skills and confidence by enriching their vocabulary. The
competition begins at the School Level and then progresses to the International
Level through the Inter School, State and National championships. The students
succeeding in each level get eligible to participate in the next level.
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Science Olympiad Foundation felicitates Class 3 student of VIBGYOR High with Cash prize of Rs. 50,000 and Gold medal, in New Delhi


Science Olympiad Foundation felicitates Class 3 student of VIBGYOR High with Cash prize of Rs. 50,000 and Gold medal, in New Delhi

Science Olympiad Foundation felicitates Class 3 student of VIBGYOR High with Cash prize of Rs. 50,000 and Gold medal, in New Delhi

·         Yash Joshi achieved first rank at the international level in the National Science Olympiad examination
·         Also ranked first at the state level based on cumulative marks in all Olympiad examinations
·         Honored with Gold Medal and Cash Prize of Rs. 50,000/-

India, June 1, 2015: Yash Joshi, a student of Grade 3 from VIBGYOR High, Balewadi was felicitated in New Delhi on May 31, 2015 for achieving First Rank at the International level in the 17th National Science Olympiad (NSO) in the academic year 2014-15. Guest of Honor, Padma Shree Prof YS Rajan Chairman, NIT Manipur & Hon’ble Distinguished Prof. at ISRO awarded Yash Joshi with a cash prize of Rs.50,000 along with a Gold Medal,  Merit Certificate and a Gift voucher worth Rs. 1,000/-.

Besides, Padma Shree Prof YS Rajan, Chief Guest, Hon’ble Justice Mr. Deepak Verma, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India with Guest of Honor and Mr. Michael Gordon, Teaching Centre Manager, India, British Council were also present to grace the occasion.

During the felicitation Yash Joshi said, “I am honored for an appreciation at such a grand scale. Everything is very new and exciting for me over here. I never thought in my dreams that I can achieve this level of success in my life. I have to give credit to my school, teachers, parents and grandparents who were always there to teach me, clear doubts and encourage me throughout.

Yash is also entitled for SOF’s Academic Excellence Scholarship (AES) award for securing first rank at the State level, based on the cumulative marks obtained. These marks are calculated considering the best of 3 out of 4 examinations – National Science Olympiad, National Cyber Olympiad, International Mathematics Olympiad, and International English Olympiad. He will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 5,000 along with a trophy and certificate for the same.