Friday, August 17, 2007

Indian Schools: ICSE or CBSE? International or Mainstream?

If you are a parent looking to move to India and are confused about the choices available in terms of schooling for your children, this article in this weekend's Mint Lounge offers you a good overview:
It’s a subject all parents obsess about: schools. How few good ones there are and how to get their children into them. The International Baccalaureate (IB) or the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE)? How to make it to South Mumbai’s Cathedral & John Connon School (Maureen’s Head Start playschool is the way), or Campion, or J.B. Petit School.

Or, should you just skip those traditional schools that are stressful, competitive and ramshackle and opt instead for that growing set of new schools which come with an “international” tag? There are plenty of options: The number of Indian schools offering the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) has grown by three times in as many years to almost 200, while 37 outfits offer the IB programme.

My posts on Bangalore schools are here (more posts are linked within each post).


Anonymous said...

That was an interesting read.

Also read the two other articles by the author. The one on extra-currics made me go WOW :)

Shobha said...

Hey Sujatha, I tried the link on IE and Firefox both but it didn't work. Can you help? Thanks :)

Sujatha Bagal said...

Enfoured, glad you enjoyed it. :)

SS, I've fixed the link now. Don't know what happened there. But thanks for pointing it out. And yes, feeling very guilty about the tag. Will get to it, promise!

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