KV-IIT tops the rank of govt schools, according to survey

Government schools generally hit headlines for the lack of facilities, but, a recent survey conducted for government schools in 12 cities and a few states has listed Chennai's Kendriya Vidyalaya in the IIT-Madras campus in the first place, said a newspaper report.

The survey was conducted covering more than 1,000 fee-paying and non-fee paying parents who belonged to the socio-economic categories B, C and D in Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Kanpur, Bhopal, Kolkata and Kochi.

Besides interviewing  parents, teachers, principals, educationists, academicians were also interviewed by 203 field researchers of C-Fore, a marketing company in Delhi.

The interviewees were asked to rate the school on a 10-point scale which was based on 14 parameters like teacher welfare and development, competence of faculty, sports education, special needs education, co-curricular education, infrastructure provision, academic reputation, value for money, individual attention to students, leadership/management quality, parental involvement, internationalism, community service, and life skills education and conflict management. The scores were then summed up and rounded-off to identify the ranks of the schools.

Seven out of the top 10 government day schools are Kendriya Vidyalaya's with Kendriya Vidyalaya of IIT-Madras campus acquiring the top position. The school scored 981 points out of 1,500 during the survey, leading Kendriya Vidyalaya, NMR, JNU Campus, Delhi by four points. Two other schools from Delhi, Rajikiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Dwarka is at the third place with 951 points and its branch in Shalimar Bagh is at the sixth place with 925 points. There are two schools from Kerala, one each from Kolkata, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Mumbai.