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HT TOP Schools :Thin margin, slight switch on the panchkula podium

chandigarh Updated: Dec 11, 2014 14:39 IST
Bhartesh Singh Thakur
Bhartesh Singh Thakur
Hindustan Times

Bhavan Vidyalaya, which is famous for producing toppers in the town year after year, has bagged the top spot in this year’s HT-- C-fore survey. The school, which was ranked first in 2013 as well, has scored 757 out of 1,000 points in the survey, which assesses tricity schools on 14 counts. It has topped teacher care and development, competence of teachers, academic rigour, value system integration and value for money in the survey.

Principal Shashi Bannerji believes that fulfilling the expectations of parents is the key to success: “These days, parents generally have only one child. They have very high expectations from schools. We have to earn their trust and satisfy them.”

The school, which is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), has a total of 2,400 students and 110 teachers.

Activity co-ordinator Urvashi Kakkar says: “Our USP is the way we balance academics, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.”

Divpriya Chawla, a second-year student of law at National Law University, Jodhpur, and an alumnus of Bhavan Vidyalaya, says: “The school provided me ample opportunities to hone my public speaking and writing skills, which are key skills that an aspiring lawyer should posses.” The Gurukul, which was ranked third last year, has clinched the second spot this year with 756 points.

The school, as per the survey, excels in extra-curricular activities, sports, individual attention to students, innovative teaching, parental participation, infrastructure and facilities, and safety and hygiene.

Principal Harsimran Kaur says technology has enabled the school to provide quality education to students.

She adds: “Ours is a tech-savvy school. We have GPS-enabled school buses. When a school bus reaches a student’s home, his parents are intimated through a SMS. We also have learning studios and digital classrooms.”

The CBSE-affiliated school, which has around 1,400 students and 90 teachers, recently won the British Council Award for Excellence.

Rhea Sharma, a Class-10 student, says: “I have been studying here since kindergarten. The school is able to strike a balance between co-curricular activities and academics.”

Hansraj Public School, which had bagged the second position last year, has now slipped to the third spot.The school, which has scored 727 points, has surpassed others in life skills education and social accountability.

Senior coordinator Manju Sharma believes that providing individual attention to students will enable them to learn better. She adds: “Our rapport with parents has also been excellent. Moreover, we put the latest.

1.Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 15


2.The Gurukul, Sector 20


The facade of the school is designed like a medieval castle. At the same time, it’s famous for being tech-driven and giving international exposure

Affiliated to:CBSE

Entry-level seats: 50
Entry-level fee: Rs60,000
Phone: 98766-12300

3.Hansraj Public School, Sector 6

Established in 1994, it is famous for its balanced curriculum, evaluation techniques; equipped with smart classrooms and good sports facilities
Score: 727/1,000
Affiliated to:CBSE
Entry-level seats: 100
Entry-level fee: Rs49,000
Phone: 0172-2573800

4.Little Flower Convent School, Sector 14

Score: 705/1,000

The school has been consistently producing Class-10 (ICSE) toppers in the tricity. It is equipped with smart classrooms

Affiliated to: CISCE

Entry-level seats: 100
Entry-level fee: Rs 20,000
Website: NA
Phone: 0172-2574527

5.Manav Mangal School, Sector 11


Established in 1993, it boasts of a 3D lab and having phased out traditional blackboards. The school uploads class work and homework on the internet

Affiliated to: CBSE

Entry-level seats: 50
Entry-level fee: Rs 36,000
Phone: 0172-5066668/9

6.Satluj Public School Sector 2& 4

Established in 1976,junior wing is in Sector 2 and senior in Sector 4. Has a strong alumni association; fee waiver for single girl child and the poor.

Affiliated to: CBSE

Entry-level seats: 40
Entry-level fee: Rs28,000
Phone: 0172-2560167,267

7.DC Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 7

Score: 650/1,000

Established in 1985, it has smart classrooms, various sports facilities and boasts of 200 computers for students in its labs.

Affiliated to: CBSE

Entry-level seats: 50
Entry-level fee: Rs27,000

8.DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8


Set up in 1983, the school has smart classrooms, a qualified doctor is available all the time, and possesses good sports infrastructure

Affiliated to: CBSE

Entry-level seats: 30
Entry-level fee: Rs 35,000
Phone: 0172-2567449

9.Blue Bird High School, Sector 16

The school particularly boasts of an international-standard skating rink. Established in 1989, it now also has smart classrooms for all grades.

Affiliated to: CBSE

Entry-level seats: 30
Entry-level fee: Rs 34,000
Phone: 0172-2564822

10.Doon public School
Score: 606/1,000
Established in 1995,it offers 15% waiver for girls. It claims to have a career-oriented approach, especially in senior secondary classes.

Affiliated to: CBSE

Entry-level seats: 30
Entry-level fee: Rs 45,000
Phone: 0172-2570897