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Giving back for a better tomorrow

Hindustan Times   September 08, 2013
First Published: 22:10 IST(8/9/2013) | Last Updated: 22:59 IST(8/9/2013)

Dear Reader,

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Welcome to the fifth edition of the much-awaited annual Hindustan Times- C fore Top Schools survey. As in the past, this year’s survey comes to you as a ready reckoner on schools in the Delhi-NCR region and is conducted with the objective of helping parents negotiate the maze-like, and somewhat confounding process of choosing, applying and attempting to get children admitted to schools in the area.

In the days to come, you will be able to read which schools made it to the top, who repeated the success of the previous year, which school has shown remarkable improvement and in which area, which school has the best teachers or the more evolved curriculum that will help your child find his or her feet in the increasingly competitive world of today. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2013/9/topschool_bettertomorrow.jpg

The HT-C fore Top Schools Survey hopes to serve as a trustworthy guide to help parents decide the best for their child. For the NCR edition of the survey, our scrupulous ranking encompasses schools in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad as well as international schools. Complementing the 2012 edition dedicated to the polemical topic of Right To Education, this year, the focus is on another urgent theme — of giving back to society. India faces diverse economic and social challenges and we need to acknowledge that this gap exists so that we can take necessary steps to bridge it, help fellow Indians and ensure that all children, whatever their economic or social background, have a fulfilling childhood.

We, at Hindustan Times, believe that today’s youth are India’s force for change, and by looking at how schools are dealing with issues such as helping the underprivileged, those with special education needs, issues relating to the environment and the safety of the girl child, we explore whether schools are truly training the youth to be responsible citizens and human beings who care.

A noticeable result ensuing from the success of the 2012 Survey, was the increase in schools’ responsiveness to our survey. Our methodology has been modified and further sharpened to give accurate results. Of course, we recognise that all rankings are subjective and choosing a school depends on a host of factors.

Over the next few days, we will look closely at how schools in the NCR have fared in various parameters, what principals of different schools have to say and where the emphasis of their school lies. Don’t miss the survey. And, as always, we hope you will write to us with your feedback at research@hindustantimes.com.

Editor

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