Indian School, Muscat

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Indian School
Motto Kindled to enlighten
Type Coeducational
Established 1975
Principal Dr Rajeev Kumar Chauhan (Principal)[1] (2017)
Academic staff
498
Administrative staff
150
Students 9400+[2]
Location Muscat, Oman
Campus Urban
22 acres (8.9 ha) (Main campus)
12 acres (4.9 ha) (Jibroo campus)
Website Official Website

Indian School Muscat (abbreviated: ISM) is an Indian school in the Darsait area of Muscat, Oman.

The school is a non commercial organization established and funded by the local Indian community and parents. It is managed by a group of 15-21 honorary members (known as SMC) appointed by the board of directors (known as apex body) formed according to the bye-laws of Indian schools in Oman approved by the government of Oman. The school is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, India.

History[edit]

It was founded in 1975 as the Central Indian School with 135 students. His Majesty Qaboos bin Said al Said, the ruler of the Sultanate of Oman granted land in Darsait that enabled the school to be established. Since then, the school has grown quickly, both in terms of enrollment and size. As of 2010, the school had an enrollment of over 8,500 students. The primary school is now being taken as two shifts taking into consideration the number of enrollments. The school has two auditoriums, three libraries, four computer labs, various indoor facilities, two basketball courts, and a football ground.

Alumni[edit]

Notable alumni include tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi and actress Sneha Ullal. Additionally, Sanam Puri, Bollywood singer, actress Sarah Jane Dias, and entrepreneur Kevin Swali[3].[citation needed]

Student activities[edit]

The school is a member of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. This scheme was launched officially on 18 November 1992 with 23 girls and 20 boys from the school. The school currently has over 300 award entrants, who take part in a variety of confidence, character and team building activities including social / community service and group excursions.

The school has a student government system, which consists of a student council and prefects. Prefects and the members of the Student Council are generally elected by the students and are then interviewed by the senior staff members. The school also has an active charity club that has helped various local charity organizations by conducting events to generate funds.

ISM is known for organizing carnivals, charity events and concerts to help the local community. They also host several inter-school events such as Jhankar Spectrum every year.

Jhankar Spectrum 2016 had some 1,500 exceptionally talented students who showcased their talent as they competed in 27 events at 17 different venues in the school premises.[4]

Student Council[edit]

The student council consists of 20 members (10 boys and 10 girls) elected by the students and then interviewed by the faculty.

Senior Council Junior Council
Head Boy/Girl Assistant Head Boy/Girl
Sports Coordinator Assistant Sports Coordinator
Co-Curricular Activities Assistant Co-Curricular Activities
Public Relations Assistant Public Relations
Social Service Assistant Social Service

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