Mahatma Gandhi International School, Ahmedabad

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Coordinates: 23°01′45″N 72°34′0″E / 23.02917°N 72.56667°E / 23.02917; 72.56667

Mahatma Gandhi "International" School (MGIS) in Mithakali, Ahmedabad, India, is the first authorized IB World School in Gujarat, having obtained that status in November 2002.[1] MGIS is also registered with the University of Cambridge International Examinations,[2] the Mission Laïque Française and Edexcel. The school enrolls approximately 200 students from the local community as well as expatriate children.[3]


The school is a Public Partnership. It was established in 1998 by Pascal Chazot and Anju Musafir in collaboration with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.[4] The building in which the school is located was donated by Sheth Motilal Hirabhai, the family of Dr. Bihari Kanhaiyalal.[5] The school is authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme since November 2002 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme since March 2005.[6]

Academics and extra-curricular activities[edit]

The school follows the Cambridge International Primary Programme for classes 1-5, the IB MYP Programme for classes 6-10 and the IB Diploma Programme for classes 11-12.[7] The school offers Hindi and French as a second language to its students in the Diploma programme.[6] The school has links with other international schools in the world such as L'Ecole Aujourd'hui and Lycée Saint Germain en Laye from Paris and Mercedes College from Adelaide.[8][9][10]

MGIS was the first school in Ahmedabad to have males and females in the football team which was able to defeat several other teams.[11][12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mahatma Gandhi International School". IB World Schools. International Baccalaureate Organization. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Gujarat Government formalizes relationship with International Education Boards". Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lessons for all classes". IB World Magazine. International Baccalaureate Organization. September 2006. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Mulchandani, Anil (26 March 2007). "Simply Gujarati". India Today. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Chazot, Pascal (18 October 2010). ""Of words and action", an article by Pascal Chazot". Obituary. Mahatma Gandhi International School. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Mahatma Gandhi International School". IB World Schools. International Baccalaureate Organization. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Mahatma Gandhi International School | Education Programmes". Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "From Down Under, students are bowled over by India". The Indian Express. March 18, 2004. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "In exchange, they get to visit Paris". The Indian Express. February 7, 2003. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "Exchange Programme with Lycee St Germain en Laye". Mahatma Gandhi International School. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "MGIS Enter Final". Ahmedabad Mirror. January 14, 2010. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "MGIS blank JGIS". Ahmedabad Mirror. December 20, 2009. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 

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