R. N. Podar School
|R. N. Podar School|
|Type||Private Day school|
|Motto||Nurturing the future. Since 1927|
|Grades||1 - 12|
|Affiliation||Central Board of Secondary Education|
Ramniranjan Podar Senior Secondary School, also known as R N Podar School, is a private secondary school run by the Anandilal Ganesh Podar Society in Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is a day school with morning and afternoon shifts. The school has 2,700 students and is affiliated to the CBSE). It is a front runner in the reforms process, a case study at IIM Ahmedabad and a pilot for policy initiatives of CBSE. It is enlisted as one among top ten schools in Mumbai as per a recent Hindustan Times survey report.
RN Podar was established in 1998 and is a creation of the Anandilal Ganesh Podar Society. The Podar Education Network (incorporated in 1927) educates 50,000 students through 40 schools across India.. Some other institutes established by the society in Mumbai include Lilavatibai Podar High School (ICSE), Podar International School (IB), Podar World College, Podar International School (SSC) and Podar Jumbo Kids.
Achievements and academics
In the class 12 AISSCE board examinations (2012–13), 62.9% of the school's students secured an overall percentage of over 90%, while 32.4% fared in the range of 80-90%.
Sports and Co-curriculars
The school's football team starred in a promotion bid to division III of Mumbai School Sports Association under 16 tournament in 2012, the first time in five years. Also, the under 14 team we're ranked 2nd in division III subsequently qualifying for div II. In a national level essay writing competition "Gurutsav" organised by CBSE on the eve of teacher's day, two students from the secondary section, having won, got their essays published in an e-book.
Microsoft Mentor School
Microsoft has conferred the school with the ‘Microsoft Mentor School Award’ globally which included the principal’s participation at the Partners in Learning Global Forum 2014 in Spain. The award recognizes schools that are using cutting-edge technology to improve student outcomes.
Ashoka Changemaker School
Ashoka Innovators for Public, as a part of its global initiative "Changemaker Schools program" has selected R. N. Podar School (CBSE) as a changemaker school. The chief motive of this initiative is to bring together the best practices and innovations on a common platform thereby facilitating a greater collaboration, both locally and globally. The school's impact on social as well as academic fronts has been acknowledged.
Education World Ranking 2015
The school has been ranked as No. 1 day school on the category of Leadership, Management & Academic reputation, in the Education World India School Rankings 2015.
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- "CBSE students raise the bar". Hindustan Times.
- "Anirudha Nandi stars in R. N. Podar's promotion bid". Mid Day.