In the next three years 2016-2019 development of core skills will be facilitated through a concept based curriculum to be followed in all classes-KG To Class XII leading to a 20 to 50% improvement in application skills and greater awareness for at least 60% of our students
Value Education will be integrated in all lesson plans for classes KG to XII in both scholastic as well as co scholastic subjects leading to ownership among students where ethics and discipline are concerned. Taking recourse to unfair means during examinations or otherwise will be reduced by 100% so that no invigilators or special seating arrangements will be required
At least 50% of our students will be sensitised towards making a positive contribution towards the enrichment and betterment of their immediate surroundings and school neighbourhood
The true purpose of education is more than mere academic mastery. It is also the imbibing of universal traditional values and one’s own culture and spirituality. True education strives to empower the individual to seek the best course of thought and action. It is thus imperative to realise innate talent to its full potential. The light of education conquers darkness in the mind. The school believes that the fervent lamp of knowledge nurtures young minds into myriad lights to shine in the world. Our mission is to impart quality education that goes beyond academics and extra-curricular activities to meet this objective.
- Academic Excellence Fostered By Conceptual And Application/Skill Based Learning For Better Employability
- Mould Well Informed, Responsible And Empathetic Citizens Of The World
- Encourage Creativity And Spirit Of Enquiry
- Empower Students With Knowledge Of Self
- Teach Ourselves And Students To Accept Failure And Handle Disappointments With Dignity
- Discover And Honour Potential In Any Field Whatsoever
- Create A Harmonious Environment For Learning That Is Sensitive To The Environment
- Build Capacity And Share Best Practices For Wholesome And Integrated Learning
- Give Ownership To Individuals For Values, Ethics And Discipline To Be Upheld
Mahadevi Birla World Academy was established in 1959 by illustrious industrialist B K Birla in the name of his wife, Mahadevi Birla. He firmly believed that a nation could progress only when industrial and educational development complemented each other. For him, this meant assigning adequate importance to women’s education. His compelling vision led to the founding of MBWA.
This legacy is continued by Shri BK Birla, Late Smt Sarala Birla and Smt Jayashree Mohta, who continue to provide inspiration and support to the school.
Nurturing the flame
Mahadevi Birla World Academy imparts contemporary education for girls and boys. It encourages them to accept modern ideas while respecting universal traditional values.
It prepares them to meet the challenges of the changing world and shape them into confident and conscientious citizens.
- To create an environment conducive to the integrated development of mind, body and soul.
- To foster traditional Indian values, culture and spirituality while inculcating a global outlook.
- To provide conceptual mastery of the curriculum, imbibing creativity, imagination and analytical thinking.
- To inculcate social and community awareness so that students grow up to be compassionate, responsible and patriotic citizens.
- To encourage students to acquire self-knowledge and venture on the path of self-realisation.
- To help students acquire skills with life skill training to meet the challenges of the changing world.
The Global Approach
The school aims to provide multi-dimensional education by striking a balance between curricular and co-curricular activities for the all round development of the individual. Rather than being solely academically oriented, MBWA not only focuses on instilling a sense of confidence and discipline but also helps each student to develop a distinctive personality.
Students have always displayed a comprehensive interest in sports, cultural activities and academics and have proudly represented their school on many occasions and won many accolades.
The education process is designed to ensure that students realise their potential and grow into well-rounded personalities. It is beyond the purview of classroom teaching to inculcate a self-belief and inspires them to participate in social activities. This hones them into compassionate and complete individuals, ready to face the world.
An able fleet of school buses drops and fetches students to and from different parts of the city.
The school possesses an efficient faculty of teachers and assisting staff. Regular training sessions and workshops are organised to improve their skills in the latest pedagogies.
Supported by superb infrastructure, the performance of the students in their Board examinations has been exemplary in recent years. Not only did they all succeed in them, but most secured excellent percentages.
The school has four Academic Blocks and facilitates a scientifically planned education programme that enables students to perform to the best of their abilities.
- Senior Secondary Section Classes XI-XII
- Senior Section Classes IX-X
- Middle Section Classes V-VIII
- Junior Section Classes Kindergarten-IV
Each classroom has ample space to accommodate an optimum number of students and is provided with Interactive Digital Boards like the Educom / NIIT and Promethean boards as well as Projectors as teaching aids.
MBWA houses various laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Mathematics and Geography. Each of these is fully equipped with instruments and apparatus appropriate to the unique needs of their respective disciplines.
They are situated in the Middle, Senior and Senior Secondary section buildings.
Special laboratories for Home Science and Fashion Studies that have adequate facilities for cooking, embroidery, tie and dye and dress designing.
Computer Training Centre
Each block is home to a Computer Training Centre, equipped with a number of computers, a variety of software and a broadband connection.
Three Libraries are well stocked with a variety of books on various subjects, besides newspaper dailies and periodicals. The school encourages its students to inculcate the habit of regular reading.
Art & Craft Centre
There is also an Art & Craft Centre with facilities for drawing , painting and practising various crafts. The school encourages students to creatively bring out their innermost potential in all disciplines.
The school lays great emphasis on sports and games. To this end, a composite sports complex, Mahadevi Birla Krida Kunj, was created. This unique complex comprises an indoor swimming pool, a skating rink and amenities for indoor sports such as badminton, darts and table tennis. In addition, it also features games such as carrom, snooker and chess.
Rhythmic gymnastics and yoga are taught to students to create wholesome, healthy and happy individuals. They are encouraged to participate in indoor and outdoor games to develop their skills and talents along with team spirit and leadership.
It is expected that all students take part in some physical activity or sports. In fact, physical education is considered equally important as academics in the development of a child. The school has facilities for practising a number of sporting activities under qualified and experienced instructors and coaches. It is a matter of great pride that many students of the school have won prizes in State and National sporting competitions.
Each block has a wellness area that cares for the well-being of children and performs periodic health checks. Qualified nurses are present round the clock on all school days.
Legal Studies and Theatre Studies
Two ‘out of the Box’ Academic Courses supported by the CBSE are offered as subject options in classes XI and XII to prepare them for extended studies in law and theatre for careers in future.
The Student Spark
Inter School Activities:The school participates in all prestigious inter-school events and competitions. The students are encouraged to take part in these events. They have earned many laurels for themselves and the school in various activities such as Music, Dance, Painting, Creative Writing, Quiz, Debate, Sports and Athletics, Histrionics, Photography and other innovative arenas.
Special care is taken to maintain a pleasing environment with manicured lawns and gardens. This also helps to create environmental awareness amongst the children.
The school encourages students in a variety of cultural activities. Students with a fondness for the Arts can opt for Dance, Music, Art and Craft, Tailoring, Dramatics and Special crafts. Those with a fondness for concentration and strategy may choose Chess and Karate. They may also participate in Debate, Quiz and Scrabble competitions. Furthermore, foreign languages such as French, German and Mandarin are taught. All of these activities are carefully blended to suit each student’s talents and interests.
The Classroom of Life
Social Service Activities: Community service programmes are organised to offer students the opportunity to experience the realities and problems faced by the underprivileged, to teach them the value of selfless service and also to instill sensitivity towards others. Various programmes are organised in association with prominent social service organisations. Students take part in various community projects with fervor The Interact Club facilitates commumity service among students through literacy campaingns for the under privileged or drives for collection of old clothes or books and newspapers.
Educational excursions are held annually in India and sometimes abroad to broaden the minds of the students and to develop their confidence. Short visits to nearby places in and around the city are also arranged. The school firmly believes that these explorations can educate impressionable young minds and takes great care to expose students to as much variety in excursions as possible.
Windows to tomorrow
Career Development: A number of workshops and counselling programmes are organised to provide guidance to students regarding academic pursuits, personal enhancement and career options. They are given opportunities to interact with renowned personalities from various fields. This shapes their ambition and guides them in pursuing their dreams.
The school has been recognised for outstanding development of International learning in the curriculum by the British Council and has received the International School Award for the years 2014 – 2017. Many international partnerships are sustained with school’s all over the world.
International Award for Young People
The school is licensed to operate the International Award for Young People as a Young Engaging Society (YES) Centre in India since March, 2015.
Classes: Kindergarten to Class XII
Affiliation: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – 2430003
Medium of Instruction: English
Registration & Admission: Names are registered for admission to Kindergarten during August / September. Dates are notified on the school notice board and the school website accordingly. Admission to other classes takes place in March depending strictly on vacancy, age and the merit of the child. Admission to Class XI is notified in the month of March / April or after the Board results.
Withdrawal: One month’s calendar notice in writing or one month’s fees in lieu thereof is required to be paid before the withdrawal of a pupil from school. The Transfer Certificate is not issued until all outstanding dues are cleared. Fees once paid are non-refundable.
School Calendar: The school academic year begins in the 1st week of April and ends in the 4th week of March.
- Kindergarten to Class II-8:25 am to 12:30 pm Classes III to XII-8:25 am to 2:35 pm
Weekly Holidays: Saturday & Sunday except the first and second Saturdays of the month
Office Hours: The school office remains open for parents from 10 am to 4 pm on all working days (including 1st and 2nd Saturday of the month).
Attendance: Every pupil is expected to be particular about attendance. In case of illness or unavoidable reasons, a formal leave application should be submitted to the Principal / Vice-Principal / Headmistress. In case of illness, a medical certificate should accompany the leave application.
Communication with Parents: The active involvement and continued support of parents is required for the all-round development of their wards. Parents are expected to enforce regularity and discipline and be aware of their child’s progress. They should regularly check the school diary, especially the teacher’s remarks and the circular page. Parents are expected to attend the Parent Teacher Meetings held at regular intervals throughout the year to discuss the performance / difficulties / any other problem of their wards. It is expected that the parents will play an active and supportive role as regards the school and their wards.