Thiruvananthapuram: Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, here has been ranked as the number one government day school in the country in the Education World India School Rankings for 2017, for the third consecutive year. Principal S. Ajayaumar will receive the award at the ‘awards nite 2017’ to be held in New Delhi on September 22. As part of identifying the award winners, 120 field personnel of C-fore, the market research and opinion polls agency, had interviewed 12,367 stakeholders, including parents, principals, teachers, educationists and senior school students in 27 cities.
It rated the country’s top 1000 schools in 13 categories based on 14 parameters of educational excellence, said Mr Ajayakumar. They rank the schools based on academic reputation, faculty competence, leadership and management quality, sports education, teacher welfare and development, co-curricular education, internationalism, community service, life skills education, conflict management, special needs education, individual attention for students, value for money and infrastructure provisions.
KV Pattom had recently started the Atal Tinkering Lab, an initiative of NITI Ayog. It is a model lab among the ten labs being sponsored by INTEL. Mr Ajyakumar had received the KVS National Incentive Award recently. Mr.S.L.Faisal, librarian, received the KVS National Innovation and Experimentation Award 2016 and Abeni Aadi of class IV the Kerala State Film Award 2016 for the Best Child Artist. Many other students have bagged various other recognitions, said Mr Ajayakumar. The school, established in 1964, is amongst the oldest KVs and has been widely accepted as one of the best schools in the country. The school celebrated its golden jubilee in 2014-15. DPI K.Mohankumar is the chairman of Vidyalaya management committee of the school having 4,300 students and 150 teachers in two shifts.