Jain International Residential School receives Accreditation Certificate for 'Quality School Governance' from the National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET). This is the first school in Karnataka and tenth in the country to receive the accreditation.
The accreditation certificate will be presented to Dr. R Chenraj Jain, Chairman, The JGI Group by Dr. Girdhar J Gyani, Secretary General, Quality Council of India on 16th September, 2010 at Jain Heritage School Campus at 2.30 pm.
Valid for four years the accreditation is awarded to schools that meet the standards set for quality education by Quality Council of India (QCI). QCI functions through various accreditation boards and the accreditation for schools comes under the purview of NABET.
The schools are assessed by NABET on 50 parameters including governance, educational and support processes, curriculum, examination and assessments, financial resources, infrastructure, health and safety, etc before granting the accreditation.
The accreditation process begins with the school submitting its application to NABET. This is followed by a visit to the school by the NABET team that interacts with the management, teachers, parents and students and records its assessment including recommendations for improvement if any. A second review is conducted by NABET after the school acts on the teams’ suggestions and then accreditation is granted if the school meets the required standards.
The NABET team visited Jain International Residential School on February 13th 2010 and conducted a diagnostic test that included the school’s affiliations, policy documents, processes set up, fee payment mechanism, faculty development programmes, student development initiatives, safety and health measures and interacted with all the stakeholders, assessed the school’s position and also identified areas of further improvement.
The school was subject to a final review on April 13th & 14th 2010.
It is a proud moment for Jain International Residential School to be honoured with the award.
Quality Council of India is a non profit, autonomous body set up jointly by Government of India & Indian Industry, to establish & operate national accreditation structure and to promote quality through nationwide quality campaign. At the second QCI National Quality Conclave in February 2007, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, the then President of India, stressed the need for development of a standard for the schools to ensure quality of education across the nation. In line with this recommendation QCI has developed the Accreditation Standard for Quality School Governance. This standard provides framework for the effective management and delivery of the holistic education program aimed at overall development of the students.
Jain International Residential School is a full-time residential school establishment under The JGI Group. With a sprawling campus of over 300 acres, staff strength of more than 300 and a world-class infrastructure, JIRS caters to the needs of nearly 750 students from India and abroad. The school is an affiliate with Cambridge University's International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from Grades 4 to 12. It has a student-staff ratio of 8:1, with only 25 students to a class.