The journey of such incredibly long years of Chitkara International School portrays the blend of supreme intellect, innovation, research, distinctive collaboration; righteous assessments and global industry connect. The unions of formidable perspectives and the combined action of students and human resources have made Chitkara a chief dispenser of global and futuristic education with innovation and research being paramount ingredients.
The school is accredited by the Quality Council of India (QCI) after being assessed and found to be complying with the NABET requirement as per Accreditation Standard for Quality School Governance. Also, CIS secured platinum rank out of 460 schools of Chandigarh in the School Health Accreditation Project powered by the Department of Education Chandigarh (U.T.) in association with PGIMER, Chandigarh and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
CIS’s due emphasis on promoting safe and appropriate hygiene practices in school has also helped the school achieve district level Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017 from MHRD, Government of India. Further, by successfully accomplishing the objectives of the Swachh Survekshan, an annual survey of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation across India, launched as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Chitkara International School, Chandigarh, has been remarkably awarded the 2nd position under the Private School, Swachh Ranking.
Also, the school has its footprint in the top 50 schools of India twice in a row (2017-18) under the National Category by Univariety and Fortune India. Moreover, it has been recognised as the Best School in Infrastructure by Digital Learning.
Adhering to the research and following the shadow of the book “Assessment Quotient”, written by Dr Niyati Chitkara, published by German publishers, LAMBERT, it is always the effort of teachers of CIS to be practical and innovative in their approach of assessing scholastic and non-scholastic aspects of learning, where non-scholastic is unique and innovative and has not been touched so far by anyone till date.
For Chitkara, the vision to sketch a new revolution comes with a research-based curriculum. In liaison with Chitkara University, the school’s course of study is constructed with a unique university to K curriculum that grooms students for tertiary education, fosters future employment and ingrains the spirit of entrepreneurship. The several pieces of research at Chitkara promote different methodologies of pedagogy such as enquiry-based learning, blended learning, flipped classrooms, interdisciplinary learning, and innovative Tek-8 modules which talks about Household Technology, Mobile Technology, Electronics, Computer Science, Robotics, Energy and Automobile Technology. Thus, the students are subjected to a learning environment that is filled with a myriad of learning practices.
The school is affiliated to CBSE and so with the uniform system of assessment, examination and report cards for students; it has raised the bar of global and international education in the city. In addition to this, the school provides learning opportunities that appeal to children’s multiple intelligences and trigger in them a multiplicity of perspectives through an eclectic mix of activities, excursions, intellectual accomplishments, aesthetic appreciation and sporting success, and thus encourage them to participate fully in the richness of school life.
Further, CIS, under the flagship initiative of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), the Government of India has established a well-equipped and extensively operative Atal Tinkering Lab “Tinkering Talkies” that aims at inculcating STEM skills in students. Moreover, the lab is a remarkable initiative that helps in creating and promoting a culture of innovation and research among its proficient students. Further, being an ATL School, CIS looks forward to providing its students with unparalleled growth & learning opportunities that allow them to assimilate the basics of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths).
The school also ensures proper sanitation and hygiene in the school premises to cultivate cleanliness and sanitation in a comprehensive way. The rainwater harvesting, solar panel and lights, herbal garden, vermicompost, separate bins for wet and dry waste and other operations of the school are embedded in the school’s philosophy and hence we surface as a green school.