Nanduba English Academy: Marching Forward to Making Education Affordable & Accessible

 Dr. Monika Sharma,  PrincipalEnvision a world where every child has the opportunity to attend a school that nurtures talents and sets them on a prosperous path to success. Picture a school that offers quality education regardless of a kid’s financial background. Bringing this vision of affordable education to reality has been the inspiration behind Nanduba English Academy. Schools are like second homes, places where students learn and grow both academically and personally. But for many families, the cost of a good education is a heavy burden that they cannot easily afford. Nanduba English Academy aims to change that. This CBSE school believes that education is not a privilege but a basic right.

Founded in 2010 as part of the 60-year-old Kantha Vibhag Navnirman Mandal trust, the school lives by a mission that a child's potential should not be limited by their parent's income. Here, affordability doesn't mean compromise. With a team of highly qualified management and dedicated teachers, the school does not compromise on offering holistic and well-rounded education that emphasizes both academic and extracurricular success.

What makes it special is that the school don't just care about what's in the textbooks. The school wants to know what the children are passionate about and what makes them unique. The school celebrates it's children's talents, whether they are a math whiz, a budding artist, or a future scientist. The school even has special scholarships for kids who shine extra bright! This holistic approach to education ensures that students are ready to take on the challenges of the world.

Unlike many private institutions that rely on hefty donations, this trust-supported academy ensures that education remains accessible with affordable fees and scholarships to high-achieving students. Fully funded scholarships are provided for students with merit, instilling in them a sense of confidence and ambition. Dr. Monika Sharma, the Principal of Nanduba English Academy explains, “We also provide free education for students who score above 90 percent after 8th grade”.
The school's supportive environment has helped them attain remarkable results of a 100 percent pass rate in 10th standard boards, in the last academic year. From 600 enrolled students in 2022 to 2000+ students in 2023, people’s trust in the academy has been proved by 1,500 new admissions in the last year alone. Dr. Monika Sharma has been at the forefront of this progress within one year of her joining. Her umpteen efforts and achievements were recognized with the prestigious Education Excellence Award 2023. Proudly, the award was presented to her by the President of Mauritius. She has also assumed the role of Skill Ambassador for Skill India.

Nanduba English Academy provides an environment where children are nurtured academically, emotionally, & morally, preparing them for life beyond the classroom

Empowering the Next Generation with a Holistic Approach to Education & Excellence

One unique aspect of Nanduba English Academy is its Center of Excellence, which has initiated counseling sessions to address any concerns of students, be it academic or emotional. It brings students, parents, and teachers together to resolve issues and help kids, ultimately making kids feel supported and understood. Special awareness sessions on POCSO and hygiene are also conducted to make sure that kids are aware of these essential topics. Self-defence is a no-compromise at Nanduba, all students have mandatory self-dense classes once a week.

The academy proudly celebrates diversity within the school, for instance, it conducts assemblies in both English and Hindi. This will shape future leaders who appreciate the importance of diversity, inclusivity, and community engagement. Beyond academic achievements, Nanduba School prioritizes instilling ethical values such as integrity, politeness, kindness, and respect in its students. Also, it aims to build confidence, discipline, and social responsibility in its students, preparing them to become responsible citizens of the world.

With qualified teachers, committed educators, and state-of-the-art facilities, it focuses on the individual needs and aspirations of its students. As the school continues to grow and evolve, it remains committed to producing not just literate individuals but competent leaders of tomorrow.

Progressive Plans for the Future

Nanduba’s pipeline includes plans for diversifying its academic offerings to cater to the diverse interests and aspirations of its students. While it currently offers science and commerce streams for 11th and 12th grade, in the coming years, the school wants to introduce new streams, including humanities. This expansion will provide students with different choices and opportunities to pursue and excel in their interests. “As we work in partnership with DC Patel Campus, which offers UG and PG programs, students who study at Nanduba English Academy will have a clear path to further opportunities”, the Principal adds.

By adopting innovative teaching methods and digital tools, the school aims to create a dynamic and interactive learning environment that boosts creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. The school regularly reviews its teaching methods and follows best learning practices to improve student outcomes. With a forward thinking approach to learning and a passion for affordable education, Nanduba is all set to lead the way in shaping the future of education.