E City has been under your wing
since its inception. How would you describe
your journey so far?
I've been a part
of the MLZS E City family since July 2015 and so far it’s been a great personal
I’ve enjoyed each
and every moment of my time here mentoring, teaching and learning - all at the
Every day, I look
forward to meeting and seeing the smiling faces of the children.
enthusiasm and strong conviction of the teachers is contagious.
support provided by the non-teaching staff is heartwarming.
parents’ unstinting support is what makes the teaching–learning journey very
special and immensely rewarding.
What were some of the challenges
that you had to deal with when you joined and how did you meet them?
The school s still
in its early stages of operation, which brings with it its own set of
parent’s apprehension about the quality of education was our main concern as
every parent wants the formative years of the child to be well taken care of.
Building upon the
initial basic structure with our enthusiasm and hard work was a great
challenge. But, we can say we are proud of our scholastic and co-scholastic
accomplishments so far.
However, we are
aware that we have to further strengthen our reputation as givers of quality
education and lifeskills.
How do you ensure that Samsidh's
vision of ‘preparing children for Future’ trickles down to the teachers?
To implement the
Samsidh Vision it is important to make sure our teachers:
importance of doing the right kind of groundwork that will pay handsomely in
understand why it
is important to mentor and guide the students to be free thinkers and make them
express their views on a given subject fearlessly and objectively.
understand that it
is equally important to make the student good human beings who are unafraid to
be leaders and model citizens in the society.
believe in the
core values that Samsidh stands for - empathy, integrity, and humility - and we at E City focus on.
How do you plan to take E City to
greater heights in the coming years?
ECity is a part of
a time-tested and a credible management team ‘Samsidh Group of Schools’ which
is led passionately by its chairman, who has a clear vision of inculcating a
strong value system in the next generation.
The group is
unique in its approach to education. It focuses on the overall growth of the
The school is
committed to its ideals and core values which will help us to scale greater
heights in the years to come.
The school follows
Activity Based Methodology (ABM) which enhances the overall growth of the
our school recognises the role of the teachers in shaping the future of the
students. We always look for the best talent.
We also believe in
creating an environment which promotes real learning and builds meaningful
relationships between teachers and students.
Describe a typical day at the school.
We look forward to
coming to school as it’s become a home away from home.
We welcome the new
day by exchanging pleasantries with parents and children and seeing the beaming
parents and smiling children is a great way to start the day .
A series of
brainstorming sessions with other teachers over a hot cup of coffee kick-starts
the day. It’s an amusing experience to listen to the hustle and bustle in the
corridor as the children settle down after the assembly and circle time
It is a wonderful
experience to witness how effortlessly the teachers and the students are able
to connect and how every child is able to be an integral part of the learning.
On special occasions,
the children participate in various activities and learn by experience.
The day ends on a
sweet note and we are already looking forward to meeting again the next day!
How do you stay abreast of the
changing educational scenarios and yet stay relevant to the present as well as
the future of the students?
We realise that
it’s a fast changing world and the field of education is growing exponentially.
New research and
thinking are being carried out all over the world which will shape the way we
We take part in
various educational seminars and keep up-to-date with latest developments and
We also impart
in-house training to teachers about new developments in the field of education.
An exchange of
ideas between experienced and new teachers is also encouraged so that everyone
benefits and there are no gaps in the teaching methodology.
We hold a detailed
in-house discussion about the ways to implement changes that are relevant to
our current system.
At each stage,
care is taken to see that we remain relevant in the current scenario but are
able to adapt to future changes at a moment’s notice.
For us students’
interest is top priority and we make sure there’s no cause for misinformation
and confusion about curriculum and examinations.
How often do you train the teachers?
is an integral part of our developmental programs as we understand that the key
role they play in the development of the child.
We conduct both
in-house and external workshops for the teachers on a regular basis.
attend seminars organised by the British Council and similar organisations in
order to stay abreast of the latest changes in the field of education and learn
about their effective implementation.
The Zee Education
has mandated it for the teachers to have a hundred hours of workshop spread
over one academic session.
What according to you is the most
factor in the teaching and skill development methodology at Samsidh?
I find the concept
of child being the focus of attention and not only the parents as the most
while many schools focus on only the satisfaction of the parents rather than
the development of the child, we are passionate about the growth of the student
and take great pains to orient the parent’s expectation with the child’s
We focus on the
teacher-student connect and the way students are taught. I think it’s our
approach to education is what makes it an enjoyable experience for the
What is the way ahead for E City?
The future looks
very promising as our approach to education is unique and based on a solid
foundation of unique methodology, compliance to standards and a focus on
complete development of the child. Consider the following factors:
We have a strong
scholastic and co-scholastic capability and a strong value based foundation
laid by the Samsidh Group.
Our approach to
education is ‘What’s right for the child’
as we recognise every child is different and gifted in their own individual
We realize that
children thrive when they are given undivided and personal attention.
enables our students to acquire life skills to deal effectively with the
demands and challenges of everyday life.
We are in-line
with new trends in learning. Our unique approach to education and our
compliance with CBSE standards ensures our students can tackle any competitive
exams conducted by CBSE. They also stand a greater chance of acceptance by universities.
believe education is not just about acquiring skills and knowledge. As
important is to be guided by a set of core values that are non-negotiable.
At Mount Litera,
we believe that being human is more important. Our motto is ‘If we do not value
our values, we shall have no value.'