Mahatma Gandhi International School won an award for education in the category ‘Best Initiative in Best Public-Private Partnership in the field of Vocational Education and Skill Training’ at the World Education Summit 2012 in New Delhi on 23 July 2012. The summit was organized by the All India council for Technical Education (AICTE), Center for Science, Development and Media Studies (CSDMS) and Elets Technomedia. The Summit was co-organised by UNESCO, NCERT, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India and other partners.
This award has been conferred upon MGIS for delivering project based, hands on education and the BTEC (Level 3) in Creative Media Production.
The Title of Project Submitted for the World Education Summit 2012 was:
“Nayee Talim @ MGIS : Let’s bridge the gap between the Industry and the classroom. MGIS introduces BTEC to mark the epitome of Vocational Training happening for the last 14 years at MGIS, an attempt to look beyond”.
Educationalists, Dr. Pascal Chazot and Ms. Anju Musafir founded Mahatma Gandhi International School (MGIS) in 1998. MGIS is a successful PPP (Private-Public-Partnership) model between the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and educationalists to create the first international school in Gujarat. The pedagogy at MGIS is based on Gandhian principles. “Nayee -Talim” was an educational movement started by Mahatma Gandhi that insisted on the need for vocational education. At MGIS we strive to give value and respect to skill-based learning in education. There is, therefore, an extremely strong connection between the educational principles of Naye Talim, MGIS and BTEC (EDEXCEL).
The award was received Dr. Pascal Chazot, Anju Musafir and Meenakshi Ganeriwala.
Dr. Pascal Chazot, the head of Mahatma Gandhi International School, an Elected Member of Parliament for the French overseas and chairperson in the National Commission for Training and Employment in France for the Government of France, was a guest of honor for the Inaugural Session. He was a key note speaker for learning in Science, Mathematics and English during the summit. He presented the unique pedagogy of MGIS which is used to teach Maths, Science and English.
BTEC @ MGIS
MGIS is the first school in India authorised by EDEXCEL (UK’s largest awarding body) to deliver the BTEC Qualifications in Level 3 in Creative Media and Production. The first batch was launched on ‘Gandhi Jayanti’, the 2nd of October 2011.
The BTEC (Level 3) program in Creative Media Production is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors in the Multi Media industry. These qualifications have been developed to provide an introduction to the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to prepare learners for direct employment. This course is provided for MGIS full-time students and Alumni who are either working or studying at University. This year the course is being opened to interested candidates from Gujarat.