On 16 January, 2009, The Modern School became the first school in India to get accreditation by Quality Council of India’s NABET Standard for Quality School Governance. The Modern School was also the first school in India to get certified for ISO9002:1994 (superceded by ISO9001:2000) on 27 May 1997.
What is the NABET Quality School Governance Standard of QCI?
Quality Council of India (QCI) was set up in 1997 as an autonomous body by the Government of India jointly with the Indian industry, represented by three premier industry associations ASSOCHAM, CII and FICCI. The Chairman of QCI is appointed directly by the Prime Ministers Office. During February, 2007, the then President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam gave the QCI the task of developing accreditation and quality benchmarks for schools,which gave birth to the National Accreditation Board for Education and Training’s (NABET) Standard for Quality School Governance.
Here is seen Shri Girdhar J Gyani, Secretary General, Quality Council of India, awarding the certificate to Shri Rakesh Kapoor, Founder, The Modern School. Also gracing the ceremony are Honourable Justice D K Trivedi (Retd.), Chairman, school’s Advisory Council, and Shri Devi Singh, Director, IIM Lucknow.
Curriculum and quality system
The school’s curriculum and quality system lays stress on children’s transformation in cognitive, ethical, spiritual and physical domains.
The school already had an outstanding infrastructure – two computer labs, four science labs, huge air conditioned library with over 7500 books, large auditorium, swimming pool, basketball court – which was all improved further during preparation for accreditation.
Illumination level in all corners of the building is as per international standards – a light meter is used.
Extensive fire safety
The school installed a new fire alarm system and had regular fire evacuation drills to attain target of evacuating the school buildings within 4 minutes of an emergency alarm. The school has trained the teachers and other staff in the use of fire extinguishers.
Safer bus service
The bus drivers are also trained in the use of fire extinguishers. The busses are equipped with fire extinguishers and first aid boxes as per the guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court of India.
The school follows a rule of at least 10 square feet of classroom area per child. All classrooms have their areas and maximum students permissible printed on their doors.
Improved water purification system
The water purification systems throughout the school have been upgraded to the latest reverse osmosis (RO) technology.
New state of the art toilets
Despite the already existing very large toilets, the school has invested in two new state of the ar toilets for girls and one new toilet for boys.
Quality of canteen service
Strict guidelines exist for ensuring high quality nutritional food as per prescribed menu; health and hygiene of the food server while serving; cleanliness of the utensils and location; freshness of the food; disposal of leftover food.