University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge Vice-Chancellor to visit Bangalore School

13/01/2009

Professor Alison Richard, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, will meet teachers and pupils from Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Prof Alison Richard, will visit Mallya Aditi International School in Bangalore on Tuesday 13 January as part of a ten-day visit to India. The school, a Cambridge Fellowship Centre, has offered University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) qualifications since 1995. The visit marks the university’s 800th Anniversary Year and follows the announcement of the new Manmohan Singh Scholarships, which will provide full funding, covering fees and means-tested maintenance, for undergraduate study at the University of Cambridge.

Mallya Aditi International School has around 550 primary and secondary pupils. It offers Cambridge IGCSEs and International A Levels as well as the ICSE/ISC Indian Board examinations. The school has a strong commitment to academic excellence, and is one of only seventy-six schools in the world to become a Cambridge Fellowship Centre.

Professor Richard will meet teachers and students at Mallya Aditi International School and talk to children about their aspirations for future – one of key themes of the university’s 800th Anniversary celebrations looks at the ways in which the university and Cambridge students will be involved in ‘transforming tomorrow’.

Professor Richard said: ‘The Cambridge India Partnership is a long standing one, with the first Cambridge international examinations held in India in 1898. Students with CIE qualifications attend some of the best colleges and universities in India and around the world. Last year we formed a Higher Education Advisory Council in India to ensure even greater success for Indian students. I am delighted to have the opportunity to meet teachers and students from Mallya Aditi International School and learn from their experiences.’

The Principal of Mallya Aditi International School, Sathish Jayajaran, said: It is a signal honour to host Professor Richard and her team at Aditi. We have had a long and valuable association with CIE, an association that has enabled us to evolve and grow as an institution and continually renew our commitment to excellence.’

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Notes to Editors:

About University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14-19 year olds. CIE offers the Cambridge International Curriculum for

5 – 19 year olds, professional qualifications for teachers and vocational qualifications for adult learners. CIE qualifications are taken in 150 countries and recognised by universities, educational providers and employers across the world.

CIE is part of the Cambridge Assessment Group, a not-for-profit organization and a department of the University of Cambridge. CIE has a strong pedigree in development and research and offers unrivalled support to its network of registered centres.

About the University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge was established in 1209. For 800 years, the University and its Colleges have provided education, scholarship and research at the very highest level, transforming tomorrow.

The University of Cambridge’s reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known worldwide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges. The modern University is an international centre of teaching and research in a vast range of subjects: about half of the students study science or technology. Members of the University have won more than eighty Nobel Prizes.

About Mallya Aditi International School

Mallya Aditi International School Bangalore, a K-12 school, was founded in 1984 and has a tradition of academic excellence in humanities, sciences, mathematics, and the creative and performing arts. The school strives to create a vibrant learning environment that is child centred, international, liberal and humanist in perspective, engaging, active and critical. Aditi believes that developing a sense of community and a social conscience lie at the very heart of education and the school runs an active community service programme.

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