The Lodha Group and Shri Educare Ltd bring the first Shri Ram Universal School to Mumbai in Palava

January 5, 2016 By LODHA

— The Shri Ram Universal School, the first in Mumbai Metropolitan Region, will follow the teachings, philosophy and best practices of The Shri Ram Schools, Delhi and Gurgaon

— The Shri Ram Schools, Delhi and Gurgaon have been consistently ranked in the top three day schools in India by the Education World India School Rankings

— The Shri Ram Early Years has been ranked Overall Number 1 Preschool in Gurgaon by the Education World Preschool Ranking 2015

Mumbai, January 05, 2016: Mumbai Metropolitan Region will soon see an iconic name in the academic circles come to its fold. From the promoters that set up the country’s most premier and sought-after educational institute,The Shri Ram School, comes The Shri Ram Universal School, Palava City, under the aegis of Shri Educare Limited, the education consultancy that has tied-up with the Lodha Group.

The Shri Ram School is widely acknowledged as being the Holy Grail of schooling in Delhi. The Shri Ram School was founded in 1988, and has since then progressively emerged as the top choice for parents of Delhi and Gurgaon. The school is known to live by its core values of integrity, sensitivity, pride in one’s own heritage and pursuit of excellence. The Shri Ram Universal School will follow the teachings, philosophy and best practices of The Shri Ram School, and the first session of the school will commence in April 2017.

The Shri Ram Universal School, affiliated to the ICSE board, is planned to be set up at Palava, a privately planned 4500 acre city being developed by the Lodha Group. Speaking on the announcement, Mr. Kartik Bharat Ram, Board Member of SRF Foundation (which runs The Shri Ram Schools) and Shri Educare Limited said, “The Shri Ram Schools are a manifestation of the vision and passion of Mrs. Manju Bharat Ram who felt a strong need to build an alternative model of school education in Delhi. In an atmosphere of mutual support, equality and dignity, each child is given the opportunity to strive for excellence within the framework of an extensive and diverse curriculum. With this, we are taking the vision forward and expanding outside to provide similar quality of education across the country.”

On the association with Lodha Group and choice of Palava as the destination for the school, he said “We see Lodha Group as excellent partners in setting up a quality education institution. As Palava is a Greenfield city development, we will have a larger school premise than an average school in Central Mumbai. This additional space will help us incorporate more non-academic activities to ensure holistic development of the child.”

The Shri Ram Schools in Delhi and Gurgaon have consistently been ranked amongst the top three day schools in India for the last five years according to the Education World India School Ranking. Some of the other premier and leading educational institutions set up by the group are the Shri Ram College of Commerce and Lady Shri Ram College. The Shri Ram Schools have been set up in the same tradition of creating excellent institutions which serve the society.

Mr. Shaishav Dharia, CEO – Palava said, “It is our vision to make a world-class educational system available to every one of Palava’s young citizens. We are confident that in the future, The Shri Ram Universal School in Palava will be a touchstone for academic excellence in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. We see a lot of alignment in the philosophies followed by Shri Educare Limited and are extremely happy to partner with a group that is a pioneer in the education sector.”

The Shri Ram Universal School will be set up in the ‘Lakeshore Greens’ neighbourhood of Palava and is expected to cater to students from Nursery to Class XII. It will be one of the over 20 schools planned in Palava. Palava today has two operational ICSE schools– Lodha World School and Pawar Public School. With this one-of-its-kind alliance, the residents of Lakeshore Greens in Palava will get an enviable chance to enroll their children into India’s top educational institute, and that too, located just a short walk away. The Shri Ram Universal School in Palava is expected to carry the legacy of being progressive, secular, child-centered and committed to providing quality education to all their students.

About Shri Educare Limited

Shri Educare Limited (SEL) has been set up by the Arun Bharat Ram family in the year 2008. SEL has been formed out of the promoter’s commitment to expand their reach of providing quality education. It is essentially engaged in providing Educational Consultancy for setting up schools in India and abroad and providing ERP solutions to schools.

The decision to set up SEL was taken in view of the shortage of quality schools in different parts of the country as well as the ever-growing needs of the NRIs living in countries where high quality Indian schools were not easily available. These schools follow different national and international curricula depending on the place and preference of the local community.

The schools being set up under Shri Educare Limited are modeled on the pattern of The Shri Ram Schools, which are known for their child-centric, innovative methods of imparting value-based education. Drawing strength from the repertoire of experience and expertise of The Shri Ram Schools in the field of education, Shri Educare Limited continues to incorporate global best practices in education.

The setting up of Shri Educare Limited with a clear focus on expanding the network of quality schools will go a long way in improving the standard of education for Indians in India and abroad.

About Lodha Developers:

Established in 1980, privately held Lodha Developers is India’s largest real estate developer and amongst the world’s select multinational real estate brands with presence in India and the United Kingdom. The company is one of the most profitable players in India and the largest by sales for three consecutive years. It achieved net sales of INR 7,790 Cr for FY 14-15 and INR 7,520 Cr for FY 13-14.

The group is currently developing over 45 million square feet of prime real estate across Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune, and over 0.3 million square feet* in London (*net internal area). It currently has total land holdings of over 6,000 acres with an estimated saleable area of ~490 million sq ft. Of this, 27 ongoing and 21 planned projects, spread over 1,284 acres of land, comprise 100 million sq ft. of saleable area. In addition our land reserves of 4,750 acres – the largest in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region – have an estimated saleable area of 388 million sq ft. Historically we have executed and delivered projects to the tune of 26 million square feet across Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad. In FY 14-15 alone the company delivered 5.7 million square feet and 5,500 units across projects. The group plans to deliver more than 11 million sq ft. in FY 15-16.

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