How To Find The Best And Top Schools In Varanasi

Published: 10th August 2011
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It is the auspicious night of the Hindu festival of Deepawali and the city of Varanasi popularly known as Benares or Kashi is beautifully lit up with little diyas or lamps all over welcoming the coming of the Hindu deity Ram. Located on the west bank of the River Ganga in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the sight is a spectacular one drawing more than 1, 000, 000 pilgrims on an average each year.

A holy city for Hindus, considered as one of the ‘Char Dhaams’ the city is also famous for being an ancient centre for learning and it comes as no surprise that the city is also known as "Sarva Vidya Ki Rajdhani" (capital of knowledge). This is because since ancient times people, from all parts of the world, have been coming to Varanasi to learn philosophy, Sanskrit, astrology, modern sciences and social science. The first step in the direction of establishing an educational institute for formal instruction in Varanasi dates back to 1791, when a Sanskrit college was started to train the servants of the East India Company. Much later, Mrs Annie Besant set up the Central Hindu School in the last quarter of the 19th century with the aim of imparting a blend of modern and traditional education.

The Central Hindu School was the core of the Benaras Hindu University apart from the Sampurnanad Sanskrit University, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidya Peeth, U P College and Central Institute of Tibetan Studies. With some of the best educational institutions in India the standard of education in Varanasi is considered to be very high compared to a number of other states in the country. It is for this reason that students graduating from these universities in Varanasi stand a higher chance regarding job prospects with multinationals and corporate companies. Known for its high standards of education, the training given.

The schools in Varanasi are aimed at meeting the rising standards of the computer age. Among schools some of the best known ones are Sunbeam School (for boys and girls), Sunbeam Academy (for boys and girls), W.H. Smith Memorial English School, Children's Academy, Jeewandeep Public School, St. Xavier High School, St. Johns’ School, St. Mary's Convent School and International Hindu School. All of these schools are fundamentally English medium and lay a lot of emphasis on academics as well as on extra-curricular activities to provide a well balanced learning environment. Some of these schools are Internationally acclaimed and offer exchange programs with some of the leading institutes in the world. Varanasi is dotted with a number of computer training centers like NIIT and Aptech. Varanai has implemented a number of schemes such as the 'Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA), District Primary Education Program (DPEP), Operation Blackboard and the Mid Day Meal in its schools which have been successful to great extent.

The writer of this article is a school advisor in Online School Admissions and provides free of cost consultancy to parents and schools on admissions. Parents can look for the Best Schools In Varanasi from the directory list on the website from where they can search for the English medium schools in Varanasi in which they think they can admit their child. They can also search for the top 10 Nursery Schools In Varanasi as per their choice and can fill up the application forms online.

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