Hyderabad: The London based Anglo Schools International Services Limited (ASIS) is all set to establish its first Anglo International School in Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode with an investment out lay of Rs.100 crore. This was stated at a press meet here in city on Wednesday by the Principal and the founding partner of London based ASIS David Boddy. He said the ASIS has already engaged in developing India’s first British Partnership School in Rohtak, Haryana in north India but with a private partnership.
It is for the first time the government of Andhra Pradesh has opened up avenues for bringing foreign education model into the country through PPP model. The ASIS in partnership with the Priyadarshini and Nova group of educational institutions had bid to set up schools in Vizag, Nellore and Tirupathi. However, the Secretary of Priyadarshini group of institutions M.Krishna Rao who was also present said that they could succeed in getting the Vizag bid in their favour after offering the government with highest revenue sharing of 6.3% per annum where as, he said, Nellore and Tirupathi are yet to be finalised. He is hopeful of getting the other two bids as well. The duo had thanked the AP government for providing them with 15 acres of land in Vizag at a cost of Rs.One lakh rent per annum to enable them to construct the school and the hostel building that can accommodate at least 2000 students.
To a querry, David Boddy said that they are looking forward to establish their chain of Anglo International Schools in Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Orissa with local partnerships. The ASIS is also offering scholorship worth Rs.9 crore from the Federation of British Boarding Schools, London, he said. The school will impart education upto 12th standard the syllabi of which shall be ‘international curriculum’ along with the option of CBSE, ICBSE or ICSE, CISCE. The school curriculum will also include ‘Gurukul pattern’ with yoga, meditation, Indian classical art forms and cultural heritage, history etc.
The others who attended the programme include CEO Synergy School Systems, New Delhi, GS Madhav Rao, representative of UK Trade & Investment council of British Deputy high Commission, Sohini Basu Thakur and Tourism consultant from APITCO, Laxminaryana.