The announcement was made at a ceremony held at the Platinum Hotel with H E J S Mukul, the Indian Ambassador to Oman, as the chief guest. Also present were Dr Ali al Bimani, the SQU vice chancellor, Kanak Khimji, N K Ramachandran Menon, chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Middle East, sponsor Zohair al Lawati, and Shabbir Boriyawala, Sooraj Ramachandran and Dr Keshav, the school's education consultants.
Bhavan’s Modern International School, located in North Ghubra, will commence activities from the 2013 academic year. It will follow the CBSE-International (CBSE-I) curriculum and adhere to India's Ministry of Education norms for its programmes, which officials said will suit the needs of all nationalities. Officials said admissions for classes KG1 to five have begun and forms are available on the school website www.bhavansoman.com.
Speaking at the launch, H E Mukul said, “The school will give more options to students and parents in the country. Other Indian schools are already providing quality education. This new school will add to the growing number of schools in Oman, which currently has 19 schools with a total of 37,000 students. The Bhavan’s Modern International School will be affiliated to the CBSE-I syllabus, which is a new option for students.”
The school's website was also launched on the occasion. Officials said the portal will help parents keep track of their child's performance online and stay in touch with the school's management and teachers. Admission forms need to be submitted before February 15.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is India's largest education network with around 400 schools in India and other countries.