Early Learning Centre-Centre for Advance Learning (ELC-CFAL) and Bharath Group will jointly establish ‘Bharath Academy’ at Blueberry hills near Kuntikana.
The institution would offer primary education in ICSE and IGCSE curriculum. Classes for grade-one would begin from the new academic year onwards, said Ananth G Pai from Bharath Group.
Pai addressing media at ELC-CFAL campus in Kuntikana on Friday said the academy would focus on child-centered learning. “The student to teacher ratio will be 1:15.
Bharath Academy’s Learning Lab includes swimming, speed program, badminton training, chess classes, classical dance, music classes and an extensive Library. Real-time projects and highly qualified teaching would be added features.
“The overall curriculum is inspired by Early Learning Centre (ELC), Center for Advanced Learning (CFAL) and other successful learning approaches. Bharath Academy campus will be spread on a sprawling four-acre,” he said.
Vijay Moras, programme coordinator at ELC and CFAL said: “The academy enables children to do deep work and attain excellence in their chosen field by ensuring that they are regularly challenged, properly supported and given opportunities to find and develop their potential”.
ELC was recently awarded ‘India’s promising preschools of the future’ award with special recognition for innovation in the curriculum for the second time. ELC is the only school in Mangaluru that has been awarded in this category.
Sudhir Pai of Bharat Group said that the group with its 89-year experience in understanding the needs of the Mangalorean community has now ventured into education.
“The organisation had been contributing funds to educational institutions. It was the dream of the former MD of Bharat Group, B Ganapathy Pai to set up an educational institution,” he added. Dr Vidya Pai and Shreya Pai were present in the press meet. For details, contact: 9632964328 / 9740939374