Utpal Shanghvi Global School & Prabhavati Padamshi Soni International Junior College: Blending Curriculum with an Innovative Approach

To tap and facilitate the personal, creative, physical and ethical potential of our students during their academic pursuit, nurturing competent individuals who maintain their sensitive side while keeping pace with the global trend by being process-dependent, not person dependent.

To create progressive thinkers with strong cultural roots capable of facing the challenges of life is Utpal Shanghvi Global School & Prabhavati Padamshi Soni International Junior College (USGS & PPSIJC). The entire team at USGS & PPSIJC, right from the management to the excellent faculty and administrators is committed to providing each student with an unrivalled educational experience.

It offers the International Early Years curriculum (IEYC, UK) from the age of two, and the most sought after Cambridge International curriculum from Primary Years all the way through to the IGCSE and A levels. Here, innovative teachings meets state of the art digitally enabled classrooms with uniboards, projectors, computers, student friendly furniture and spacious lobbies in a fully air-conditioned campus. It has taken effective measures of installing CCTV cameras in the entire premises to ensure safety and security.

Key Personalities of the Institute                                                                                                  

Mr. Jayesh Choksi is the President of JPES (Juhu Parle Education Society). He leads a dynamic team from the front and is a progressive thinker, who strongly believes that continuous improvement is the key to success. He also believes that every educational institution must create an environment conducive to preparing students for future challenges. The institution has embraced the idea of the world as a classroom with technological tools as a key to tap knowledge, resources and experiences.

“With new information being discovered and disseminated every second, it is impossible for learning to be just a gateway to pass examinations. Today, the education process needs skill sets for knowledge to be retrieved, made permanent and transferred from school learning to real-life situations”, adds Mr. Jayesh Choksi.

Mrs. Abha Dharam Pal, CEO at USGS & PPSIJC adds “Alongside, we develop empathy and sensitivity in our students, and to take responsibility for the social cause through our Sustainable Development Project”.

Adding More Colours into Play  

“Besides building deep knowledge and skills through our curriculum, leading to subject matter expertise that students can apply in the workplace, our students at USGS & PPSIJC have wide ranging facilities to bring out their maximum potential for excellence,” said Mrs. Rakhi Mukherjee, Principal. They have access to three computer and science labs each, a large auditorium and a playground. Sports is an integral component of its curriculum and it has ten specialized in-house coaches to facilitate training. The institution is proud to have a 1:15 teacher-student ratio and zero attrition rate amongst its staff. It has built an exclusive AV studio with high end recording and broadcasting equipment. The annual mega event Blitzing is a powerhouse of creativity and innovation, where students are given leadership positions to host and perform, enabling them to explore their potential and scale new heights.

The management is working towards career oriented and skill based courses beyond A Levels, which are in the pipeline.

Winning Prestigious Honours

The institute has 19 World Toppers and 65 India Toppers at the Cambridge Board Examinations and consistent 100% SSC results. Recognized for academic excellence, it has the largest number of students in the city appearing for the Cambridge Examinations at every level. The institution has accreditations like International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) and Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (SSC).

Awards and Achievements:

  • The only South Asian School to represent the Cambridge International Community of 600 schools on Cambridge International Education Advisory Board. Our Principal, Mrs. Rakhi Mukherjee is one of the representatives of the 9 Cambridge zones of the world.
  • First school in Maharashtra to win Computer Literacy Excellence Award by the Govt. of India
  • Abha Dharam Pal, CEO, Winner of the National Award for Best Teacher
  • Jayesh Choksi, President JPES, and Mrs. Abha Dharam Pal, CEO, were awarded Times Education Icon 2017
  • Global Innovative Schools Award, Dubai 2018
  • International School Award (ISA) by the British Council since 2007
  • Ten entries in the Limca Book of World Record
  • First school in India with ISO 9001 certification
  • At the Gothia Cup, Sweden, the team won the Silver medal in the 3/4 B playoff and the only Indian school to walk in the Parade of Nations.
  • At The World Kempo Championship 2018, Budapest Hungary, students returned with 28 medals, which contributed to India standing 6th in the overall technical division.

Remarkable Alumnus

Payoshaa Shah, first Indian girl to win the Dr. Manmohan Singh Scholarship for a degree course at Cambridge University. Yaseen Ladak, Ph.D from University of Oxford. Karan Patel, leading television artist. Shweta Dawar, National lawn tennis champion. Aayush Khurana, PPSIJC commerce topper, studying at Kings College London.

Words of Trust

“It is in my formative years that I had the chances to exploit my acting talents”, – Ranveer Shorey, VJ, Actor and Anchor.

“My career is in complete sync with USGS’s mission statement. No matter how beautiful a building looks, but if its foundations aren’t strong then it is bound to collapse one day”, – Siddhant Shah, Founder of Access for ALL and a heritage architect.

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