CBSE schools that IIT aspirants must consider to study in


Want to crack the IITJEE? Dream of being an IITian? Remember schools play a significant role in shaping our future. Some of the best schools in the country produce the maximum number of IITians. Here is a list of some of the best schools that have the most number of students in the IITs.

An established fact that many IIT aspirants (and their parents) choose to ignore is that most number of students who qualify the IITJEE belong to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools. According to statistics, a whopping 60% of IITians are products of CBSE schools. These figures cannot be a fluke – there must be something about CBSE schools that allows this to transpire, year after year.

The chronicles of past IITians reveal another striking pattern – which is that certain schools produce a larger number of IITians than others. This gives these schools credence and makes them superior to the rest. What sets these schools apart is that extra bit that comes in the form of dedicated teaching staff, the right academic atmosphere, the teaching practices adopted, motivation, inspiration and a lot more. Take a look at some of the best CBSE schools in the country that might help you realize your IIT dream.

DAV Boys Senior Secondary School - Chennai


Here is a school that has made it a habit of remaining in the headlines, and for all the right reasons. Students from the DAV Boys Senior Secondary School are known for topping the CBSE board examinations with a dogged consistency. The school also boasts of 100% board results. To add to its laurels hundreds of its alumnus have got admission into various campuses of the coveted Indian Institute of Technology.

The academic institution has the honour of being rated as the best by Education World (a popular periodical). DAV Gopalapuram is located on Lloyds Road in Gopalapuram and is exclusively a day school.

While it is the students who bring fame to the school, it is the collective and remarkable effort of the faculty that must also be commended. The faculty at DAV comprises of Post Graduates in the sciences, commerce and humanities with B.Ed. and M.Ed. degrees.

The school has a well-stocked library with an excellent collection of reading material, covering fiction and academics. Indoor and outdoor games/sports facilities encourage active student participation. Laboratories on the campus include an electrical gadgets workshop and labs for the sciences, computer, mathematics and audio-visual.

National Public School - Bangalore


A phenomenal track record is what puts the National Public School in Bangalore in this list. The school ranks among the top academic institutions in the city of Bengaluru. It has to its credit a record of 100% distinction in the 10th and 12th boards. Ex-students of NPS Bangalore have gone on to study at prestigious institutions such as the IITs and the NITs. Students from the school have also been admitted into globally acclaimed universities like Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the California Institute of Technology (CIT).

The school at Bengaluru's Indira Nagar is known for its ultra-modern infrastructure. Well-equipped labs create the right atmosphere for learning. Smart classrooms generate better student involvement in the learning process. The school also has a counselling and guidance centre. An effort is made to keep students involved in activities that keep them mentally alert and physically fit.

The achievements of the school would not be possible if it were not for its committed faculty members. The teachers at National public school are highly qualified and have years of experience.

Delhi Public School - New Delhi


Delhi Public School at New Delhi's R K Puram is a name that has become synonymous with excellence. The school is counted among the best not just in the national capital region, but also throughout the nation. DPS has produced many eminent personalities in various fields. An Indian Express report dated 2009 mentions a staggering number of students having made it into the merit list of IITJEE (over 200 students). That speaks volumes about the kind of schooling the institute provides.

The school employs the best teachers in the industry. They are masters in their subject and have the knack of passing on their knowledge to the students. Teachers at the school are friendly and approachable, making it possible for that crucial student-teacher bond to build.

DPS –R K Puram is located in South Delhi and has the finest infrastructure a school can have. The school has two libraries, with one that has CDs, A-V rooms, hi-tech labs for the sciences, computers, maths, language and robotics all aid in students appreciate learning. Sports is given as much importance and the campus has a sports complex, two gymnasiums and 3 swimming pools. A hostel that can house 400 pupils is also available for out of town students.

Chinmaya International Residential School - Coimbatore


The Chinmaya International Residential School is easily the best school in Tamil Nadu. Located in Coimbatore the school is referred to in the same breath as all other top CBSE affiliated schools in the country. The school's brilliant track record includes excellence in various spheres – ranging from academics to community service and a lot more.

Students from Chinmaya have gone on to study in some the most reputed universities within the country and overseas. The school enforces high standards in academic. Students interact with highly skilled teachers and 'acharyas' who act as their mentors, training and guiding them mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Students become disciplined and learn to balance all aspects of their life.

The Vidyalaya is situated in the verdant environs of the Western Ghats and enjoys a salubrious climate, all year round. The school has a well-stocked library and a large, state of the art auditorium. A swimming pool and fields and courts for various sports ensure students maintain physical fitness, as well.
It is a residential school with comfortable boarding facilities. Students are served nutritious meals and taught to lead a methodical life. They are well cared for and provided with all essential facilities.

Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith – Deoghar


The Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith in Jharkhand is over 90 years old and was founded in 1922. The institution was honoured by the Government of India with a National Award for 'Outstanding Work in the Field of Child Welfare'. It is an educational institution of repute with a history of consistent and brilliant academic performance, year after year.

Students at the residential campus lead a disciplined life, which helps them set goals and achieve their targets. Special classes are conducted for medical and engineering aspirants. The engineering classes train students to ace the IITJEE.

The faculty at the Ramakrishna Mission School is qualified and efficient and come from different parts of the country. The school also has educators from abroad. The campus has 15 dorm accommodations that house secondary and senior secondary students. Emphasis is given to holistic learning and as part of this endeavour there is a medicinal garden and a greenhouse located on the premises.

Apart from the aforementioned the school has an enviable collection of books in its in-house library. There is a swimming pool and a huge auditorium on the premises as well. Children receive an education that shapes their personalities - mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

The Mother's International School - New Delhi


The Mother's International School has the distinction of being named the Best School in the national capital, by Outlook C-fore (based on surveys) on three occasions. The Education World (a periodical) placed the school among the top 5 day schools in India. Both rankings were based on several criterions that the school met.

Mother's International is situated within the tranquil campus of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, close to Hauz Khas area. It was established in 1956, by Sri Aurobindo Education Society and is counted among the best schools in Delhi.

The school is known to produce toppers. Students from this well-respected school go on to study in the IITs, BITS Pilani and NITs, top medical and management colleges in the country and abroad. Credit to the way the students turn out goes partially to the school and its teachers. Teachers inspire students into becoming achievers.

The school boasts of some impressive infrastructure that helps keep the children active and involved – volleyball, basketball and badminton courts – a football ground, athletic track field and indoor game facilities. There are other activities that students can learn and enjoy – these include dance, art & craft and instrumental music and a lot more. All this contributes to making students who they become.


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