Some of Bengaluru’s international schools are racing to partner with foreign institutions, a trend spurred by intense competition in a crowded segment.
Collaboration with foreign educational institutions is common in higher education. Now, schools offering curriculum under the International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge International Examinations and International General Certificate of Secondary Education are eager to have academic and cultural exchanges with overseas counterparts. The Indus International School will sign agreements with the University of Bath and University of Glasgow, both in the UK, for a teacher training course and to develop a prototype for an affordable international school. “It isn’t very usual to have schools collaborating with universities but collaboration is the key word. Quality education will depend on such partnerships,” Indus Trust CEO Lt General (retired) Arjun Ray said.