The best gift that you can give your child, is the gift of education. Some of the best moments of childhood are spent on the campus of an educational institution and parents would like their children to enjoy their growing years. Besides offering a futuristic curriculum that gears children to excel in their chosen careers, educational institutions are expected to create an atmosphere of tolerance and compassion to nurture these qualities in the students under their wing.
Setting the benchmark of excellence in education is not a tall order for schools in the city. With high expectations from parents and the teaching fraternity, schools today are going the extra mile to strive for that coveted accreditation for providing quality education.
Chennai has been at the forefront of top-quality education in the South, with a host of renowned schools, across various boards. Numerous educational institutions across the city have set up their campuses with a vision to give the best to young citizens in terms of curriculum, pedagogy, facilities, and security.
Although schooling and education play a crucial role in shaping the lives of children, it is not very often that we recognize, applaud and appreciate the institutions and people behind it. Times Internet's Optimal Media Solutions (OMS) has been changing this ideology year on year with its unique property Times Education Icons.
Times Education Icons 2019 is an initiative to celebrate excellence in education. Conceptualized and launched by the Optimal Media Solutions Wing of the Times Group, Chennai, the awards applaud and recognize top educational institutions and education related service providers in the city, for their outstanding achievements. Optimal Media Solutions is driven by proactive and innovative endeavours to infuse a new approach to brand building. This felicitation of the best educational institutions in Chennai bears testimony to this.
The 3rd edition of Times Education Icons Awards 2019 is set to felicitate top city schools in the presence of an august audience and esteemed guests. To arrive at the winners; an in-depth and scientific survey was undertaken across various modules and the institutions were rated on different parameters. As a result, the best schools under national & international curriculum, schools are known for their innovative teaching methodologies, emerging schools and residential schools were identified. In the pre-school segment, both company-owned franchisees and individual pre-schools have been ranked. Additionally, the institutes and academies across the city engaged in civil services coaching, bank entrance coaching, TNPSC coaching, financial techniques coaching, professional exam coaching, and aviation and abacus training were also rated. All the institutions were ranked according to their credibility. The city was divided into 5 different clusters (South, North, East, West & Central), to get maximum coverage.
In this edition of the Times Education Icons, an independent research agency 'Market Xcel Data Matrix Pvt. Ltd.' conducted sample surveys to put together the factual data required. This was followed by interviews with various segments of respondents. A robust approach was followed to arrive at the final rankings. The average scores from the factual survey and perceptual rating survey helped to arrive at the final ranking of these prestigious awards.
Educational institutions are the cornerstones of knowledge and learning. It has the power to influence one's personality and scripts the destiny of our society and our nation as a whole. Apart from maximizing academic potential, these award-winning institutions also inculcate values, help develop social skills, play a key role in character building, influence the emotional stability of students and shape their career paths going forward.
The Times Education Icons Awards 2019 help one get a glimpse of the best of educational institutions in and around Chennai that offers top-notch faculty, infrastructure, and ultra-modern amenities. Awards such as this, act as a platform of recognition to give prominent educationists in the city the recognition and encouragement they deserve, for the great work they do. Such surveys and awards also equip parents with adequate knowledge and information to make a sound decision for their child's future. By rewarding the best in the educational sector, the third edition of the Times Education Icons 2019 acts as a fantastic opportunity to bring together the finest in the industry, to celebrate success.
Education indeed is a noble service towards humanity and each of the winners has made a considerable contribution towards making the world a better place, by enlightening young minds. The handpicked educational institutions have worked to make a difference among the children they nurture and the young men and women they groom. These educational institutions have demonstrated extraordinary commitment, innovation, zeal and compassion in the delivery of this divine service to the community, which has led them to excel. The prestigious awards will be given away at a glittering ceremony, to give prominent educationists in the city the recognition that is due to them and honour them for their outstanding achievements in the field.