Each day the students received four hours of academic lectures and seminars covering the core principles of economics and its applications, such as to the Global Economic Crisis. In addition, the students undertook personal development sessions where the focus was on strengthening key life skills such as communication techniques and effective teamwork. The Summer School culminated in a formal, gala reception to which all of the students and their parents were invited and during which a graduation ceremony was conducted, marking the successful completion of the School. The Director of the British School, Ms Vanita Uppal OBE commented, “The Summer School collaboration between The British School and the University of Warwick has been a tremendous experience for everyone involved. Our mission at The British School is to provide the finest British and International education with an Indian soul and the Summer School is an excellent example of that mission. There is a great synergy between the two institutions and Professor Muthoo and his team from Warwick share our passion for excellence in education. Equally significant was the opportunity the Summer School offered to students in Delhi who are considering options for higher education. This inaugural year was a tremendous success and we now look forward to growing the Summer School even further over the coming years.”
The University of Warwick, India Office works to facilitate admissions for Indian students. The set up began in 1998 in New Delhi by Ms. Kanika Marwaha, the Warwick India Representative. On the success of completion of Delhi Warwick Summer School, Ms Marwaha, India Representative, said that the University of Warwick, India is delighted to be associated with The British School and the Economics Summer School. As an educationalist I feel the merit of such a programme is not only academic but also personal development for interpersonal and communication skills. We look forward to extending the reach of the Summer School to more students and cities of India.
About the School:
The British School in New Delhi is unique. Not just because it is home to a rich cultural mix of almost 900 students with 55 nationalities ranging from ages 3 to 18 years. Not because it operates a not-for-profit system with an inclusive approach. The reason is simple – it is more than a school. It is a family.
The school was started in July 1963 by a group of British parents with 40 students representing six nationalities in a residential colony. They were supported by the British High Commissioner. In 1969, the school moved to its present site in Chanakyapuri, the heart of diplomatic area. Today it is still owned and managed by students’ parents who form The British School Society. For more information, please visit www.british-school.org.