Baroda, October 17,
2008: Launching a
breakthrough initiative that aims at making the vital subject of mathematics
simpler, easier and fun to learn for school students, leading Global Talent
Development Corporation- NIIT, today installed the first ‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’,
at Zenith School in Baroda. The installation of ‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’ also marks
the establishment of the first such Math Lab in the city of Baroda.
Dr R G Kothari,
Professor (Education), M.S. University & Former Vice Chancellor Veer Narmad
South Guj. University, inaugurated the revolutionary concept in presence of Mr L
Balasubramanian, President, School Learning Solutions, NIIT Ltd and Mr S P Nandi
(English) and Mr Chouhan (Gujarathi)Principal, Zenith School,
‘NIIT eGuru Math
Lab’—a novel concept,
enables school students to learn & explore mathematical concepts and verify
mathematical facts & theorems using tools such as the Geometer’s Sketchpad.
This is a dynamic construction and exploration tool that spans the mathematical
curriculum from Standard 1 to 12, being made available to Indian schools,
jointly by NIIT.
Speaking on the
launch Dr R G Kothari said, “Children are the founding blocks of a nation. In
today’s competing times they need all the tools at their disposal to rise up to
the challenge of shaping a progressive nation. Tools like NIIT eGURU Math Lab
will help make their foundations strong, thus enabling them to take on these
at the launch of ‘NIIT eGuru Math Lab’, Mr S P Nandi Principal, Zenith School, Baroda said, “We have always
believed in providing the best for our students. In this regard it is heartening
to see how NIIT eGuru Math Lab brings back the excitement into a traditionally
difficult subject like Mathematics. We are sure that through this association,
our students will not only comprehend Math, but will also excel in their
Balasubramanian, President-School Learning Solutions, NIIT commented, “NIIT
is committed to making education more impactful and interactive, by leveraging
IT, and ensuring that the best tools and resources are made available to school
students. We are pleased to find a partner in Zenith School that is extremely
progressive when it comes to giving its students the best inputs for better
“NIIT eGuru Math
Lab is a breakthrough initiative that aims at making the vital subject of
Mathematics simpler, easier and a fun way to learn. We are confident that more
and more schools will turn to this solution to make the subject of Mathematics
interesting for their students”, added
Late last year, the
school curriculum governing body, NCERT, through the National Curriculum
Framework indicated that Mathematics subject would be treated as a prime focus
area in schools, till 2010, with an emphasis on making the subject more visually
appealing and an enjoyable learning experience for students. In line with this
mission, CBSE, the apex body for secondary education in schools had issued
directives to all schools following the CBSE curriculum, to install a Math Lab
for promoting the subject. CBSE had also directed that 20% of the marks be
allocated to each student from the Lab Assessments, towards the final
NIIT, which offers
computer and computer aided education to 7.8 million students across over 9,500
schools, brings its expertise and reach in schools and will now additionally
offer revolutionary ‘Geometer’s Sketchpad’ as part of the active tool in NIIT
eGuru Math Lab.
NIIT eGuru Math Lab
offers Multiple Teaching and Learning Aids comprising of Technology
Applications, Videos, Measuring Instruments, Tables and Charts, to schools.
Based on the three pillars of ‘Imagination, Investigation and
Interaction’, it provides an opportunity to students to understand,
internalize, discover and verify the basic mathematical and geometrical concepts
through concrete objects and situations, thus building interest and confidence
in students learning the subject. The laboratory also allows and encourages the
students to think, discuss amongst themselves as well as with the teacher, and
In addition to
providing greater scope for individual participation in the process of learning
and becoming autonomous learners, the Math Lab also enables the teacher to
demonstrate, explain and reinforce abstract mathematical ideas by using concrete
objects, models, charts, graphs, pictures, posters, etc.
situated in the culturally rich city of Vadodara is a pioneering institution
catering learning based on a perfect blend of Public School and Indian Cultural
heritage, aiming at providing holistic education – a schooling of harmonious
development of personality – physical, intellectual and emotional. The careful
design of school curriculum creates a platform to promote multiple intelligence
opportunities and diversity to address varied capabilities among the
The school was
founded in 1952 beginning with a small Balwadi (Nursery
School). In 1964 the Huseinabai Charitable Trust was formed by the
visionaries of the Barodawala family to adopt the school and take it to the
global standard. To bring up the school from its sibling form, to
today’s techno savvy school providing quality education, believing each new day
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inspires the children to go beyond academics to learn ‘how to learn’ and excel
in their abilities at their peak level.
The teachers are
the sources of inspiration for the students and many a time to the management.
They never lose sight of the factors that groom, learns to translate their
innate potential and make optimum use of their abilities in academics to excel
in every area of study in an innovative, interactive and highly effective
manners. The management always takes keen interest to make the
staff techno savvy constantly aware of the global pedagogical milieu and update
their knowledge and skills arranging seminars, workshops and in service training
of global standard.
learning processes in the classrooms are most interactive giving emphasis on
formation of concept rather than content. The sense of enquiry and
questioning helps them know and explore the surrounding, which makes learning at
Zenith School an activity based, joyful learning experience. The comprehensive
and continuous evaluation procedure of academics and non-academics helps the
systems as well as the parents to have the feedback and to take necessary
remedial measure. We emphasize on a minimum level of learning per standard,
which all the children must attain
Zenith School has
become proactive in embracing technology with a commitment to expose the
children to the best available learning mechanism. The hi-tech
computer labs for most modern computer education at all levels, sophisticated
language laboratory with lingua phone for development of linguistic competence
and multimedia learning, e-guru Maths Lab and novel and most modern visual media
in regular class rooms, online test, Quizdom test are some of the features in
active practice. The school has adopted the wired technology for
all the teaching, academic practice and intra-school communication and online
test for students. Zenith School has the opportunity of partnership with the
best external Agencies bringing revolution in education to provide the most
effective conceptual learning experience to the students and teachers as
The school does not
let learning to be monotonous and isolated. Both the hemispheres
of brain are equally nurtured. The school has the effective
provision of training the students in Indian Classical, Western music and
dance. Art and music of the school have made hallmark over the
years. Students are trained exposed to various games, sports and karate.
Zenith Band is very
popular in the city and in the state as well. Our Scouts &
Guides and NCC cadets draw every year a number of Rastrapati Puraskar and
Rajyapal Puraskar. A good number participate in various national
camps and expeditions.
It is a regular
feature for our school children to accolade at the city, state and national
levels in various activates, drawing large appreciation and laurels.
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