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Why are parents choosing Gurgaon and Noida as school destinations?


It’s that time of the year when parents embark on a new journey of life as they decide the school for their child. While the new first time parents find this whole process somewhat overwhelming and mind-numbing, for the experienced or second or third time parents it’s a similar game where sometimes the rules change from the last time.

This year the Delhi admissions have opened 10 days prior to allow more time to the parents to carefully assimilate all the necessary information and decide. While the process involves filling up the forms and then waiting for the lists to be out in the background parents do their own checks to be sure. These checks involve ;

  • ·      Visiting the school
  • ·      Meeting the staff and teachers
  • ·      Talking to the parents of existing students
  • ·      Checking previous years board results
  • ·      Reading online about the school

However, the newer trend shows more and more Delhi parents opting for schools in the areas of Gurgaon and Noida. Many south Delhi and West Delhi parents have chosen schools in Gurgaon while others in East, Central and North for Noida. While there can be many reasons for this decision it is a good idea to look at some of them in detail;

1.    Future residential plans

Both Gurgaon and Noida are futuristic cities where residential plans are at a stage nearing completion in next 5-7 years. Not just for investment but even as an option to stay many people are aiming at settling at these new townships in the future. In order to have an unobstructed continuation of schooling, parents who are residing in Delhi choose to send children to Gurgaon and Noida.

2.    Work place

While many people stay in Delhi, their work has makes them travel to Gurgaon or Noida. Most parents find it convenient to drop the children to school or opt for one way pick up transport in the morning and bring the children back home with them. As working parents, day care has become a necessity and more schools offer this facility in the same premises. For working parents it is a good way to spend time with their child on their way back home rather than driving in a rush to reach their children waiting for them. To some it might seem as a very hectic schedule but on the contrary the daycares provide, meals, nap facility and evening activities for children with which they are fully refreshed.

3.    Reputed schools

Some of the most sought after brands of the country have found a home in these regions. Gurgaon and Noida in the last decade, witnessed some of the most premium school brands with world class infrastructure and trained staff. Looking at the overall development of the child, parents have chosen these schools to provide a holistic learning experience to their children.

4.    Low student teacher ratio

The class size in the schools in Gurgaon and Noida are comparatively lower as compared to many schools in Delhi. With the increased number of sections and availability of qualified staff, classes have fewer students giving more specialised attention to all students.

5.    Well-defined transport

Given the well-defined routes, the travel time or students is anything between 30-45 mins. There are special conveniently designed bus roasters that are allocated  for the Delhi students making it a comfortable journey for the children. 

Parents who do not get the desired schools in Delhi need not get disappointed as Gurgaon and Noida have some great Schools that parents can consider.

PAWAS TYAGI

Writer at Edustoke and Spectrum
Having graduated as an engineer from NIT, Calicut with his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, Pawas has over 20 years of experience primarily in the education and training technology sales and product management. Pawas has worked in companies like Wipro and NIIT and Educomp. At NIIT Pawas was instrumental for leading and the design and subsequent sales of NIIT's homegrown Learning Management System to institutes of higher education in Singapore. Pawas was leading Universal Learn Today a school advisory and consulting business of the Indian Today Group.

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