Podar International School: Imparting Creative & Value-Based Learning that Promises Holistic Growth

Pavan Podar ,Chairman

Pavan Podar


India holds an important place in the global education industry with around 1.55 million K-12 schools and a student base of 218 million. Inefficient teaching methods and overcrowded classrooms have long been hallmarks of Indian schooling. Although the country's school infrastructure has seen tremendous growth as a consequence of infrastructural expansion, rising private and public investments, and technology advancements, the teaching approach has also changed to include digital learning and smart class formats.

In 2022, the size of the Indian school market was $43.5 billion. The market is predicted by IMARC Group to increase at a 12.1 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2023 to 2028, reaching $87.3 billion. The population-relative lack of schools, financial assistance from both public and private institutions, and technological improvements are all contributing factors to the rise.

While many schools boast about their quality education offerings, Podar Group of Institutions is a name that remains committed to its original objective of making quality education accessible to all children. When it comes to education in India, the Podar Education Network is at the forefront, with a mission to equip its students with the tools they'll need to thrive in the modern world. One of the most successful educational networks in India because of its emphasis on discipline, education, and character development, the school's mission is to deliver a quality education that fosters critical thinking, originality, and problem-solving.

Led by Visionaries
Sheth Anandilal Podar, a businessman from Mumbai, established the Podar Education Network in 1927. The trust was founded with the goal of giving quality education to Indian youngsters. Over the years, the Podar Education Network has expanded substantially, and it now boasts over 144 schools across India. The school provides a wide range of educational programmes, including the CBSE, CISCE, IGCSE, SSC, and IB curriculum.

Podar Education Network ensures education and does not compromise on the discipline and education imparted.
“We at Podar Education Network ensure high-quality faculty, rigorous curriculum, character development, technology integration and above all the parental involvement which helps us in the feedback loop. The talked assurance is maintained by Continuously updating the curriculum, using innovative teaching methods, providing opportunities for students to learn outside the classroom and Tracking student progress”, says the Honorable Chairman of Podar Education Network, Dr. Pavan Podar.

Podar International School believe that education is more than just academics. They also focus on developing students' social, emotional, and physical skills. The educational system in Podar is always on the lookout for methods to better serve its students. They encourage active participation in the learning process through the use of technology, hands-on experience, and other creative strategies.

“We use technology to enhance learning by using online learning platforms, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. We offer a diverse array of possibilities, including experiential learning experiences and opportunities for global learning. We focus on holistic development, innovation, values, and a global perspective. These factors make Podar schools a great choice for parents who want their children to have a well-rounded education. We offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including sports, arts, clubs and societies and community services. We provide various enrichment programs which help students to develop their skills and talents in specific areas”, speaks Dr. Pavan Podar.

Podar International School believes that education is more than just academics

This teaching methodology is designed to help students develop critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and creativity. It also helps students learn how to learn independently and become lifelong learners. Podar International School follows a learner-centric teaching methodology that focuses on an Explore – Experience – Implement model of learning. In 2002, Podar Education Network introduced the Podar Innovation Centre. The Podar Innovation Centre is a research and development centre that is dedicated to developing new and innovative ways to teach and learn.

Podar Education Network was awarded 'The Best Education Brand Awards 2022 by The Economic Times'. Podar International Schools had bagged '1st Rank' across India in 'India’s Most Respected Education Brand' as per Education World Grand Jury India School Rankings 2022-23. It also received the ‘Best Education Brand Award’ in 2023 by The Economic Times. Besides all these flagships and offering, the institution provides scholarship to the candidates in a special case.

Future Roadmap
Podar Education Network has evolved over the years. The network is consistently developing new features and becoming more flexible to meet the ever-evolving requirements of students. Today, Podar Education Network is in a strong position to maintain its commitment of offering students the very finest education that is currently available in the years to come.

Doha, Qatar, became the location of Podar Education Network's very first International Partner School in the year 2022. The school adheres to the Podar curriculum and provides its students with an education that is on par with the best in the world. The mission of the Podar Education Network is to educate and empower the youth of India so that they can meet the challenges of the 21st century. The school's goal is to instil in its pupils the character traits necessary to become productive members of society, influential members of the global community, and enthusiastic learners for the rest of their lives.