India Schools : Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ Public School, Jaipur
The history of Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ Public School, Jaipur begins from August 12, 1943. Her Highness Maharani Gayatri Deviji felt the need for a school specially for the girls where they could get all round education and at the same time maintain Indian culture. M.G.D. has come to occupy a place in the front rank of public schools in the country- the first Girls’ Public School to be accepted as member of I.P.S.C. in 1950. It has acquired international repute by attracting students from overseas as well. One of the finest features is that it is open to the girls of all classes without distinction of race, class or social status. The institution has developed all round, steadily widening its educational base and values. Intellectual, physical, social and emotional aspects of the students are well taken care of in order to develop their all round personality.
The 26 acres campus contains beautiful large buildings, gardens, lawns, sports fields and swimming pool. There are six Houses in each of which is a special age group. The Prep and Anand House for the Tiny Tots. The Lilian Hurst and the Ashyana House for the upper Juniors, the Gitanjali, the Deepshikha and the Indira Bhawan Houses for the Seniors. Each House has its own House Mistress, Matron and Maid servants.
The minimum age for admission in the 1st Standard is 6 years. Admission are made in July. The Registration Fee of Rs. 100/- should reach the school not later than 25th November. All students seeking admission have to take an Entrance Test. This common Entrance Test for public schools is generally held on the last Saturday of February every year at various centres in India and abroad. The school does not have a Nursery/ Kindergarten Section. Admissions are not granted in the middle of the academic year.
There are merit scholars from government of Rajasthan as well as from government of India for students hailing from different parts of the country. The following scholarship schemes are in operation:
- The Indian Public Schools Scholarships.
- The Government of India Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship.
- The Rajasthan Government Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship.
- Late Miss Lutter Memorial Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship.
Hockey, basketball, netball, throwball, badminton, volleyball, cricket, kho-kho, baseball and rounders are among the games played at the school. It is compulsory for every student (unless otherwise advised by the doctor) to take daily exercise and learn to play various organized sports and games. The school has a swimming pool and a 400 m track, a stadium building, an indoor badminton court and a cricket ground. The school band is active throughout the year.
Extra Curricular Activities
The school plays a very important role in training the students in the following subjects: literary debating society (Hindi & English) for preps., juniors and seniors, girl guides & bulbuls, Red Cross, dramatics, Camera Club/ photography, gardening, paper mach, doll making/ toy making, clay modelling, puppetry, book binding, batik/ art, leather work, weaving, tie & dye, computers, electronics, Indian classical music, western music, dress making and tailoring.