India Schools : Ashok Hall Girls’ Residential School, Majkhali
Ashok Hall Girls’ Residential School was founded by Mr B K Birla and Dr Mrs Sarala Birla on June 6, 1993 to provide an excellent all-round education for each individual in its care. In a short period of time, the school has won recognition as one of the premier institutions of the country. It is also the first Indian School to be awarded with the ISO-9002.
The school is spread over 25 acres of undulating countryside at an altitude of 6500 feet in the quiet serenity of the lower Himalayas. Situated 12 kms from Ranikhet at Majkhali in Uttar Pradesh, India, the school is about 386 kms driving distance from New Delhi. The nearest railhead is at Kathgodam, 90 kms away while the airport at Pant Nagar is 22 kms from Kathgodam.
The school’s distinctive character is reflected in its committed staff of teachers, trainers, attendants, supervisors and the headmistress. With most of the teachers involved in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, they develop a warm and friendly relationship with the students.
As the teachers reside in the campus and have their meals with the children, there are many opportunities for students to seek extra help and guidance.
With maximum of 35 students in each class, there is a close relationship between staff and students.
The school is affiliated to the Indian Council of Secondary Examination and offers education between classes IV to XII.
Fees are to be paid in two instalments in the course of the year. A fine will be levied for the late submission of fees. Parents are requested to ensure that fees are paid within the stipulated period otherwise, readmission fee will be charged.
A registration form is included in the prospectus. Registration for admission opens in January. Submission of the registration from however does not guarantee admission. Applicants will be required to appear for an admission test. The date will be intimated at the time of registration and the venue may be either Calcutta, Majkhali, Delhi or Mumbai. Parents are free to choose any of these centres.
Selected candidates must produce Transfer Certificates from the school last attended at the time of admission. Admissions start from Class IV, in other classes it is subject to vacancies.
The school provides a diverse range of activities for its students, in the belief that the health and development of the physical body lends to the development of a healthy mind
Extra Curricular Activities
- Music, Dance, Drama, and the Arts :
The school encourages a great deal of musical activity with each student being given classes on Indian and Western orchestral and keyboard instruments, besides singing. Traditional Indian dance classes are held regularly. Students are also given ample exposure to dramatics.
- Physical Training and Sports :
With many acres of grounds, the school offers excellent and constantly expanding sports facilities to its students. Each pupil takes part in the sporting activities organised under the supervision of trained sports instructors.
Elocution, debates, art and painting, and needlework, are some of the other subjects the student can choose from. Literary and Science Clubs, NCC, Guides and Community Service programmes besides inter-school competitions are also organised.