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Loyola ahead of Doon in race - Jamshedpur's pride ranks all-india sixth in survey

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OUR CORRESPONDENT   |   Jamshedpur   |   Published 23.09.07, 12:00 AM

Jamshedpur, Sept. 23: The 60th year in Loyola School’s calendar is undoubtedly proving to be its most eventful.

In a recent nationwide survey conducted by leading education newsmagazine, Education World and Indian Market Research Bureau (IMRB), Loyola School, Jamshedpur, has been ranked sixth in terms of quality of infrastructure in India.

The nationwide survey was published in the August edition of the magazine. Loyola is the only school from Bihar and Jharkhand to enter the list. Interestingly, even Doon School, Dehradun, City Montessori, Lucknow, and Don Bosco, Calcutta, are way below Loyola in its quality of infrastructure, according to the ranking.

“Loyola has once again proved to be one of the best institutions in the country,” said an elated Father Victor Misquith, the principal of the school.

The school has bagged the seventh position in India for its participation in sports. Overall, Loyola has been ranked 14th in India and fourth in eastern India.

These results are based on a survey of 250 higher secondary schools affiliated with the Delhi-based Central Board of Secondary Education, Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations and IB and CIE-affiliated international schools.

The parameters include academic reputation, co-curricular education, sports education, quality of teachers, teacher-pupil ratio, value for money, leadership quality, parental involvement, infrastructure, quality of alumni, reputation for integrity and selectivity (ease and transparency) of admission.

Respondents chosen for the survey were spread across 15 cities, including smaller hubs of school education such as Dehradun, Darjeeling and Jamshedpur.

The respondents’ base is, however, representative of middle and upper-middle class urban India. Moreover, principals, teachers and chosen academicians balance parental opinion.

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