In order to offer Indian curriculum as prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the foundation stone for an International Indian High School (IIHS) has been laid at the high-technology park in Dubai.

The foundation was laid by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman and CEO of Emirates Group and chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA).

In his capacity as patron of the Indian High School, Dubai (IHS Dubai), Sheikh Ahmed also presented a cheque of 1,00,000 dirhams (US $ 272) on behalf of the IHS students to Mariam Othman, Director General of Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre.

Sanjay Verma, India’s Consul General to UAE, Mohan Valrani, chairman of Indian High School Dubai, as well as senior officials from DSOA and Indian High School Dubai were present.

An initiative of IHS Dubai, the IIHS is scheduled to commence functioning from April 2011, offering Indian curriculum as prescribed by the CBSE.

The academic focus will extend to IT, research and subjects such as nanotechnology.

The new campus will be fitted out with state-of-the-art facilities such as an amphitheatre, cafeteria, activity room, gymnasium, swimming pool and a temperature-controlled indoor sports complex.

Mohammed Al Zarouni, vice-chairman and CEO of DSOA, said, “The opening of the International Indian High School in Dubai Silicon Oasis validates our commitment to expanding our portfolio and enhancing growth and productivity through education in the UAE.”