Cambridge, Oxford and NUS: GIIS graduates placed in world@aps@s top-ranking universities in 2015


Published on 13 Oct 2015
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The 2015 batch of GIIS graduates in Singapore have upheld the educational excellence legacy of the school by securing placements in the leading universities from USA, UK, Australia, Canada and Singapore.

The 2015 graduates have secured admissions into leading universities, which includes University of Cambridge; University of Oxford; National University of Singapore (NUS); University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); New York University; Singapore Management University (SMU), among others prestigious institutions.

“Our pedagogy is academically focused to ensure that students get a good start in higher education, combined with providing the best career counselling to make an informed decision for higher studies,” says Rajiv Vasudeva, Country Director (Singapore), GIIS.

Key highlights

  • Shinil Raina, GIIS’ IB graduate, has been placed at University of Cambridge (ranked 3rd worldwide) to pursue Biological Sciences
  • GIIS’ CBSE graduate, Samvid Kurlekar, is placed at the University of Oxford (ranked 5th worldwide) to pursue Molecular Biology
  • GIIS’ Class 12 CBSE topper, Kamaraj Ramanujam, secured placement at the Hong Kong University to pursue Engineering on scholarship
Students securing placements in World’s Top 50 Universities
(Rankings based on QS World University Rankings - by subject 2015)
 Name
Curriculum
University
University Rank
Major
 Shinil Raina
IB Diploma
University of Cambridge
3
Biological Sciences
 Samvid Kurlekar
CBSE
University of Oxford
5
Biomolecular Science
 Ridhi Bhatnagar
IB Diploma
NUS
12
Economics
 Harshjyot Singh
IB Diploma
NUS
12
Chemical Engineering
 Sneha Prabhakar
IB Diploma
NUS
12
Computer Engineering
 Anya
IB Diploma
NUS
12
Sciences
 Swarnima Sircar
IB Diploma
Yale NUS
12
Liberal Arts
 Nina D@aps@Costa
IB Diploma
Yale NUS
12
Liberal Arts
 Aadit Kamat
CBSE
NUS
12
Electrical Engineering
 Lakshmi  Allagappan
CBSE
NUS
12
Engineering
 Ishanee  Nagpurkar
CBSE
NUS
12
Engineering
 Devyani  Prabhakaran
CBSE
NUS
12
Engineering
 Siddharth  Sadasivam
CBSE
NUS
12
Engineering
 Komal Reddy
IB Diploma
Nanyang Technological
University (NTU)
13
Business
 A Priyanka
CBSE
NTU
13
Computer Engineering
 Archita Gopinath
CBSE
NTU
13
Engineering
 Tanya Sen
IB Diploma
Kings College
19
International Relations
 Kriti Mathur
IB Diploma
UCLA
27
Economics
 Arvind  Ramachandran
CBSE
UCLA
27
Engineering
 Nitin Joseph
CBSE
UCLA
27
Ecology
 Jai Singh
IB Diploma
Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology
28
Engineering
 Kamaraj  Ramanujam
CBSE
Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology
28
Engineering
 Sanjana  Ravikrishnan
IB Diploma
University of Toronto
34
Finance & Economics
 Aishwarya Nair
IB Diploma
University of Bristol
37
Law
 Amaan
IB Diploma
University of Melbourne
42
Commerce
 Sri Aditya Gadam
IB Diploma
UC San Diego
44
Physics & Economics
 Yash Kamboj
IB Diploma
University of Sydney
45
Engineering
 Pranit  Dharmadhikari
IB Diploma
University of Technology Sydney
45
Engineering
 Kuheli Das Gupta
IB Diploma
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
46
Medicine
 Varsha  Sivagurunathan
CBSE
UNSW
46
Environmental Eng.
 Sanket Shreemal
IB Diploma
University of British Columbia
50
Engineering
 Ken Babu
IB Diploma
University of British Columbia
50
Engineering
 Arjun Bhagwat
IB Diploma
University of British Columbia
50
Engineering
 Anagh Vaidya
IB Diploma
University of British Columbia
50
Engineering

Year after year, each graduating batch of GIIS has secured excellent university placements, a testimony of GIIS’ integrated approach to learning, and the support and guidance from the GIIS Career Counselling Cell.

The Career Counselling Cell at GIIS provides guidance and counselling to students on matters concerning higher education. This is supplemented by on-campus information sessions, visit to university fairs, workshops and exhibitions by visiting universities. One-on-one consultation sessions are also facilitated by the Cell to provide necessary support to students with their university research and application process.

Students at GIIS have an option of pursuing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in Classes 11 and 12. The holistic education approach at GIIS enables students to gain maximum exposure through various learning opportunities provided by the school, which in turn strengthens and distinguishes their university applications.

Ms Seema Kaushik, Career Counsellor, GIIS Queenstown Campus says, “We support our students and parents in identifying suitable universities through a well-structured programme, which includes one-to-one counselling, career fairs, information sessions, university visits, and hand holding throughout the application process.”

Students are guided through the application process, which includes preparation of transcripts, recommendation letters, essays, and personal statements.

GIIS graduates have secured placements in the following universities

 United Kingdom     United States
 London School of Economics    Purdue University
 University of Oxford    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
 University of Dundee    Georgia Institute of Technology
 University of Newcastle    Ohio State University
 University of Reading    Rochester Institute of Technology
 University of Nottingham    New York University
 University of Cambridge    University of California, San Diego
 University of Bristol    University of Pittsburgh
 Imperial College London    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 King@aps@s College    University of California, Riverside
 Kent University    Rutgers University
     Columbia College Hollywood
     
 Canada    Australia
 University of Toronto    University of Sydney
 University of British Columbia    University of Technology Sydney
 University of Waterloo    Australian National University
     Monash University
     University of New South Wales
     
 Singapore    Others
 Singapore Management University (SMU)    University of Hong Kong (HKU)
 National University of Singapore (NUS)    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and  Technology (KAIST)
 Nanyang Technological University (NTU)    Waseda University, Japan
 Yale NUS    
 Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)    
 S P Jain Institute of Management    
 Association of Chartered Certified  Accountants (ACCA)    
 Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education  Centre (SHATEC)    
 ESSEC Business School    
 PSB Academy    
 Singapore University of Technology and  Design (SUTD)    

Academics are at the forefront of GIIS@aps@ focus in providing a holistic educational experience to its students. Our students have secured exceptional results, year after year, with the unconditional guidance and mentoring provided by teachers.

GIIS students have raised the bar and secured outstanding scores in decisive board examinations conducted by CBSE, Cambridge IGCSE, and IB Diploma Programme. The school@aps@s unique performance-measuring metrics track and monitor each child@aps@s academic results, enabling teachers to determine and continuously improve their academic record.

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