Isha Home School was accorded an affiliation by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, and joined the select group of schools in the country that are affiliated to the CISCE.
This affiliation now enables the Isha Home School students to appear for the prestigious ICSE examinations conducted by the board every year. The affiliation is a step by Isha Home School to set the threshold level of academic excellence for ourselves. Isha Home School has chosen the ICSE board given that it is one of the most pro-active and forward looking educational bodies in the country. Their approach to education is succinctly put in their mission which reads, "The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations is committed to serving the nation's children, through high quality educational endeavors, empowering them to contribute towards a humane, just and pluralistic society, promoting introspective living, by creating exciting learning opportunities, with a commitment to excellence."
Getting the affiliation was a very intense and enriching process for all at Isha Home School. The process started sometime during the first half of 2007. There were many details both big and small that had to be attended to. These ranged from ensuring that the school had good laboratories and teaching spaces to making sure that the safety and security systems that were in place were of a high standard.
As part of the due diligence checking, in October 2007, the Council nominated the heads of two renowned Schools from Bangalore and Coorg to visit our school and confirm that our school was deserving of the affiliation. The visits by Mr Akash David Ryall of Bethany High School and Professor Nanjunda of Coorg Public School were very enriching for us, as they shared the perspective of the Council and how the various ICSE schools were taking a lead in making education more learner-friendly. On their part, they were very impressed by Sadhguru's vision and approach to education in Isha Home School and volunteered to help us in any manner that they could.
This is yet another important milestone towards the full-fledged development of Isha Home School as the outstanding educational institution that Sadhguru envisions.