Frequently Asked Questions

Why are you considering the students that graduated in 2017 and not 2018?

Students who graduated in 2017 would be well settled in their colleges now and would be able to comment on the experience of applications, tests and the role played by school. Students graduating in 2018 would be in the process of making their decisions right now.

Can any school participate or is this by invitation only?

This event is by invitation only. The team at Univariety and partners will curate the full list of progressive schools across the country and invite them to participate. If you are not invited and would like to, then please reach out to us for a discussion.

My school runs on both international and national curriculum. Which one should I register for?

If your school runs multiple curricula for senior classes, you can simply register your school using the same registration form as others but marking multiple curricula in it. However, the claim form that gets submitted post registration will have an impact wherein you will be filing separate information across the curricula you operate under. Your candidature will be evaluated across multiple categories to finally arrive at your best claims. Hence, your best chances to be in top 50 schools shaping success

The categories seem divided by size of graduating batch also besides just curriculum. Why is that?

Yes, there are effectively 4 categories. The resources available to a school with a large base of graduating students are different from those available to a smaller school. Hence, it was only natural to have a broad division created for acceptable comparisons.

How transparent will the evaluation process be?

Given the listing is endorsed by Fortune, which has a legacy of identifying leaders with thorough transparency, the evaluation will be completely transparent. To ensure transparency and fairness, a third party evaluation agency has been setup. There will be a 3-step process. The first one is plain registration, which involves basic registration and payment of the registration fee. Second step will be submission of claim-form by the school’s SPOC (Single person of contact). The third step will involve evaluation and screening of all the details submitted by you. The evaluated data will be submitted to the auditing team, which will select the nominees. The auditing team will submit the list of finalists to the esteemed jury, which will select the winners.

We didn’t have any students who graduated from grade 12 (or equivalent) in 2016. Can we still participate?

Schools that are yet to produce a graduating Class 12 batch will be recognized as “Top Foundation Schools”. This category will be evaluated based on the results of grade 10.

Is there any third party involved for evaluation?

Yes, a third party will be involved for the evaluation process to ensure utmost transparency. The auditing agency will be appointed by Fortune India and Univariety.

Is the entire process virtual or physical?

In order to provide transparency, the entire process will be virtual. All the information and forms will be submitted online.

How will the information submitted by the schools be validated?

According to the information, our evaluation team will reach out to students or teachers accordingly for validation and confirmation of the data submitted by the school.

What sort of questions will be asked for evaluation?

To ensure a fair chance to all the participating schools, the list of questions to be asked during evaluations will be kept confidential.

What are the parameters used for evaluation?

A set of analytical parameters, both result and effort based, will be used to evaluate the participants. Effort based parameters will include teacher training, collaborative guidance and use of technology for teaching. University placements, academic results and students’ achievements will be evaluated under result based parameters.

Is there a lot of documentation that we need to submit during the process?

The documentation required will be minimal and you will be taken through a discussion oriented process after registering. This will not take much of the time of the school since we will only ask for the details that naturally exist within the school.

I represent a group of schools. Do I register each branch individually or register all the branches as a single entity?

You should register each branch under the group individually. Every branch of your school will be evaluated individually and results will be based on their individual performance.

My school is physically located outside India. Can we participate?

Yes, schools from outside India that operate under the CBSE, ISC, Cambridge or IB curriculum are also welcome to participate and will be evaluated at par with other schools participating in the respective category.