About Shikshalaya

Shikshalaya is an active learning center, founded by Gunvant Jain – an engineer by profession and an educator by passion. Post his graduation from IIT Madras, he decided to pursue his passion and follow his inner call. Therefore he joined Teach For India and later an IIT-Bombay educational start-up before he incepted Shikshalaya.

Shikshalaya is an Active learning center which caters to after school academic needs of teenagers along with parenting needs of parents. Their flagship program includes full time coaching to secondary section (8th / 9th / 10th). Other programs involve academic support to higher primary section (6th; 7th and 8th) by subject / skills specific camps and parenting support to parents. They cater to children by aiming to strengthen the fundamentals and empowering them for higher academic outcomes. For parents, Shikshalaya aims to empower them in understanding needs of their children at various stages of life. Overall their goal is to create an environment of excellence for a better and successful future.

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What is Shikshalaya ?

What is Shikshalaya ? In Hindi Shiksha means "Education" and aaalya means residing "place hosting something" 5 aspects of education: 1. Information 2. Concepts 3. Attitude 4. Freedom 5. Imagination At Shikshalaya, we aim to provide education in an intuitive, interactive and child-friendly way. We foresee Shikshalaya child as an active stakeholder of his academic growth. We intend to teach subjects in a way they are envisioned to.

  • What we do?

    Our researched methods for individual subjects present the content in a way they are envisioned to. This makes content intuitively sparking and creatively expressive. Our Holistic approach is a perfect blend of activities, technology, practice and classroom sessions gives right support to the child for effective learning. Our strong database management ensures personal attention and tracking of each child individually.

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  • How we do?

    Our researched methods for individual subjects present the content in a way they are envisioned to. This makes content intuitively sparking and creatively expressive. Our Holistic approach is a perfect blend of activities, technology, practice and classroom sessions gives right support to the child for effective learning. Our strong database management ensures personal attention and tracking of each child individually.

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  • Why we do, what we do?

    The higher primary and pre-secondary is very crucial age group. These are the formative years in one's life. Most of the concepts and verticals of the academia are introduced in this age group. This age also witness the steep increment in rational thinking of a brain (grey cells). Unfortunately this age group tends to be the most stressful age group as well for many students in India. We at Shikshalaya intend to reduce the stress by presenting academia in very interactive and child friendly way to meet individual needs. Reduced stress with higher performance in this age helps children to grow confident and build successful future.

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Active Learning

Active learning is a term which refers to several models of instructions that focus the responsibility of learning on by making them the active part of learning process rather than just spectators of the same. Students and their learning needs are at the center of active learning. There have been various researches done to prove that this form of learning ensures holistic academic growth in students and also ensures higher outcomes.


  Categories of activities:

  •   Individual activities
  •   Paired activities
  •   Informal small groups
  •   Classroom activities (involving lecture and group instructions)

  4 Key aspects of active learning

  • 1.   Talking and Listening
  • 2.   Writing
  • 3.   Reading
  • 4.   Reflecting
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Programmes

Coaching

Shikshalaya has been incepted considering the academic needs of a teenager. These are the most important and the formative years in a childs life. As per Montessori philosophy this being the third phase of development, where the development of " a sense of justice and a sense of personal dignity" takes place.

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Camps

Camps (6th / 7th / 8th ) – These being the grades where kids develop their rational thinking abilities, associating their learned knowledge with their experiences. Above all considering school content, most of the education verticals are introduced in this age group ONLY. Key expectations of the age groups are to develop strong fundamentals without taking much stress and also develop their hobby in respective fields they like. Click here to download / view detailed Camp Report.

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Parenting

Parenting sessions – If you’d have gone through the image of child’s social cycle (click here) you’d find that a lot stress in the student life is developed due the surrounding which is largely defined by the parents and the social relations of the family. Effectively if parents become responsible of the developing the environment and understand the child needs the needless stress will be significantly reduced and will help in better support of child.

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Summer Camp 2013
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Career (work with us)

  • Gunvant Jain

    Gunvant Jain

    Founder, Shikshalaya
  • Satyashree

    Satyashree

    Language Expert
  • Arvind gawhane

    Arvind gawhane

    Faculty
  • Mr. Prashant

    Mr. Prashant

    Operations

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88, Seth Motisha Lane,
Next to Roshan Bakery, (134, Bus Stop)
Opp. Mazgaon telephone exchange,
Byculla,
Mumbai
gunvant@shikshalaya.in
+91-99306 96210
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