About Us

About The School


The GIDC started the Industrial Estate Vapi, in 1968. As the industries became functional and the entrepreneurs and technical people started arriving, it was imperative to start an English Medium School, to cater to the educational needs of wards of these people. The need for a good school in Vapi coincided with the dream of Mrs. Sandra Shroff, of UPL Ltd., to set up an ideal school. With the strong support of Shri Rajjubhai Shroff, her husband and some of their friends, Mrs. Shroff took the lead and established Gnyan Dham School in 1972 under the aegis of the Gnyan Dham Vapi Charitable Trust (G.D.V.C.T.). The school was affiliated with Gujarat State Education Board (G.S.E.B.). The land for the school was allotted by the G.I.D.C. UPL Ltd. gave financial support in constructing the school building. Additional financial support was provided by donations from reputed industries and individuals.

In 1989, the School was affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E.), New Delhi. In 2000, the name of the School was amended to 'Smt. Sandraben Shroff Gnyan Dham School', as a mark of respect and admiration, for Mrs. Shroff’s involvement and enormous contribution in nurturing the school to its present status.


Founders

Mr. Rajjubhai D. Shroff

Chairman - Gnyan Dham Vapi Charitable Trust

Mrs. Sandra R. Shroff

Chairman - School Managing Committee


School Managing Committee


The School Managing Committee is chaired by Mrs. Sandra Shroff and has members from parents, teachers, other educational institutions and those appointed by the trust. Mr. Kanubhai Desai is the resident member available to the Principal for consultation in routine matters. The School Management meets once a term to discuss issues relating to the Curriculum, Staffing, Finance and Buildings.


The School Managing Committee has been constituted as per CBSE guidelines & it has been consisting of the following members:

DETAILS OF SCHOOL MANAGING COMMITTEE
The School Managing Committee has been constituted as per CBSE guidelines & it has been consisting of the following members:
SL.NO.
NAME ADDRESS
OCCUPATION
QUALIFICATION
DESIGNATION 
TERM OF MEMBERSHIP
1
Mr. R.D. Shroff Uniphos House, Madhu Park
C D Marg, 11th Road Khar(West) Mumbai
Business
Graduate in Chemistry
Chairman
Three years
2
Mrs. Sandra Shroff Uniphos House, Madhu Park
C D Marg, 11th Road Khar(West) Mumbai
Business
Graduate
Chairman
Three years
3
Mr. Kalyan Banerjee Plot No.259, Residential Area
G.I.D.C., Vapi 396 195
Director
United Phosphorous Ltd.
B.Tech.
(Chemical Engineer)
Trustee
Three years
4
Mr. Kanubhai Desai Sankalp Society Bunglow No.4
Gunjan, Vapi
Vice-President
B.Com. LLB
Trustee
Three years
5
Ms. Shilpa Sagar Uniphos House, Madhu Park
C D Marg, 11th Road Khar(West) Mumbai
Business
Graduate
Trustee
Three years
6
Mrs. Clarine Bole 403, New Gagan Giri
Co.op.Hsg. Socy. Ltd. Borivali(W) Mumbai 400 091
Service
Graduate
Member
(Society Nominee)
Three years
7
Mrs. Achala Joshi Sandra Shroff
Gnyan Dham School G.I.D.C., Vapi 396195.
Principal
M.Sc. B.Ed.
Member 
Three years
8
Mr. Rishi Pathania House No.5, Plot No.3,
UPL Qtrs., G.I.D.C., Vapi 396 195
H R Manager
Post Graduate
Member
(Parents of Student)
Three years
9
Mr. Sagar Dewani 3-Sankalp Co.op.Hsg., Socy.
Plot No.405, Gunjan Road Vapi 396 195
Business
Dip.in Civil Engg.
Member
(Parenets of Student)
Three years
10
Mr. A K Mishra Kendriya Vidyalaya
Govt. Higher Secondary School Campus
Tokarkada, Silvassa Dadra & Nagar Haveli 396 230.
Principal
M.A. B.Ed.
Member
(CBSE Nominee)
Three Years
11
Mrs. Nivedita Srivastava Principal
Shree L G Haria Multipurpose School
Haria Park, Dungra Vapi 396 191
Principal
M.A. B.Ed.
Member
(CBSE Nominee)
Three years
12
Mr. Ajit Hukkerikar Principal
Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Gurukul Road Chala, Vapi 396191
Principal
M.A. B.Ed.
Member
(CBSE Nominee)
Three years
13
Mrs. Snehal Sushrut Joshi Sandra Shroff
Gnyan Dham School G.I.D.C., Vapi 396195.
Teacher
M.com. B.Ed.
Member
(Teacher)
Three years
14
Mrs. Amrutha Ajayakumar Sandra Shroff
Gnyan Dham School G.I.D.C., Vapi 396195.
Teacher
M.Sc. B.Ed.
Member
(Teacher)
Three years

Aims & Objectives


The Aim of the school is to impart holistic quality education to students and prepare them for the All India Secondary School Examination A.I.S.S.E. (Class X) and the All India Senior School Certificate Examination A.I.S.S.C.E. (Class XII) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E.), New Delhi. At the +2 level, Science, Commerce and Humanities streams are followed.

The objectives of the school are to prepare students to :-

  • » Become well oriented men & women of character.
  • » Develop healthy minds and physique through participating in sports and creative activities like Art, Music, Dancing and Value Education.
  • » Include spirit of co-operation, truthfulness and sincerity in all activities.
  • » Include self-study habits and achieve excellence in Academics.
  • » Value freedom and use it judiciously to make the right choice.
  • » Develop positive attitudes to life and have conviction in their beliefs.
  • » Learn effective time management.
  • » Evaluate their own learning and develop a spirit of adventure.
  • » To become proactive in life.
  • » Develop skills for decision making.
  • » Be patriotic and law abiding citizens with high morale.
  • » Become conscious of social changes & contribute their mite in development of society.

Our Mission


Our mission is to encourage guide and support all students to reach their highest potential and become Life -long learner contributing to society. We believe that all learners must become : Effective Communicators, Inspired learners, Productive workers, Responsible citizens and Resourceful thinkers.


Our Vision


Our vision is that school should not become just an academic centre of excellence but should go beyond by creation of cultural centre where our auditorium will be a great help. From quantity education our focus should be on quality education. Our vision is to have the school bubbling with children’s voices throughout the day.

Our Ethos & Values


Gnyan Dham values every child and treats them as an individual, meeting his / her needs and requirements in every possible way. We are confident that every child will succeed in achieving their personal best and will be encouraged to do so.

Eklavya Model Residential School, Ahwa. Dist. Dang


Ms. Sonal Macwan Principal

Eklavya Model Residential School, Ahwa, is situated in the Dang District. It is funded by the Gujarat State Tribal Education Institutions Society under the Tribal Ministry of India. In 2011, Gyandham Vapi Charitable Trust – Vapi took over the school under Public Private Partnership.

There are about 480 tribal children (Girls & Boys) studying in the school from Class 6 to 12 Science and Commerce stream and residing in the Hostels. This school is only meant for Scheduled Tribe children from poor family background. In EMRS Ahwa, mostly children hail from the Dang District and few are from Vyara and Punchmahal District.


With the monetary support of the Central & and the State Govt., as well as with the immense guidance and cooperation from the Gnyandham trustees and Chairman, there has always been a slow but steady progress witnessed academically and non- academically. From last five years, School has gained 100 % results in SSC Board examination, and 95 % and above in HSC Science and Commerce stream. Students have showcased their talents in the Khel Mahakumbh and won in Kudo at the State level.

With the consistent delivery of career workshops and seminars, tribal students have honed their career in Medical, Engineering, Teaching, Nursing, Veterinary, Army field etc. This institute has also stressed upon skill development programmes with opening of new horizons for the tribal students in Stitching, Beauty Parlour, and Electrical etc.

This school lays more weightage on the holistic development of tribal students and the teaching staff. That is why teachers too have been given various in-house trainings to sharpen their teaching and learning skills. With proper nourishment and good menu, children have benefited with good physical fitness.

Apart from academic facilities, the school has tried its level best to furnish modern civil facilities like Residential Quarters for teaching staff, Smart classes for Students, Bio- gas system, Public Address System, well equipped School and Hostel buildings etc.


From 2013 onwards, School has received many awards from the Govt. and local authorities by securing good board results as well as for cleanliness drives. The coming years may become more vibrant and fruitful with the endeavours of the teachers, students and head mistress of EMRS- Ahwa.