History

IIT Campus School & Jr. College was founded in 1976 under the aegis of the Society in a single room in the Estate Office. Prof. K. C. Sahu from Earth Science Department was instrumental in establishing and dedicating this school to the society of IIT Bombay.

The school started off with about 20 students and Mrs. Philomina Jacob was the first teacher who had the rare privilege of serving this legendary school as its first faculty in the very first year of its glorious launching with greater hope, piety & expectations. This legacy was carried forward by Ms. P. Sahu who became the first Headmistress of Campus School and the school moved in the path of success under the table leadership of Prof. Pai from Mathematics Department as Chairman and Mr. Pal Choudhary of Estate Office as Secretary. In 1978 the school shifted to the present building. With dedication, devotion and determination, the teachers carried on their strong shoulders the responsibility of imparting quality education.

In 1982, IIT Bombay brought this school under its elite wings as one of its departments. Prof. Saran became the first Associate Chairman of the newly formed management. He was succeeded by Prof. Aghashe, Prof. Parmar, Prof. C. Chattopadhyaya, Prof. Bose, Prof. A. K. Singh, Prof. A. K. Pani, Prof. Chandra Venkataraman, Prof. Satish Vitta and presently we have Prof. Deepankar Choudhary (Civil Engg Dept.). The school had several times tasted both cold and fire. But the unrelenting efforts and bold decisions taken by the teachers saw a new golden leaf turned off in the history of Campus School.

In 1989 Prof. B. Nag, Director of IIT Bombay started the Junior College section making this school a full fledged Higher Secondary School. Mr. Chandra Rao was the First Principal and during his tenure in the last decade of 20th century the school had bloomed with the maximum strength of around 800 students.

School Council , the Apex body with Director of IIT Bombay as the Chairman , designs the system for the school. Under its guidance two major committees, namely Academic Policy Committee and Administrative Policy Committee work parallel with Professors of IIT Bombay as the Conveners and teachers and others as members, take care of  the school . The internal committees like the Academic Programme Committee, the Administration, Finance and Infrastructure Committee, the Staff Committee, the Library Committee and many more look after the day to day functioning of the School.

The school is well equipped with spacious, bright and airy class rooms and  labs for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.  A full fledged computer lab with 30 computers along with three projectors stand testimony for the kind of education imparted to students. It  provides education to the children of IIT employees and admissions against Right to Education (RTE) and believes in all round development of every student.  To achieve this along with academics, equal importance is given to co-curricular, extra-curricular and sports activities.  Around the year various competitions of like elocution, calligraphy, singing, dancing drawing, quiz contest etc. are conducted at school in true spirit and to  prepare them to compete with the outer world participation in  Inter school competitions and sports activities is encouraged.

Celebrations like Annual Day, Annual Sports, Teachers’ Day, Children’s Day, give ample opportunities to show case each one’s talents which give them confidence and courage to take one to great height.  No opportunity is allowed to go unnoticed.  Students regularly participate in (Ward Level Science Exhibition) Seminars and Science Quiz Contests organised by Nehru Science Centre.  This experience has inspired them to put up innovative projects at Ward Level Science Exhibitions, won several times & had represented at State Level too.

Every year students participate in the month of September in elementary and intermediate drawing exams.  Similarly in April students of Std. IV & VIII give exams for Middle School scholarship & High School scholarship respectively.

Though a small school activities are never ending.  Cubs & Bulbuls of Primary Section and NCC of Secondary & Jr. College vouch for the patriotism & involvement in Nation building at a very young age. Independence Day & Republic Day parades by these cadets and the cultural programmes of students on the themes of Nation are worth watching.

In recognition of the  hard work  of the young minds and to motivate them , a good number of  DONORS  have  donated to honour the success of the achievers. To quote a few, there are Prof.K. Shankar Memorial Scholarships, Shri. Abhyankar merit cum means Scholarship, Smt. Susheela Khandekar Prize, Outstanding Artistic Talent Prize, Prof. Amarnath Fund,  Smt. Sulochana Vithal Marathe Scholarship, Shri. Dagdu Laxman Surwade Scholarship &    Smt. Banabai Dagdu Surwade Scholarship, Radha-Ratan Nehra Prize.

The School is affiliated to Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education.