Trust: Shrimanta Shankar Academy Society
Board: Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi
Our Institution aims not only at imparting education but also at developing a sense of social awareness,justice, pride for our rich heritage and traditions among the students. An Advisory Council consisting of some renowned professors and educationists who are equipped with immense teaching experience and are outstanding teachers themselves guides the institution. Besides, the Advisory Council also utilises the services of a few other enterprising and enthusiastic persons to make the institution ideal in all respects.
Achieving this delicate balance between academic excellence and all-round growth is not easy but we recognise just how important it is in a world where only brilliant and multi-faceted young men and women come out tops. So if we consistently notch up outstanding results at the CBSE board exams, we are equally proud of the co-curricular platforms we present our students in fields such as sports, art & literature, dramatics and music.
In 1995, Shrimanta Shankar Academy was set up in the heart of Assam's capital, Dispur, to fulfil a long-felt need for an institute that imparts quality education and inculcates human values among the young generation in the North Eastern region. We rose to that challenge by making the spiritual teaching of our great patron saint Mahapurush Shrimanta Shankardev the core of our approach to education. Thus, while encouraging our students to excel academically and become smart and well-rounded human beings, we also inspire in them a sense of social awareness, justice, pride in our rich heritage, and respect for tradition and culture.
It has been a remarkable journey since we set out on our mission. Guided by an Advisory Council that consists of professors and educators with considerable teaching and administrative experience, we have grown very quickly. From a school that comprised a two-storey building, a playground and classes from Stds I to V, to three multi-storey buildings, a fully equipped science laboratory, state-of-the-art library, two large playgrounds, a fully air-conditioned auditorium, two music rooms, a yoga room, language labs and classes up to Std X.
In 2004, we hit another milestone and opened our Senior Secondary Section - Std XI and XII in the Science, Arts and Commerce streams. The record our students consistently set at both board exams - Std X and XII - is exemplary. We clock 100 per cent pass percentage every year while many of our students go on to become CBSE toppers in the North Eastern region.
Our approach to teaching incorporates the latest technological innovations to make learning more meaningful, more effective and more relevant. In the 2015-16 academic year, we launched Smart Classes, with a Knowledge Portal to enhance learning across age groups. We also took the entire academic cycle online, integrating all the processes involved in teaching, learning and the school administration onto an Educational Resource Planning (ERP) platform. This milestone puts SSA at par with the top-notch schools in the country. Importantly, we make sure our state-of-the-art teaching model is affordable and available to all our students.
Today, Srimanta Shankar Academy has more than 2,500 students and 120 teachers on its rolls. We are constantly innovating to keep our approach to teaching contemporary and curriculum top-of-the-line. With our three-pronged approach – emphasis on academic performance, focus on all-round growth and development and use of technology-oriented teaching tools – we have been producing socially useful and productive human beings who grow up to be good citizens and an asset to society. No wonder we are consistently ranked among the top 10 schools in Assam.