A Ready Reckoner on Education Boards

Thanks to that wonderful idea called Globalisation, parents are now spoilt for choice when selecting a schooling system for their children. In addition to the Indian boards, international schools have been around for a long time (there has been an IB World School in India since 1976). But only recently have they expanded their reach in terms of number of schools and programmes offered in India, making them more accessible to the global Indian.

But with choice comes confusion – parents are often put into a dilemma as to which board is right for their family. This is primarily due to lack of experience, information and understanding of the newer alternatives.

What are these international boards? What is the curriculum? How does it compare to ICSE or CBSE? What about future prospects? These are but a few questions that are often discussed during coffee breaks at office and kitty parties alike.

Here is a ready reckoner to help you to understand the various school boards available in Mumbai.

Board Comparison

#For Mumbai Schools

Sources: Individual Board Websites, Interviews with Parents and Counsellors, Other desk based research

Disclaimer: Our aim is to empower you with knowledge to make an informed choice and not to recommend or colour your opinion regarding any board. We wish to provide you holistic information based only on our own research, analysis and understanding, and this does not represent the view of any official body or organisation. It is not intended to be perused as a substitute for professional advice, should you wish to seek it. The information is updated to the time of publishing this post and is likely to change in the future.

About The Author

Hanaya Rupani

Co-founder at Your School Guide. Having graduated from New York University’s Stern school of business, I have worked as a credit research analyst at JP Morgan in Mumbai. The need for a concept like “Your School Guide” occurred to me while selecting a school for my 3 year old. As parents, we have numerous questions relating to schools - curriculum, facilities provided by school, assessment patterns, extra-curricular activities, security, medical services, food services just to name a few. To add to this is the anxiety is the pressure of deadlines for form submission and queries relating to interviews for admission. Therefore, we felt it would be great to have an online one-stop destination for school information and other queries related to education. We hope this adds value towards making the school selection process easier for parents.


  1. September 19, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Great Article…All the best.

  2. karan

    September 27, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Too good

  3. Tulika Jesrani

    January 18, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    A well charted out comparison of all the existing boards. Thanks!!

    1. Bhavika Gandhi

      January 19, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks Tulika! We feel passionately about learning, creativity, education and schooling and hope to add value to our readers perspectives in these areas.

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