Pathways receives Dataquest Business Technology Award

We take a great pride in announcing that Pathways group of Schools has been honoured with Dataquest Business Technology Award. The honour was earned in the category of Cloud Campus implementation at Pathways. A total of 70 companies won awards on the gala evening across six categories including analytics, security, mobility, cloud, and unified communications amongst others. Mr Satish Papnoi, CTO Pathways School received the honour on behalf of the whole group at an event function held in Mumbai earlier this month.


The award recognises the organizations for their distinguished contribution in creating business value through innovative use of IT. In its third year, the award ceremony saw the presence of eminent CIOs and prominent names in the IT industry. The Dataquest Business Technology Awards, instituted by Dataquest, India’s premier IT Magazine, also recognises the excellence in the implementation and use of technology for business benefits by Indian companies.


Implementing the Cloud campus at Pathways allowed students, teachers and staff with enterprise- grade communication and productivity service. It enabled them to use applications without installing them on their laptop and enabling access to save files from any computer with an Internet connection.


The Schools have deployed Microsoft Cloud campus an offering from Microsoft, to make users more productive across a variety of device types. Cloud campus has been a technological innovation that reduced IT costs for the schools. It also eliminated many of the time related constraints for administrative staff, teachers and students by making learning tools accessible for a larger audience.


Published in: on September 30, 2015 at 4:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

CAS trip to Auroville

Majda Jabeen Fatima, Grade 12 Student at Pathways Noida shares her interesting journey of teaching as well as learning during her CAS activity program.

I have very fond memories of my amazing trip to Auroville. It was indeed a lifetime experience with great learnings. The most interesting aspect of the trip was the excellent cross-cultural interaction with the local rural peers as well as with the Turkish co-participants. Both the cultures were equally new to me.


It has always been my passion to teach young school kids and the 12-hours of teaching at the school in the village Edayanchavdhi, in Auroville, was very interesting. The language barrier never bothered me. I was surprised to see the discipline, enthusiasm to learn and some great talents in these young children. I found the aspirations of these children no different from the children of Sai Bal Sansar School in Noida, whom I teach during my CAS service lessons.


Some of the other highlights of the trip were the full moon walk in the forest. It was a very different experience with a mix of fear and quest for exploring something new. The forest was exceptionally quite, which according to our guide was not normal. The musical therapy was again a first time experience and was very relaxing and refreshing. It was also good to learn about the cross-cultural experiments that are being conducted in Auroville. Lastly, I managed to make some very good cross-border friends from Turkey with lot of exchanges about the Turkish culture.


The arrangements of logistics by MindVisa was very good. There was never any lack of coordination and the hotel and food arrangements were great. The variation in the cuisines was also in line with the overall cross-cultural experiences during the trip.


Overall, I would rate my trip experience as an outstanding one with great cross-cultural learning and renewed feeling of responsibility towards the underprivileged and the community as a whole.

Published in: on September 23, 2015 at 10:48 am  Leave a Comment  

Soccer & Squash Inter-School Tournament @ Pathways Noida

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Published in: on September 22, 2015 at 2:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

19 Schools, 450 participants & one Championship

Pathways School Noida organized 3rd Invitational Inter School Swimming Competition: 19 Schools and 450 participants from Delhi/NCR.

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Published in: on August 31, 2015 at 5:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

3rd Invitational Inter School Swimming Competition

Pathways School Noida is hosting 3rd Invitational Inter School Swimming Competition on 31st August, 2015. 15 Schools from Delhi/NCR are participating in the competition. The event will be organized for 5 different age groups of students, ageing 9 years- 18 years. Swimming Banner - 16 x 10 - 001

Published in: on August 26, 2015 at 4:14 pm  Leave a Comment  

Resonance 2015- A festival on Gender with a specific focus on Masculinity

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Published in: on August 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

Pathways School Gurgaon listed amongst India’s top Architectural masterpieces

We are extremely pleased to present the June Issue of Architect + Design magazine that covered Pathways School Gurgaon in their special issue on ‘Towards Sustainability’. The issue explored some design criteria that lead on a path that heads to sustainable development. The story explains the architecture and design of the school that particularly emphasised creating a Green Campus with Zero Discharge. Pathways School Gurgaon was covered under the ‘Layered spaces’ category.

Pathways School Gurgaon has also been recognised as the highest rated Green Building amongst all the educational institutions in the world. The school conferred the honour of being the First school serving all grades K-12 in the world to achieve LEED-EB Platinum Certification.

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Published in: on July 8, 2015 at 3:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

Special Indoor Cricket Session for Pathways Students with Sachin Tendulkar

We are extremely delighted to share with you the images from the Cricket Tour of Pathways Students to England (Under 17). The students got an opportunity to have an Indoor Session with the God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar at Lord’s Cricket Ground, also known as the Mecca of Cricket. There cannot be any other valuable experience for these budding aspirants than this!


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Published in: on July 7, 2015 at 3:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

Pathways Schools and YSCE’s Cricket Tour to England

Pathways Schools along with Yuvraj Singh Centre of Excellence (YSCE) have organized a Cricket Tour to England for our students (Under 17). The 20 day tour involves 9 competitive matches with other schools and cricket clubs in England and specialized practice sessions. The students will also get an opportunity to have  an Indoor Session at Lord’s Cricket Ground, also known as the Mecca of Cricket. The vision behind the tour is to give our budding aspirants an international exposure that will not only give them the valuable experience of travelling with a sporting team abroad, but also give them confidence to play and stay in a country with a different cricket culture. Apart from matches and practice sessions with some of the most respected names in cricket coaching in England, the tour will also involve some cultural sight seeing in London and Birmingham thus making it an interesting journey.

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Published in: on July 4, 2015 at 12:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

Technology in Teaching and Learning at Pathways Schools

Mr satish PapnoiOne of the key drivers in the paradigm shift in education over the past few years has been the role of ‘Technology’. In the article below, Mr Satish Papnoi, CTO, Pathways Schools shares his views on the constantly changing education environment and the use of Technology in Teaching and Learning at Pathways


Technology in Teaching and Learning at Pathways Schools

Today, technology is a defining force in our lives.

Time has gone for traditional ‘chalk and talk’ when students used only pen, pencil and notebooks in the classrooms. In this digital age, projectors, laptops, tablets, smart phones and e-books have complemented traditional learning tools, hence classrooms have become interesting, interactive and almost paperless. Technology is no more a separate subject instead simply a tool to aid education and learning.

The classrooms are student-centered and teachers are coaches and guides. ‘Flipped Classroom or Reversed Teaching’ is a trend now days, which is a result of technology advancement. Today, teaching is no longer limited to the physical classroom. Students also learn online, in the form of audio, video and textual information. As a result, classrooms are becoming discussion forums to make learning more interactive. Technology facilitates teachers and students to collaborate, create communities and exchange ideas outside the classroom.

We are living in a digital age and technology has resulted in a 360 degree transformation in classroom teaching and learning. Students tend to learn visually and socially and expect to try things rather than hear about them. Technology has a significant impact on students’ cognitive functions.

Technology is a great learning tool if it is used in constructive ways for the right reasons and vision. But, at the same time one should also decide the appropriate use of technology. Internet has become a first hand information resource these days; children take online resources for granted to access various communities. They are conditioned to ‘click first and think later’, which can often jeopardize their personal statements in the present and future. Like any space the digital world also has its dangers. Online safety, online behavior, online etiquette or Netiquette, are some terms that define digital citizenship. Basically a good digital citizen must have the same social etiquette as he is expected to display in his personal everyday social interaction. A good global citizen is a good net citizen.
We at Pathways Schools provide ‘Anytime – Anywhere’ technology access to students. All our campuses are Wi-Fi enabled since inception. Students use i-Pads and laptops inside and outside the classrooms. High-resolution projectors are fitted in our classrooms to encourage audio-visual learning. Students make good use of the library, online encyclopedia and e-books Anytime – Anywhere. Students are given individual IDs to access email, internal learning resources and online content through an Internet web filtered server. Our Internet server has the capability of controlling and logging the activity of Internet traffic to ensure that right content is getting delivered to students, thus ensuring information access on need to know basis. Students and teachers are facilitated to collaborate and exchange online resources on real time basis. We have motivated faculty members who keep upgrading their methods of instruction and interaction. In our Schools, technology has its place in every curricular subject. Students from Grade 6 onward carry laptops while primary school students are enabled to use technology responsibly, with Laptop Labs, iPad Labs and mobile carts. Our school buses and vehicles are fitted with GPS systems to track and know the exact position of our fleet to ensure student safety while travelling.
Parents of students are empowered to access life cycle records of their children through our online Campus Management Server. They can also monitor the child’s current schedule and track their ongoing progress. In each school we have IT Helpdesk to facilitate day-to-day technical support to students, faculty and staff to deliver smooth and seamless learning.

Satish Papnoi

Chief Technology Officer

Pathways Group of Schools

Published in: on May 16, 2015 at 3:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

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