Fulbright to India Guide – 2021-2022

Family and Companions

An official dependent is either a spouse or a relative (child, parent, or sibling) who is financially dependent on the grantee. A small maintenance allowance is provided for accompanying dependents according to grant category. The balance of maintenance expenses for dependents is the responsibility of the grantee. An accompanying dependent is one spending at least 80 percent of the grant period abroad with the grantee.

Family life occupies an important place in Indian society. Although migration and urbanization have contributed to dispersing the traditional extended family, you will find that social activities including the whole family are more common than in many Western countries. Thus, it could turn out to be less of a challenge than expected when you arrive in India with your family. In fact, your children are likely to play an essential part in establishing relations with other families.

Education for Children

In India, there are no free services for quality nursery or pre-school at state level, even though the Government of India published The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act in 2009.

In large cities, there are better childcare facilities. There are plenty of good preschools and nursery schools catering for the needs of foreigners.

Schools in many cities use English as a medium of instruction.  Elementary school age children of grantees generally enjoy the experience of going to school and making new friends their age.  For those in high school, it may be a priority that their studies stay closer to the curriculum they follow at home.  Some schools in India prepare students for the American high school diploma.  Many expatriates find the Calvert system of correspondence courses satisfactory.  Before leaving home, consult the school the child is attending about the syllabi for the courses that will be missed.  The school may even have an arrangement for the child to keep abreast by correspondence during time spent in India. 

When you arrive in India, you may want to ask your colleagues or neighbors for suggestions on the schools within your area. Most of the time admission is easy since they are private schools, you can speak to the school management regarding the admission.

USIEF has listed a few schools in cities where USIEF has an office. Note that all cities/towns are not included in the list, so please reach out to USIEF if you are placed in any other city which is not mentioned in the list.

KC High International School
Olympia Panache 33, Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR) Navalur,
Chennai 600 130
Website: https://www.kchigh.com 
M.Ct.M. Chidambaram Chettyar International School
179, Luz Church Road CIT Colony, Mylapore
Chennai 600 004
Tel: +91.44.2467 0120
Website: https://www.mctminternational.com/ 
Hiranandani Upscale School
5/63, Old Mahabalipuram Road Egattur Village, Padur P.O. Kelambakkam,
Chennai 600 130
Tel: +91.7358000736/37/38 Website: http://hus.edu.in/
Akshar Arbol International School
1/778, Bethel Nagar Rd, Karthik Nagar Anna Enclave, Injambakkam
Chennai 600115
Tel: +91.9444973275
Website: http://www.akshararbol.edu.in/  
American International School
100 Feet Road Taramani,
Chennai 600 113
Tel: +91.44.2254 9000
Website: http://www.aischennai.org/ 
APL Global School
No 697/3, Anand Nagar Main Road Okkiyam Thoraipakkam,
Chennai 600 097
Tel: +91.44.4076 1199
Website: http://aplglobalschool.com/ 
The American Embassy School
New Delhi 100 021
Tel: +91.11.2688.8854
Website http://aes.ac.in
The British School
Chanakya Puri
New Delhi 100 021
Tel: +91.11.2410.2183
Website www.british-school.org 
Bluebells School International
Kailash Colony
New Delhi 100 048
Tel: +91.11.2923.1920
Website: https://www.bluebellsinternational.com/
Vasant Valley School
Sector C, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi 110070
Website: https://www.vasantvalley.org/
The Shri Ram School
D-3 Street, Vasant Vihar,
New Delhi 110 057
Website : http://www.tsrs.org/ 
Sanskriti School 
Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Marg Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi 110 021
Website: http://www.sanskritischool.edu.in/ 
CHIREC International School
Telecom Officers Colony, Bhaghyalakshmi Nagar Serilingampally,
Tel: +91.40.8790990498
Website: https://www.chirec.ac.in/
Oakridge International School
Bowrampet, Near Bachupally Hyderabad,
Telangana 500 043
Tel.: +91.7207.648 111/7207 649 111
Website: https://www.oakridge.in/bachupally/  
DRS International School
Medchal Mandal, R.R. District Telangana  500 100
Tel: +91.40.23792123, 24, 25
Website: https://www.drsinternational.com/
International School of Hyderabad
ICRISAT Main Entrance Gate Patancheru, Telangana 502 324
Tel:: +91.8978718383/30713865
Email: ish@ishyd.org
The Aga Khan Academy
Maheshwaram Mandal Hyderabad, Telangana 500 005
Tel: +91.40,6629.1300
Website: https://www.agakhanacademies.org/hyderabad  

Sreenidhi International School
Near Appa Junctiion, Moinabad, Hyderabad,
Telangana 500075
Tel: +91.912244409/9912266685/ 9912238111
Website: https://sis.edu.in/

The Heritage School
994 Chowbaga Road, Anandapur P.O. East Kolkata Township
Kolkata 700 017
Website: www.theheritageschool.org 
South City International School
375 Prince Anwar Shah Road
Kolkata 700 068
Tel: +91.33.4007.2000/2444
Website: www.scis.co.in 
Calcutta International School
724 Anandapur (E.M. Bypass)
Kolkata 700 107
Website: www.calcuttais.edu.in
Modern High School for Girls
78, Syed Amir Ali Avenue
Kolkata 700 019
Tel: +91.33.2287 5326
Website: www.mhsforgirls.edu.in
The Cambridge School
Manohar Pukur Road, Hazra
Kolkata 700 026
Website: www.thecambridgeschool.ac.in
Bridge International School
77/1/1 Hazra Road
Kolkata 700 026
Tel. +91-33-2454 3509
Website: https://www.bridgeinternationalschool.co.in/
Bombay International School
Gilbert Building Babulnath 2nd Cross Road, Mumbai 400 007
Tel: +91.22.2364.8206/ 2368.3298
Website: https://bis.edu.in/

American School of Bombay

Elementary School Campus:
Commercial 2 Tower 4 Kohinoor City, Off LBS Marg Kurla (W),
Mumbai 400 070
Phone: +91 22 6131 3600

Secondary School Campus:
SF2, G Block Bandra-Kurla Complex Road Bandra (E),
Mumbai 400 098
Phone: +91 22 6772 7272
Admission Inquiries: admissionassistant@asbindia.org
Phone: +91 22 6131 3628
Website: https://www.asbindia.org/

Bombay Scottish School
Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim
Mumbai 400 016
Tel: +91.22.2445.1365
Website: www.bombayscottish.in
Podar International School (IB & CIE)
Ramee Emerald Building, Near Shamrao Vitthal Bank  S. V. Road, Khar (West)
Mumbai  400 052
Website: http://www.podarinternationalschool.com/

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