The DAV Group of Schools, Chennai has always been driven by the larger purpose of nation-building through value-based education. In order to impact as many young citizens as possible, we function as a not-for-profit in true spirit, thereby making high quality education more affordable for all classes of society.
With over 50 years of experience, we believe that today we are in a position to share some of our best practices with other schools across the country that share similar values and vision. We have therefore launched the ‘Academic Associate’ model as a service-oriented initiative to provide advisory services to schools across the country.
We help our associate schools improve efficiencies and enhance the overall learning experience for students through support and guidance primarily in 2 areas – Academic & Co-scholastic, Teacher training & development. Based on specific requests, we also extend support in the areas of Institution building, Administration & IT.
Please note – We primarily manage CBSE schools and have deep expertise on this front.
Therefore, as of now, we offer our services only to CBSE schools across the country.
Currently, DAV Chennai has academic associations with 11 Schools.
If you are interested in an association, please fill in the application form or call us on +91-98400 83132 (Dr. Ravi, Dean – NIOS & Institutional Outreach)
Signing up – The approval process for an application takes about 45 – 90 days and includes personal and virtual meetings including exchange of documents. However, there is no payment stipulated for same.
Delivery – We will rely extensively on electronic mode – Zoom meetings, phone calls, Whatsapp groups and emails. Also, we will be carrying out an Annual Impact visit comprising 3-4 senior members. Additional physical visits will also be made on request.
Duration – The association agreement is ideally for a 3 year term but it includes a flexible exit clause. Also, we can sign up at any point of time during the academic session.
Fee – We charge a nominal fee that is generally payable on a monthly basis. There is no further upfront or ‘sign up’ payment to be made. (This is not a franchisee kind of a commercial agreement based on number of students. We treat the school as a single unit)
No, not at all. We do not intervene on your day-to-day administration front. However, if you need any inputs on these fronts, we can support considering our practical expertise across all areas of school management
You need not purchase any additional equipment or any material from DAV Group of schools. However, if you need any assistance with your purchases, we will extend support in terms of referring our existing vendors with whom you may then discuss directly.
Yes, there will be regular workshops conducted during the year. In addition, we offer specific teacher development programs during the month of May, every year in an ‘Online’ mode. These programs will be open to all our Associates schools and need not be paid for additionally.
We also offer specifically structured, dedicated programs only for teachers of a specific Associate school. These programs may be offered either online or physically at DAV Head office / your school premises. These programs will need to be paid for separately on an actual basis.
In case we receive such a specific request, we are in principle open to deputing our senior staff, subject to their willingness. There are no additional charges for same. However, we will need to mutually agree on the compensation payable to the staff, period of deputation and other related terms.
We have had one such instance, wherein a senior teacher from DAV Chennai, has taken over as the Principal of an Associate school for a period of three years.
There will be absolutely no change in the name of your school or its branding. You ‘may’ in addition add a by-line stating “An Associate of DAV Group of Schools, Chennai”, along with the DAV Chennai logo on all your collaterals. Also, we will be recognizing you as an Associate school on our official website – www.davchennai.org
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