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WELCOME TO GURUKUL BOARDING.

MIT Pune’s Vishwashanti Gurukul Boarding fosters tender care and smart grooming to all the boarders under its wings. We believe that the students have the potential to excel in any chosen field; they only that they need a jumpstart to do so and our boarding is designed just for the same. We make an utmost attempt to bring out a fine young adult from the little child we receive. In cognizance with Guru Shishya Parampara, the seasoned boarding staff delivers pastoral care while imbibing the right virtues, morals and ethics in the students which makes them ready to take on life beyond the school premises.

Our boarding team comprises of members from different parts of the country, celebrate different culture, and speak different languages which creates a rich and diverse environment. Our team’s major role is to develop a close relationship between the boarders, their parents and the academic team so that every child feels that they are in ‘A HOME AWAY FROM HOME’.

Mobin B
(Boarding Coordinator)

Established in 2006, boarding at Vishwashanti Gurukul believes in giving value-based education to the children. This is a home for more than 300 boarding students along with other boarding staff. Our community believes in fostering Indian values and culture in a global context. We wish every child appreciates that living in boarding is really a unique achievement and lifelong learning.

Our boarding team is committed and responsible for monitoring the boarders’ development in every field. Daily prayers help the students seek blessings from the Almighty thus taking them through the day with confidence and poise. Weekend activities take a very significant seat in the boarding, which keep the students constructively and creatively engaged.

We encourage our children to become:

  • Responsible and self-disciplined individuals
  • Good listeners and communicators
  • Caring and supportive towards other members of the community
  • A leader who inspire others

All the students in the boarding are under the overall care of the Boarding Coordinator along with the House Master / Mistress and the House Parents.

Mr. Mobin Baby
Boarding Coordinator
Mail-ID :boarding@mitgurukul.com
Contact : 020-3921 0155

Mr. Mobin has been associated with residential schools and International curriculum for the past 12 years, in a wide range of roles from Academic Coordinator, Boarding Coordinator, House Master and Activity In-charge. He is a passionate Geography teacher who has completed his Graduation (Honours) and Post-Graduation in Geography.

Mr. Mobin strongly believes in the importance of values and discipline in the day to day life. He enjoys his association with the young minds and encourages them to make the school days a beautiful memory of their life. His association with MIT Pune's Vishwashanti Gurukul as a Boarding Coordinator is from 2017.

BOARDING HOUSES AT VISHWASHANTI GURUKUL

BHARADWAJ

  • Jr. Akash
  • Sr. Akash

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

JAMADAGINI

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

VASISHTA

  • Chitra
  • Swati & Revati

BOARDING TEAM

Each boarding house is under the responsibility of the House master and the House parents. The boarding team is also responsible for the day to day care of the group of students under them and are also responsible for communicating with both the school and the parents.

BHARADWAJ

House Mistress (Grade 1 to 5 Boys) - Ms. Ashwinii Patwardhan (ashwini.patwardhan@mitgurukul.com)
House Parent- Mr. Febin B

House Mistress (Grade 6 to 8 Boys) - Ms. Neena Srivastava (neena.s@mitgurukul.com)
House Parent- Mr. Sandip Y

JAMADAGINI

House Master (Grade 11 & 12 Boys) - Mr. Subhankar Ganguly (subhankar.g@mitgurukul.com)
House Parents- Mr. Amit B, Mr. Veeresh S & Mr. Vikas V

KASHYAP

House Master (Grade 9 & 10 Boys) - Mr. Jitendra Yadav (jitendra.yadav@mitgurukul.com)
House Parents- Mr. Ivan C & Mr. Jason K

VASISHTA

House Mistress ( Grade 1 to 8 girls) - Ms. Dimpal Juneja (dimpal.j@mitgurukul.com)
House Parent- Ms. Neha R
House Mistress (Grade 9 to 12 Girls) - Ms. Jaya Shahi(jaya.shahi@mitgurukul.com)
Ass. House Mistress- Ms. Nandini D
House Parent- Ms. Rachna R

WEEKDAYS

5:25 AM Rouser
5:30 AM - 6.00 AM Morning jog/yoga/aerobic
6.00 AM - 7.00 AM Freshen up
7:05 AM Prayer/uniform check
7.00 AM – 7.50 AM Breakfast
8.00 AM - 2:40 PM Academic Hours
2:40 PM - 3:40 PM Sports/Cultural Activity
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM Snack time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Bathing/ resting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Prep / study time
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM Dinner
8.00 PM - 10:00 PM Self-Study / Phone Time
9.00 PM - 9:15 PM Milk time
10:00 PM Lights Off

WEEKENDS

7:00 AM Rouser
7:00 AM - 7.50 AM Freshen up
8.00 AM – 8.50 AM Breakfast
8.30 AM - 11:30 AM Activities
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Clean-up time
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM Self-time/ resting
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Swimming/Evening sports
4.30 PM - 5.00 PM Snacks
5.30 PM - 7.00 PM TV time and self-study
7.15 PM – 7.50 PM Dinner
8.00 PM - 10:00 PM Self-Study / Phone Time
9.00 PM - 9:15 PM Milk time
10:00 PM Lights Off

WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

On every weekend our students participate in various activities such as dance, arts, music, swimming, football, volley ball, tennis, basketball cricket etc. These activities are conducted by a team of enthusiastic teachers.

Our boarders have various opportunities to participate in various trips in and around Pune that involve activities like rafting, trekking, museum visits, movies etc.


ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Boarding students at Vishwashanti Gurukul have a great academic support even after their regular academic hours with:

  • Evening supervised study hours by the academic team
  • Access to academic staff when requested
  • Curriculum based weekend activities
  • Peer tutoring

OTHER FACILITIES

  • A cafeteria with a variety of options. The menu provides continental and Indian options. The refectory manager takes care of the special dietary requirements of the students.
  • Gymnasium and indoor badminton court facilities and sporting equipment are available to all boarding students to enjoy during their spare time.

We hope and expect the students and parents to follow some significant rules strictly to facilitate the smooth functioning of the school and ensure a disciplined, safe and comfortable environment conducive for learning and growing.

We expect that :

  • All the students in the boarding house are under the overall care of House Master / Mistress, who is responsible for monitoring their all-round development
  • All the students must be out of their beds immediately after the rising bell is rung.
  • Students of Grade 6 onwards have to make their own beds. Students of Grade 5 and below will be assisted by an attendant. Students will switch off the fan and lights before leaving their rooms.
  • All students need to polish their own shoes and maintain their cupboard and cubicle in a neat and tidy manner
  • Morning activities and other school activities are compulsory for all the boarders except if excused on medical ground. In Medical cases the permission of Resident Doctor is a must.
  • Students will follow the dress code strictly as per the occasion / timings.
  • A high level of personal hygiene has to be maintained at all times.

LEAVE POLICY

  • The wards would be sent home only during the scheduled vacations mentioned in the yearly calendar
  • No student will be allowed to leave campus unescorted. Students leaving the campus with the local guardian or any other person other than the parent must have the ID card and an authority letter duly signed by the parent taking responsibility for their child to be accompanied by the concerned person. The student will collect the exit pass from the concerned boarding staff only
  • After the permitted leave, a student will report to the Hostel Master/ Mistress on returning to the boarding. Reporting time for boarders is strictly before 6.00 p.m. as per the scheduled day and date
  • In case of an emergency, it is essential that a leave application is given by the parent and an exit pass procured before taking the child out. The application is to be given to the concerned House Master / Mistress
  • Weekend leave shall not be allowed. Leave for marriages during academic time shall not be entertained unless it is the marriage of a sibling
  • In case of an unfortunate event in the family, leave may be granted after seeking permission from the Boarding Coordinator
  • No student will be allowed to accompany their friends and stay with them at their homes on the weekends or for any vacations.
  • Parents and local guardians will make arrangements to collect and drop their children.
  • Students will exit and report strictly in complete school uniform or PE uniform only. No child should remain absent on the first and last working day.

COMMUNICATION

Parents can call the children between 8.00 PM to 10.00 PM on a regular basis. In case of any emergency parents can call up the Boarding Coordinator or House Master/Mistress. Please note that there will be no calls for the first 15 days and parents will receive the important updates from the boarding team on a regular basis. House Master/Mistress should remain the only point of contact regarding your ward. The boarding team will send a monthly report to the parents.


BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

The school refectory will provide B’Day cake for the student’s celebration. A standard 2kg cake order can be placed to the refectory only. The amount for the same will be debited to their imprest account. No outside cake or eatables are allowed in the school for birthday celebration.

The school premises and Boarding houses are surveilled by ample of security personnel who work in shifts for 24 hours a day. Also, the entire campus is equipped with CCTV cameras for the safety of the children. Students will not be allowed to leave the premises unless they are with a staff member, parent or guardian or have parental permission.

All visitors to Gurukul must register at the front gate and will be required to provide photo identification. Visitors are then issued with a Visitors Pass. To assist in this procedure it is advised that all parents have their photo identity card with them during their visit.


Fire and Evacuation Procedure

Each of the Boarding houses are fitted with a fire security alarm. Practice evacuations drills and mock drills are held each term/year. All boarding staff are trained in the appropriate response to security and safety drills.


Medical Facility

We have a fully equipped medical room with 24 hours doctor and nursing facility. Our students also receive medical attention from hospitals out of the campus. When this occurs, a member of staff will generally accompany the student to their appointment. Parents are notified by the doctor or a boarding staff, usually through a phone call. If the hospital visit is of an urgent nature, parents will be contacted immediately. Any student who is admitted to the hospital for an overnight stay is accompanied by a boarding staff member.

We, at Gurukul, are working towards giving our students a holistic education by inculcating discipline as a “habit”. We are growing from strength to strength as we follow the mission of Gurukul. We believe that the school and parents must work as a team with a common objective to produce responsible citizens. With this in mind, we would like you to observe the following guidelines:

  • Appointment with respective Principal is strictly with prior intimation. Visiting Hours: 3pm to 4:30pm only. Walk-in parents shall not be entertained.
  • Refrain calling the respective HM during the academic hours( 8am to 4pm)
  • Prior appointment to be taken from House / Mistress, in case parents want to meet their wards. Walk-in parents shall not be entertained.
  • Please do not offer gifts to any staff member – it is strictly prohibited.
  • Parents are not allowed inside the boarding house.
  • After break / permitted leave students will report back to the hostel on the scheduled day. No application / request for extension shall be entertained in this regard.
  • Students should not be in possession of money.
  • Transport arrangements for the students will made only if the House Mistress is informed ten days in advance. Short notice will not be entertained.
  • Please refer to the Annual School Calendar for the dates and days of Open Day/SLC/Graduation Day/ Annual Day/Exhibition/Workshops at School. Parents' attendance is mandatory on these days. Parents can plan their monthly visits accordingly.
  • Kindly refer to the dates of vacations in the Calendar to book tickets for your family excursions / vacations.

ITEMS TO BRING

Students must ensure to bring the following items:

  • Clothing (casual and uniform)
  • Toiletries
  • Quilt
  • Towels
  • Lock (for valuables in your cupboard)
  • Alarm clock
  • Water bottle
  • Umbrella/raincoat

Please note: Twice a week the laundry services will be provided to the students. It is the student’s responsibility to submit the laundry to the laundry staff and keep a list of the items submitted.

BOARDING FAQs

MEDICAL CARE

We have a fully equipped medical room with 24 hours doctor and nursing facility. Our students also receive medical attention from hospitals out of the campus. When this occurs, a member of staff will generally accompany the student to their appointment. Parents are notified by the doctor or a boarding staff, usually through a phone call. If the hospital visit is of an urgent nature, parents will be contacted immediately. Any student who is admitted to the hospital for an overnight stay is accompanied by a boarding staff member.

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