The Research Institute at Meridian Banjara is dedicated to transforming education by promoting Social & Emotional Learning for Sustainable Development Goals. Our students in Grades 6-12 are actively involved in digital courses that enhance their learning experience. Recently, our Senior Secondary students had the exceptional opportunity to participate in the special celebratory event on ‘Education For Human Flourishing’ by UNESCO MGIEP, held from 5th to 7th Dec,22 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. It was a privilege for them to be part of this significant event commemorating its 10th Anniversary.
The IC3 movement, in collaboration with the Career Counseling and Guidance Department, is working towards providing counseling services in schools. As part of this initiative, students at Meridian Banjara have the opportunity to engage in webinars and career fairs, allowing them to interact and learn from professionals in various fields. Additionally, Meridian Banjara is proud to be one of the host schools for the IC3 National
Conference in 2023. This conference serves as a platform for students to explore and discover potential career paths, fostering a supportive and informed environment for their future endeavors.
WEHUB, India’s first state-led incubator for women entrepreneurs, is actively working to encourage more women to pursue entrepreneurship. In order to achieve this, WEHUB has implemented strategies to create continuous engagement and inspire girls to excel in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). As part of the initiative, Meridian Banjara’s girl students aged 13-17 have been part of the inaugural cohort, where they have gained valuable skills in various STEAM courses as well as 21st-century skills. This program aims to empower young girls and equip them with the necessary tools to thrive in the dynamic world of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Meridian Banjara has established a valuable partnership with BridgeU, a platform that facilitates connections between universities and our school. This collaboration aims to enhance higher education and career outcomes for our students. By utilizing BridgeU’s resources and tools, we can provide our students with valuable insights and opportunities in the field of higher education. This partnership strengthens our commitment to guiding and supporting our students in their journey towards successful and fulfilling careers.
To strengthen students’ subject knowledge we encourage students from Grades I – XII to participate in various Olympiads like SOF, NOF, logiqids and Finance Olympiad.
City University New York, USA & US Consulate Hyderabad
Solar Powered Weather Station now at Meridian School, Banjara Hills
City University New York, USA in collaboration with US Consulate Hyderabad has installed a Solar Powered Automatic Weather Station at Meridian School, Banjara Hills on 28th Sep ‘22.
A team from Bronx Community College (BCC) of The City University of New York (CUNY) visited Meridian School, as part of a U.S. Consulate-funded project to combat climate change. Meridian School, Banjara Hills is privileged to be the only school that has the Weather Station under this project, while the rest were Universities. The Installation Ceremony was attended by delegates from CUNY CREST Institute, the US Consulate, Hyderabad, and Mr.Butta Amogh, the Chief Operations Officer of Meridian Group of schools, enthusiastic Meridianites and students from the neighbouring school, St.Alphonsus High School, teachers and parents.
Led by Professor Neal Phillip, Chairperson of BCC Department of Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences and Professor Paramita Sen of the same Department, the Bronx Community College team is working with local counterparts to facilitate the installation of solar-powered automatic weather stations that will also monitor air quality and soil moisture. Data received from the weather stations will be automatically shared with stakeholders through online and smartphone app platforms.
The team also organised a collective social learning and thematic communication workshop for the exchange of knowledge on climate and climate change. In addition, they also demonstrated the use of novel equipment used to monitor climate and climate change and water quality and a working model of a car fuelled by water and solar panels. An Environment Theme based Poster-making contest was organised on the occasion.
Apart from Prof. Paramita Sen and Prof. Neal Phillip, the event was attended by two officials from the US Consulate General, Mr. Jonathan Orr, the Public Diplomacy Officer and Mr.Salil Kader, the Strategic Public Engagement Officer and Dr.Snehal Donde, Chairperson of Jalnayak Yashada, Government of Maharashtra.
It was indeed a festive occasion as the launching of the weather station was marked by the release of balloons into the sky. This station is going to be immensely useful not only in recording day to day weather details like temperature, humidity, pollution levels etc but will also enable the users in taking preventive measures to avoid environmental problems. The Principal, Mrs.Nishi Rana assured that the students will make the most out of this exclusive facility given to the school and will go ahead as environment sentinels.