The year 2004 was a very significant year for Doha – a year of great development and growth, a year that witnessed a deluge of expatriate Indians. Doha was to host the 2006 Asian Games. The need for quality education, inculcating Indian values and ethics was evident. This gave birth to a great educational venture – Birla Public School – the brainchild of a group of eminent and long-time expatriates in Doha.
The School was founded in April, 2004 under the aegis of the Birla Group, to cater to the needs of the expatriate Indian community, at a time when quality educational institutions were few and rare in Qatar. It was necessary to mould a student community that adapts to the global as well as the national scenario.
The institution is managed by its patron, H. E. Sheik Saoud Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani; Mr.Lukose Chacko, the Chairman; Mr. Gope Shahani, the Vice-chairman and Mr. Mohan Thomas, Mr. C.V. Rappai, Mrs. Arti Oberoi and Mr. R. K. Dalmia, the Directors.
The founders of the school had envisioned that today’s youngsters could best serve our country and the world if the multiplicity of their talents and intelligence are properly channelized.
From a humble beginning on 12th April, 2004 with 250 students from KG to Grade VII at a rented premise, the School branched out to three different campuses, one each for KG and Primary and a colossal purpose-built building for senior classes, in a land allotted by the Qatar government. The school at present has more than 7000 students on its roll and provides state-of-the-art facilities – well equipped laboratories, a vast library, classrooms with interactive white boards, a swimming pool, auditorium, an open-air theatre, canteens, sports and games facilities and a fleet of 171 buses, of which 58 are school owned.
Birla Pubilc School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi with the National as well as the International Curriculum. The school imparts excellence in education and is one of the most sought-after institutions in Qatar. The faculty consists of a team of qualified, experienced and dedicated teachers. The office staff, the transport staff and service staff comprise of skilled and efficient personnel, from different parts of Asia.
With ‘Enlightenment through Education’ as the motto, the school aims to bring about the total integrated development of the body and the mind, to instill right values, sound morals and a firm belief in truth, to nurture creativity, to enable conceptual understanding and analytical ability, to inculcate social awareness, responsibility and compassion for others and to successfully equip the students to meet the challenges in a competitive world.
The school, in its path of success, has a track record of producing 100% pass results in the All India Senior Secondary and All India Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations. It is a matter of pride and joy that many of the alumni of the school have reached higher echelons of study in various institutes of repute like IIT, Berkley, Texas A&M, Shriram College of Commerce and famous universities of the world and are heading to be successful doctors, entrepreneurs, engineers, economists and civil servants.
It is sincere wish and hope of one and all in BPS that every year is harbinger of greater success and achievements that take the institution to the lofty heights of fame and glory.