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Big Push to 'Edu Port' By GMR Group At Hyderabad Airport
GMR Hyderabad Aerotropolis is collaborating with St. Mary’s Educational Society which will develop a world-class residential 'Sancta Maria International School' at Edu Port, part of Hyderabad Airport City initiative of building a world class Edu Port spread out in 100 acres of serviced land around the Hyderabad Airport
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GMR Hyderabad Aerotropolis Limited (GHAL), the developers of a unique urban ecosystem at Hyderabad Airport City, is ramping up its 'Edu Port' to create a world-class educational cluster attracting pedagogy and research institutions at a dedicated space spread out over 100 acres of land parcel. The Edu Port has been envisioned to be a knowledge hub with leading global and Indian institutes converging here and creating flexible learning pathways for students of all ages and background.
As a centre of learning, training, research and innovation, Edu Port at the GMR Hyderabad Airport City today hosts the Schulich School of Business; Chinmaya Vidyalaya, GMR Aviation Academy, Flight Simulation Technique Centre (FSTC), CFM South Asia Training Center and Pratt & Whitney India Training Center.
This collaboration envisages the development of Sancta Maria International School, a second K12 (Kindergarten to 12th Grade) venture in Hyderabad city.
Coming up on a 15-acre of serviced land at Hyderabad Airport City, this residential academic facility is slated to be unveiled by 2022. Sancta Maria International School envisions to provide
the highest standards of education offering a great learning opportunity in a safe environment to unlock the hidden potential of students.GBS Raju, Business Chairman, GMR Airports, said, “We welcome this opportunity and feel elated about the collaboration with the St Mary's Educational Society to set up an educational institute in the GMR Hyderabad Airport City, Edu Port. Envisioning to contribute towards transforming India, making it a global knowledge superpower, we are striving to co-create an environment for learning and academic excellence in a completely integrated and self-sustained connected urban ecosystem of the Airport City. This unique development is also set to propel Brand Hyderabad on a global scale and contribute tremendously towards the journey of Telangana State to being an innovation hub and a knowledge powerhouse.”
Aman Kapoor, CEO, Airport Land Development, GMR Group, said “We are pleased to collaborate with St Mary's Educational Society for setting-up an international school, one of the first educational institutes at our Edu Port in Hyderabad Airport City. This aligns with our vision to develop an educational cluster with world class academic and research institutions offering an ecosystem of high quality education with transformative powers.
This would go a long way in bridging the skill gap and creating global leaders in tandem with dynamic market needs and business environment.”
Speaking at the collaboration, B. Arogya Reddy, President & Chairman, Saint Mary’s Educational Society, said, “St Mary's Educational Society is excited to collaborate with the
GMR group, who share their belief that successful education requires taking an integrated approach to help children develop to their full potential. Sancta Maria International Schools focus on ways in which children - complex, multidimensional young human-beings - can be helped to grow, learn, and develop in their capabilities, relationships, and overall well-
being. Our vision is to foster globally recognized educational institutions of enduring greatness, and we do not doubt that this School at the Hyderabad Airport City will set a new benchmark for international schools in Asia.”
In India, GMR is harnessing the potential of Airport City concept and is leveraging its uniquelocation and ecosystem at Hyderabad to develop India’s largest Airport City. The development of future city in the form of GMR’s Hyderabad Airport City would address the infrastructural challenges of a large city development in India today and catapult the city development to the next level. This unique development is all set to drive the growth of Brand Hyderabad on a Global scale.