EducationToday is one of the best magazines in India focussing on the education sector. Being the top education magazine, we also conduct numerous conferences and award ceremonies. Our award ceremonies and conferences are known for being the best educational gathering in the country.

We recently conducted the 11 th National Conference on K-12 Leadership and India School Merit Awards 2023-24 at The Taj, Bangalore Airport on December 11, 2023. The event was a gala ceremony, witnessing the attendance of the top educationists in India all under one roof.

This year, 23 schools from across the country were among the Top 20 CBSE Schools in India category. Some schools outperformed equally, thus leading to a tie in the ranks.

Our mission is to find the best schools in India and encourage them for their efforts. We at EducationToday made a perception-based ranking system for schools, one with utmost transparency. This system includes a thorough analysis of the inputs from the survey forms received, analysis from the survey team, parental votes and special jury inputs. As expected, this was a huge challenge owing to the diverse number of schools in India, all the way from Aanganwadis to the elitist of private institutions, each with countless variations. Some are funded by the centre, others by the state, and still more get direct funding from industrialists, NGOs and the like. Then all the education boards have to be taken into consideration –CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE, IB plus an overwhelming number of state boards.

However, why do we award?

It is our way of finding the best from the list of schools in India. Because, as a parent, we are all capable of affording education to our kids, but ensuring our kids get the best, is a task. Our perception-based ranking system acts as a compass for you, to decide which school to go ahead with as we follow an exhaustive list of parameters to choose the best from the best.

Our parameters include

  • ➤ Academic reputation
  • ➤ Digital learning advancement
  • ➤ Individual Attention to Students 
  • ➤ Future Proof Learning Infrastructure 
  • ➤ Student Advancement & Mentoring
  • ➤ Leadership in Quality Management
  • ➤ Teacher’s Advancement & Well-being
  • ➤ Psychological well-being of Students
  • ➤ Holistic Education
  • ➤ Value For Money
  • ➤ Co-Curricular Education
  • ➤ Sports Education
  • ➤ Innovative Teaching
  • ➤ Community Service
  • ➤ Integrated Learning 

Over 500 plus schools from all over India made the cut and these names were then passed onto the next stage where they were vetted by our jury, educational experts, a team of analysts, and, of course, parents. With the help of their combined inputs, we handpicked the schools that truly deserved to be on our top 20 lists. We also decided to take social media into account (Facebook, LinkedIn, Google) in addition to our portal (, as it receives over 70,000 hits per day.

Accommodating the numerous categories of schools and parameters, the awards distributed this year were:

India’s Top 20 CBSE Schools

India’s Top 20 ICSE Schools

India’s Top 20 International Schools (IB/CAIE)

India’s Top 10 International Schools (IGCSE)

India’s Top 20 Day-cum-Boarding Schools (National)

India’s Top 10 Day-cum-Boarding Schools (International)

India’s Top 10 Boarding Schools

India’s Top 20 State Board Schools

India’s Top 3 Boys Day Schools

India’s Top 3 Boys Day-cum-Boarding Schools

India’s Top 5 Boys Boarding Schools

India’s Top 5 Girls’ Day Schools

India’s Top 5 Girls' Day-cum-Boarding Schools

India’s Top 5 Girls’ Boarding Schools

India’s Top CBSE Schools City-wise

India’s Top ICSE Schools City-wise

India’s Top International Schools City-wise

India’s Top Day-cum-Boarding Schools City-wise

India’s Top Boarding Schools City-wise

India’s Top State Board Schools City-wise

India’s Top CBSE Schools Parameter wise

India’s Top ICSE Schools Parameter wise

India’s Top Boarding Schools Parameter wise

India’s Top International Schools Parameter wise

India’s Top Day-cum-Boarding Schools Parameter wise

India’s Top State Board Schools Parameter wise

India’s Top CBSE Emerging Schools

India’s Top ICSE Emerging Schools

India’s Top International Emerging Schools

India’s Top State-Board Emerging Schools

Grand Jury Awards 2023

Parents Choice Awards 2023

This year, India’s Top 20 CBSE Schools awards were bagged by

1SSVM World School
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Ranked No.1 in Coimbatore, Ranked No.1 in Tamil Nadu, Ranked No.1 in India

2BDM International
Kolkata, West Bengal
Ranked No.1 in Kolkata, Ranked No.1 in West Bengal, Ranked No.2 in India
3Satluj Public School
Panchkula, Haryana
Ranked No.1 Panchkula, Ranked No.1 in Haryana, Ranked No.3 in India
4Presidency School – Bangalore South
Bengaluru, Karnataka
Ranked No.1 in Bengaluru, Ranked No.1 in Karnataka, Ranked No.4 in  India
5Lotus Valley International School 
Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Ranked No.1 in Noida, Ranked No.1 in Uttar Pradesh, Ranked No.5 in India

Gurukul The School
Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Ranked No. 1 in Ghaziabad, Ranked No. 1 in Uttar Pradesh, Ranked No. 5 in India
6Delhi Public School Bangalore East
Bengaluru, Karnataka
Ranked No.2 in Bengaluru, Ranked No.2 in Karnataka, Ranked No.6 in India
7New Horizon Public School
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Ranked No.1 in Thane, Ranked No.1 in Maharashtra, Ranked No.7 in 
8Delhi Public School– Nerul
Thane, Maharashtra
Ranked No.2 in Thane, Ranked No.2 in Maharashtra, Ranked No.8 in India

Delhi Public School, Kalinga
Cuttack, Odisha
Ranked No.1 in Cuttack, Ranked No.1 in Odisha, Ranked No.8 in India

BK Birla Public School, Kalyan
Thane, Maharashtra
Ranked No.2 in Thane, Ranked No.2 in Maharashtra, Ranked No.8 in India
9Bal Bhavan Public School
Mayur Vihar, New Delhi
Ranked No.1 in New Delhi, Ranked No.9 in India
10KIIT World School
Ranked No.2 in New Delhi, Ranked No.10 in India

KIIT World School
Ranked No.1 in Gurugram, Ranked No.1 in Haryana, Ranked No.10 in India
11Bal Bharati Public School
Pitampura, New Delhi
Ranked No.3 in New Delhi, Ranked No.11 in India
12Elpro International School
Pune, Maharashtra
Ranked No.1 in Pune, Ranked No.4 in Maharashtra, Ranked No.12 In India
13Chinmaya Vidyalaya
Vasant Vihar, New Delhi
Ranked No.4 in New Delhi, Ranked No.13 in India
14Bal Bharati Public School
Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi
Ranked No.5 in New Delhi, Ranked No.14 India
15Alpha School, Chennai
Tamil Nadu
Ranked No.1 in Chennai, Ranked No.2 in Tamil Nadu, Ranked No.15 in India

Delhi Public School
Ranked No.1 in Jammu, Ranked No.1 in Jammu & Kashmir, Ranked No.15 India
16Jubilee Hills Public School
Hyderabad, Telangana
Ranked No.1 in Hyderabad, Ranked No.1 in Telangana, Ranked No.16 in India
17BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School
Ludhiana, Punjab
Ranked No.1 in Ludhiana, Ranked No.1 in Punjab, Ranked No.17 In India
18Delhi Public School Electronic City Bangalore
Bengaluru, Karnataka
Ranked No.3 in Bengaluru, Ranked No.3 in Karnataka, Ranked No.18 In India
19Dayawati Modi Academy
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
Ranked No.1 in Meerut, Ranked No.3 in Uttar Pradesh, Ranked No.19 in India
20Lovely Public Senior Secondary School
Priyadarshini Vihar, New Delhi
Ranked No.6 in New Delhi, Ranked No.20 in India