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, 37 schools from across the country were among the top CBSE Schools City-wise.

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 CBSE Schools City-wise was bagged by

Achievers Castle Global School
UNA, Himachal Pradesh
Rank 1 in UNA
Adani Public School
Kutch, Gujarat
Rank 1 in Kutch
Adani World School
Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
Rank 1 in Nellore
Assisi Vidyaniketan Public School
Ernakulam, Kerala
Rank 1 in Ernakulam
Bal Bharati School
Rewa, Madhya Pradesh
Rank 1 in Rewa
Bhavkunj School
Mehsana, Gujarat
Rank 1 in Mehsana
Claremont International School
Sangli, Maharashtra
Rank 1 in Sangli
PN Foundation School
Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh
Rank 1 in Farrukhabad
Delhi Public School – Chas
Bokaro, Jharkhand
Rank 1 in Bokaro
Delhi Public School
Rewari, Haryana
Rank 1 in Rewari
Delhi Public School
Gaya, Bihar
Rank 1 in Gaya
Delhi Public School
Rank 1 in Visakhapatnam
Delhi Public School
Rank 1 in Amravati
Disha Delphi Public School – Kota
Rank 1 in Kota
Mount Litera Zee School
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Rank 1 in Ahmedabad
School of Scholars
Yavatamal, Maharashtra
Rank 1 in Yavatamal
Sri Sharada Public School
Mysuru, Karnataka
Rank 1 in Mysuru & Leadership in Quality Management
SN Vidya Bhavan Senior Secondary School
Thrissur, Kerala
Rank 1 in Thrissur
Chinmaya Vidyalaya
Palghar, Maharashtra
Rank 1 in Palghar
Delhi Public School
Jamnagar, Gujarat
Rank 1 in Jamnagar
Litera Valley School
Patna, Bihar
Rank 1 in Patna
Gurukshetra Public School
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu
Rank 1 in Kanchipuram
Surmount International School
Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
Rank 1 in Gorakhpur
Little Kingdom School
Tirupur, Tamil Nadu
Rank 1 in Tirupur
Fabtech Public School & Jr. College
Solapur, Maharashtra
Rank 1 in Solapur
LK Singhania Public School
Nimbahera, Chittorgarh
Rank 1 in Chittorgarh
Universal High School
Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Rank 1 in Aurangabad
MS Dhoni Global School
Hosur, Tamil Nadu
Rank 1 in Hosur
Montfort School
Nagpur, Maharashtra
Rank 1 in Nagpur
GD Goenka Public School
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Rank 1 in Lucknow
Lakshmipat Singhania School
Rajsamand, Rajasthan
Rank 1 in Rajsamand
PN National Public School
Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh
Rank 1 in Gorakhpur
Gems Cambridge International School
Hoshiarpur, Punjab
Rank 1 in Hoshiarpur
Doon Valley Public School
Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh
Rank 1 in Solan
Candor National Public School
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
Rank 1 in Tirupati
Delhi World Public School
Ajmer, Rajasthan
Rank 1 in Ajmer
MD International School
Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh
Rank 1 in Bijnor