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Admission in the session 2021-22 in classes LKG, I, II, III, VI & IX.

Registration forms are available from the school office from 06th January 2021 onward for candidates who seek admission in the session 2021-22 in classes LKG, I, II, III, VI & IX. Admission will be granted on "first come first served " basis for classes LKG to VIII as per RTE act. However there will be an assessment for understanding the learning level of the students. Documents required: LKG to I- DOB Certificate, address proof, copies of aadhar cards of parents and child, post card size photo of the child with parents and 2 photo. For classes II to VIII- Original TC and Address proof, copies of aadhar cards of parents and child, post card size photo of the child with parents and copy of the Annual Exam Marksheet. For class IX, there will be an Admission Test for selection. Seats are limited. For more details contact School Office.

Admission in class XI in the session 2021-22.

Registration forms are available from the school office from 06th January 2021 onward for candidates who seek admission in class XI in the session 2021-22. Admission will be granted on the basis of Admission Test for selection. Seats are limited. Documents required: Copy of address proof, copies of aadhar cards of parents and child, post card size photo of the child with parents and 2 photo, copy of income certificate, Original TC and copy of class X Board Exam Mark sheet. For more details contact School Office.

SKILL SUBJECTS - 2021-22

Dear Parents— Greetings from SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, Varanasi! Hope you are doing your best possible to protect yourselves and your families from the fury of Covid-19 pandemic! Please take care. We are sure that Corona will be defeated and we are back to normalcy soon. Through this letter, we would like to inform you about the decision of CBSE to introduce Skill subjects in Class 11 from this session-2021-22 onwards and we have chosen the following three Skill subjects out of a long list given by the CBSE (a student is supposed to opt for any one as the Sixth subject in Class 11)---- 1. Marketing 2. Web applications 3. Health care You know well that our country is churning out thousands of graduates every year but there is a staggering skill gap with around 93% Engineers and MBAs not employable. The right skill development from School can help students get jobs when they are graduated. Let me give you a brief idea about what the Skill subjects are and how they are beneficial for students. In Skill based learning, teachers focus on imparting education through planning and practice. To help the students retain the concepts of a subject, teachers plan, discuss ideas and provide constructive feedback so that the students can reflect on the skills gained in the classrooms. Students are motivated to think logically, analyze concepts and apply their insights. The whole idea is to develop the students into independent thinkers and prepare themselves for the challenges of future especially in getting a job or becoming an entrepreneur. Above all, choosing a Skill subject as the sixth subject of study in Senior Secondary classes will help the students in securing higher percentage in Board examinations and passing the examination gets easier as the Result is computed based on the Best five subjects. So, please help your wards in choosing a Skill subject well. A brief description of the benefits (career options available) of choosing a particular Skill subjects are attached with this letter.

Senior Deputy National Director



Senior Deputy National Director

Mr Sumanta Kar


Mr Sumanta Kar is the Senior Deputy National Director of SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOSCVI), one of India’s best childcare NGOs and the largest self-implementing agency providing an end-to-end Group Foster Care for children without parental care.

Mr Kar has over 30 years of experience in the field of alternative care. He joined SOSCVI in 1989 as a youth co-worker. Mr Kar has conceptualised and implemented several development projects at SOSCVI. He led SOSCVI’s tsunami operation in the southern states of India between 2004-2007 - it was the largest ever emergency programme undertaken by the NGO so far.

Mr Kar was part of SOS International Core Group in defining programme strategies in Alternative Care, SOS Children’s Village Programme Policy and Families First Project. He had participated in various international working groups and supported different member associations in shaping their emergency programmes.

His vision for SOSCVI is to make it a self-sustainable organisation. “Our focus will always be the same: Holistic development of children in a caring family atmosphere till they become self-supporting and contributing members of the society. Towards this end, we strengthen different forms of families - SOS family, families of origin, and kinship families - for children who have lost or who are at the risk of losing parental care,” he says.

Heading an organisation that is committed to providing parental care in a deinstitutionalised way, Mr Kar looks at parental care as a means of “ensuring that the basic rights of the children are met, and the children enjoy their childhood”. He firmly believes that the commitment of deinstitutionalised parental care is fulfilled when “every child in a group foster home enjoys a long-term relationship with his or her caregiver, whom he or she can trust, share his/her feelings and look for support and guidance.”

Born and brought up in Rourkela, Mr Sumanta Kar belongs to the state of Odisha. He holds a post graduate diploma from Xavier Institute and an Executive MBA from Utkal University. His motivation comes from “Working with children in different provinces and learning new customs and cultures.” Mr Kar enjoys talking to settled youth, listening to music, and visiting new provinces and countries.

Mr Sumanta Kar

Senior Deputy National Director