All about ICSE

The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) was set up in 1958 with the purpose of replacing the Cambridge school Certification Examination and replacing it with an All India Examination. The ICSE council was registered in 1967 as a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860; it was listed in 1973 under the Delhi School Education Act of 1973, as a body that conducts public examinations. According to the new education policy adopted in India, in the year 1966, the ICSE board has been granted the privilege to conduct examinations in India, in the English medium.

Governing Body

The ICSE board is governed by the ICSE Council. The Council for The Indian School Certificate Examinations was established in the year 1958. It was established by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate. The Council was mainly set up to assure the adoption of its examinations into the educational system of India. It wanted to thus control the most powerful mechanism in the country; education. It was registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 in the year 1967. The Council holds under it the schools which are directly and indirectly affiliated to it, along with; the Inter-State Board for Anglo-Indian Education; the Association of Indian Universities; the Association of Head of Anglo-Indian Schools, the Indian Public School Conference; the Association of Schools for the ISC Examination as well as prominent scholars. The Council mainly aims at the providing education for all and promotes within its sphere interests of science, literature as well as fine arts. It believes in bringing about a revolution in the impartment of useful knowledge for all. The council basically conducts school examinations in the English medium. It does not involve itself with any profitable purposes and is involved thoroughly with the objective of education.

This body now conducts 3 examinations, namely

  • ICSE (Indian certificate secondary education) exam for class 10
  • ISC (Indian school certificate) exam for class 12
  • CVE (Certificate for vocational education) exam for class 12

The CISCE board has equal focus on languages, science and art and encourages students to choose across diverse topics / subjects for their Class-12 exam. Main benefits of CISCE are

  • Wide recognition of board results across colleges in India and even abroad
  • Equal focus – language, art and science
  • More choice and freedom to students in deciding final subjects
  • Reasonably prevalent across India

ICSE Board Advantages

The syllabus is comprehensive and structured to provide more practical knowledge and helps to build analytical skills in students. ICSE exercises only English as a medium of instruction in class and also emphasizes more on the subject English.

ICSE focuses on the child's overall growth and has a balanced syllabus. The syllabus is more comprehensive, structured and aims to give practical knowledge and build analytical skills in students. The syllabus is vast giving due importance to all the subjects.



With Divine blessings of Pujya Guruji H.D.H. Devnandandasji Swami, Divyajivan educational and charitable trust was found in 2006, with the objective of imparting holistic education to children from various backgrounds so that the fire within each child can be lit.

Swaminarayan Dham International School, which was the first initiative taken by the trust to fulfill its goals, was established in the same year and was inaugurated and blessed by the Saints of Swaminarayan. Thus, the trust set up a state-of-the art co-educational school offering a pristine environment for learning and development in all spheres and aspects of life.


The SDIS aims to provide an education to young minds that will allow them to learn, understand how to adapt to the changing world around them, become global citizens with a local vision, develop a sense of international mindedness and cherish the individuality of man and the commonality of mankind.

At SDIS mission is to create an environment of curiosity, teamwork and responsibility for students, by encouraging them to unearth their talent and use them to the rest of their ability and to preparing them as global citizen.


  • To encourage self sufficiency and thought leadership and be able to make the right choices in life challenges.
  • To enhance the best qualities in each child and help them understand their inner strengths to achieve their personal goals and that of their peers.
  • To ensure that every child who passes through the portal of SDIS will take their next step in education as strong responsible, caring and contributing honest in nation’s progress.


The Swaminarayan Dham International School is a co-educational -school for students ranging from 3-17 years, it is established, owned and administered by the All-India Anglo-Indian Education Institution, New Delhi, registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. It is also affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations.

The school is divided into two parts – the Junior School (classes from Nursery to 5th standard) and the Senior School (classes from 6th to 12th standard). The total number of students is above 1500. Each junior class has three sections and each senior class has two sections. Students in class 11 and 12 have the option of two different streams:

Science - (English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology/Computer Applications)

Commerce - (English, B.A, Accounts, Economics, /Second Language)

At present, there are two academic terms in the year

  • First Term (early June to early October)
  • Second Term (early October to early April)

The school’s academic facilities include labs for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science. There is an auditorium and a multi-purpose sports hall. The school has a large playground where sports like cricket, football, Basketball and other field sports are played.  There is also a kid’s zone for pre-primary section

About us

  • Where would you see a child frown, yet be happy at the same time?
  • Where would you final a student making healthy choices for breakfast?
  • Where would you see little hands writing out their own future?

Presenting SDIS, where children are schooled for life. The lessons they learn here, the experiences they pick up, the relationship they forge stay with them as they move on to bigger, wider, and more, challenging areas, Because SDIS, emphasizes the most important life lessons, to be independent, to be responsible, and above all, to dream the impossible dream in town, we consider it our duty to provide them the support and skills to achieve their dream.

After all, the school did start as a dream, which turned in to a happy reality, the founder and trustee of SDIS to gradate solid, world citizens. Swamiji started a school where kids could be kids, where parents and teachers were only instructors in helping children realize their full potential. In good times and bad time, in tough thought and then encouraged to seek and find solution that they countdown be the support. Network, not even behind the scenes door’s SDIS is and will always be the school that put students first and no one understands and appreciates that more than the students themselves. In their own word, with their own thought, read here what students past and present have to say about future ready school.

Early Year Program

  • Stimulating the intellectual curiosity of children through specially designed methods u7 w7 and play way techniques
  • Blending theoretical knowledge with real-life experiences
  • Boosts stamina, endurance and physical fitness through various activities
  • Enhances Kinesthetic Learning and motor skills development.

For I to X

The school presently follows the curriculum prescribed by the CISCE for classes I to X. The curriculum is quite extensive and not confined to the textbooks. As far as the choice of the subjects at ICSE level is concerned, the boards provide variety of subjects.

Subject offered

Nursery English, Mathematics, G.K
Jr kg and Sr kg English, Mathematics, G.K. Hindi.
I and II English language, English Literature, Mathematics, E.V.S, Hindi, Computer.
III and IV English language, English literature, Mathematics, social studies, science, Hindi, computer.
V English language, English literature, Mathematics, social studies, science, Hindi, Sanskrit, computer.
VI to VIII English language, English Literature, Mathematics, History-Civics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Hindi, Sanskrit, Computer.
IX and X English language, English Literature, Mathematics, History-civics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry,Biology,Hindi, computer
XI AND XII Science Physics , Chemistry , Mathematics , Biology , English , Computer


  • A pupil shall be eligible to appear in the final examinations only if he/she has 75% attendance.
  • No exam will be conducted other than the scheduled time.
  • Parents/guardians are requested to examine the result card of their wards and return it, duly signed, to the class teacher within three days.
  • Signatures found in the progress report should be identical with the specimen signature entered in the diary or in the admission form of the candidate.
  • Result declared at the end of the academic year is final, and no request for re-examination shall be entertained.
  • Those who fail to sit in the examination in any subject shall be marked absent in that Subject and shall not be awarded any position. In case of grave illness a medical certificate to that effect shall be produced. No re-exam will be conducted.
  • Anyone found indulging in malpractices during examinations is liable to be debarred from further examinations.
  • Criteria for promotion, after Final Examination shall be 40% of marks in all the papers computed on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidate in the examinations and the internal assessment made by the school throughout the year. Promotion of students who have absented themselves from exams/tests in case of illness or of some genuine reason will be considered on the basis of their performance in the class during the year.
  • Exams date can be rescheduling if needed from management side.

Promotion policy

  • There are two kinds of assessment – formative and summative.
  • Formative assessment is commonly referred to assessment for learning, in which the focus is on monitoring students response to and progress with instruction.
  • Summative assessment is commonly referred to as assessment of learning, in which the focus is on determining what the student has learned at the end of the unit of instruction or at the end of the grade level.
  • For continuous assessment and to encourage learning through, the method following evaluation consists of the following.
  • The weekly test, first term and final examination
  • the day to day return work ,homework and daily lesson, oral assessments , group projects , mind map ,worksheets and spoken English .
  • The individual traits of the character, such as good conducts, regularity and responsibilities, sense of co-operation, sociability etc.
  • The passing marks in every subject are 33%.

Grade interpretation

  • A+ 90% and above
  • A 75% to 89%
  • B+ 60% to 74%
  • B 45% to 59%
  • C 35% to 44%
  • D Below 35%

The Assessment pattern for Std. 3 – 4 is given below:

1st Term 2nd Term
First Term Exam : 40 marks Second Term Exam :40marks
Unit Test : 20 marks Unit Test :20marks
Internal Assessment : 20 marks Internal Assessment :20marks
Mind Map + Project : 20 marks Mind Map + Project :20marks
Total : 100 marks Total 100marks
50% 50%

Annual Consolidated Result

Annual Consolidated Result below

1st Term 2nd Term
First Term Exam : 80 marks Second Term Exam : 80 marks
Unit Test : 10 marks Unit Test : 10 marks
Internal Assessment & Project/Practical : 10 Marks Internal Assessment & Project/Practical : 10 Marks
Total : 100 marks Total 100marks
50% 50%
Annual Consolidated Result = 100%

contact us

Swaminarayan Dham
International School

Opp. Infocity, Koba-Gandhinagar
Highway, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382007

Phone : +91 9979884471
Email : admin@sdis.edu.in