Eligibility & Selection Process

Student selection will be based on a Pan-India entrance examination (offline). Students of 6th standard would be eligible to appear for the entrance exam.

After clearing the entrance exam they would appear for multiple rounds of selection which would test their problem-solving, creativity and lateral thinking skills. The final round would be the interview. The batch size shall be of 50 students.

Pedagogy

The carefully curated curriculum at KCSA is focused primarily on learning outcomes. It embodies the core belief of ‘learning by doing.’ Our pedagogy would be in alignment with the current New Education Policy and incorporate any future changes introduced by the government. 

The activity-based learning is built for experiential learning and improves the learning outcomes. We focus on hands-on training, fieldwork, activity-centric projects, and problem-solving through the application of knowledge. 

KCSA prioritizes the creative development of your child’s mind. For this purpose, we introduce the power of storytelling and imagination-stimulating concepts through drama, documentaries, puppetry and films– all of which serve an interactive purpose. 

We give equal importance to the physical and spiritual development of the students. Yoga and physical activities are part of daily routines of students.Our well-curated Space Library provides exposure to vast topics and comfortable learning environment for our students through books, documentaries and inspiring films.

Program Design

KCSA’s academic structure has been crafted with the help of experts at a national, as well as international scale. Our unique program aligns with the New Education Policy and is continuously evolving to improve the learning outcome for students. The program is residential and offered to students starting from std. 7 to std. 10 for a period of 4 years.The students will attend regular school and the program will be held post school hours for four hours, conducted at the premises of the Adv. Bapusaheb Bhonde High school.

An 80% emphasis is given to experiential learning, while 20% of the modules remain theory-based across the 3 Levels. Our 200+ science experiments for experiential learning enable students to develop lateral thinking, logical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. The project work for building working models combined with the experiments encourages collaboration and teamwork among the students. 

Through our core modules of Activity-based Science and Mathematics, STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) Learning, Rocketry, Aeronautics, Astronomy, Sanskrit, and Physical & Spiritual Development, we ensure the holistic development of our students.

Program Delivery

The program sessions will be done post-regular school activities for three to four hours.

An activity-focused approach using role plays, creating prototypes and working models for problem solving, project work, and group activities would be part of the instructional design after the theoretical sessions to foster independent thinking and improve analytical and critical thinking skills. 

Quizzes, discussions, and debates are introduced for students to gain conceptual clarity, and reinforce learning.

In order to broaden their perspectives on science and technology, cultivate an application-oriented attitude, and observe the operation of space technologies and their wide variety of applications, the students will visit ISRO and other scientific tours in addition to industrial excursions. 

Creative mediums like puppetry and drama will be incorporated into the delivery to improve the learning outcomes including inspirational biographies of scientists and documentaries.

In due course, an internship program shall be introduced to provide exposure to students on industry practices. 

Special Program

Our current program features 25 dynamic students on scholarship from the Adv. Bapusaheb Bhonde High School, who have been handpicked for the first-ever batch of 2023-2024. Their participation in the program will take place for 3 to 4  hours after their regular school, each week.

Upcoming Batches

For the 2024-2025 academic year, KCSA aims to develop a larger framework of curriculum, which will be introduced to students in Std. 7. We would soon establish the infrastructure for a full-time residential facility.

Evaluation & Assessment

We at KCSA have adopted one of the most unique evaluation and assessment metrics, provided to the parents in the form of a Holistic Progress Card, which enriches the learning experience of each student and ensures their comprehensive growth and development. 

The Holistic Progress Card comprises a 360-degree multi-dimensional report which differs from a regular academic report card which meticulously documents the advancements and distinctive qualities exhibited by a student.

Incorporating a wide range of continuous assessments, the progress Card includes categories like self-assessment, peer assessment, the child’s progress in ‘project-based’ and ‘inquiry-based’ learning, quizzes, role plays, group work, and more. Finally, the assessment evaluation by the teacher gives a well-rounded insight into the student’s abilities.

The Progress Card goes hand-in-hand with the periodic Parent-Teacher Meetings, ensuring the active role of parental involvement in the child’s academic development. These meetings foster valuable and insightful discussions that enable the parent to gain awareness of their child’s potential and performance. The Parent-Teacher Meetings additionally enables both, teachers, students, as well as parents to measure learning outcomes and holistic development of the student for an enriching learning path.

Future Prospects For Students

The students would receive training to cultivate a scientific temperament. They would be given the higher-order skills necessary to meet the future educational and physical training requirements of the space-based domains. 

There is a consideration for extending the program till Std. 12. We anticipate that students will continue to pursue their higher education in the scientific stream. Students would be free to select cross-stream subjects under the New Education Policy. 

Additionally, the students will be exposed to several scientific avenues by means of internships and visits to leading scientific institutions in India, such as ISRO, which will enable them to choose their area of interest.

We also intend to create strategic partnerships with institutions of repute for the post-graduate programs charting out a long-term career path for students to achieve the ultimate goal of producing world-class scientists.

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