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‘3 Idiots’ fame school in Ladakh awaits CBSE affiliation

New Delhi, January 23

More than two decades after it was founded, Druk Padma Karpo School in Ladakh, popularly known as Rancho’s school, may get the much-awaited CBSE affiliation this year as it has got clearance from the Jammu and Kashmir board after a long delay.

As per the affiliation norms of the CBSE, schools require a ‘no objection certificate’ from the respective state board. The foreign schools require a similar document from the concerned embassy or Indian consulate in the concerned country. The school which shot to fame after it featured in the Aamir Khan-starrer movie ‘3 Idiots’ in 2009, is presently affiliated to Jamp;K State Board of School Education (JKBOSE).

“We have been trying to get our school affiliated to the CBSE for years,” school principal Mingur Agmo said.

“Though we have all the required infrastructure in place, excellent result record and focus on innovative ways of teaching and learning, we didn’t get the NOC from the JKBOSE despite several attempts all these years,” she said. “Finally, the document has been received this month and we will complete rest of the process for affiliation soon. We are hoping that we will get the affiliation this year and there will be no more hurdles,” she added.

The school has been trying to get the clearance since before Ladakh acquired a Union Territory status. —

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