HAPPENINGS @ FLAME

The latest happenings in the FLAME Community

New beginnings bring new hopes and refreshed aspirations for the students and the faculty. The incoming undergraduate class of 2018 has officially been inducted into the FLAME family. An Oath Taking ceremony was conducted to inculcate the FLAME values and philosophy amongst them. Students have started this new journey at FLAME to discover who they are and build their own leadership profile.

THE FLAME UNIVERSITY OATH

We the students of FLAME University
Do solemnly pledge
To uphold the values
Of integrity and humility
Justice and equality
And freedom of thought and expression.

Following the ancient traditions of India
We promise to persist
In our quest for truth and knowledge
To become responsive and
Responsible citizens of the world.

We at FLAME University
Commit ourselves to
Becoming the change
We wish to see in the world.

Incoming undergraduate class of 2018 profile

FLAME University received record number of applications for its undergraduate program for the academic year commencing in 2018. Applications have grown by a remarkable ~50% over the previous year. The competition this year continued to be very stiff and we chose from a remarkable group of students. For every ten students who applied to our flagship undergraduate liberal education program, only one got the chance to be a part of the incoming class of 2018. This gave us a choice to select students with outstanding backgrounds. ~20% of our incoming class submitted SAT scores with the highest score being  1490. The highest Xth grade acadmic score is 97.5%. ~20% of the incoming class have earned scholarships.

Our students come from some of India’s most prestigious schools and colleges like:

  • Dhirubhai Ambani International School
  • St. Xavier’s College
  • Jamnabai Narsee School
  • St. Xavier’s High School
  • Loyola Hall
  • Mallya Aditi International School
  • Springdale’s School
  • Chinmaya Vidyalaya
  • National Public School
  • The Cathedral And John Connon School
  • The Shri Ram School
  • Ahmedabad International School
  • Greenwood High International School
  • Chirec International School
  • Vidya Niketan School
  • Bishop Cottons
  • Don Bosco High School
  • Sacred Heart Church Park
  • The Mothers International School
  • St. Joseph's Boys High School
  • Bombay Scottish School
  • Modern Vasant Valley School
  • Modern High School For Girls
  • The Sanskaar Valley School
  • Daly College
  • Delhi Public School
  • Dubai English Speaking College
  • J.B. Petit High School
  • Jubilee Hills Public School
  • La Martiniere for Girls
  • Modern High School
  • Mercedes Benz International School
  • Navrachana International School
  • Oakridge International School
  • Oberoi International School
  • Singapore International School
  • St. Mary’s School
  • The International School Bangalore (TISB)
  • United World College ISAK Japan
  • Vidyashilp Academy
  • Fergusson College
  • Christ College amongst other renowned schools

The students are from diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds. The incoming undergraduate student body comes from ~50 different cities across 21 different states pan India. We have students from outside the subcontinent as well.

This diversity in the undergraduate student body is not restricted to geographical location. ~22 different mother tongues are represented in the incoming class of 2018 with some of the first languages being Russian, Gorkhali Khasi and Kodava amongst others. We also have one of the best gender ratios in the country (65:35 girl to boy ratio).

Not only are our incoming students academically brilliant, their achievements outside of academics are noteworthy as well. At such a young age their accomplishments are remarkable. Some of these extraordinary stories include:

  • National and international representation in fencing
  • State level swimming medal winner
  • State level rowing championship winner
  • National and international representation in horse riding
  • State level volleyball and basketball representation
  • Publishing stories for blind children
  • Tutoring underprivileged children
  • Actioning for leprosy elimination
  • Passion for community service for causes that include cancer, sight impairment, mental health, etc.
  • Participating in Ocean Conservation conference
  • International rankings in English Olympiads
  • Showcasing how technology has disrupted the music industry at Bosch India DNA incubator start-up program
  • Participation and presentation as child scientist at National Children’s Science Congress
  • Taking space astronaut classes at the Euro Space Centre in Libin, Belgium
  • Contesting in robotics competitions at the state level
  • Attending the NASA Space Academy program in Alabama, USA
  • City finalist in Times NIE Think and Learn Challenge
  • Representing a contingent to meet Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Kailash Satyarthi
  • President’s Education Award Program winner in recognition of outstanding academic excellence on behalf of the President of the United States and the U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Talent identification recognition from John Hopkins University and Duke University
  • State and National ranking in Spell Bee
  • National representation in World Scout Jamboree in Japan
  • Participation in various student exchanges in Argentina, Germany, France, Denmark, Singapore and China.
  • Member of the junior editorial board of a reputed youth magazine
  • Trekking to Aparna Base Camp (13,000 ft) in the Himalayas
  • Harvard Model United Nations and IVEY League Model United Nations participation
  • Winning the Texas Bluebonnet Award for reading
  • Interning with news agencies CNN TV18 and Republic TV
  • Public theatre and music production
  • Learning music from Trinity College, London
  • Directing short films and plays
  • Having a popular YouTube channel

Liberal education thrives on diversity which brings out wide-ranging perspectives. The potential is unmatched and we could not have asked for a better group of students. We are delighted to welcome them and wish them the very best as they embark upon their liberal education journey at FLAME.