May 2011


Dear Parents:

It is a great pleasure for me to announce the huge success of the graduating class of 2011 in their college placements throughout the world. Our graduating class of 116 students has received 615 offers of acceptance from some of the finest universities around the world!


Many students from this batch have been accepted into top-flight institutions around the globe: one has been accepted into Oxford University, one into Cambridge University, one into Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one into Columbia University, three into The University of Pennsylvania, two into Stanford University, two into Brown University, one into Wellesley College, one into The University of Chicago, two into Northwestern University, five into The University of California Berkeley, two into the New York University Stern School of Business, three into Harvey Mudd College, four into Carnegie Mellon University, four into The London School of Economics, five into Imperial College London,  two into King’s College London, twelve into University College London, fourteen into The University of Warwick, eight into McGill University, nine into The University of Toronto, eleven into The University of British Columbia, one into Hong Kong University, one into Trinity College Dublin and one into The Royal College of Surgeons (Dublin).


There have been many more successes at extremely prestigious institutions: four into Boston College, one into Tufts University, nineteen into Boston University, seven into Babson College (no. 1 in the US for Entrepreneurship), one into Emory University, thirteen into The University of Indiana, Bloomington (four of these into The Kelley School of Business), twelve into New York University, six into Northeastern University, seventeen into Purdue University, fifteen into Pennsylvania State University, seventeen into The University of California Los Angeles, eighteen into The University of California San Diego, twenty- eight into The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (ranked no. 3 in Business Entrpreneurship in the US), eleven into The University of Southern California, three into The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, one into The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, eight into the University of Texas at Austin, four into The University of Virginia, twenty into The University of Bath, eleven into The University of Bristol, fifteen into The University of Nottingham, ten into The University of Edinburgh, three into St Andrews University (Scotland), nine into The University of Manchester and one into The University of Auckland, New Zealand.


An increasing number of TISB students are interested in gaining admission into highly selective and prestigious small liberal arts colleges which offer the individual attention and intimate, safe learning atmosphere that our students are used to and have enjoyed at TISB. One of our students has been admitted into Bard College, one into Bryn Mawr College, one into Grinnell College, two into Mount Holyoke College, three into Scripps College, three into Sarah Lawrence College, one into Smith College, two into Claremont-McKenna College, one into Reed College, two into Davidson College and one into Wesleyan University.


We’ve also had wonderful placements in top institutes which specialize in technology and the arts. Five students have been admitted into The University of the Arts London (no 1. in the UK), two into the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (Singapore), one into The School of the Arts Institute of Chicago, one into The Rhode Island School of Design, one into the Maryland Institute College of Art, one into Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, one into The Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, three into the Georgia Institute of Technology, two into the Florida Institute of Technology, two into the Rochester Institute of Technology, four into Rensselaer Polytechnic University, one into the Virginia Institute of Technology, one into the Illinois Institute of Technology and one into the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Whatever students’ interests may be, TISB helps them get into the very best specialist institutes around the world.


The Class of 2011 has also had phenomenal success in obtaining large scholarships. This year’s total (so far) of USD $3.5 million in scholarships exceeds all previous records by a very wide margin, making the class of 2011 the most successful scholarship winners in the history of the school! Some of the largest combined total scholarships per student include:

  • $238,000 for Sakshi Mittal to study Economics at Babson University, Bentley University and Drexel
  • University.
  • $204,000 for Ramon Dhillon to study Economics or Engineering at The University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, UCLA and University of Texas (Austin).
  • $188,000 for Prakriti Paul to study Biological Sciences at Boston University and Drexel University.
  • $168,000 for Rakesh Gowni to study Chemical Engineering at Drexel University and Northwestern
  • University.
  • $140,000 for Niyati Mohan to study Economics at Wellesley College, University of California Berkeley and UCLA.
  • $140,000 for Meenakshi Katragadda to study Fine Art at The School of the Arts Institute Chicago and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
  • $111,000 for Radhika Debroy to study Economics at Mount Holyoke College and Grinnell College.
  • $104,000 for Soundarya Shantappa to study Economics at Emerson College and Bryant University.


The graduating class of 2011 has been amazingly successful in their college placements and they have wonderful futures ahead of them. The story is not over yet, since we have not heard yet from the Australian, Singaporean and Indian Universities, but I would like to congratulate every member of the class for their superb good fortune and also to thank all of the staff of TISB for their total dedication to making children’s and parents’ dreams come true year after year.

Best wishes,






Dr Matthew Sullivan