Letter of Invitation

Ms Susmita Basu
Convenor, ICPPP 2017
Head, Quality Assurance and Innovations Department (QAID), CMS
Dear Sir / Madam,
Greetings from City Montessori School!

We extend our heartfelt invitation to you all for the upcoming 8th International Conference of Pre Primary and Primary Principals (ICPPP 2017) which is being organised by the Quality Assurance and Innovations Department of City Montessori School from 3rd February to 5th February, 2017 at the World Unity Convention Centre, CMS, Lucknow.

The purpose of ICPPP 2017 is to bring together educators from across the country and world on a common platform where innovative ideas, novel methods of imparting education and success stories can be exchanged to formulate new strategies to be implemented in the 21st century classrooms. The theme of the 8th ICPPP 2017 is ‘The 21st Century Learner’.

The four building blocks of CMS Education

Universal Values

At CMS, value based education provides each child with a spiritual foundation for his / her activities, be it academic, physical, social, or eventually professional.

Global Understanding

It demands awareness of the interdependence of all things among the cultures, traditions and religions represented by each child for the establishment of a peaceful society. CMS promotes student academic exchange programmes and organizes 30 International events every year.

Excellence in all Things

Education is a continuous and creative process that brings out the vast potential inherent in each child. Recognition of academic excellence and individual encouragement stimulates positive learning patterns. The school teaches eloquence of speech as a trait of excellence in education and children receive extra attention to develop clarity of expression and eloquence.

Service To Humanity

The purpose of education is to prepare for a life of service to the family, the community and the world. CMS encourages service at the world level through its education by stressing the dignity of labour and that no job is beneath a person. An attitude of service is encouraged. CMS supports ecological sensitivity.

Themes and Guidelines for paper presentation

The paper presentation should be based on the theme of the conference:

The 21st Century Learner

Curriculum for Creative and Critical Thinking

Promoting innovations in curriculum development and pedagogy. Curriculum that is not just knowledge based, but implies application of knowledge and develops higher order thinking skills. This will lead to enhancement of creativity and development of critical thinking.

Leadership and Collaborative Learning

The focus is increasingly on shared tasks that automatically generates team spirit. Learning together widens perspectives and consolidates diversity into a multidimensional vision. This goes on to lay the foundation of sound leadership qualities.

Education for Global Citizenship

In an ever changing world which is shaped by multiple opinions and new ideas from across the world, it is significant that education prepares all for global citizenship. The education acknowledges that life is much more than picking differences among races, cultures and religions, man has formed over time. It is important to break the divisive boundaries and prepare the future generations for world citizenship.

Blended Learning

In today's world of hyper connectivity, learning would be out of place if not embedded in the bedrock of digital literacy. Combined with this, skill of clear and precise communication completes one's meaningful link with the rest of the world.

Curriculum for Creative and Critical Thinking

  1. An open-minded way of examining an idea
  2. Independently analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information
  3. Applying principles of logic in real life situations
  4. Process of purposeful, self-regulatory judgement.

Leadership and Collaborative Learning

  1. Clearly defined goals
  2. Diversity in ideas is celebrated
  3. Positive interdependence
  4. Keeping a fair amount of flexibility in the process of achieving the goals
  5. Developing conflict management skills
  6. Meeting challenges
  7. Teaching, learning and encouraging one another as a team.

Education for Global Citizenship

  1. Social Education aiming at developing a global perspective
  2. Preparing students to become global citizens
  3. To become agents of social transformation, proactive thinkers and leaders of thought and action
  4. Addressing global issues for a positive outcome
  5. Advocating policies and pragmatic solutions to local and global issues
  6. Celebrating diversity in art, culture and spiritual traditions.

Blended Learning

  1. Blending pedagogy and technology for active learning
  2. Redefining teachers' role
  3. Learners receive rapid response to specific questions and problems
  4. Implementation of technology to support learners and learning
  5. Developing a skill of clear and precise communication.

Paper Submission Guidelines

  1. Prospective presenters are encouraged to send their manuscript along with an abstract of the same to the ICPPP 2017 Secretariat latest by 29th October, 2016 at the following address or the email id given below:

    Ms Susmita Basu

    ICPPP - 2017 Secretariat
    C/O Innovation Wing
    10C Station Road
    Lucknow – 226001, Uttar Pradesh

  2. The manuscript should contain the title, complete presentation, its abstract (synopsis), short profile of the presenter and evidences to support the activity and its impact in the form of photographs, video logs, etc.
  3. Each presentation should be supported by practical evidences (both of implementation in your classroom and its positive and discernible impact on your children).
  4. The presentation must be in English, the official language of the conference.
  5. One entry can have a maximum of two authors per paper.
  6. A participant can be an author in more than one entry. However, only one entry based on a particular sub theme will be accepted.
  7. The papers which will be received by the last date of submission would be scrutinized at the ICPPP Secretariat and the shortlisted presenters would be informed in advance to present it at the conference.
  8. The shortlisted presentations will be judged by an International Jury at the ICPPP 2017 who would select the best presentations on 4th February, 2017 and the winners will be awarded on 5th February, 2017.

Paper Presentation Guidelines (on 4th February, 2017)

  1. The selected potential presenters need to be well prepared for their presentation with a hard and a soft copy of the same on the day of the presentation (4th February, 2017).
  2. Five minutes will be given for each paper presentation followed by two minutes for an interactive session in which queries put forth would be addressed, if any.
  3. There will be two bells, one after four minutes indicating only one minute is left to complete the presentation and the final bell at the end of five minutes.
  4. The paper presentation to be held on 4th February, 2017 will be judged by an International Jury and the winners will be awarded at the award ceremony on 5th February, 2017.
  5. The winners will also be given an opportunity to do a five minute presentation on the stage just before the award ceremony on 5th February, 2017.
  6. It is mandatory for the author / presenter to make the presentation in person and take the questions of the jury, if shortlisted.
  7. The jury's decision will be final and binding.

Results 2017

Outstation Team Positions


Name of the Institution

Name of the Paper Presenter




Hongirana School of Excellence Shivamogga, Karnataka

Ms Rajashree
Ms Nalina

Integrated Curriculum – Samagra



Bal Bharati Public School  NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh

Ms Sarika Passi

Curriculum for Creative Critical Thinking



Children's Academy Group of Schools Mumbai, Maharashtra

Ms Ayesha Baig

Experiential Learning



Pawar Public School 
Bhandup (W), Maharashtra

Ms Sarojani Ayyapath

Creating 21st Century Facilitators for the 21st Century Learners

Consolation I


Johnson Grammar School  Habshiguda, Hyderabad

Ms Vilasini Amirapu

Leadership and Collaborative Learning

Consolation II

CMS Team Positions

1 CMS Asharfabad Campus Ms Nazia Khan 
& Ms Mehvish Fatima
Education for Global Citizenship I


CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II

Ms Samvida Adhikari

Curriculum for Creative & Critical Thinking



CMS Mahanagar Campus I

Ms Smriti Mehrotra

Blended Learning



CMS Asharfabad Campus

Ms Richa Rastogi

Blended Learning



CMS Rajendra Nagar Campus III

Ms Yashi Misra

Leadership & Collaborative Learning

Consolation I


CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I

Ms Bhavna Chauhan &
Ms Prachi Dubey

Education for Global Citizenship

Consolation II

Organising Committee

Our Founders and Patrons

Dr Jagish Gandhi, Founder Manager & Dr Bharti Gandhi, Founder Director

Influenced greatly by Mahatma Gandhi, Vinoba Bhave and others, a young and idealistic couple Dr Jagdish and Dr Bharti Gandhi ventured in 1959 to create a new mindset through education by laying the foundations of City Montessori School popularly known as CMS, with five children.

A dynamic couple, they are strong promoters of meaningful education through sound academic standards, unity of mankind, unity of religions, universal brotherhood and world peace.

The citizens of Lucknow have greatly endorsed Dr Jagdish Gandhi and Dr Bharti Gandhi's mission and values and their support has made CMS the world's largest school with about 54,000 students on its roll this year. A Guinness World Record for the largest school in the world is held by CMS since 1999.


Prof. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon
President & Chief Operating Officer, CMS

Mr Roshan Gandhi Forouhi
Director of Strategy, CMS


Dr Sunita Gandhi
Hon. Chief Academic Advisor, CMS


Ms Susmita Basu
Head, Quality Assurance and Innovations Department (QAID), CMS


Mr Jeetendra Basneth
Teacher Facilitator, QAID, CMS

Organising Members

All staff members of Quality Assurance and Innovations Department (QAID), CMS

Amenities at the venue

Auditorium at World Unity Convention Centre (WUCC)
Auditorium at Gomti Nagar Campus II
Parent and Guest Reception Area at Gomti Nagar Campus II

Guest Room at World Unity Convention Centre (WUCC)
Swimming Pool
Training Centre at World Unity Convention Centre (WUCC)

World Unity Convention Centre (WUCC)
City Montessori School, Kanpur Road Campus, Lucknow, India

About Lucknow

Lucknow has a hot subtropical climate with hot summers and cool dry winters. The best time to visit the place is from October to March.

Winters (December to February) are cool with a maximum temperature of 20°C and minimum touches as low as 4°C or less. Fog formation is seen very often during the winter months. This period is excellent for sightseeing in Lucknow.

Begum Hazrat Mahal Park
Roomi Gate
Chota Imambada
Bhool Bhulaiya / Bara Imambara

Contact Us

Ms Susmita Basu
Convenor & HOD, CMS Quality Assurance and Innovations Department

City Montessori School, Innovation Wing
Head Office, 10-C Station Road, Lucknow, UP, India.
Mobile No.: +91- 92 353 22 955
Fax No.: +91- 522 263 66 15
Email: icppp@cmseducation.org
Website: https://www.cmseducation.org/icppp

For Registration

Mr Jeetendra Basneth
Organising Secretary & Teacher Facilitator, QAID, CMS

Mobile No.: +91- 9235322953
Email: icppp@cmseducation.org

For Paper Presentation Details & Awards

Ms Dipti Dogra
Teacher Facilitator, QAID

Mobile No.: +91- 7678804936, 9454702459
Email: presentationsicppp2017@gmail.com