About Indus Trust


The name Indus was selected by the CEO, Lieutenant General Arjun Ray, PVSM, VSM (Retired), while reflecting on the banks of the Indus River that flowed past his house in Leh. The name was most apt, as India’s great civilization and culture are derived from this River.

Lieutenant General Arjun Ray was a Corps Commander with his Headquarters at Leh in the year 2000. He had launched a massive socio-political campaign – Operation Sadbhavana – to win over alienated sections of society and integrate them into the mainstream. Most of the volunteers who were working to support this campaign were from Bangalore. That is how he came to the notice of the promoters of Indus. They invited him to leave the Army before he was due to retire and lead the initiative.

The project was conceived in 2001; and on 14 July 2003, Indus International School, Bangalore, started its first academic session.

In a short span of seven years, the Indus family of international schools has grown – Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, and the world’s first international school for children below the poverty line at Bangalore. Indus has also established Early Learning Centers in these cities and Chennai, along with a Primary School and Junior School in Hyderabad. These schools, as well as those that will come up later, are supported by the Indus School of Leadership and the Indus Training And Research Institute


The overall vision for Indus International Schools has been specially crafted‚ keeping in mind the significance of leadership in a globalized world, the strength of traditional values of love, empathy, respect, discipline, and the need for children to be rooted in their native culture.

To create global citizens and leaders of tomorrow through traditional values of love, empathy, discipline and respect – 21st century citizens who think globally and act locally.


To create thoughtful leaders through holistic education and lifelong learning.

School Curriculum

After examining various curricula, we selected the International Baccalaureate (IB), the only international curriculum that effectively meets the challenges of globalization. The curriculum facilitates critical thinking, lifelong learning, whole-education, and the ability to live with diversity. Above all, IB encourages students to take on the responsibility for their learning.


Indus Timeline


Conceptualization of Project Indus


Indus International School Bangalore, the first of many educational institutions was founded


Five years later, Indus International School Hyderabad and Indus International School Pune were founded


Indus Training & Research Institute, our ambitious project to coach our trainers was born


Indus School of Leadership, an institute where we train the leaders of tomorrow and Indus Community school, our non-profit educational trust, were founded


IELC Whitefield and IJS Jubilee Hills, first of our many Early Learning Centers and Junior schools where young minds are shaped for greatness, joined the Indus family


Indus is as many as 4000 students strong from 33 countries in all