The academy has been named after the late Dr. Sarala Birla, grandmother of Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group. An eminent educationist, Dr. Sarala Birla has made immense contribution to the field of education over the last few decades in a very quiet, low-profile-way. Guided by her vision, the family runs some of the best schools in the country.
According to her, "Knowledge for the sake of knowledge without benefitting fellow beings is a dead end and only leads to the blind alley of frustration. Education is a meaningless ritual, unless it moulds the character of students and imparts in them a strong sense of values. Educational institutions have to ensure that students are so educated that they are developed both physically and mentally to build a unique nation. We are proud of our ancient heritage and we have to ensure that our future is no less glorious."
The Aditya Birla Group believes that sound education is essential for the progress of the country.
The Aditya Birla Group of Schools has been functioning in 12 states across India, within the environs of our group companies. Currently 45,000 children receive quality education towards a personally fulfilling and socially useful life. Our group offers opportunities for children of our employees to gain a good education, which will enable them to understand their world and surge forward to success.
Our schools are affiliated to the State Education Boards, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The Group sets aside an annual budget to educate several thousand rural children, ensuring that no compromises are made on the quality of education imparted.