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The Alumni website was created to help students of Year 12 to network with the alumni and help the present students to benefit from the expertise of the alumni as well as facilitate the alumni to network amongst themselves, enabling them to share expertise on industry domain.


Alumni Speak

Saloni Atal
Saloni Atal
The Class of 2012
PhD Candidate at the University of Cambridge
"DAIS gave me the 'grittiness', academic skills and intellectual curiosity to pursue my doctoral studies. The IB Diploma programme provided a platform to discover my interest in both academics and psychology, while also helping me avail global opportunities and apply to the University of Hong Kong (HKU) for my undergraduate studies. HKU opened up a number of doors which have eventually led me to pursue a PhD at the University of Cambridge on a Gates Scholarship. I hope this PhD will help me contribute to an important cause, of improving the availability of mental healthcare for women in the poorest communities of India. I am grateful to DAIS for showing me how to dream and excel in whatever I do."
Suhani Jalota
Suhani Jalota
The Class of 2012
Founder, Myna Mahila Foundation
Recipient of Queens Young Leaders Award 2017
(Leader in women's health and female entrepreneurship initiatives)
"By the time I joined DAIS in the seventh grade, I had already changed six schools. DAIS was the first school I called home. I have made life-long friends at DAIS who continue to inspire me even today. At DAIS, with the constant encouragement of my teachers, I learnt to be resilient, to step up my game, to be bold, generous and daring as a student. It prepared me for the opportunities and challenges for life in college. Studying at DAIS inspired me to research public health issues in slum communities and start Myna Mahila Foundation, a network of young women living in slums to produce low cost hygiene products. We work with communities to create positive conversations around menstrual hygiene and health, and are looking to scale up our efforts across other communities."
Gayatri Bhatia
Gayatri Bhatia
The Class of 2010
Founder & Managing Director of Saucery
The lessons we learn during our schooling years are rarely ever ones we understand at the time. It's only when we are thrown into the fierce "real world", which we start appreciating the values so deeply imbibed in us by our schooling. DAIS, with its simple anthem singing "aasma ko ek din chhoo ke aayenge" and motto "Dare to Dream, Learn to Excel" taught me what I consider my biggest strengths today: the courage to dream big, and the perseverance to go out there and realize my dreams. The high achieving atmosphere made me push myself to my own increasing limits; and the strong support system of faculty and peers enabled me to get back up every time my morale fell through. Whether it was writing 12 drafts before submitting a World Culture essay for English HL, or reaching school at 6 30 am for Basketball practice - every moment was one I still cherish, and one that has shaped who I am today.
Janavi M. Folmsbee
Janavi M. Folmsbee
The Class of 2005
A Professional Artist
"Dhirubhai Ambani International School is where I learned that dreams are achievable. The programmes, teachers and peers at DAIS helped build who I am today and what I do. The faculty and the training I received helped me become and excel as an individual and an international artist in ways I couldn't even imagine. DAIS instils in each student the ability and drive to keep learning and growing with every opportunity. 'Knowledge is power.' This is something I learned in our TOK classes and carry with me every day. At DAIS, I was taught to be ambitious, which led to my early graduation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I am grateful for my experience and education at DAIS. It truly has shaped who I am and will continue to shape who I will become."

 

Neil Satra
Neil Satra
The Class of 2011
Product Manager at Google, California
"DAIS gave me a robust foundation that helped me secure a place at Cambridge for Bachelors in Computer Science with full scholarship. I secured a place at Entrepreneur First to build my own start-up after my final year of Bachelors. Studying at DAIS has given me the confidence and helped me accomplish so much - from attending a meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in UK for discussing development of entrepreneurship culture in the UK, to being offered a place with full scholarship for Masters in Computer Science at Cambridge, and an internship at Google in Zurich. I owe these to the leadership qualities I imbibed at DAIS and to the wonderful teachers, who constantly motivated me to give it my best."
Abhinav Aggarwal
Abhinav Aggarwal
The Class of 2009
CEO and Founder of Fluid AI
(One of the top 35 start-ups of the 'StartupIndia' campaign)
Featured on cover of Forbes India and part of the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list 2017
For me DAIS was an amazing experience. I started my business when I was still a student at DAIS, and the support, encouragement and mentorship I received from my teachers to pursue my passion is what allowed me to get going. DAIS was also the only IB school to offer computers which was the start of my journey into technology. The opportunity we got to work on technology and build things really got me excited and paved the way for my journey in to technology. I received opportunities and exposure to different learning dimensions, which helped me develop unique a perspective about the world. The teachers took us really deep into the subjects, allowing us to get a very different perspective on learning, which is really helping me in my business.
Om Dhumatkar
Om Dhumatkar
The Class of 2005
First Head Boy
Vice President at Deutsche Bank, London
"Joining DAIS in its very first year afforded many unique opportunities. Organising the student body, editing its first annual magazine, hosting of events (from inter-house swim meets to international MUN conferences) are all treasured memories. But beyond these, DAIS instilled three core beliefs which I carry to this day. First, you are only limited by your imagination. Our initiatives were supported and encouraged by the School. Second, the path to excellence is marked by the quality of your peers. I was fortunate to attend the school with some of the cleverest, most articulate, and driven peers I've ever met - many of whom remain friends to this day. And third, there is no substitute for independent thought. To draw clarity from information overload, avoid ingesting others' biases, and be free to articulate one's independent view, is an invaluable education which I carry to this day."
Camille Framroze
Camille Framroze
The Class of 2008
Head Girl
Pursuing LL.M. at Harvard Law School
"My five years at DAIS made me a more intellectually curious, ambitious, confident and passionate human being. It introduced me to two fundamental ideas. First, that schooling - the actual act of learning and receiving an education - could be fun, exciting and fulfilling. Second, that my own opinions mattered. I was required to consider the ideas and thoughts of others, and instead of memorising them, to figure out where I fit within them, and to become capable of defending that position. Both served me well in college and continue to shape my experiences. I graduated with great friends, who are still a huge presence in my life, and precious memories."



The DAIS Alumni Website was launched in December 2012, coinciding with the second Alumni Meet. It fosters the spirit of belonging and encourages participation in this forum where both the alumni and present students can share educational, career, intellectual and cultural experiences.



Apart from staying in touch with each other and reliving the experience that shaped who they are today, the Alumni network is all about sharing and mentoring - each other and future alumni members. Be it the choice of educational institutions or career courses, the assurance of a warm welcoming community beyond the country's borders, the practical guide for negotiating through testy decisions to arrive at the best possible solution - the Alumni Network caters to all these and more.
They can exchange messages with rest of the community and their private groups, help each other in jump-starting business models, bring in their areas of expertise that will help their peers as well as present students.



The website also allows users to search ex-students through batch search, Industry search and curriculum (IB, IGCSE, ICSE) search. They can link their Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, view current school news, communicate with school administration and post any event's detail organized by them. Alumni members celebrate their professional success here and the whole DAIS family raises a toast to their inspiring narratives of innovation and community service. From winning prestigious awards and grants for their work in universities, for their spirit of service - the Alumni forum recounts these stories of triumph and sensitivity. The Alumni are the role models, friends and guide for our present and future students.