Top 11 Schools that win LearnStorm 2018 – Khan Academy’s inter-school challenge in India

Khan Academy, LearnStorm 2018
  • Khan Academy announces the Top schools to win LearnStorm, the first of its kind education challenge that motivated students to progress together as one class.
  • Participation of over 1700 teachers and around 20,000 students from 200 schools all over India.
  • Winner categories –
    • 1 Grand prize winner: R.N. Podar School, Mumbai
    • Top 10 Keep Going! Keep Growing! Award winners
National 1
Maharashtra 3
Uttar Pradesh 5
Hyderabad 7

New Delhi, 11 December, 2018: Khan Academy announces the winners of LearnStorm (, its first nationwide education challenge in India. LearnStorm was a free, six-week online learning challenge driven by teachers, for classes between Grade 3 and 12. LearnStorm helped students master core academic subjects and worked towards motivating classrooms and building student confidence.

LearnStorm saw a participation of over 1700 teachers and 20,000 students from 200 schools all over India.

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The Grand Prize Winner of LearnStorm India 2018 is the R.N. Podar School, Mumbai. The school will be awarded the grand prize winner trophy and the students would receive winning certificates and exciting prizes. Khan Academy will also organise a special celebration for the students and teachers of R.N. Podar School.

10 schools were given the Keep Going! Keep Growing! Award for creating a motivating environment and embodying the spirit of teamwork, collaboration, and developing growth mindsets through LearnStorm. The winners of this award were a mix of schools as well as individual teachers. They win certificates for their students, the Keep Going! Keep Growing! Award trophy for the school, and special LearnStorm celebration packages.

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  • Jubilee Hills Public School, Hyderabad
  • Rustomjee Cambridge International School and Junior College, Virar, Mumbai
  • Tamarind Tree, Dahanu, Maharashtra
  • Sunbeam School, Lahartara, Varanasi
  • Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad
  • Vidyagyan School, Bulandshahr
  • Bijendra Singh Rana, Lalaji Memorial Omega International School, Chennai
  • Ramya Sriram, Meridian School, Kukatpally, Hyderabad
  • Vimal Rathore, Gyanfort School, Farrukhabad
  • Punita Verma, Bal Bharati Public School, Delhi

Avnita Bir,  Principal of R.N. Podar School was elated on learning that the school won the Grand Prize, “The entire team of students and teachers participated wholeheartedly in the LearnStorm Challenge and this win is the result of their shared commitment to achieving their goals. LearnStorm has changed the narrative around mathematics for our students to something that is enjoyable, fun and rewarding by enabling children to apply the concepts and theories of maths in an engaging environment. As a


we have found a great resonance with the philosophy of Khan Academy and winning this competition just validated the same.”

Sandeep Bapna, India MD, Khan Academy was excited to announce the winners, “We have witnessed overwhelming response for LearnStorm in its first year in India with participation from all over the country. We are inspired by all the hard work and effort put in by teachers and students and are heartened to read the stories of LearnStorm, shared by the schools. Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner and the Top 10 Keep Going! Keep Growing award winners.”

Winner List
Winner List


R.N. Podar School students celebrating LearnStorm
R.N. Podar School students celebrating LearnStorm


Tamarind Tree, Dahanu
Tamarind Tree, Dahanu

About Khan Academy India

Khan Academy India (KAI) is a not-for-profit organization, incorporated in India, with the mission of providing a free, world-class education for millions of learners in India. KAI is  founded by Khan Academy Inc. and Tata Trusts. We offer quizzes, questions, instructional videos, and articles on a range of academic subjects, including math, biology, chemistry, physics, history, economics, finance, grammar, preschool learning, and more. We provide teachers with tools and data so they can help their students develop the skills, habits, and mindsets for success in school and beyond. Our resources are available in English, Hindi and soon Gujarati and Kannada. For more information, visit, or join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Other testimonials from teachers 

The teachers from Jubilee Hills Public School, Hyderabad, explained the impact of LearnStorm in the classrooms as, “Learning mathematics has never been more innovative or more fun. Some of the low achievers improved on their performance, just through their sheer perseverance on working on the exercises, during LearnStorm, and are now more confident in the subject. The engagement of the students at all levels in the subject has improved.”

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