Belagavi is situated near the foothills of the Sahyadri mountain range in the Western Ghats at an altitude of 779m. The city is known for its pleasant climate year-round and has even experienced a hailstorm in April. Because of its strategic location near Goa, and its salubrious climate, the British chose it as a key cantonment.

The Indus Altum International School is situated on a 17-acre campus at Kakati Hobli, Belagavi, the second capital of Karnataka. The School nurtures the right environment for young leaders to grow, be creative, culturally sensitive, yet international-minded. The focus on the holistic development of each student highlights the culture of Indus Altum. IAIS draws a  student community from all around the world, complemented by the most modern state-of-the-art facilities for the first time at Belagavi. With a teacher/student ratio of 1:9 and a maximum of 25 students per class, IAIS offers a great global educational experience for its students, which every parent can be proud of.

Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

To create leaders of tomorrow by being startup ready, through Whole Education.

The Indus Altum Collaboration


Indus Altum International School is ideated on a collaborative partnership between Indus International Schools and Altum Trust based on the ethos of ‘In Omnia Paratus - Prepared for All Challenges’. Preparing the young generation for an unforeseen future, where volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity would be the main characteristics is the purpose of education at Indus Schools. The accelerating rate of obsolescence and digital transformation reiterates the significance of inculcating the most important competency in them- startup readiness i.e., future readiness. The Purpose of Education at Indus Altum International School, Belagavi is to prepare the students to be startup ready. The students would be lifelong learners who would discover their purpose and meaning of life and consistently learn, unlearn, and relearn.


Under the guidance of the founder CEO and MD of Indus International Schools, Lt. Gen. Arjun Ray, PVSM, VSM (Retd.), Indus is bound to soar to greater heights with every passing year. His undivided focus and great vision in revolutionizing education to meet the changing needs of the unforeseen future is the foundation of many futuristic projects associated with Indus. Indus Group of Schools at Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune, Indus Community School, Indus Teacher Training and Research Institute, Robot Lab, Startup You, and now, The School of Future are some of the projects that stemmed from his passion and vision. Indus International School, Bangalore is consistently ranked No.1 International School in the country for the past 9 consecutive years. Indus International Schools in Hyderabad and Pune are consistently ranked among the top 10 in the country.


Meanwhile, Altum Trust makes Indus Altum International School distinct and unique, backing it up with a strong vision of bringing quality international education to the city of Belagavi, thereby transforming the definition of education in northern Karnataka and extending it to all – in and outside India. The Chairperson of the trust Mrs. Mai Melligeri has always dreamt of bringing in a new definition of education at Belagavi to transform the city’s outlook and what it can offer to the world. The Board members of the school are Mr. Aravind Melligeri, the Chairman and CEO of Aequs Inc., who believes in the essence of an entrepreneurial mindset, and Mr. Rajeev Kaul, the MD, and CEO of Aequs Aerospace, who is a distinguished business strategist himself.


IAIS nurtures the right environment for young leaders to grow, be creative, culturally sensitive, yet international-minded. The school is a dream come true for the parents of northern Karnataka who in the past, sought quality international education and boarding facilities for their wards in far-off metropolitan cities like Bangalore and Mumbai. IAIS is affiliated with Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), UK, and gives the essence of an international flavor nurturing the young minds to think globally and act locally. The teachers recruited from all over India are Cambridge trained and qualified and believe in teaching the child and not the subject alone.