The Indian High School founded in 1961 by Maghanmal Pancholia with a view to providing education to children of Indian expats.[9] It was the first expatriate educational institution to be established in Dubai. The land for the school was granted by the then ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Initial enrollment was 8 students; it has grown to more than 15,000 across all three campuses, including 370 students with special needs.