MSP Solai Nadar Memorial Higher Secondary school
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|M.S.P.Solai Nadar Memorial Higher Secondary School|
|Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Established||7 February 1966|
|Number of students||4000 (approx)|
The school was established in 1966 with 55 students. Within 5 years, it grew to 55 staff members and 1500 students. The school accommodates only boys and in 2013 enrolled 4200 students supported by 120 staff members.
The school is managed by the Dindigul Nadar Uravinmurai association that also manages S.M.B.Mancikam Nadar Packiathammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School located nearby.
The main campus of around 6 acres is located on GTN Salai.
S. M. B. Manickam Nadar was the last Correspondent of the school and one of its founders in 1966. Following his retirement,Mr.S. Rathinapandian became the correspondent for the next 21 years.The school is currently headed by Correspondent P.Murugasen and A.Rajendran the Headmaster.
Curriculum & education
The school follows Tamil Nadu State board medium of education and curriculum. The school has classes from 6th to 12th standard in both Tamil and English medium with 75% of students in the former and 25% in the latter.
Post Graduate Teachers
Tamil Mr. P.Rajendran, Mr. K.Rajendran.
English Mr. C.Karunakaran, Ms. E.Catherine Thilagavathi
Physics Mr. R.Rajendran, Mr. S.Pandiarajan, Mr. E.Mugilvannan.
Chemistry Mr. R.Jagadeesan Selvaraj, Mr. N.Arul Raj, Mr. Gopalakrishnan.
Mathematics Mr. K.Palpandi, Mr. S.Arumugam. Mr. Koolpandi,
Biology Mr. P.Manicasundaram (Zoology). Mr. Balamurugan (Botany),
Computer Science Mr. Rajesh, Mr. Rajkumar
Arts and Science Mr. P.Natarajan. Mr. P.Tamilselvan, Mr. R.Raja, Mr. A.Murugan,
The school offers a wide array of sports and games, including football,athletics, basketball, cricket, handball, volleyball, ball badminton, shuttle badminton and field hockey. The annual basketball tournament hosted by MSP is a state-level event. In dindigul, MSP's football team holds the record for reaching the finals of Bharathiar Day sports during 2008/2009.None other team from dindigul has achieved such a feet.Following year they emerged as the bronze medal winners from the same tournament.The basketball team holds a special place in India with the team emerging victorious in almost every tournament they have participated.The handball team has won many state level matches.
Physical Education Staffs Mr. Ganesan, Mr. Murugavel, Mr. Durairaj, Mr. Raja.
The school holds an annual event in February, with dances, dramas and other cultural events. The flagship event of MSP's Annual day is "Oli Ozhi Uruvak Katchi" ("Light and Sound show" in English). The show is conducted by staging groups of students in the different parts of the school buildings and the lights are entirely switched off. Then one after the another each group is lit by flashing lights in that spot alone.
The school has celebrated its 47th Founder's Day on 23 July 2013. Vice-Chancellor of Gandhigram Rural University Prof. S.M. Ramasamy was the chief guest.
48th Annual Day
On 25 January 2014 the school has celebrated its 009th Annual Day. Many cultural events were conducted. A short film named "Vetri nichayam" was shown.