Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan
|Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School|
"Knowledge Is Power"
|Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, Bangalore in Karnataka, and now a proposed branch in Cudddalore also.
|President||Y G Parthasarathy|
|Dean||Padmashree Dr.Mrs. Y. G. Parthasarathy|
|Principal||Shyamla Shekar (Nungambakkam- Main School) Indira Vaidyanathan(KK Nagar);|
|Grades||Kindergarten to Grade 12|
|Number of students||8000+|
|Affiliation||Central Board of Secondary Education, India|
|Information||29 Alagirisami Salai, K.K.Nagar, Chennai - 600 078 (Ph: +91 44 23663165); 15 Lake First Main Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600 034 (Ph: +91 44 28172459)|
Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan (PSBB) is a group of schools located in Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Coimbatore. The school was founded by Padmashree Awardee, Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy, also known as Dr.Mrs. Y. G. Parthasarathy (Mrs.YGP) an educationalist.
- PSBB Learning Leadership Academy (Near Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru)
- The PSBB Millennium School, Somayampalayam,
- PSBB Millennium School
- PSBB Millennium School Grand Southern Trunk Road (Nursery), Porur, DLF Garden City, Thazhambur, OMR (for classes Pre-KG to Std. X (as on the academic year 2013–14)
The PSBB School in Nungambakkam was established in 1958 by a group of housewives of the Nungambakkam Ladies Recreation Club. There were 13 students in a thatched shed on the terrace of the residence of the Dean and Director of the school, Y. G. Parthasarathy. Today the school has six branches (including PSBB Millennium) with over 8000 students and 500 staff members.
In 1959, one year after its inception, the school shifted to a campus of its own at the present premises in Nungambakkam. It followed the Madras Matriculation System unit of Madras University. As the school grew, the need to extend its branches arose and thus emerged the T. P. Road Junior School in 1971, as an annex to the school in Nungambakkam. In 1978, the school was affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
In 1976 another branch of the PSBB School, affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, was started in a residential area of K. K. Nagar with 5-acre (20,000 m2) surroundings. The K. K. Nagar branch has seen 48 batches pass out.[clarification needed] PSBB adopted the shift system[clarification needed] in the 1970s and 1980s to satisfy the growing demands of the residents of the city. PSBB has been visited by (former) President of India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. The K. K. Nagar branch is one of the biggest schools in the city.
In 2010, Y.G. Parthasarathy, Dean of the PSBB Schools, received the Padma Shri in Education and Literature from the Government of India.
In 2012-2013, the PSBB group of schools, headquartered at Nungambakkam was ranked first in the South zone and came third in India under the Day Schools Category as per the EducationWorld – C Fore Survey 2011.
In 2012 the Swimming pool at K.K. Nagar Branch was closed due to an accident that involved drowning of a student.
- A. R. Rahman, Oscar winning Music director, Two Academy-awards and Grammy holder.
- Surya Sivakumar, Actor.
- Ravichandran Ashwin, India and CSK, cricketer
- Subramaniam Badrinath India and CSK, cricketer.
- Sharath Kamal, National Table Tennis Champion, Team India, Singles Gold Medallist, Commonwealth Games.
- Sundar Pichai, Senior VP at Google
- Anirudh Ravichander, Music Director of Why This Kolaveri Di fame
- Anuradha Sriram, playback singer
- Allu Arjun Telugu Film actor
- Ram Charan Teja Telugu Film actor
- Naga Chaitanya Telugu Film actor
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