Chettinad Vidyashram

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Chettinad Vidyashram
Motto The Golden Mean
Students ~900
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Nepal
13°01′02″N 80°16′09″E / 13.017091°N 80.269294°E / 13.017091; 80.269294Coordinates: 13°01′02″N 80°16′09″E / 13.017091°N 80.269294°E / 13.017091; 80.269294

Chettinad Vidyashram is a long cherished dream of Dr.Mrs.Meena Muthiah, whose vision was to start an educational institution combining the virtues of art and culture, which will endeavour to raise the integrated child who is not dwarfed by consideration of caste, creed or community.

Founded in 1986, the school is located in the R.A.Puram Area in the city of Chennai, India.

It follows the CBSE curriculum with the three language formula. English being the first language is compulsory for all classes. Hindi, Tamil, Sanskrit, French, German and Telugu are the range of languages that can be chosen as the 2nd and 3rd languages. Consistently ranking among the top 10 CBSE schools in the country, in 2014, the school was ranked as the No.1 school in Chennai by Times of India.


In 1986, Kumara Rani Meena Muthiah, founded the school with a motivation "to start an educational centre, combining the virtues of a Temple of Art and Culture - a dedicated school that blends discipline with freedom, endeavoring to raise the integrated child".In 2014 this was ranked No.1 in chennai and this school got an award from Lionel Messi because it had a very good football team.


The school has five science laboratories, one biotechnology laboratory, two mathematics laboratories, two language laboratories and two audio-visual theatres with multi-media projection systems. Chettinad Vidyashram has Biotechnology as a specialization for class XI & XII students.[1]


The Tamil and Hindi literary clubs organize competitions. Events of public importance are held, like blood donation camps.

Annual events[edit]

  • a sports day in September,
  • an inter-school cultural meet (Maithri) or Science fair (Trishna) in October/November/December,
  • the Annual Day in February,
  • students of Classes IX and XI host a farewell party for the outgoing students in February.
  • a reunion party for alumni, on the last Sunday of June.


  • The school annual magazine is called "Vision".
  • The school has a library
  • There is a 5-lane swimming pool.
  • The students perform Sanskrit and Tamil plays.
  • The school has a NCC and Girl Guides wing.

Notable alumni[edit]


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