Chettinad Vidyashram

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Chettinad Vidyashram
Motto The Golden Mean
Established 1986
Students ~9000
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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 private school which was founded by the Kumara Rani of Chettinad Meena Muthiah in 1986. She is affectionately called "Meena Aunty" by her students. The school is located in the R. A. Puram area in the city of Chennai, India. The principal is Amudha Lakshmi. The school is one of the biggest schools in Chennai, with about 800 faculty members and around ten thousand students. Chettinad students are also called "CV'ians".

The school enrolls children from kindergarten to high school. It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, India. The medium of instruction is English. The other languages taught are Hindi, Tamil, Sanskrit, French and German. It was named the Best School in Chennai by The Times of India in February 2014.[1]


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".


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.[2]

The students perform Sanskrit and Tamil plays.

The school has a NCC and Girl Guides wing.

The annual sports days are conducted in September, an inter-school cultural meet (Maithri) or Science fair (Trishna) is held in October/November/December, and an Annual Day in February. Students of Classes IX and XI host a Farewell Party for the outgoing students in February every year. There is a reunion party for the alumni, on the last Sunday of June every year.

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

The school has an annual magazine called "Vision". The school has many amenities.

It has a well equipped library with books for all the levels of education and can be borrowed with the permission of the librarian.

The 5 lane swimming pool which was built for bringing up the activity of swimming into play has been a platform for students to showcase their swimming talents and to let out stress.

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