Kaliyuva Mane School, Mysore

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Kaliyuva Mane
Kenchalagudu, Mysore, 5.jpg
Kaliyuva Mane School has a farm-like environment

Coordinates12°13′57″N 76°35′03″E / 12.23257°N 76.58423°E / 12.23257; 76.58423
TypeInnovative School
FounderM.R. Ananth Kumar
School districtMysuru
The school auditorium
Front view of the school

Kaliyuva Mane is an informal school for underprivileged children located at Mysore in Karnataka, India.


Kaliyuva Mane was established in 2005 by a non for profit foundation called Divya Deepa Charitable Trust based in Mysore. The present Managing Trustee of the organization is Mr. M.R. Ananth Kumar, a social activist and lifetime volunteer.


Kaliyuva Mane is located at Kenchalagudu village some 18 kilometres (11 mi) east of Mysore railway station. The school is located on the Mysore - Mananthavady highway.[1]


The school is set in a 2 acres (0.8 ha) farmland adjacent to the Mananthavady Road in Mysore city. There are five innovative learning areas, one auditorium, one science laboratory and one small library. There are separate dormitories for boys and girls. A modern kitchen equipped with Gobar gas, Astra stove and LPG gas makes hygienic and nutritious food for the children and the volunteer-teachers.[2]

Farm-like environment[edit]

The school has a farm-like environment so that children can learn from nature. The water source is a tube well. The campus has rain water harvesting facility. Half an acre of the campus is earmarked as a playground. There is a small dairy farm that provides milk for the campus. An eco-farm called Vanasuma imparts environmental education. Power is generated by a 15 KVA three-phase diesel generator.[3]


The school follows an informal way of teaching.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "This Kaliyuva Mane changed their lives". Times of India. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  2. ^ "'Learning house' teaches how to face future". Deccan Herald. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  3. ^ "This School in Rural Karnataka Teaches Only 'Out of System' Children and Achieves 100% Results!". Better India. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.