Kendriya Vidyalaya Tehran

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Kendriya Vidyalaya Tehran
Kendriya Vidyalaya Tehran is located in Tehran
Kendriya Vidyalaya Tehran
Kendriya Vidyalaya Tehran
Kendriya Vidyalaya Tehran is located in Iran
Kendriya Vidyalaya Tehran
Kendriya Vidyalaya Tehran
No. 24, Darvish Street, Noormohammadi Ave, Qayedi (Hedayat)Ave, Saadi Ave, Tehran- Iran


Coordinates35°41′52″N 51°25′47″E / 35.6977472°N 51.429733899999974°E / 35.6977472; 51.429733899999974Coordinates: 35°41′52″N 51°25′47″E / 35.6977472°N 51.429733899999974°E / 35.6977472; 51.429733899999974
MottoSeekers of True Knowledge
School districtBaharestan
PrincipalDr. SS Dakua, M.ed Ph.d
GradesLKG - XII
EnrollmentSeptember onwards
Campus size5,000sqm
Campus typeSchool
Color(s)Orange, White, Green
Communities servedIndian, Bangladeshi, British, Romanian

Kendriya Vidyalaya Tehran ("Indian School Tehran"; Hindi: केन्द्रीय विद्यालय संगठन; Persian: مدرسه هندی تهران‎) is an Indian co-educational international school in the Baharestan District, Tehran, Iran.[1] Affiliated with the Embassy of India, it serves grade levels LKG (3 years and up) through XII (16 years).[2] The school, one of several Kendriya Vidyalaya institutions, has roughly 350 students ranging from three years old to 16 with each class size being approximately 15-20 students. The school's primary taught languages are English, Hindi, and French, Persian is also taught as a means of communications for the students.

The local school hosts children from several countries including the India, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Romania, Thailand, Pakistan, and Bangladesh to name a few. Several British children moved to the school when the British Embassy School closed its doors in 2011, after the raiding of the British Embassy Tehran due to the proximity to the British Embassy compound on Ferdowsi Street.[citation needed]


KV School Tehran with Indian Ambassador

The original Indian school has been in Iran since the 1930s, with Punjab School Education Board and Panjab University affiliation, located in Zahedan and serving Sikh families there.[3]

It moved to its present location in central Tehran in 1952, as Indians had moved to that city. At some point its affiliation shifted to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The after-effects of the Iranian Revolution of 1979 reduced the school's enrollment as only 60 to 65 Indian families remained in Iran. It became a Kendriya Vidyalaya in 2004.[3]

In a four-year period from 2008 to 2012 it had three grants, which kept the school in operation during a 2009-2010 financial crisis. The first was 81 lakh (81,00,000) rupees from the Ministry of External Affairs of India, the second was 2 crore (2,00,00,000) rupees from Meira Kumar, and the third grant was 2 lakh (2,00,000) rupees sent on August 29, 2012.[3]

The school was visited by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015, who agreed to offer funds from the New Delhi government to fund the school.[citation needed]

Student body[edit]

In 2012 the school had 189 students, with 138 being Indians and the remainder from other nationalities.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Kendriya Vidyalaya Tehran. Retrieved on 16 October 2018. "No. 24, Darvish Street, Noormohammadi Ave, Qayedi (Hedayat)Ave, Saadi Ave, Tehran- Iran" Map and directions - Older site info: "Contact us Archived 2016-03-09 at the Wayback Machine." (click button for the section). Kendriya Vidyalaya Tehran. Retrieved on June 21, 2016. "LOCATION:KVT is located in the heart of the city, Dirstrict [sic] No. 12, commonly known as: Baharestan"
  2. ^ "Cass strength as on 31-3-2015" [sic]. Kendriya Vidyalaya Tehran. Retrieved on June 21, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Ians (2012-08-29). "Kendriya Vidyalaya Tehran teaches it all". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-11-27.

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