P. S. Senior Secondary School

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P S Senior Secondary School
33 Alarmelmangapuram, Mylapore, Chennai
Coordinates 13°01′52″N 80°15′55″E / 13.031177°N 80.265357°E / 13.031177; 80.265357Coordinates: 13°01′52″N 80°15′55″E / 13.031177°N 80.265357°E / 13.031177; 80.265357
Type Co-educational
Motto "Shilene Shobitha Vidya" (Sanskrit)
Established 1976
School district Chennai
Principal Mrs. Lakshmi Srinivasan
Staff 180
Grades Pre-KG to class XII
Number of students 3200
Campus size Small
Affiliation Central Board of Secondary Education, India
Students called PSitans/PSites

P.S. Senior Secondary School is situated in the Mylapore area of Chennai, India. Most students graduating enter higher education institutions especially engineering institutions like Indian Institutes of Technology, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, NIT Tiruchi, National University of Singapore and Anna University. It is rated among the top five schools in Chennai city.[1]

Notable Staff[edit]

Mrs. Lakshmi Srinivasan (Principal), National awardee. Subject expert cbse. Authored books for cbse in communicative English for classes 11 and 12.

Dr.Revathy Parameswaran (Vice Principal), Head of math department. Distinguished Fulbright awardee. Published articles in international journals in mathematics education. Conducts workshops for Teachers in technology in math education.

Mr.R.Shivakumar (Vice Principal) Head of Physics department.

Mr. Kalidas head of Physical education department. Winner of Pearson award. Coach for girls football team. The team has won several awards including runners in cbse nationals.

Dr.S.Venkatraman is an art master who is also a Pearson awardee. His work is related to art in Indian architecture.

Radha Sharma a biology teacher is a wild life photographer. Does presentations on her experiences which are shared with children.


The school was founded by Mr. Pennathur Subramania Iyer. The emphasis of the Tamil Nadu state Government on Tamil being used as the medium of instruction was causing a fall in Tamil Nadu’s share of employment in all-India and Central services and in the National Science and Technology establishments. In 1973 P.S. Charities promoted the establishment of English medium schools. The P.S. Educational Society started, on 9 June 1976, P.S. Senior Secondary School, starting with standards I-VII from 1976.

P.S.Senior Secondary School ( It is affiliated with the CBSE ), was started to help the public and very importantly, the employees of the central government and in the matter of the educational affairs of their children . The school is located in a spacious campus with well-equipped science laboratories and libraries . The school has a playground which spans over 10,000 sq.metres and a lot of importance is given to sports . The school also houses an exclusive ' Art-Center ' which focuses on identifying and nurturing talent.[2]

This group of schools, along with D.A.V Group of schools, Vidya Mandir, P.S.B.B. Group form the educational elite of the Chennai education system.

This decision was passed in the court case at the Madras High Court, labelled 'DR.S.Anandalakshmy versus Govt Of India CBSE'

Current Principal[edit]

Mrs.Lakshmi Srinivasan

Current Vice Principals[edit]

Dr. Mrs.Revathy Parameswaran,

Mr. R Sivakumar


  • Art Centre
  • Hall for yoga/dance classes
  • Halls for conducting dance, music (vocal and instrumental), drawing and craft classes
  • Hall for English Language Activity Centre for Classes I to VIII.
  • Five Audio Visual rooms to enable computer aided teaching
  • Math Lab for classes I – X
  • Computer Labs
  • UPS supported Computer Lab with 65 computers and 2 servers for Classes IX – XII.
  • Junior Computer lab with 25 computers supported by five host computers for Classes I – VIII
  • Sekhar Hall - an air-conditioned lecture hall with a seating capacity of 150, where lectures, workshops and in-service programmes are conducted.
  • Auditorium with fully equipped audio system) with a seating capacity of 400.
  • KG Activity Room
  • Examination Hall to accommodate 150 students
  • Science Labs (Secondary and Senior Secondary) for Physics, Chemistry and Biology with a capacity to accommodate 40 students at a time.
  • Junior Science Lab for the Middle School segment
  • Environmental Science Lab for Primary students
  • Libraries
  • Main Computerised Library with a stock of 20,000 books
  • Junior Library with 5000 Books
  • A new e-library is introduced with about 30 computers .
  • Add on library (computerised) with a circulating inventory of 1500 latest books, which is replenished at the rate of 100 fresh titles every month
  • K.G Library with a stock of 1000 books
  • Teacher Resource Centre houses internet-enabled computers with broadband connection.

♦ For classes IX - XII, an interactive material called Everonn has been added. It is a e- learning material and is introduced for better interaction


  • P.C.Sekhar – Founder Correspondent (1976–1994)
  • A.R.Jagannathan - Honorary Secretary and Correspondent (1994–2005 )
  • A.N.Radhakrishnan - Honorary Secretary and Correspondent (since 2005)
  • R. Sivakumar present


  • Thangam – first Principal (1976–1978)
  • Alamelu Ganapathi – Principal - 1978-1999
  • Vijayalakshmi Srivatsan – Principal - 1999-2007
  • Lakshmi Srinivasan - Principal - 2007 - Till date


The school is situated on a 3.2-acre (13,000 m2) campus with a playground as its center, divided into four blocks:

There is a kindergarten block with a small playground.

The main school playground has a badminton court, three volleyball-cum-throwball courts, a basketball court and a football court.

Olympiads and competitive examinations[edit]

Wins at the International and National Olympiads from 1995 to 2010:

  • Mathematics Olympiad
  • 1995-1996, Silver Medal (Toronto, Canada)
  • 1999-2000, Silver Medal (Bucharest, Romania)
  • Biology Olympiad
  • 1999-2000 Silver Medal (Antalya, Turkey)
  • 2001-2002 Bronze Medal (Jurmala, Latvia)
  • 2002-2003 Bronze Medal (Minsk, Belarus)
  • 2004-2005 Gold Medal (Beijing, China)
  • 2007-2008 Silver Medal (Mumbai, India)
  • Chemistry Olympiad
  • 2001-2002 Bronze Medal (Groningen, Netherlands)
  • 2002-2003 Gold Medal (Athens, Greece)
  • 2002-2003 Silver Medal (Athens, Greece)
  • 2005 Silver Medal (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • 2004 Gold Medal - National Level Olympiad
  • 2004 Gold Medal - National Level Olympiad
  • 2009 Top 10 Medal at National Level Olympiad
  • International Olympiad for Informatics
  • 2006 Bronze Medal.(Merida, Mexico)
  • 2009 Silver Medal (Bulgaria)

Sports achievements[edit]

  • CBSE Under 19 National Girls Football Championship 2013 -2014 - Bronze Medal.
  • Commonwealth Chess Championship (2008) Boys Under-14 – Gold Medal
  • World Youth Chess Championship 2009
  • Table Tennis State Champion in Junior Girls Category
  • Women State Ranking No.2

The school has two of its students who have qualified for the finals of the World Scholar's cup to be held at Yale university USA. The school has four of its students in the under-16 boys cricket team.

Notable alumni[edit]


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