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Aug 26, 2009

Chinmaya Vidyalaya

Some of my neighbours kids were going to Chinmaya Vidyalaya in Koramangala. The school is one of those, which recently converted to ICSE syllabus from State Board syllabus. Due to the language policy of the Karnataka Government, the school took the decision.

Syllabus: ICSE recently
Location: Chinmaya Vidyalaya,
No 31, 15th Main,IV Block,
Koramangala,Bangalore, Karnataka - 560096
Phone: 80-25538341
email: chinmaya_bgl@dataone.in , gayathri_54@yahoo.com
( Note: There seems to be another state board affliated Chinmaya Vidyalaya in Bangalore, if so, please comment on it.)

Admissions: Novemeber- December. For admissions to Kindergarten the child has a interview.
Fees: Less than 20K per year.
Website: There is no separate website for the school, but you can look up the vision and approach here.

Activities: I am not sure if it has many extra activities besides craft and sloga chanting and athletics.

Remark: The school is part of Chinmaya mission. So students imbibe the vision of the Chinmaya mission. They have slogas taught in school. The mission is involved with education institutions all over India and abroad.
This school might not be the right one for an immigrant to Bangalore, since the office staff are fluent with Kannada.Getting replies in English proved to be hectic when we went to get applications in December. Nevertheless this is a good school for those wanting their wards to imbibe vedic values and traditions.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Koramangala branch is not a good one compared to Indiranagar. Teaching level is horrible. Teachers are not motivating and they dont teach discipline. Correction of class work or home work is not done up to the expectation of parents. Its totally blind correction. English speaking is very poor for the students. Lot of project work is given for students as home work even during exam time which is total waste of time and money for students. Finally i dont recomend this school for anyone.

Anonymous said...

Well , different people have different view about school v/s their expectations. However I am trying to respond to each point. Note that I am not promoting the school by responding this. This is my opinion. FYI, I just returned from US and have affinity towards growing hindu culture for my kids. So my openions may be biased little.

Koramangala branch is not a good one compared to Indiranagar.

- I have not visited Indiranagar branch

Teaching level is horrible.

- As I am not educational expert I can not comment, but surely I can say it is meeting standards for given fees.

Teachers are not motivating and they dont teach discipline.

- This is not true 100%. Teachers do motivate, I have attended few parent teacher meetings and talked with few students. Students are having good descipline. It is common to have rougue students in any school.

Correction of class work or home work is not done up to the expectation of parents.Its totally blind correction.

- I think its opinion related to this parent. In our case, its fine though not excellent.



English speaking is very poor for the students.

- In general its upto mark for average Indian student. However, I have noted kids in general have developed local slang usage.

Lot of project work is given for students as home work even during exam time which is total waste of time and money for students.

- Project work is given to home, true. Not during exams. May be few kids do not do it in time, then work postponed towards exam time naturally and pressure builds on parents.

Finally i dont recomend this school for anyone.

- As I told in beginning, I neither demote school nor recommend school. Just put the fact together

vidya said...

I am comng from the US, and interested in Chinmaya school in Koramangala. I have 2 kids 1st and 7th grade. What is the teaching level there? Is this the right school for 7th grader who has completely studied in the US?

Anonymous said...

Hi Vidya,
If you r returning from US it might not be a good idea to join in Chinmaya, (reason being, traditional method of teaching, so it will be difficult for your elder kid to adjust).If you are a Kannadiga and want traditional values of Chinmaya then it you can look into it for your younger one. But not many activities at school.

Definetly I would not recommend this for any R2I.
Hope this helps.
Rita

Amol said...

Can anybody tell where is This chinmaya vidyalaya in Indiranagar?

Anonymous said...

This school in Koramangala, in the current academic year has shown interests only on crafts and not on the education part. The children has been given a heavy amount of home works and the teachers have decreased their teaching responsibilities. They themselves have expressed that the management have suggested and put the pressures on the teachers to introduce more of extea curricular activities than studies. Throughout the year the parents are fed up of searching the items for the crafts and the dresses for the programs held often. No writing business in the children's dairy books for which they charge to purchase the dairy books compulsorily. Feel sorry for the children who become sandwich between the parents and the teachers in the rejections of the materials from the teachers when they get them to their classes. The parents will not be knowing what exactly they are doing in the school nor the parents are informed in the right manner. Everything is verbal.
With regard to the school bus provisions, No teacher or the school authority is bothered to inform the parent if there is non-availability or late arrival of the school buses. Pathetic. Every time, the parents 'MUST & SHOULD' pay the told fees right in time or otherwise there is a fine for each day after the elapse of time. Very rude talks by the old man in the office of the school with the parents. He should not be asked to say the same for the second time. He talks as if the parents did a mistake by asking the same answer again. So disgusting!
Children will be having their classes till 3:00 pm. The school says the children, to join for singing and dance classes to which naturally the children gets attracted. Now, the children coming from far away places by school buses, will be more concerned to go to their home after the classes. No one is saying that whether there is bus provision or not after these extra classes. How the children should come? Or why do they introduce such classes for children in the odd times? OR, are the classes provided only for the children who stays nearby? OR, Do they expect the parents or the Guardians have to pick up the children? It seems to be so meaningless. Hope the Management sees this this message and takes the necessary actions.

Anonymous said...

As it said neither the principle nor the management take any responsibility. principle cannot be blamed for this as she herself comes software job timings and she is always busy in eating and eating and eating. if she doesnt find food to eat she eats humanbeings. she is a very good actress.who made an ass to sit on the chair?

Anonymous said...

The school is a shame to the CHINMAYA MISSION itself as its disgusting manners and other offensive behavior remains as a black mark on the mission.I strongly recommend that you plz dont put your kids in THAT school that is only if you dont want them to become something in their life.!!!!
:-(

Anonymous said...

thank you for all the comments.. i was going to do the mistake of admitting my daughter there

Anonymous said...

Hi all,
I am looking for a CBSE school (for my son, 11 th std) near Whitefield, Bangalore. If someone knows good schools nearby, pls. suggest me.

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for the review.... i saved my child from having disastrous life ahead.

Nandini ram said...

Instead of writing ill of the school and the PRINCIPAL(please let the person first learn the spelling!)why don't they rise the issues in the parent teacher meeting itself? Parent Teacher Meetings are meant for clearing doubts & clarifying doubts.A child becomes really educated only when the school & the parents go hand in hand.- a well wisher .

Sckool said...

You people are just a hilarious bunch of stupid, idiotic and bags of toxic waste!!!. All you people reek and stink of Insecurities i think!!!..

Mahesh said...

Can somebody suggest, how is the Chinmaya school on St. Johns Road ? I am planning to put my daughter in UKG in the next year. As some of my relatives have also given very good reviews abt the school. She is right now studying in Blossom Nursery in LKG in Coxtown. Your suggestion shall be really helpful as I am in the process of planning for my daughter's future.

Anonymous said...

Please make the students to speak in english which is very much necessary in the upcoming competative world.

Anonymous said...

Hi
I wanted to admit my child in this school but now i am confuse to see the comments, can someone help me ?

Anonymous said...

Saroja Sridharan, Principal – Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Koramangala, Bangalore.

We thank all those who have expressed frankly about our Vidyalaya. We welcome the suggestions which will help us to work hard and improve ourselves in rendering the best to the society. We have a forum with scheduled timings, where parents can give their valuable suggestions and feed back during their interaction with teachers. They are also free to approach Principal for any of their queries and suggestions, which may enable us to guide our students in facing the challenges of modern life confidently.

Anonymous said...

What to feel free to talk to teacher & principal, if we complain teachers target students.

When they don’t understand the psychological parameter of the child what are they been trained to teach. Children by nature they are sensitive, for their own purpose they are the path in saying lies gossip & politics.

This leads to the children for taking a wrong path.

As a teacher they are one who trains them unity helping tendency secularism & national integrity in the class no children’s are superior & inferior all are one.

Karuna.G said...

Chinmaya Vidyalaya,Koramangala is a very nice school . I have been studying there from nursery . I know how the school is .

Ranjit Sachin said...

Hi, This is Ranjit. My son is going to nursery now and plan to join chinmaya school for LKG. When they will give the form? Please advise.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I want to share an experince with Chinmaya Vidyalaya Koramangala. I had tried for my kid's admission in UKG class,The hurdles I faced
1. Security didn't allow me to go the school
2. After so much argument with security and stating few mission members name they allow me to go to inside the office.
3. Office staff told no admission for UKG and final word should be from principal.
4.After begging so much I have got an appointment for next week.
5.Principal told to come on April, if any children are discontinued from UKG then only they can give the admission.
6. I was planning to take a rented house near to the school due to this I was compelled to took an admission on another school.
Due to Gurudev's name and the mission's name and knowing about the organization thought to joined in this institution. Thought of giving some cultural values to kid but....Now he is joined in a christian based institute and they are giving good education and their cultutre.....
Hope the time will come, where Hindu organizations will come forward and give promotion for the culture and values.

Anonymous said...

Can anybody tell me clearly whether i should admit my kid there , Ur reviews will help me take a call

Anonymous said...

Three years ago, the school had a good reputation and I had admitted my child to this school.. Over this period I have noticed a gradual degradation in the syallabus and the teaching system compared to other schools and am seriously thinking of changing the school. This year's admissions are nothing short of chaos. There is no co-ordination between the administrative staff and teaching staff. Parents are left running from pillar to post to find out which section their ward is admitted to. There are lot of names that have been omitted from the lists.. When the school has collected the fees during the month of April, could not the management have come out with a proper list of the names of students against the sections they have been admitted too.. On the first day of school there was a rough hand written list of names of students names and their sections. A lot of names were spelt wrongly... To make matters worse, the children were shuffled again and made to change their sections..

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I would RECOMMEND Chinmaya Vidyalaya for certain. My kid studies in the school and I am very much impressed with its DISCIPLINE and VALUES. The following are the benefits which I reaped:
My kid speaks good English
He has good handwriting
I can express my feedback freely in the register provided during the Parents Teacher Meet
The chanting sessions are awesome
Kids learn LONG TIME FORGOTTEN TRADITIONAL VALUES AND CUSTOMS
The school celebrates all the festivals so that children could imbibe its importance
The SCHOOL FEES is reasonable beneficial if one has two kids
MANY PARENTS OF THE KIDS WHO GO TO CHINMAYA ARE SATISFIED AND ONLY FEW HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE A REVIEW LIKE THIS
This school is for the people who want Education and Discipline in first place instead of mere show.
Lastly, let us not forget the fact that there is no school which is very perfect. Every school has its own pitfalls.

Anonymous said...

The above review is well said and is absolutely true

Anonymous said...

What is the age criteria for admission to this school? How is the infrastructure here? Can anyone throw some light on the same.

Anonymous said...

Hii, Can anyone help me when then addmissions will take place for LKG.. Pls..

Anonymous said...

I am a parent and both my chidren studied in this school. It is 100%true that projects are given in exam time.

Anonymous said...

Hi . This is suresh, I am looking for 1st standard admission for my daughter . Could u pls give me few details abt this school like how is teaching and extra activities pls. Thanks in advance.

MANJUNATH NARAYANAPILLAI said...

Hi

I am looking for 1st standard admission for my son. can any one suggest any good schools in koramangala area. Do you know whether the admission is closed in Chinmaya koramangala?..thanks

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