CBSE schools on OMR, Kelambakkam-Vandallur road and ECR - South Chennai

The IT Corridor of Chennai has a number of CBSE affiliated schools. These schools are located on the OMR, ECR and on the road joining Kelambakkam to Vandallur. Most of these schools are located in close proximity to residential colonies and IT belts.

The IT hub in Chennai is predominantly concentrated in the southern belt of the city, comprising of localities on either side of the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) stretch, the Kelambakkam-Vandallur stretch, the East Coast Road (ECR) and Shollinganallur and adjoining localities. Popularly known as the IT Corridor this region has witnessed a spurt in development. It has grown over the last few years, with housing complexes mushrooming all over - but it's still in its nascent stage. The infrastructure has just about begun to improve. The influx of IT professionals in the area has brought with it the need for good CBSE affiliated schools. In keeping with the demand the number of CBSE schools has steadily increased. For your convenience here is a list of some of the best modern CBSE affiliated schools in South Chennai on OMR, the Kelambakkam-Vandallur stretch and the ECR.

Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Siruseri

Part of the well-known PSBB schools started at PSBB's golden jubilee in 2011, the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, Siruseri today has over 400 students from class pre-kg to IX. The school is growing steadily and adds a new class each year, so students have a smooth transition. The school is located in the lush ninety acres property of the L&T Eden Park Township, and offers facilities like science, computer and language labs, social sciences labs, sports facilities for basketball, cricket, tennis etc., as well as an auditorium.

The school branch was built to cater to the township residents, and when the school first started its headmistress was brought in from the PSBB KK Nagar Branch. Admissions for the 2017-18 academic year opened in November 2016.

Hiranandani Upscale School (HUS)

Hiranandani Upscale School (HUS) in OMR, Chennai is a Hiranandani venture with state of the art facilities and infrastructure for academics, sports and recreation. Students have a good board performance, as well as achievements in state-level tennis, summer sports camps etc. The school features fully air-conditioned classrooms, well-equipped labs with separate preparation areas, a house system that engages in inter-house dramatics, debating, writing and other extracurricular activities, music, dance, yoga, as well as plenty of events throughout the calendar year in which students do their best. The school has also partnered with sports agencies for specialist sport activities after school.

The HUS Chennai campus is conveniently located opposite Sirursei SIPCOT. It is in close proximity to a number of housing societies. The school also has its own fleet of buses for transportation to nearby colonies.

Vels Vidyashram, Thalambur

The Vels Vidyashram at Thalambur offers good facilities for academic and all-round development of students from pre-primary to class XII. Audio visual teaching aids and smart classes, science, math, English and Computer science labs, LCD-equipped conference hall and a large library are some of the resources provided to kids. Young kids up to UKG are taught using XSEED content and teaching methods. Classes 1 onwards, kids begin using the math lab, computer lab and enjoy PT for physical development. The school has a play pen for kids up to class 3 and large football and cricket playgrounds for older kids. Activities like art & craft, music and Sloka recitation, yoga and project work especially during the Annual Educational Project, community service supplement classroom learning.

The Vels school runs its own fleet of buses for the convenience of students living in nearby localities. The school is on the Navalur - Thalambur road that also connects Siruseri and Pudupakkam, making it suitably located for children living in housing colonies in these places.

PSBB Millennium School, DLF

The two and a half acre PSBB Millennium School -DLF is a major landmark in OMR's IT corridor and in 2016 saw the hundred percent passing of its first class XII batch. The school's students regularly participate and achieve in events and competitions like the SpellBee international program, the APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE 2016 competition, quizzes, archery championships, science exhibitions and contests and more. Facilities at the school include smart classes, audio visual room, Digi-Boards for interactive learning, indoor games rooms, yoga room, dance room, covered and open play areas for younger kids and more. Students of classes I to VIII can choose co-curricular activities like GK, western and Indian music, Veda etc. Older kids can also participate in yoga, work experience, PE, games etc.

PSBB Millennium is part of the DLF Garden City, Thazhambur and is located between Siruseri SIPCOT and Shollinganallur. The School is also an ISO - 9001:2008 Certified School. It has a fleet of buses which go to to residential colonies as far a Kelambakkam.

Velammal Vidhyashram, Mambakkam

This Velammal Vidhyashram school is run by the Velammal Educational Trust, which runs several CBSE, kindergarten, IGCSE schools etc. The Mambakkam School aims to offer an academically-sound education based on the CBSE curriculum along with experiential learning and holistic development. Features of the school include a house system that encourages team spirit and competition. Students have access to facilities for sports like football, skating, chess, basketball etc. Children also must choose co-curricular activities from a long list that includes clubs like literary, math, eco and financial literary clubs on the one hand, and yoga, scouts, guides and bulbuls, band, gardening and first aid on the other.

The teacher to student ratio at Velammal's Mambakkam branch is 1:16. Moreover, teachers at the school constantly learn, as well, under the Teacher Empowerment Program. Students benefit a great deal from the teachers being empowered with better teaching skills. The school is ideal for families living on the Kelambakkam-Vandallur stretch and localities like Pudupakkam. Velammal runs its own fleet of buses for transportation.

Delhi Public School, Uniworld City Nallambakkam

Uniworld City's branch of the Delhi Public School uses hands-on teaching methods in the pre-primary section and a CBSE curriculum with holistic education in the higher classes. The school features airy classrooms, well-equipped science and computer labs, a library of over 2000 books and journals, a house system that is engaged in cultural activities, various activity clubs including a Bharatnatyam, skating and karate club and more. Physical education is offered in the form of karate, yoga, table tennis and other indoor and outdoor games and sports. Students have been taken on school trips to Puducherry, Tumkur and other places in the past. Co-curricular activities in the visual arts and performing arts are also encouraged.

The DPS branch at Nallambakkam is located within the verdant campus of Uniworld City. Though the school is still in a budding stage, it has come to be recognized as one of the good schools in the neighborhood, owing to the reputation of the DPS group of schools.

Babaji Vidhyashram

The Babaji Vidyashram provides children with small classes of 30 students each (25 in KG) and digital classrooms in which audio-visual aids are used to ensure that every kid receives the teacher's attention and enjoys modern hands-on learning. The beautiful green school grounds with conserved trees, an open-air amphitheater, and safe kindergarten play areas with water puddles and sandpits provide a wholesome and fun environment for children to learn, grow and develop. The school also offers technological facilities like a green mat-equipped design studio, LED notice boards, a robotics and programming facility, 3D printing and design facility, robotic telescopes set up around the school, amateur astronomy and more.

Extracurricular activities are greatly encouraged at the Vidyashram as they are looked at as an essential tool for learning and development. The school lays importance on enhancing problem-solving and lateral thinking skills.

Gateway International School – Padur

The Gateway International School at Padur offers a high standard of education to its students, through innovative methods practiced internationally. These approaches help shape and develop students, bringing out the best in them. The school inculcates right values in its students which help in enhancing their progress and holds them in good stead in future.

Students of Padur Gateway School are raised in an environment that offers a healthy competitive spirit that prepares them for the challenges they will face in life. Apart from that the school allows students to be themselves, and exploit their latent talents in different arenas, such as dramatics, music and arts etcetera. Smart classrooms, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, well-equipped laboratories and library are some of the facilities the school offers.


Each of the above-mentioned school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. These schools are fairly new in terms of the number of years that they have been around nevertheless the schools have proven to be at par with the best of schools in other parts of Chennai. All the schools have excellent infrastructure and skilled and qualified teaching staff. Security and welfare of every student is of high priority, and even school buses have lady attendants on board.

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Update: The Hiranandani Upscale School (HUS) opposite SIPCOT, on OMR no longer has a CBSE division. The school stopped its affiliation with the CBSE and is now only an International School. However, the facilities as mentioned in the article have been retained. It is one of the better schools on the OMR stretch - with good infrastructure, staff and excellent academic results.

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