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Kendriya Vidyalaya IIT Madras was established in the year 1964 with the patronage and assistance of the IIT Management. Nestling in the greenery of the eco-friendly IIT campus, the Vidyalaya has been nurtured by the parental care of the IIT Authorities and today is marching confidently towards its desired goal with head held high. We are especially privileged for, we have the best physical facilities and the fantastic maintenance , thanks to IIT Madras. This esteemed Vidyalaya is led by Smt.T.Mirnalini , Principal .   This school has classes I to XII. The primary is blooming under the able guidance of Smt.Inbamalar, Headmistress.  We have 3 sections in each class I to X barring class 6  class 7 and class 10 with 4 sections.   In the Higher Secondary level, we have Science Stream and Commerce Stream.   The school has grown up in leaps and bounds from the staff strength of 10 and students strength of 250 in the year 1964 to staff strength of 60 and students strength of 1502 in the academic year 2009.

Seven out of the top 10 government day schools are Kendriya Vidyalaya’s with Kendriya Vidyalaya IIT Madras campus acquiring the top position. The school scored 981 points out of 1,500 during the survey, leading Kendriya Vidyalaya, NMR, JNU Campus, Delhi by four points. Two other schools from Delhi, Rajikiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Dwarka is at the third place with 951 points and its branch in Shalimar Bagh is at the sixth place with 925 points. There are two schools from Kerala, one each from Kolkata, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Mumbai.

Kendriya Vidyalaya IIT Madras has well furnished classrooms, well equipped Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer , Junior Science, Maths labs, Play Ground full fledged with basket ball, volley ball and foot ball courts, Hockey field, cricket pitch and net for practice.

Admission Procedure:-

Priorities In Admission
The following priorities shall be followed in granting admissions:-

  •  Kendriya Vidyalayas Under Civil/Defence Sector :-

(I) Children of transferable central government employees including  ex-servicemen.
(II) Children of non-transferable Central Government employees including   ex-servicemen.
(III) Children of transferable and non-transferable employees of  Autonomous Bodies/Public Sector Undertaking/Institute of
Higher   Learning of the Government of India.
(IV) Children of transferable State Government employees.
(V) Children of non-transferable employees of State Government.
(VI) Children of transferable and non-transferable employees of Autonomous Bodies/ Public Sector Undertakings/Institute of
Higher Learning of the State Governments.
(VII) Children from any other category.

  • Kendriya Vidyalayas Under Public Sector Undertakings /  Institutes Of Higher Learning 

(I) Children and grand children of employees of the Public Sector Undertakings/Institutes of Higher Learning which finance the
concerned Kendriya Vidyalayas fully;
(II) The priorities given for Kendriya Vidyalayas under Civil/Defence sector will follow in the same sequence, thereafter.


(A)  A child must be 5 years old on 31st March in the academic year in which admission is being sought for admission to class I and for admission to class II the age must be 6 years.  For remaining classes, the eligible age will be calculated as on 30th September of the Academic year. From 2010-11, qualifying age i.e. 31st March will be applicable up to class III and so on progressively, year after year.

(B) An upper age limit for admission is fixed as the minimum age limit  plus two years. No child would be eligible for admission in a class,  if  the age is more than the maximum age prescribed. The maximum  age would be further relaxed by two years for handicapped children only.  All such cases will be disposed of at the level of the Principal. There shall be no relaxation of upper age limit exceeding two years.
This school offers facilities like library, laboratories, well ventilated classrooms & a play area.

Fee Structure

Fee Structure (Per Month) Of Kendriya Vidyalaya IIT Madras

1. Admission Fee Rs. 25.00
2. Re Admission Fee Rs 100.00
3. Tutition Fee
3(a) Class IX & X (Boys) Rs 200.00
3(b) Class XI & XII Commerce & Humanities (Boys) Rs 300.00
3(c) Class XI & XII Science (Boys) Rs.400.00
4. Computer Fund
4(a) Class III onwards wherever Computer Education is being imparted Rs 100.00
4(b) Computer Science Fee. (for elective subjects) + 2 stage Rs 150.00
5 Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi (Classes I – XII) Rs. 500.00
Category wise exemption from the payment of Tution Fee, VVN & Computer Fund ANNEXURE-A
Category Tution Fees Computer Fund VVN Contribution
Girls student from I-XII Exempted No Exemption No Exemption
SC/ST Students Exempted No Exemption No Exemption
Children Of KVS Employees Exempted No Exemption No Exemption
Children of officers and men of armed forces and Paramilitary personnel killed or disabled during the hostilities 1962;1965;1971 and 1999 and as well as to the children of Defence Personnel of Indian Peace Keeping Force(IPKF)in Srilanka and personnel of armed forces killed or disabled in “Operation Meghdoot” in Seachen area and “Operation Vijay” in Kargil.   x The said concession of exemption from payment of tuition fee, (VVN and Computer fund) is also extended to the children of Armed Forces and Para Military Forces personnel whose parents were killed/declared missing or permanently disabled during any counter insurgency operation in India or abroad.  Provided the children produce the certificate granted by the concerned Ministry. Exempted No Exemption Exempted
Children of parents, who are living below poverty line,
up to two children and having BPL card
Exempted No Exemption Exempted
Disabled students. (Subject to the condition laid down in

KVS Letter No.F125-19/2007-08/KVS (Budget) dt.15.10.2009).

Exempted No Exemption Exempted
All girl students from classes VI to XII who happen to be the only child of their
parents (w.e.f. 01.01.2006 from VVN & Computer Fund.)
Exempted Exempted Exempted
Emergency Assistance to the students Exemption of VVN for one academic session is allowed


  • Exemption of various types of fees mentioned above will not be allowed hence forth to the children of Govt. employees (including Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan employees) as they are getting reimbursement from their departments
  •  Kendriya Vidyalayas under project sector are authorized to implement their own differential fee structure vide KVS Letter No. 6-1/91-KVS (Budget) dt.11.11.1999.


It occupies a 620 acres campus that was formerly part of the adjoining Guindy National Park. Much of the campus is a protected forest and is a home to chital (spotted deer), Endangered Species of Blackbuck deer and other wildlife.

There is a Heritage Centre in IIT Chennai, which exhibits photographs, documents, publications, paintings, portraits, products developed and other articles. Information regarding important events, laboratory development, visits of important dignitaries, Indo-German cooperative activities, and academic achievements of faculties and students are also included.

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