about the school manthan vidhyashram

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sandana 2010-02-09 10:40:42


hi all 

i  am currently in pondicherry and i am planning to shift to chennai this year

for that i am looking for a school to put my son in ukg

i came to know about manthan vidyashram

i called them they said to fix an appointment and bring all the books and notes of my son currently he is studying

i just need to know about the school

how is the  new campus

how they evaluate the child

their fee structure

if any of ur child is doing there

pls keep in touch so that i can knew the school very well

i didnt find any other school providing admission in ukg

if not they r asking too much of donation

pls help me in this regard




suresha 2010-02-10 17:26:27



I also would like to know about Manthan Vidyashram, its fee structure.we got admission for our kid in st johns..but still want to know abt it







 Former member 2010-02-28 22:35:31



I heard from some of my freinds about the school. Its good. They are able to individual attention and also give you a feed back when there is a fluctuation in childs performance. I think you should visit personally to find out more



Meghana70 2010-03-23 13:30:12


dear sandana, suresha and lakshman,

i happen to visit the school recently. manthan vidyashram is not a school as yet, they are just a learning centre yet to get an accreditation as a school. right now, they function from a house in radio colony, which is quite cramped.

their advertisements can easily fool parents because they boast of a brand new campus which is non-existent at the moment. the person (he said he is the head not the principal since it is not a school yet) we spoke to said the building will be up for the coming schoolyear which is quite hard to believe because there is not a sign to signal that the construction has commenced.

the fee structure is about 30K.

the school boasts of several winnings in national competition but theres no one to verify that fact.

to see is to believe. i would suggest that you visit the place before making any decision on manthan vidyashram.



Dudhi 2010-03-24 11:11:15


Hi friends,

i am planning to put my kids at Manthan and had done some homework on finding the quality of the school. I also have got ample experience of big banner schools with huge infra. 

What Meghana has written is true from a outsiders perspective, however the infrastructure does not matter when the quest is for knowledge.  The school has not been started with any political or business hands.  It has been purely started by few passionate IIT ans. 

1.Last year National science and cyber olympiad topper for class IV is from this school

2.The delay in building th new campus is due to unavailable funding. 

3.They are yet to get affliation but their choice of curriculam is fantastic and very well structured to excersice the young brain to compete with any other best school you name. 

There is a personal attention to each kid in the school which we cannot expect from big schools.  They track the child`s development and interest areas and discuss with the parents to improve the special qualities.  It is true that they do not have a big area for sporting yet Ia m hoping to get all done in the new campus. 

My personal opinion is that dont just go by name or infra or anything, you are best to judge the quality for your kids.   


JKR 2010-04-13 00:27:56


Dear All,

I do fully concur with Dudhi's view and we have also got admission for our kid who was in Bloomfield pre school Neelankarai. We met the school admin people and  a couple of parents and the response is very much satisfactory. However I suggest to visit the school and satisfy yorself



shannu 2010-04-13 12:38:01


hi sadana,                                       My kid studied in manthan,the schools concept is very good they build childs knowledge.but they also put lot of pressure on the kids  my kid suffered a lot he literally got beatings whatever the reason may be hitting a 3rd std student is  not acceptable for me. if you think ur kid can handle pressure than its fine. otherwise idont recomend the school.                                                                                                                                     


asundy 2010-09-06 23:33:20



i heard your dilemma and its quite familiar. how did you resolve this - did you move your child to another school and is there some other option which does not put pressure on the kids ?



Ramanasoory 2010-09-18 08:26:25


Hi Shannu,

  I can understand your sentiments, but did you find the reason for it ?  At times disciplining requires stick and there is nothing wrong in doing so in inculcating values to our kids. My daughter also studies in the same school for past 2 years and I find there is a remarkable change in the way she understands things and socilaizes. So please do not jump to concusion with a single instance and I have experienced myself that the teachers in this school understands children better than some big schools.



gayathridevi 2010-09-18 16:58:57


Hi asundy,

I read your reply. As you have told there is high academic pressure on the children at manthan, at KG level it is OK. But handling hindi and tamil as a new language at the same time at I std. is an unnecessary burden on the child. Hindi at the very first term they are into numerous words, which the children have to learn, which words, hindi speaking people also dont use often. Children are only initiated into a, A, Aa, E, Ee and now they have gone to phrases in HIndi.

High academic pressure and less of extra curricular is the hallmark.



Srihamsa 2010-09-18 17:18:22


 1. From what I understand it is a traditional school. So if you prefer a 'marks' and 'exam' oriented approach, please do consider it. On the other hand, if you look at learning as a seamless process that happens all the time, and what happens inside the school should vibe with the child's needs, inclination to learn, etc this may not be the right school for you. 

2. I interact with Manthan children, some my former students in another school. Do expect considerable stress on homework even during weekends. Lots of textbook-based reading and writing. Cramming seems to be valued, from what I hear from students, who don't have any incentive to lie.

3. They do focus on children scoring high in diagnostic tests like ASSET, which have actually morphed into 'competitive' tests for the school! The school boasts of high ASSET scores of students as if it is meant to be comparable. Olympiad that is followed by the school, as conducted by some association, is a non-standard exam. The only Olympiad that is authentic is conducted by Homi Bhabha Centre, Mumbai and only at school leaving stages. That is the only exam that leads to International Olympiad for winners. Anyone in any town can conduct an 'Olympiad' but that doesn't make it one. That exam is not available at lower classes.



disney 2011-02-27 08:55:53


Parents ,i have my child in manthan,we r very happy the way school functions, they have moved to the new building,its spacious and the teachers dedications towards children is amazing.Children r getting individual attention,this kind of attention cannot be seen in any institution.i will give two thumbs up for Manthan.You can put your child with out any doubts.


shaga 2011-02-28 10:26:26


 which class ur child is in



disney 2011-02-28 17:09:55


My child is in UKG.


shaga 2011-03-01 10:03:15


 manthan has a very good curriculum for the KG section. When children enter the first std., what I find is subjects are loaded. They start with tamil alongside hindi, and have more lessons per evaluation. No doubt Manthan brought up is good, but it would have been good if they give away the policy of cramming too much details into little brains. With their developing infrastructure and dedicated staff, Manthan definitely has a good future, provided they rework their curriculum and make it relatively stress free than what they follow today. 


Dhuti 2011-03-02 12:38:12


Dhudhi is your kids name? pl. reply


shaga 2011-03-02 19:16:46


 Sorry, I didn't get your question


disney 2011-03-10 11:27:12


A childs brain is like a sponge, a child can learn upto 10 languages at the same time with out any confusions.So studying 2 languages by 1std is not a big deal, they have intrduced Hindi by UKG .In countries like UK, they teach spanish, french,welsh  at this age.so studying 2 should not be a problem. School is supportive and will train kids if they fall back, name one school where teachers take such extra effort and time for the kids.They first teach the concept, its not bookish.Child can say there view points, i know all these bcoz i interact with parents in higher classes.its my opinion and many of the parents i know.


shaga 2011-03-10 14:47:50


If parents really want to saturate the sponge(child's brain) before the age of 10, then it is a personal preference. Schooling in our Indian system has always been a gradual development and I think this has worked out well over the years.  If all these years schools introduced 2nd language at UKG and 3rd language at 4th std, then that was done following a system.

If parents feel that a child should learn about the three states of matter, about solar system, and about the intricacies of scientific knowledge even before they look up into the world around them, then as I said it is a matter of individual choice. . After all every other person has the right to think and opine independently.

Pl. take my opinion as a review on the syllabus system and definitely not against the school, as I very much appreciate the efforts they have put in to groom each and every child. Hats off!

Yaar, let children be children and not learning machines. After all the period of childhood is very less nowadays.




lakku 2011-03-10 14:54:53


Hi all,

 you can go through the feedback provided by a parent/teacher on manthan before deciding on it.




Srihamsa 2011-03-10 16:14:37


 "Let children be children and not learning machines"


Well said! 


lavanyabalaganesh 2015-08-11 10:21:33


By your reviews and by checking their website, I have decided to enroll my kid in manthan, kottivakkam. Any parents of this school, pl give some assistance for this school about the fee structure, camps, coaching etc.Hope you will assist me.

akil12 2015-11-26 11:42:03


Hi lavanya
Have u enrolled ur kid in Manthan ??


Kapzz 2015-12-28 12:56:53


Hi lavanya
Have you enrolled your kid in Manthan ?

akshara13 2016-01-06 11:45:54


Thank you Disney for your valuable feedback


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