Maharishi Vidya Mandir MVM Polachery - Chennai

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grsatty 2013-12-28 20:58:34


I have got the application and my kid has been asked to attend the interview test by dec-3rd

If any of guys can anwer the below question it will be a great help
(1) does this school belong to the same trust or is an affilitate school
(2) how are the teachers standard. If any parents whose kids are studying here please help by answering the question
(3) I am currently located at medavakkam. What is the bus timing and how much time usually needed
It would be great if any one can help me by answering the questions and also provide any information you have, it would be great help!!

ksr80 2014-03-04 09:59:13


I'm looking for private van facility from Siruseri(near to IT park) to MVM. Pls share me, if anyone arranged it already or planning to arrange?. Schoool buses are there, but it'll reach only main roads. I'm in need of pick up drop from flat which is around 1km from main road. Thanks in advance...


subhavijayasri 2014-03-06 14:47:11


We decided not to admit our kids in MVM Polachery.  My observations of the schoold when we were present for the entrance test -

1. The reception of parents for submission of application was not well organized.  Though there was no long queue, there was confusion as to where to submit the form and whom to approach.  The teachers / staff present did not immediately respond and seemed very pre-occupied with their work.

2. Met many parents â€" both new and existing ( existing parents had come to collect their kids in the evening).  Existing parents gave mixed reviews â€" gist of it was the school is ‘O.K.’.  Some stated that the work given was very heavy.  Not much strength in the higher classes â€" to be expected from any start up school in the initial years.

3. One old man and a young lady were standing with a child for a very long time.  They did not seem very educated.  Ultimately, they were turned away stating that their application was not with the office staff â€" however it was their contention that the application had been submitted and they were waiting for the call for test.  The way the staff handled them and turned them away without courtesy was pathetic.

4. Heard one staff shouting loudly into the phone to refuse TC to an existing parent â€" she stated that she could not give TC when original TC had not been submitted to the school at the time of admission of the child.  If the child has been studying in the school for some time, how can the staff refuse TC?  Even if they are correct, shouting into the phone rudely in public does not solve the issue. 

5. The teachers we met did not speak good English â€" with the exception of the science teacher.  With English as the language of communication every where and also for understanding subjects in an English medium school, good language would go a long way in helping the students do well.  It has been my personal experience that bad English, even in subjects such as science or social, can throw a child off track in understanding the subject.  As another parent has correctly mentioned, it is better not to learn a language rather than unlearn bad grammar.

6.  We were not allowed to meet the Principal though we mentioned that we were from outstation.

7. Laboratory facilities seemed at the minimum â€" single room for all the sciences â€" we could not see any instruments or other facilities â€" assumed that the same was under lock and key.  More rooms might be added in the years to come.

8. Library was sparsely furnished â€" not sufficient number of books for the enquiring mind â€" situation may improve over time.

9. Kids sailed through the written test and interview â€" but no communication received from the school until this week.  We too chose to keep cool and not enquire since we were looking at other options. 

Though it is stated to be a branch of MVM Chetpet, we understand that they get support for syllabus and course content from Chetpet branch but the ground operation is left to the Polachery management. FITJEE coaching is stated to be integrated in the syllabus content itself.  However, the question that remains with me is “how is this content being delivered to the child in the classroom?â€


sbcv 2014-03-09 17:56:44


Any of your children studying 8th standard at MVM, Polachery? How many students are there? How is staff or other feedback?


skrs 2014-03-30 21:52:16


I went through the postings here about MVM Polachery. I am a parent of this school. I am satisfied with the coaching  given here. Every month some people from Chetpet school  come here for inspection to check the academic  performance of the school . ( This information was given to me by my kid). They are doing many activities based on the syllabus in all the subjects and for that grades are given.  Science exhibition is conducted on Science day and all children exhibited their projects. According to my observation the teachers work for more hours even  after the school time.  If the child and the parent cooperates with the teachers it is a better place for  any child to improve. All extra curricular activities such as music, dance, yoga, leap start (a part of P.T) , OSLA (Only success  leadership academy) , Gymnastics, Karate are given importance here. Mainly Transcendental meditation is emphasized for all classes from Std III (which is the special feature of this school). I came to know from the school authorities that Chess and Robotics classes  will also be included from next year onwards. Regarding language of teachers ,the parent might  be speaking about the Language teacher. How can you expect the Tamil teacher to speak fluently in English? I know many teachers who are hard working and speak fluently in English. They are searching for talents in children.  A Child  is given all possible opportunity to exhibit  his/her talent. Here IIT coaching class is conducted by Chaitanya Techno School , Andhra Pradesh from class Six. The fees charged for this class is minimum when compared to other schools.  Even in the second year of its commencement a few children are selected  to participate in the second level of Olympiad Exams.(IMO and NSO). This is a great achievement of the school. The school is organizing camps (Scouts and Guides) according to the age level of the child in any of its branch  and children are encouraged to take part in that.This will improve the social behaviour of the child.  They stay there for three days and learn many activities.  After every term  they ask for parents feed back and all their queries are considered . Also according to me the school Management is not money minded. No  donation is collected from parents like other schools. The fees is nominal when compared to other schools which is affordable even by middle class parents.They focus on the all round development of the child which is very important in today's competitive world. Also the transport fee is nominal and it can be paid term wise which will reduce the burden of the parents. The  safety of  every child is taken care by the Management during transportation. I am very happy  and proud to say that my child is studying in MVM.


subhavijayasri 2014-03-31 13:41:57


Good to see a very positive feedback from a parent of the school.

My earlier posting is my personal observations while visiting the school many times for admission - not as a parent of kids studying there.

observations of the language of teachers is not just of the language teacher - it is general.  Of course for each point i have clearly mentioned that the school might improve with time - unfortunately i don't have that time since am on the lookout for hr sec classes and not kg.

In olympiads, where there are a minimum of 10 participants in a class, the first rank holder of the class is automatically selected for the second level of the exam.

An excellent point of observation was from an experienced parent of a school at Mylapore present at MVM Polachery (they had come to admit their relatives child to std. I)- Children are highly influenced by their peers - Where the peer group is very good, the children get carried on by the peer pressure to perform at their optimum - that's why certain well known schools go to great trouble in selecting the students for admission - this also makes the teachers' job easy and the schools can easily keep up their good name too year on year.

Perceptions vary.


vandand79 2014-04-02 12:29:17


We are bit confused. both positive and negative views about same School.  We are shifting from Hyderabad to Chennai. Our daughter is studying in MVM, Hyderabad and we wanted MVM in Chennai also.  But in Chennai the MVM at Chetpet is diferent management and the corresponding MVM Hyderabad has branch in tirverkadu.  So we propose to zero in on MVM Polacherry.  May I know the following-

- Whether I standard admissions are still available

- Fee structure

- Transport charges, whether it is door to door pick up or nodal points

- any suggestion for residence if MVM polacherry provides us seat, any walkable residential aparments available for rent?

Please help


Anup09 2014-05-03 23:33:20


Yes vandand79 school is in DABC township and lot appartments flats are available in walkable distance from school. ..

Mak2210 2014-05-30 16:57:27


I am new to chennai, moving from Pune.I am planning to put my kids in MVM @polacherry.Found few apartments around the school.Is it place to live?How about other facilities around this area.


Anup09 2014-05-31 11:55:55


Hi Yes of course this is place to live. And already people are living here. Yes connectivity is a concern that u have to decide.

vandand79 2014-06-02 16:34:18


Dear All,

We are shifting to Chennai in June and my daughter will be joining MVM Polachery. Can anyone advice as to when the school will reopen and when can we get the books and things which were pending to be distributed for shortage of stock. Thanks.


vijayaero 2014-09-14 18:43:20


Hello Skrs ,

I like to put my son  next year (15-16) in 1st std. When the application form will be issued.?




akila189 2014-10-12 11:50:31


Can anyone tell me the fee structure for kindergarten

PrabuThangavelu 2014-11-25 15:06:41


@Skrs -> Application forms issued seems to be on Dec 15th.

@Akila -> may be around 35,000 not sure

For more details
Phone : 044 â€" 27403602
Mobile - 9566232222
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1Achu 2016-11-07 16:42:41


Hi all,
Could you please give your input about MVM Polachery. 
I am thinking to put my kid for 1st in that school. Please suggest +ve and -ve s, it will be helpful for me to take decisions among few schools.
And also share me the selection procedure like how are they selecting the kids.
Thanks in advance.

Anup09 2016-11-07 18:20:27


I found this is best available option in OMR if you looking for overall development of child ( Mental, physical and spiritual)
There is still scope of infra development but its is much better now than past years.
not a money seeker school for funny and useless activities.
go ahead for a good school..


104S 2016-11-27 21:40:04


I plan to join my kid in 6std in mvm polachery. Can anyone pls tell abt their teaching and how many students in each class. Is this the right school. I need ur reviews. Pls suggest. Thanks.

68SP 2017-02-20 17:17:14


Dear all
I want to put my son in 9th standard in MVM, Polacherry . I need son some inputs  about teachers, school timings, IIT coaching , bus timinga. It will be useful for me to decide

bhaga 2017-10-14 19:16:32


I decided to put my daughter in MVM for class UKG in polachery.I need to know that there is any transport facility for selaiyur because we are in selaiyur.


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