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Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan (PSBB) is a group of schools located in Chennai, India. The school was founded by educationalist Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy (1925–2019), also known as Dr. Mrs. Y. G. Parthasarathy or Mrs. YGP.

Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School
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Location
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, Bangalore in Karnataka, and now a proposed branch in Cuddalore

Information
TypeCo-educational
Motto"Knowledge is Power"
Established1959
FounderRajalakshmi Parthasarathy
School districtChennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Hyderabad
PresidentRajalakshmi Parthasarathy
DeanPadmashree Dr. Smt. Rajalakshmi Parthasarathy
PrincipalMrs. S. Vasanthi (Nungambakkam Branch) Geetha Govindarajan(KK Nagar Branch);
Staff600
GradesK to Grade 12
Number of students12000
School colour(s)Bright blue and Dark Blue
AffiliationCentral Board of Secondary Education, India
Information29 Alagirisami Salai, K.K.Nagar, Chennai – 600 078 (Ph: +91 44 23663165); 15 Lake First Main Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600 034 (Ph: +91 44 28172459)
UniformPrimary(LKG, UKG):Red/green checked shirts, red/green shorts in alternate years and similar for girls. High School(1st-5th): blue checked shirts, blue shorts and similar for girls. Secondary(6th-8th): Ashfab colours: brown Striped shirts, brown shorts/pants and pink salwar kameez for girls.

Senior Secondary(9th-12th) Yellow and grey checks with grey pant for boys and Grey jacket, grey pants and checks top for girls.

White uniform on Mondays
Website

Contents

BranchesEdit

HistoryEdit

The PSBB School in Nungambakkam was established in 1958 by a group of housewives of the Nungambakkam Ladies Recreation Club. There were 13 students in a thatched shed on the terrace of the residence of the dean and director of the school, Mrs. Y. G. Parthasarathy. The land was donated by the family of famous Table Tennis Player, Venugopal Chandrasekhar. At the time the school did not have many facilities.[1] Today the school has six branches (including PSBB Millennium) with over 8000 students and 500 staff members.

In 1959, one year after its inception, the school shifted to a campus of its own at the present premises in Nungambakkam. It followed the Madras Matriculation System unit of Madras University. As the school grew, the need to extend its branches arose and thus emerged the T. P. Road Junior School in 1971, as an annex to the school in Nungambakkam. In 1978, the school was affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Educations, New Delhi.

In 1976 another branch of the PSBB School, affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, was started in a residential area of K. K. Nagar with 5-acre (20,000 m2) surroundings. The K. K. Nagar branch has seen forty eight batches pass out.[clarification needed] PSBB adopted the shift system[clarification needed] in the 1970s and 1980s to satisfy the growing demands of the residents of the city. PSBB has been visited by (former) President of India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. The K. K. Nagar branch is one of its biggest schools in the city.[2]

In 2010, Mrs.Y.G. Parthasarathy, Dean of the PSBB Schools, received the Padma Shri in Education and Literature from the Government of India.

In 2012–2013, the PSBB group of schools, headquartered at Nungambakkam was ranked first in the South zone and came third in India under the Day Schools Category as per the EducationWorld – C Fore Survey 2011.[3]

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PSBB schools' achievements lauded". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 22 February 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : Never say impossible, Kalam tells students". The Hindu. 2 December 2005. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  3. ^ Nima Rakheja. "India's Most Respected Schools 2011". Indiaprwire.com. Retrieved 22 January 2013.