- OUR HISTORY
Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madurai,
Tamil Nadu, India is one of the premier education institutions in
the Temple City. It was started with the view of providing a whole
some, 'Man & Woman Making Education' that aims at a proper
and harmonians contribution of the hand, heart and head. The School
was started in the year 1983, in a small hired building at Anna Nagar
(half a kilometer away from the K.K.Nagar branch of school) with 32
students and 6 teachers. Mr.Panneerselvam and Mrs.Premalatha
Panneerselvam are the President and Secretary respectively of
the E.Rm.E.Rengasamy Educational Society that runs the school.
They are a couple working for a noble mission with a lofty vision.
Besides 'the bread and butter aim' that every school wants to achieve,
they thought of an education that would aim at the harmonious development
of all powers, the development of character and 'liberating the educand'
as Mahatma Gandhi puts it. Mahatma's primary objective, they thought,
should be elevating every soul (Atma) in to a great soul (Mahatma)
through an education where knowledge , action and feeling are evenly
balanced. The small School with such people behind it, who wanted
to offer an ideal education functioned in four or five rented buildings
for a few years after its inception.
1989 the school moved to its own building at Gopalakrishnan Grounds,
K.K.Nagar, which was then a two storeyed building. Its strength increased
year after year. The building also expanded in all dimensions, Today,
Mahatma has a Sprawling, four floored main school building with an
additional block where higher secondary classes function. Its total
student strength is 3129 and the number of teaching and non teaching
staff goes up to 196 & 23 respectively when it is about to celebrate
its Silver Jubilee (2007-2008).
The school has achieved centum results many a time and a good number
of state ranks at both levels. Today Mahatma is known for the 'Best
Quality Education' that it provides and the new Pedagogical
techniques that it has innovated leading to joyful and effective learning.