Chennai-based integrated infrastructure company, and one of Chennai's leading schools, Bala Vidya Mandir (BVM), have forged a tie up for establishing a 5-day residential school. It will introduce a new school concept whereby students would get to spend their weekdays at the school premises and go home during weekends. 'It will be a modern day gurukulam,' BVM secretary A S Ramana Prasad said on Friday adding the school would cater to the needs of nuclear families where both parents are working. The children will be able to spend their week ends with parents. Marg Group CMD GRK Reddy said, 'We are happy to partner with Bala Vidya Mandir, known for its balanced approach to education and growth.' It will be part of the company's aim to provide the best social infrastructure like school and colleges.
The new school called BVM Global will come up on over 7.3 acres on Marg's Swarnabhoomi project in Kancheepuram district (around 80 km from Chennai), and would have a built up area of 1.7 lakh sq ft. BVM Principal, S S Nathan said, 'We have chalked out big plans to fully engage the students with all activities.' The co-ed school would follow the CBSE board and have facilities like wifi campus, an auditorium, an audio-visual room, hostels, athletic track and sports fields. The monthy school fee will be INR 4000 per student plus INR 6000 for hostel facility. It will eventually also act as a day school for residents of Swarnabhoomi complex. BVM Global would come up in three phases. The first phase will be ready by June 2009 with 360 students in classes four to seven. The admission process will start from next week.