History of our School

The school was started on 16 August, 1982 under an agreement between the Tamil Nadu Arya Samaj Educational Society, Madras and the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Ranipet. It is a co-educational school from classes Jr. Nr. to Class XII. It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. The school is primarily intended for the benefit of the children of BHEL employees. However due to the persistent demand from the Non-BHEL residents of this area, the admission facility has been extended to their children subject to the availability of seats. The school is situated in an ideal place with an impressive double storey building and spacious play grounds. The school has always been maintaining an impressive record of cent percent pass in Board Examinations. All efforts are made to mould children to become successful citizens benefitting the nation.

The school started in 1982 with strength of 150 children. Today it has a strength of 2449 with 107 staff members.

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Integrate scholastic and non-scholastic activities for harmonious and holistic growth into lifelong thinkers and learners of great calibre and acumen to meet the need of the hour.

Provide high quality education, safe learning environment to cultivate lofty convictions and virtues to mould the student community into an upright and ideal generation.

Encourage the students to perceive the importance of physical well-being to promote good mental health in order to grow into balanced personalities.


Fostering the core Indian value system which has stood the test of time in shepherding and sustaining the students in the pursuit of their aspirations.

Rendering a congenial and conducive ambience to nurture peerless attributes of empathy, sportsmanship, kindness, critical thinking, creativity and lifelong learning.

Enable and empower students to discover their strength and attain their latent potential and thus model them into productive, upright and accountable citizens in the process of achieving academic excellence.


Vikas Arya, C.A., MBA
Secretary, D.A.V. Group, Chennai

At DAV Chennai, we aim to provide our children holistic education, focusing on the four Cs – Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical thinking.

Known for our academic rigor, we are deeply conscious about ensuring that our children grow up as ardent patriots, develop a strong spiritual framework, are service-oriented thus developing a sense of compassion and learn to enjoy sports though all of them need not become great players.

We envision our children evolve into empowered individuals who can contribute to the world as leaders, overcome the challenges of life through spiritual strength and guide themselves, their families and societies to peace and happiness.


Shanthy Asokan, M.Sc, B.Ed
Director - Education & Innovation
D.A.V. Group of Schools, Chennai

Education is a mission to reset the standard of the society and at DAV we consider ourselves to be blessed as we deem it a chance to greatly impact a large number of young minds in the right direction.

We take pride in the ancient gurukul system आचार्य  देवो  भवः| and we are proud to have the best of teachers.

Students are taught that ‘Gyan Pravaha’ which means ‘sharing of knowledge’ is the key component to success as they learn best when they teach, and so commit socially to live what they teach.

My message to the student community is to dream big, bring your vision to fruition by executing it with passion, hard work and discipline so that you remain happy and contented forever.

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