Discover Mahatma

  • Vision

    To create an environment to foster personal growth and the development of individual capacity to transform society through service.


    • To train new generations of youth who will excel morally and academically.
    • To create a generation of world citizens dedicated to serving humanity.
    • To emphasize understanding over mere accumulation of information.

    Our goals

    • Excellence in all undertakings.
    • To go beyond the basic academic development.
    • To enable students to become active, responsible participants in a systematic process of building a world civilization.
    We Believe in
    • Fostering strong academic and moral excellence in students.
    • Quality education through the execution of the best professional practices in curriculum development, analysis, instruction and staff development.
    • Establishing a good learning environment by ensuring personal well being.
    • Diversity that enriches the school and everybody associated with it.
    • Trust and respect as essential prerequisites for healthy relationships.
    • Service to humanity as a source of strength and means for perfection.
  • Meet our principal

    It is a pleasure to meet at this site. Mahatma takes pride in excellent infrastructure which has been planned to accommodate learning and all round development of the child.

    Our commitment to quality is evidenced by highly qualified staff and well equipped facilities. We stress on independent development in self confidence, enthusiasm for learning, self discipline, wholesome attitude and an organized approach to solve the issues.

    Mahatma ensures high quality education to meet the competitive world scenario. Your child will experience the joy of learning at Mahatma Baba Building.

    Mrs. Jacqueline Vardon.



     Meet our Principal        


               Mahatma is not just a school, it is a temple of learning. It is keen on making humble, humane and honest individuals who have a progressive outlook. While it helps keep up the traditions and the cultural heritage of this ancient country, it also promotes a scientific temper and futuristic attitude without which one cannot withstand the heavy competition outside the portals of the school. It has been instilling many human values, which seem to be non-existent/almost disappearing amongst the youth of the day. Mahatma always looks for more and more opportunities to raise its standards internationally.

    Mrs. Vijaya Sundar


  • Mahatma at a glance

    “A good school is worth a thousand worshipping place”. Mahatma is one such holy place. Our school attracts parents from all walks of life is because we stand by our values. Mahatma does not believe to be yet another school. With the changing scenario book learning alone cannot do. Today’s world is ruled by smart people. Mahatma is proud of preparing such top class citizens. Our students will be vibrant, courageous but will remain humble and sensitive to the needs of the society.

    • The institution is backed by 30 years of edification and child development.
    • The school is affiliated to the State Education Department of the Government of Tamilnadu.
    • The school has Kindergarten classes and grades 1 through 12.
    • The school is situated in a sprawling 45 acres of land.
    • The school has multi-storeyed state of the art building near Surveyor Colony, Madurai, the upcoming township of Madurai, near the integrated Bus Stand.
    • The school has separate computer labs for Juniors and seniors, Science Labs, IKEN Design and Technology Room, and Educomp Smart class. The vast library inventory is a definite knowledge bank.
    • The school has received International School Award from the British Council.
    • We partner with British Council and we exchange teachers under Global School Partnership and Connecting Classrooms.
    • We have associated with the University of IOWA under “India Winterim Program”.
    • EduSports associates with us to promote scientific approach in the sporting arena.
    • We work together with Anglo Chinese Junior College, Singapore to train our students in international debating and dramatics.
    • The school has more than 25 buses connecting all the important points of Madurai City.
  • Our history

    Mahatma was founded in the year 1983 by Mrs. Premalatha Panneerselvam and Mr. Panneerselvam. Mrs. Latha envisioned a unique school – a place where teachers, Parents and children are truly partners in education.

    The school started functioning in a new building at Gopalakrishnan Grounds, K.K.Nagar, Madurai in a pollution free and peaceful environment from 1989. The demand for a good residential school and the growing demand for quality education led to the birth of Mahatma Residential School in the year 1992. The school is located at the foothills of Alagarkoil, 20 Kilometres away from Madurai, has an idea and serene environment which is very congenial to learning and the pursuit of knowledge.

    As the multi storeyed school building at KK Nagar could not accommodate the ever increasing student strength, it was decided to start a new school to meet the growing need. In that process Mahatma, Baba Building came up in June, 2005. Mahatma’s aim of giving quality education to more and more students through a series of structured curricular and co-curricular activities moved a step ahead.

    There was a growing need in preparing students to compete at the national level with pride and stride towards excellence. To cater the need of such students, Mahatma Montessori School – CBSE came up. It is the fourth branch of Mahatma Schools and is functioning efficiently from June 2008, in the Silver Jubilee building, “Akkamma”, next to Mahatma, Baba Building.

    Mahatma aims to reach higher goals in the future with a strong commitment to quality and innovation.

  • Faculty

    A teacher at Mahatma Baba Building is much more than a source of wisdom and knowledge. The teacher is a leader, motivator, facilitator, friend, guide, role model and mentor.

    The faculty at Mahatma is a highly dedicated and professional, with the special qualities of patience and understanding. Our teachers are dynamic, relaxed and enthusiastic with the ability to create a friendly atmosphere in which the child can express themselves and learn.

    Our teachers act as facilitators, guide and counselors and encourage the development of each child by providing the much needed warmth and emphasizing self-discipline. They are never satisfied with tried and tested measures. They delight in creating more effective ways to explore and share knowledge.

    The abilities of our staff improve through In-service programmes, teacher exchange programmes and special training sessions by experts. The school has its own resource centre to ensure that all its teachers employ innovative and effective teaching methods.

    Senior administrative heads in the school

    • Ms. Vijaya Sundar - Principal       

    • Ms. Jeyashri - Vice-Principal     

    • Ms. Indra Kannan - Senior Head Mistress     

    • Ms. Usha Sankar - Junior Head Mistress    

    The administrative team members



    • Ms. Sasi Subburam - KG
    • Ms. Rebecca - Std I & II
    • Ms. Ambika - Std III
    • Ms. Jeyanthi Uma - Std IV
    • Ms. Meenal - Std V
    • Ms. Indra - Junior Tamil
    • Ms.Sheela - Std VI & Dept.of Physical Science
    • Ms.Shanmugavalli - Std VII & Dept.of Social Science
    • Ms.Mahalakshmi - Std VIII & Dept.of Maths
    • Ms.Chandra Vathana - Std IX & Dept.of Social Science
    • Ms. Mangala Sundari - Std X & Dept.of Tamil
    • Mr. Sahideen - Std XI
    • Ms.Meenakshi - Std XII & Dept.of Maths Hr.Secondary
    • Ms. Prem Piyari - English Resource Person
    • Mr. Ponraj - Dept.of Hindi
    • Ms.Sherly - Dept.of English
    • Ms.Shanthini - Dept.of Co-curricular


  • Our board

    Mahatma Schools are run by the E.Rm.E.Rengasamy Educational Society. The society owns and manages two day schools and one fully residential school under the common curriculum and one day school under the CBSE curriculum. It has over 750 staff and over 10,000 students in all four different campuses.

    It determines the schools’ strategic vision builds and manages infrastructure, establishes rules and procedures and oversees the fiscal management.

    Mr. R. Panneerselvam M.A., M.Phil, E.Rm.E.Rengasamy Educational Society
    Seceratary & Correspondent
    Mrs. Premalatha Panneerselvam M.A., M.Ed., E.Rm.E.Rengasamy Educational Society