|Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School|
|Motto||"Knowledge is Power"|
|School district||Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Hyderabad|
|Principal||Mrs. S. Vasanthi (Nungambakkam Branch) Geetha Govindarajan(KK Nagar Branch);|
|Grades||K to Grade 12|
|Number of students||12000|
|Colour(s)||Bright blue and Dark Blue|
|Affiliation||Central Board of Secondary Education, India|
|Information||29 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)|
|Uniform||Primary(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 and checks top for girls.White uniform on Mondays
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.
The PSBB School in Chennai 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. Today the school has six branches (including PSBB Millennium) with over 8000 students and 500 staff.
The school was started with the vision of providing children with an Indianised version of education, one that would promote knowledge of Sanskrit shlokas, music, dance and reflect the Indian tradition.
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.
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 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.
Mrs. Y.G. Parthasarathy died on 6, August 2019.
- PSBB K.K.Nagar
- PSBB Nungambakkam, PSBB Lake Area, also known as Main School, the oldest branch of the PSBB group of schools
- PSBB T.P.Road (T. Nagar), an annexe of Nungambakkam
- PSBB Siruseri, at the L&T Eden Park, the newest branch of the PSBB group of schools
- PSBB Millennium School, Grand Southern Trunk Road (Nursery), Porur, DLF Garden City, Thazhambur, OMR (for classes Pre-KG to Std. XII (as from the academic year 2015–16)
- PSBB Learning Leadership Academy ( Lakshmipura, in Bannerghatta Road )
- The PSBB Millennium School, Somayampalayam
- PSBB Millennium School
- The PSBB Millenium School
Student drowning case
A 10-year-old boy drowned in the swimming pool of the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan's school at K.K Nagar in August 2012. Police arrested five people, including three swim coaches, in connection with the death of M Ranjan of class 4, the child of movie producer R N R Manohar. The boy was missing at the end of the swim session. According to the city police, Ranjan allegedly experienced nausea after completing his second lap in a four-foot deep swimming pool. He was seen climbing up the ladder to get out, but fell into the water. Ranjan was rushed to a medical facility where he had been pronounced dead. On a complaint filed by Ranjan's father, the police arrested swim coaches for causing death by negligence following a preliminary post-mortem report that revealed the boy had drowned. The school had outsourced coaching to a private firm where four coaches had been assigned. Police said the witnesses gave contradictory accounts about what happened during the swim session and that the student was alive when he was pulled out of the water but was not properly resuscitated, the investigating officer said. Investigators said the boy had drowned due to the incompetence of swim instructors and trainers.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police told NDTV, that the coaches were standing around the pool when the students were in the water and also said that the coaches should have been alert and watchful in the water. Pattali Makkal Katchi's leader S. Ramadoss ordered the arrest of the school's correspondent. He says, "It just demonstrates how schools that extract lakhs of ropes as fees and fleece in the name of swimming lessons do not pay attention to safety. All such illegal swimming pools in private schools should be shut down."
The Madras High Court called for details of the fees earned by the school for swimming and other extra-curricular activities the next day after the student's death. At the court, senior lawyer Vijay Narayan said that the school had swimming lessons during the day and that every student in the school had to compulsorily sign up for swimming, although the pool could accommodate a maximum of 15 students at a time. The counsel said, "If 30 boys are placed in the pool under the guidance of one coach, such accidents are bound to happen."
The PSBB Millennium School, Chennai Jeyaram Lakshman
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