Our School


Principal’s welcome

We believe that every child has a right to good education. We work with 183 boys and girls coming from poor migrant families of Kannadigas residing in Pune. It is our dream to make life beautiful for these children and open doors for them for a better future.

Welcome to Dr. Kalmadi Shamarao High School, Secondary Section Kannada Medium. We are a government aided school, working, since 1963, to provide high school education to the children of the poor migrant Kannadigas residing in Pune.

Knowing that high school education is the foundation for higher education, choice of career and goal setting, it is our constant endeavour to provide our students with the best of education and prepare them to make the most of the opportunities available around them and lead better lives.

We provide our students opportunities for all round development, including opportunities to develop specific skills which they cannot afford outside school, guidance and care. Special attention is given to building confidence, ensuring emotional stability, inculcating self discipline, a sense of responsibility and self reliance. Students are taken on excursions, field visits, they participate in interschool competitions and are at par with other children of their age.

What sets us apart is that we provide a caring and secure environment for our students in which they feel comfortable and confident. We teach our students values like compassion, self discipline, honesty, respect for others, service and courage. Our students carry these values with them beyond the portals of our school.

Today students passing out from our school are well settled in life. Some are even working with multinational companies and own businesses. I am thankful to our donors and supporters, without whom this would not have been possible and look forward to their continued support. I am proud of each and every student of mine.

Mr. Chandrakant Harkude,

Founded in 1963 as Karnatak High School, our school was started overnight, in a rented premise by the Kannada Sangha, to help the poor migrant community from Karnataka, when the only Kannada Medium School in Pune at that time was being closed.

The school commemorates Kannada Sangha’s first step in the realm of education: A step which later evolved as ‘Kaveri Group of Institutes’ – a prestigious name in education in Pune.

Today, as a part of the ‘Kaveri Group of Institutes,’ we continue to serve the poor migrant Kannadigas in Pune and are deeply committed to the cause for which the Kannada Sangha first entered the realm of education. Soon we will complete 50 years!

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