About Kaveri Group of Institutes (KGI)

Kannada Sangha's ‘Kaveri Group of Institutes’ runs a group of dedicated educational institutions that provide excellent education and a conducive environment for the all-around development at all the levels of school, junior college, undergraduate and post graduate level education.

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About Kannada Sangha

Kannada Sangha, Pune was founded in 1952 as a cultural organization of and for Kannadigas residing in Pune. In 1963, Dr. Kalmadi Shamarao popularly known as Dr. K. S. Rao and other Kannadiga stalwarts started a Kannada Medium school with just 35 students in a quest to open up opportunities to marginalized migrant children from Karnataka. Today, we have grown to mammoth proportions with over 8,775 students annually under Kaveri banner with the Teaching staff of 316 and Non-Teaching staff of 143.


All rounded education and learning shapes up a student

Kaveri aims at reaching out to a maximum number of students with quality education. We work to instil original thinking in students and empowering them to meet today’s challenges. Our vision is to grow in all directions and to be the best in terms of quality of education, nationally as well as internationally.

Mr. Kushal Hegde

President, Kannada Sangha

President's welcome

Our Vision

To be a joyful learning community nurturing creativity for a sustainable future.

An “Institution with a difference” providing learner centric education. Institution that believes in encouragement for innovation and experimenting. Institution with a mission of wholistic approach aiming at all round development of the making child realize the importance of all - academics, art & culture, sports & physical fitness and above all, concern for environment & society at large. Place where nurturing and developing the best “human being” is a habit.

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Our Schools

Dr Kalmadi Shamarao High School Pre-primary

Our Pre-Primary section nurtures tiny learners and helps them to take their first steps and blossom into independent, confident individuals.

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Dr Kalmadi Shamarao High School Primary

With equal focus on academics and holistic development of our students, Our Primary Section guides and encourages students to be assertive and excel in all spheres of life.

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Dr Kalmadi Shamarao High School Secondary

Our High School (proposed CBSE) provides ample opportunities for our students that encourage them to explore their talents and be innovative.

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Dr Kalmadi Shamarao High School, Baner

Offering education from Pre-Primary to High School under one roof, Kalmadi Shamrao High School Aundh aims to nurture and equip our students to lead, innovate and build the future.

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Kaveri International School

Spread over a vibrant eight-acre campus at Lohegaon Pune, KIS is a proposed ICSE curriculum school providing the latest methods and infrastructure in the sector of education and teaching methodology.

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Dr Kalmadi Shamarao High School Secondary Section, Kannada Medium

The first school started by KGI, Our Kannada Medium School remains steadfast to its aim-to provide quality education and better opportunities for children from poor, migrant Kannadiga families.

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Our Colleges

Dr. Kalmadi Shamarao Junior College

Kalmadi Shamarao Junior college offers students an enjoyable college experience along with an inspiring environment for academic excellence.

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Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce

Situated in the heart of the city, KCASC provides advanced infrastructure, industry exposure and careful guidance to ensure the best education and placement opportunities for our students.

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Other Institutes

Kaveri Gifted Education and Research Center

Our Kaveri Gifted Education Centre is an initiative to cater to the unique needs of Gifted children. We also provide parents, teachers and counsellor with training and resources to help gifted children reach their full potential.

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Kaveri Institute of Education

Encourage and facilitate teachers to develop the necessary skills required to become better and more effective Early Childhood Educators.

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Kaveri KalaKshetra

Kaveri KalaKshetra is a cultural organisation that aims to promote the Arts with special focus on school children and youth.

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Kaveri Child Nurture Centre

Our day care facility offers a loving and conducive environment for young ones to flourish in while their parents are at work.

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Kaveri Counselling Centre

We aim to provide integrated and excellent counselling services for all students in our institutes as well as those outside it.