About Us

As a Principal of the school I am honoured and privileged to be part of the Dr. Kalmadi Shamarao High School (Kannada-Medium), Pune – 4. We have 91 girls and 75 boys studying in our KHSK School.  Here every day is an opportunity to learn and discover, everyone learns including our teachers, parents and staff. We foster Love and Logic to promote a positive learning environment for all our students.

COVID-19 has provided a very challenging period to our students and teachers.
Online teaching was not heard of previously, it also reduced the routine school time. I am proud that our Dr. Kalmadi Shamarao High School – Kannada Medium Pune staff was totally involved in getting the children adjusted to this new technique, attending the classes regularly.
Our Management was very helpful in providing Tabs to our KHS Kannada Medium children whose parents faced a lot of difficulties as there was no means of earning for them.
It was a herculean task to contact our children who had moved to their native town for bread and shelter.
For us CORONA means – care for each other, opportunity to know our strength, relax, organize thought and life, navigate towards your target and accomplish success.
As pioneers in e-learning we had to find our ways to communicate with our students and new methods to interact online. It was really difficult for our children who were couped up indoors all day, had no chance to socialize and were slumped in front of the mobile, Tabs.

I must thank our Alumni who have helped us in this process with their support and commitment.
During the pandemic another huge contribution to our children was ‘Lila Poonawala Foundation’ who have been of great help. Without the helping hands of all it was not possible to ride safely through this most difficult and testing period.

Without worrying about the academic loss incurred we move ahead with new strategies to overcome the learning loss and to make sure that children gradually return to regular routine of learning. We are making sure that our children start afresh and develop a love for learning again.
Let’s work hard to move with renewed energy and strength to meet new challenges.

Principal KHSK

“Education is a shared commitment among motivated students and dedicated teachers.”

Mr. Chandrakant Harkude,
Principal, Dr. Kalmadi Shamarao High School - Kannada Medium Pune

Our school was Founded in 1963 as Karnatak High School. It was a labour of love and dedication that 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.

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

Today, as a part of the ‘Kaveri Group of Institutes,’ we strive to serve children of the poor migrant Kannadigas in Pune and are deeply committed to the cause for which the Kannada Sangha first entered the realm of education.

Faculty at Dr. Kalmadi Shamarao High School - Kannada Medium Pune

Teachers play an influential role in the lives of our young children as role models. Here, at KHS Kannada medium, our teachers are also mentors who open the windows of possibility to make our students aware of the multiple opportunities that their futures hold for them.

Our dedicated and hardworking staff balance the many roles of guide, facilitator, friend and counsellor for our students. They are always willing and capable of helping students resolve problems which they encounter during their studies. They not only help students in academics but also build self-discipline and confidence in them.

Our teachers attend workshops and seminars throughout the year to constantly upgrade their teaching skills and methods. At the beginning of every academic year and in between, regular discussions to improve teaching methods and to make learning an enjoyable process take place.

We also plan teaching methods at the beginning of every year. Power point presentations, projects, describing real incidents and including current events in the teaching topics are some of the teaching methods we use so that we can make learning interesting and fun.

We are aware that teachers have the power to change lives and so take great effort to ensure that our teachers are always prepared to face challenges and guide our students in the right direction.

We are proud of all our staff.

Every year we elect a PTA. The PTA forms a vital link between parents and the school. Here are the PTA Members for 2022 – 2023.

Designation Name Gender Parents/Teacher Catagory Std. Mobile No.
President Mr. C.M Harkude Male Headmaster OPEN 9423532986
Vice-President Mr. Bhojappa Pawar Male Parent VJ VIII 9766990247
Secretary Mrs. Usha More Female Teacher OPEN 8446320592
Joint Secretary Mr. Nagappa Gundappa Bhasagi Male Parent VJ VIII 7350801717
Joint Secretary Mr. Mallapaa Talawar Male Parent VJ X 9322886710
Members-VIII Class Mrs. Shobha Panchangmath Female Class Teacher OPEN 9823765185
Members-VIII Class Mrs. Shashikala Biradar Female Parent OBC VIII 9892447924
Members-VIII Class Mrs. Shehanaz Tapal Female Parent OPEN VIII 9022896691
Members-IX Class Mrs. Shreya Habbu Female Class Teacher OPEN 9604274153
Members-IX Class Mr. Shivappa Lilappa Rathod Male Parent VJ IX 7517605625
Members-IX Class Mr. Kareppa Basappa Talikoti Male Parent NTC IX 9699109797
Members-X Class Mrs. Usha More Female Class Teacher OPEN 8446320592
Members-X Class Mr. Ramesh Jevargi Male Parent OBC X 9975176759
Members-X Class Mr. Vasant Kamble Male Parent SC X 9764301212
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