Special Feature: Maruthi International School, Tumkur, Karnataka

Posted August 11, 2017 12:41 pm by

About Us
We are a school dedicated to high academic standards fused with an intention to put young children in their transition years on a path of study of ‘self’ and self knowledge. The philosophy of the school is highlighted by an effective introduction to the spiritual life. We provide an environment conducive to the holistic development of children to achieve their best, as every child is unique. Resident students are also accepted from Class Five to Ten. The aim is the development of Emotional and Spiritual Quotient (EQ & SQ) as a way of broadening the understanding of the development of children. The traditional concept of Intelligence Quotient (IQ) as being the only measure of evaluation is regarded as limited in the context of our complex and technology dominated lifestyle.

Yoga – A way of life at Maruthi International
The system of Yoga is introduced at 3 levels of human personality: Physical, Mental and Spiritual. Meditation trains and disciplines the mind. The practice purifies the emotions and makes one firm but gentle. It improves concentration and learning abilities.

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We follow the time tested techniques of the Himalayan Tradition of Yoga and Meditation as taught by His Holiness Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas. The breathing techniques taught are practiced by the children of classes 3 to 10 everyday which harmonize different functional energies of the body towards greater efficiency in their everyday life.

The Little Crest
The Little Crest is a unique preschool. The Little Crest blends the contemporary global thoughts of Early Childhood Education of New Zealand with the Indian traditional ways of teaching, cultural milieu and family values into one holistic learning environment that children love and enjoy.

The Little Crest is founded on the philosophy that ‘every child is a competent learner’. As Piaget noted, children are born with a drive to make sense of the world around them. Hence at The Little Crest we provide an environment in which children learn hands-on by exploring and experiencing.

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The Little Crest has crafted an internationally benchmarked curriculum which is meant for children of tomorrow who need to grow into successful citizens in a rapidly globalizing world. The formative years spent at The Little Crest are most likely to provide your child not only the critical skill to be successful but also by being a competent individual who makes continuous learning an intrinsic pursuit for a lifetime.
The Little Crest provides an intellectually stimulating and emotionally nourishing environment at the preschool level. This is the reason why we select teachers who not only are professionally competent but also love the company of children.
It is the policy of the School to give free education to a few children every year from the economically underprivileged background. This includes 5 girls from the Juvenile Home for girls in Tumakuru run by the Government of Karnataka. All these girls have proved to be outstanding in their academic performance and their behavior too.

Our Specialty
• Facilitating Holistic development.
• The “I” advantage.
• It’s not only International but innovative too.
• Individual attention to each student to perform to the best of his/her ability.
• Using the latest technologies for the benefit of the students.
• Introduction of STEM learning methodology.
• Techniques of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition
as taught by His Holiness Sri Swami Rama of
the Himalayas.
• An interesting experience of living with students of the boarding schools of Denmark, Europe.

Academic Ethos
The academic life is rigorous with the implementation of Science, Mathematics and English of the Cambridge Primary Curriculum, UK. Social Studies is a ‘Living’ subject in and outside the classroom, and the students are expected to participate in excursions, Expo’, debates, dramatizations and other teaching strategies which require the active participation of each child.

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The Student exchange programme
Student exchange offers broad based benefits and outcomes for students keen to embark on this international adventure. The programme allows them to experience what it is like to live and learn in another country, which, for many, is an eye-opening, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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Science Club
Astronomy, the study of space is part our many science activities. This induces scientific temperament, ex- plorative & inves-tigative skills in the children and also gives the thrill of spotting the heavenly bodies.

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Sports Club
After school sports is as important as the academics. A sound mind is in a sound body. Various team games like volleyball, throw ball, athletics, soccer (football) etc., gives children the opportunity to hone their sports skills and inculcates team spirit.

Trekker’s Club
Maruthi International School values co-curricular activities to nurture the leadership skills and camaraderie. The Trekker’s and bird watcher’s clubs instill love for wild life, nature and photography and also awe them about nature. Trekking gives opportunity to explore the flora and fauna of our country’s Bio diverse areas like Western Ghats and the Himalayas.

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Movie Club
Screening of classic movies/documentaries of social, cultural, environmental and educational relevance develops good taste and critical thinking in young minds. This would also help appreciating different cultural practices around the world.

Cyclists’ Club
We go cycling around the city exploring the country side which exposes them to the socio economic scenario
too. Nevertheless it gives impetus to their physical fitness.

The Team

Dr. Vishala is the founder Principal of Maruthi International School.


Ms. Vishala, Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Sc., Dip. in ECE (New Zealand), has been a teacher for the past 30 years having taught at Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary levels. She has an excellent reputation for innovation in Early Childhood and Primary education and also efficient school management. She has won several awards at the State and the National levels for her innovative teaching practices at the Primary level of Education.

From 2001 – 2004, she was away in New Zealand  to have a firsthand experience of the Education System there in the Early Childhood years and Primary level. She worked as a teacher for Public Kindergartens in Auckland which come under the Ministry of Education of New Zealand. She worked as a Day care staff too and as a voluntary teacher in Primary Schools and as a voluntary tutor of English and Mathematics for refugees in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr.Vishala has developed an early childhood curriculum integrating her qualification and experience gained in NZ with her successfully proved teaching and learning methods evolved in her previous school in India, to create a very effective educational environment for the holistic development of children at The Little Crest. As the Academic Head at The Little Crest, she is in charge of curriculum development, effective implementation of the curriculum, teacher training, performance appraisal, and a continuous support for their professional development including bringing about awareness in the parents at The Little Crest, about the significance of quality Day care and Early Childhood Education.

Mr. Srinivas is the Secretary & CEO of SMART Trust, Tumkur.


The well known Maruthi International School, Tumakuru runs under the aegis of the SMART Trust. Maruthi International School follows the Cambridge International Primary Program and has successfully orchestrated several innovations in the classroom.
Mr.Srinivas immigrated and lived in New Zealand from 2002 – 2004 and relocated to Tumakuru in November 2004.
Past President, 1996-97 of Rotary Club, Tumakuru, RI DIST 3190 and also the former Director of Tumakuru district Small Industries Association and has been a very successful entrepreneur in the field of edible oils and food processing sector. He has great concern for the ecology and environment. He is also very actively involved in social circles in the district and the state.

For further details and updates, please visit our website www.mis.ac.in
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MIHS.Tumkur/
Contact Details: Phone +91 9880705899/ +91 8162255175 Email: contact@mis.ac.in
Address: Maruthi International School, No.9, I Main, Siddaganga Extension, Tumkur, Karnataka 572102