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Following are some frequently asked questions by parents with regards to academics, admissions, and other miscellaneous topics:


What is the age criterion for entry into Vikas he Learning Centre?

Early Intervention :  Age : 2 – 5 yrs
Pre Primary            :  Age : 4 – 6 yrs
Primary                   :  Age : 6 – 9 yrs
Intermediate          :  Age : 8 – 12 yrs
High level               :  Age : 12 – 14 yrs
NIOS                       :  Age  14– above 14 yrs

Activities and Academics

What curriculum does offer in Vikas?

 What is a power-packed curriculum?

The inputs of the Vikas curriculum warrant meaningful instruments for learning that would provide the necessary intellectual, emotional, psychological and spiritual power to the learner that makes him/her a confident. This is not achieved by a set of certain activities some additional inputs that help in crossing an Independent barrier and overcome the problem. Instead, the curriculum needs the power to identify and nurture the inner and latent strengths of teach learner. In turn, it should be rich and energetic to impart on each learner the following four competencies:

Power to dream

Wonder                              -visualize             -imagine              -conceptualize

Power to develop

Explore                               -create                  -design                 -synthesize

Power to discover

Observe                              -analyze               -question             -experiment

Power to deliver

Solve problems                 -take decision    -Achieve               -Lead 

Power to Dream

It is claimed that “every child born is a genius and we take the first seven years to de-genius the child”. This happens because the child is denied the power to dream. Dreaming is not ‘building castles in the air’ in an unstructured mental platform. It is a process by which the child is able to see, observe, wonder, relate, connect, imagine, perceive and conceptualize newer ways of an object, a concept or an issue. It helps the child to unravel the unfathomed depths of knowledge and position that knowledge in newer domains. This helps the learner to enhance the faculties of imagination, reconstruction, creation and communication. The curriculum has been designed in such a manner these faculties are nurtured and nourished in the young minds.

Power to Discover

The power of discovery is a basic human urge. From time immemorial the human kind has exhibited a deep inquisitiveness to understand and explore the nature around – both the physical and otherwise. The child always has the questions – why, what, how and when? The search for answers to these questions helps the child to observe, analyze, question and experiment. This leads to laying strong foundations for creativity. The curriculum facilitates the process of discovery through an inter-active teaching-learning process where the freedom to question becomes the nucleus of learning in a classroom.

Power to Develop

Growth is not a one-time activity. It is a continuous engagement with knowledge and skills. This engagement of the learner is both with the scene and the unseen, known and the unknown. The classroom and pedagogy helps the learner to travel through these paths with a sense of comfort and confidence. The child engaged in continuous exploration is able to create his own ideas, perceptions and thoughts. Creative and Critical thinking become active learning instruments. Further, the pedagogy enables the learner to integrate the ideas and thoughts and synthesize them into a newer perspective. These experiences facilitate the child to develop self-confidence, self-esteem and a sense of enterprise.

Power to Deliver

The various intellectual and emotional skills acquired by the child should help in identifying the problems, seek solutions, take decisions, and communicate views. The profile of a child is decided by the deliverables in a challenging situation. The academic performance is not a singular indicator of the achievement level of the child. The urge to achieve and the ability to lead would be critical for future societies. The curriculum envisages incorporating those life-skills and competencies which would address these concerns.

When does the academic year commence?
There is no specific academic year for all classes, except NIOS Secondary and Senior Secondary. We can take the children at any time

Are students required to carry bags to school?
Students are required to carry note books, lap top, lunch bags and any stationary, as required, according to need based students.

Are students given homework?
Homework is an integral part of teaching and serves to further reinforce what has been taught in class. Homework will be minimal as required according to need based students.

Will there be any enrichment classes in school?
Yes, enrichment classes are a part of the daily school timetable.

What are the languages offered in vikas?
All classes are conducted using Tamil and English.

Is there any additional charge for students to undertake extra or co curricular activities? 
There is no additional charge for participation in extra or co-curricular activities. It is all inclusive in the fees.

Are educational excursions a part the school’s academic calendar?
Yes, excursions and educational trips are a part of the active learning process at Vikas. These will be organized on a regular basis as indicated on the school calendar.

School Practices & Facilities

What are the regular school timings? 

Early Intervention         : 9:30Am to 4:00Pm for Monday-Friday/

                                                 Saturday 9:30am to 1:30pm

Pre Primary                      : 9:30Am to 4:00Pm for Monday-Friday/

                                                 Saturday 9:30am to 1:30pm    

Primary                              : 9:30Am to 4:00Pm for Monday-Friday/

                                                 Saturday 9:30am to 1:30pm

Intermediate                    : 9:30Am to 4:00Pm for Monday-Friday/

                                                 Saturday 9:30am to 1:30pm

High level                           : 9:30Am to 4:00Pm for Monday-Friday/

                                                  Saturday 9:30am to 1:30pm

NIOS                                     : 9:30Am to 4:00Pm for Monday-Friday/

                                                  Saturday 9:30am to 1:30pm/Extra coaching

                                                  class hour will be extend weekly one day

                                                  for NIOS subjects.

Does the school provide transport for students?
The school has an efficient transport system in place for students who need to avail of the facility.

In case of a medical emergency, how will the school take care of my child?
An in-house medical nurse is present at all times during school hours in order to attend to minor injuries and medical emergencies. For major emergencies, the student will be taken to the nearby hospital and parents will be informed simultaneously.

Does the school have a child counselor?
Yes, the school has a child counselor who is professionally trained to understand empathies and discuss any problem or situation with children. All discussions with the counselors are strictly confidential.

What is the best way to pay tuition fees?
The most preferred way of paying tuition fee is using Cash / NEFT / RTGS / Cheque.


  1. Can school uniforms be purchased from the school?
    School uniforms are stitches and available at the uniform shop located at Ayyapakkam. Details for the same can be received from the Admissions Office.


Faculty and Parent-teacher interaction

What are the teachers’ qualifications?
The teaching faculty at Vikas is qualified and professional. Each teacher, in a minimum, has secured a Bachelor Education in Special Education (B.Ed-SEDE) or Diploma Education in Special Education (D.Ed-SEDE.) qualification.

How often are Parent Teacher Meetings (PTMs) conducted?
PTMs are conducted once in every Three Months.

Is there any other way to interact with teachers, other than a PTM?
Vikas considers parents as partners in the education process and parents are free to meet teachers, with prior appointment, as and when necessary. The school intranet portal, www.vikashtrust.org is the best way to interact with faculty members.

Is private appearance recognized for higher studies?
On successful completion of the NIOS Secondary Course Examination, the student may choose to return to the main-stream plus two, or may opt for the NOS Senior Secondary Course, leading to Std. XII. Children who appear in the Std. X State Board as private candidates are considered like any other student and can go to a regular school for Std. XI.

Is Vikas a recognized school?
Vikas Learning Centre is approved under Registration No.IV-26/SEP/2016. Currently, there are no requirements for any specific recognition of Open school; however vikas will seek any approvals if required by the Governments. Jessica-The work based and Vocational skill for Autistic children offers differentiated vocational training as livelihood option with preference for young adults with cognitive Challenges.

What kind of future can my child have?
Every child has strengths and weaknesses. Many children have lateral thinking abilities and shine in fields such as the creative arts, design and services. The right inputs will enable them to realize their talents in wide-ranging careers. Our vocational training scheme is an excellent possibility for livelihood pursuits and financial independence.