Chennai Circle


SBIOA Educational Trust

The State Bank of India Officers’ Association, a trade union of professional and managerial staff with 20 years of standing, placed before its 11th General Body Meeting at Bangalore on 30th July 1978, a proposal to start an Educational Trust to manage and run schools to help the members and the society in providing quality education. This proposal was accepted by the members as the management of State Bank of India was not prepared to consider its demand submitted in 1966 that:

“The Bank should arrange to run one or two residential schools in each linguistic state for the children of employees including supervising officials with facilities of boarding and lodging on a subsidized basis”

The decision, however, was immediately put into action by SBI Officers’ Association (Madras Circle) and a Trust was formed under Societies Act and registered with Income Tax Department as a Charitable Trust. The major aim of the Trust is to manage schools which will provide full, liberal and comprehensive education to develop the character and personality of the child. Two schools were started at Madras and Madurai in 1979 to achieve the motto of the Trust (Viz) “Educate and Illuminate”. The children were given an opportunity for research, reflection and application. The primary object of the schools is to produce young men and women with a keen sense of discipline and responsibility, initiative, self reliance and loyalty. It is an all round drawing out of the best in the child’s body, mind and spirit.

The SBIOA Educational Trust started by us in 1978 has done commendable service to the community at large for the past 33 years. The Educational Institutions Managed by the Trust at Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore, Ernakulam and Tiruchirapalli today takes care of the educational needs of more than 30,000 children. Infrastructure facilities are periodically being added and upgraded and our Trust has the most qualified teaching staff. The performance of our students both in academic and in extra curricular activities were outstanding and many of our students were honoured with both national and state level awards for their achievements in sports and academics.

Important Activities / Events during the past three years:
Enhanced “Fee Concession to the Children of serving and retired officers of SBIOA(CC): “Fee Concession enhanced with effect from the academic year 2008-09 granted to the children of serving & retired members of SBIOA(CC) For existing members it is almost free and for retired members it is 507.

Installation of water purification plant: With a view to provide good germ free drinking water both to the students & staff, the Management has installed a Water Purification Plant in SBOA School & Junior Colelge, Chennai which serves for both Jr. Colleg and Matric Schools.

Implementation of 6th Pay Commission of Govt. of Tamil Nadu:
Salary revision as per 6th Pay Commission of Govt. of Tamil Nadu is effected in our schools in Tamil Nadu w.e.f June 2009. Overall increase in establishment expenses on account of implementation of salary revision is 30%.

Construction of School Building Phase IV & Renovation of existing building at Coimatore:
At Coimbatore School, the renovation of the existing building – colour washing/ painting / Kota stone flooring / marble Flooring / Toilet is completed.

Education World conducted a survey of India’s Most respected schools. The result of the same was published in the Education World (The Human Develoment Magazine September 2011 issue). The had asked around 2,044 respondents across the country to rate schools on 14 parameters or attributes. Based on these 321 well known day schools were chosen. Among these SBOA school & Junior College was ranked as 8th in Academic reputation, 8th in Value for Money, 7th in Infrastructure Provision, 15th in South Zone League and overall 41st. The survey is an All India Based One.

Management Committee:

President Shri P Nallaperumal Pillai
Secretary & Correspondent Shri R Balaji
Associate Secretary Shri S Santhi
Treasurer Shri S Manimaran
Correspondent, International School,Chennai Shri M Muralidharan
Correspondent, SBOA Global School,Chennai Shri J Ravikumar
Correspondent, Matriculation School, Chennai Shri Nithish AR Singh
Correspondent, Model School, Chennai Shri A Anbumozhi
Correspondent, Madurai Shri A Senthil Ramesh
Correspondent, Coimbatore Shri R Rajavelu
Correspondent, Tiruchirapalli Shri Ganapathy Subramanian
Correspondent, Ernakulam Shri Prabhakar D Paul
  Shri M Sundararaman
  Shri Gunalan Sukirtharaj
  Shri P. Mohan
  Shri Anbarasu
  Smt Akila

Anna Nagar Western Extension, Chennai 600 101.

The Academy started in the year 2003, and hitherto known as SBIOA Academy for Research & Professional Development (SARPD) is now known by an acronym SHARPEN. Its main objective is to train teachers for improving their teaching skills, for updating their knowledge in the latest techniques of techniques of teaching, for better understanding of the students and their behavious so as to adopt differential teaching methods, to impart a value based education to help the students grow into spiritually enlightened, intellectually vibrant, technologically forward, emotionally stable and socially committed human beings.

Seminars and workshops are conducted throughout the year with participants selected from all the SBOA Schools, The Teacher Empowerment Programme (TEP) conducted by Wipro is a continuous programme. Teachers who attend this training are given certificates by Wipro. Teachers are trained to make presentations on OHP as well as using Power Point. The Academy also encourages teachers to take up “Action Research” which enables them to become reflective practitioners, exploring new vistas of education. “Training the Trainers” is another programme which is designed to give training to SBOA teachers to become facilitators for training other teachers of SBOA Schools. The training programmes are conducted in a spacious air-conditioned hall with an aesthetically designed ambience and with all the infrastructural facilities. There is a Library with a good collection of reference books for teachers and trainers. (for more details visit our sites given under our schools–in our website