Origin and Growth :

Mahatma Gandhi Centenary Vidyalaya was founded on 3rd August 1969, by a band of dedicated men, under the leadership of our Dynamic Founder Secretary Vidya Seva Ratnam Auditor K.SANTHANAM, and his team.

As the Institution was founded in the Birth Centenary Year of Mahatma Gandhi, it was appropriately named Mahatma Gandhi Centenary Vidyalaya. A statue of Mahatma Gandhi has also been installed in the campus, to inspire the young children.

The Vidyalaya is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education. Classes are conducted from the pre-primary level up to the X standard. It is a coeducational Institution with a student intake of 2554 and faculty strength of 95. The teacher pupil ratio works out to 1:31.

In the initial period, the Vidyalaya was functioning in rented premises in the Dhakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha campus. Not being blessed with any kind of external Aid, the school had to be maintained by regular contributions from the members themselves.

Subsequently the present site at 35, Tennur High Road was acquired in 1978 by Vidya Seva Ratnam Auditor by Sri.K.Santhanam in the teeth of severe opposition from his own well-meaning fellow members. This proved to be a turning point in the history of the Institution.

Thanks to the Grace of God and the Blessings of the Paramacharya, the acquisition of the site has been followed by an era of steady expansion leading to further extension to a nearby one-Acre Venue procured by the present Secretary Sri. S. Ravindran in 2012-2013