India Schools : Kittur Rani Channamma Residential School for Girls, Kittur
Rani Channamma, the mighty warrior queen of the small kingdom of Kittur, laid the foundation for the future freedom struggle by her victory over the British forces on 23rd October 1824. Following the Indo-Pakistan War in 1965, the Government of Karnataka constituted a committee to work on the plan to inculcate patriotic spirit especially in women. Kittur Rani Channamma Residential School for Girls was founded on 17th September 1969 as a befitting memorial to the great queen.
Kittur is situated midway between Hubli and Belgaum on the Pune-Bangalore National highway. The school campus, spread over 200 acres, is situated at a distance of 3 km from Kittur, on the hills, 780 metres above the sea level. Besides a spacious and well equipped academic block, the campus also consists of large playgrounds, a swimming pool, auditorium and gymnasium. The girls are accommodated in eight well ventilated and furnished dormitories constructed on modern lines. There are two Houses in each dormitory accommodating about 45 girls in each house. The school has a forty bed medical inspection room with a qualified lady doctor, nurses and ayah.
The school has a well qualified staff, both for academic and co-curricular training.
The school is affiliated to the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board which conducts the Standard X SSLC Examination and the Karnataka Pre Universities Examination Board which conduct the Standard XII PUC Examination. It follows the syllabus prescribed by these Boards. The school is a member of the Indian Public Schools Conference.
VI Std. Fee Structure for 2002-2003. The payments to be made at the time of admission are:
|Parent Teacher Association
|Co Op Society Deposits
Admissions are made to the VIth Standard which is the lowest class in the school. Girls who have passed Class V and are between 10-12 years of age on 1st June of the year in which admission is sought are eligible for admission. Admissions are made under Merit Scholarship Scheme and Full Fee Payment Scheme.
Written test of the Entrance Examination for admissions on scholarship is normally conducted in the first week of March at Kittur, Bangalore and Bijapur. The examination consists of tests in language, Mathematics, (Speed and General), General Knowledge and Intelligence. The papers can be answered in English, Kannada or Hindi. This is followed by a Viva Voce test and medical examination. The academic year begins in June with two vacations, 4 weeks in October- November and 8 weeks in April-May.
There are scholarships available under a liberal scholarships scheme instituted by the Government of Karnataka for meritorious students whose parents are either natives or domiciled in Karnataka for not less than 3 years. Merit scholarships are awarded to students who top the merit list in the Entrance Examination. This is not dependent on the parents income. The value of the scholarship is Rs 11000/- and a uniform allowance of Rs 1000/-. The other half of the admissions is based on merit-cum-means scholarships. These are awarded to the students who stand just next to the merit scholars in the merit list and are based on parent’s income. The income slab for merit-cum-means as below :
Income Slab Range of Scholarship
- Upto Rs. 8000/- Full Scholarship + Uniform Charges
- Rs. 8001/- to 9000/- 3/4 Scholarship + Uniform Charges
- Rs. 9001/- to 10000/- 1/2 Scholarship only
- Rs. 10001/- to 11000/- 1/4 Scholarship only
Daily physical training and games are compulsory. Hockey, basket ball, cricket, table tennis, lawn tennis, kabaddi, shuttle badminton and ball badminton are among the games played. It is compulsory for each girl to learn swimming.
Extra Curricular Activities
Students are encouraged to develop hobbies such as vocal and instrumental music, dancing, drawing, painting, cooking, macramé, embroidery work, and plastic wire work, dramatics, cycling, swimming and horse riding. Debates, elocution, quiz, lectures and other such activities are conducted every Saturday at the school auditorium. The school has three troops of NCC with a total cadet strength of 300. Girl Guide activity is provided to the junior girls who are too young to join NCC.