JSS School (Free School), Suttur
JSS School, Suttur, is a free school and a unique project of the Sri Math. It was established with the objective of providing free education to children from rural families and thereby empowering the underprivileged. It is located on a sprawling campus of 60 acres.
The students hail from different parts of the country and all religions, caste, creed and sect. All the students are from poverty struck regions, especially the drought-hit and backward areas of Karnataka. Destitute children from Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura are also studying in this school.
At present, the school imparts coeducation in Kannada and English medium and currently has more than 4,000 children of which 3,000 are residential students, and the rest are day scholars. Presently, education is offered from Nursery to 10th Standard with State syllabus. The school has a competent and dedicated team of faculty members.
Sri Basaveshwara Hostel (for boys) at Suttur was established in the academic year 2001-02. His Excellency Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, the then President of India, inaugurated the School and Boys’ Hostel Complex in December 2002. The hostel presently accommodates around 2,400 boys.
Akkamahadevi Hostel (for girls), which has been established to provide quality accommodation for girl students, presently accommodates around 1,650 inmates. It was inaugurated on 9th May 2009 by Her Excellency the then President of India Smt. Pratibha Patil.
Both hostels provide clean, hygienic and nutritious food to the inmates. A qualified warden, aided by well-trained caretakers, ensures the well-being of the children. Facilities include a well-equipped kitchen, spacious dining halls, prayer hall, clinic and well-ventilated dormitories. A health club/gym is also available at the girls’ hostel.
Traditional games such as Mallakambha, harmonium and yoga are taught to the hostel students.