JSS School, Suttur
JSS School, Suttur, a unique project of the Sri Math, was established in 1962-63 with the objective of providing free education to children from rural families and thereby empowering the underprivileged. In the year 2001-02, a residential school was started to help the children from economically backward classes.
The students studying at this school hail from different parts of the country. Students from poverty-stricken parts of Karnataka, Manipur, Meghalaya, Jharkhand, and Tripura come to study here. The school provides the facilities like food, accommodation, textbooks, uniform, and medical care to these children at no cost. It has a separate hostel for girls and boys. The school is spread over a picturesque campus with a conducive atmosphere for learning. It comprises excellent facilities that nurture the inborn potential of every child. This initiative of Sri Suttur Math is applauded by various personalities from different walks of life.
At present, the school imparts education in Kannada and English medium and currently has more than 4,000 children of which 2500 are residents (boarders), and the rest are day scholars. Presently, education is provided from Nursery to 10th Standard following the 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 1,500 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 and yoga are taught to the hostel students.