A munificent donation of Five hundred thousand rupees made to the Shri Vallabhacharya Vidya Sabha, Madras by the philanthropic Dwaraka Doss brothers, the late Shri Jumna Doss and the late Shri Amichand Doss enabled it to found the Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College, Madras in June 1964. The phenomenal growth of this institution prompted the Sabha to think loudly of expanding its service to education at different levels. A Telugu businessman and great philanthropist, the late Shri Kola Perumal Chetty came forward with a generous donation of four hundred thousand rupees, including a 21-ground land adjoining the College, for starting a first grade English School with modern techniques of teaching blended perfectly with Hindu ethos and culture.
The active involvement of the Sabha and the munificence of Chettigaru together triggered the starting of Kola Perumal Chetty Vaishnav School on 3 July 1972 with the blessings of His Holiness 108 Goswami Shri Brijratnalalji Maharaj. That day the school made a humble beginning by admitting students from LKG to V standard. Handsome donations periodically by Shri Kola Perumal Chetty totalled to more than a million rupees. This and the untiring efforts of the Managing body resulted in a three storey building within a year of its inception, paving the way for the steady growth of the school over the years. In fact, the school came to be styled as Kola Perumal Chetty Vaishnav Senior Secondary School in 1978 with the opening of Plus Two, affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. Spacious class rooms, good furniture, well equipped laboratories, excellent playgrounds and other amenities have made this Institution enviable and most sought after by the parents and students alike.
Realizing the difficulties of the tiny tots to reach the school, Shri Kola Perumal Chetty donated a school bus in 1974. Science and Library Block was constructed in 1977 to accommodate the laboratories, workshops and library. The top floor of the main building was built in 1979. To facilitate the smooth functioning of the school activities, an Open Air Theatre was commissioned in 1982. The office functioning in the first floor of the new administrative block built in 1984 was shifted to the ground floor in 2004 together with the Principal's office and the Correspondent's room. The Principal's room on the first floor was converted to the Committee Members' room. It was Shri Kola Perumal Chetty who was instrumental in starting a course in Computers in 1985. In 1986 a spacious canteen was added to provide hygienic snacks and drinks to appease the palate of the pupils.
Updated on: [September 22, 2017]