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Author : EnrolmentDesk

India, July 2015. In 2014, the best city contest organized by India Today, a popular magazine was awarded to Kolkata with respect to crime rate and safety, but Chennai bagged the best city award with respect to education. Not just in the sector of education, the city of Chennai had bagged the best overall city award.

Chennai for long has been the seat of knowledge with one of the high ranking research institutes of India, the IIT Madras. With organizations like the Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Institute for Financial Management and Research, and the Madras School of Economics, Chennai has a strong foundation. Being a city that accommodates bustling commerce and scholarly pursuits at the same time Chennai has some of the best schools and colleges.

In the recent times, there has been a rise in the number of preschools in Chennai. Reason for this is the changing structure of the society. We are now living in a society wherein both parents have to seek employment to ensure a bright future for their children and so the rise in the number of preschools. Some of the top play schools in Chennai are the Shemrock, Treehouse, Aerokids, Hello Kids, and Kidzee. These play schools have top notch infrastructure that is suitable for children between the ages of 1 to 5 years.

Schooling in Chennai is run by Tamil Nadu State Board, but of late there are many schools that opt for the CBSE and ICSE syllabus. There are a few schools that even offer International Baccalaureate, American systems, and Tamil Nadu Anglo-Indian System of education. Some of the best schools in Chennai are St. Joseph's Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, Velammal Global School (affiliated to Cambridge), American International School Chennai, SushilHari International Residential School, Aerokids International Preschool, Sagar International School, Ravindra Bharathi Global School, Sir Mutha School, ABACUS Montessori School, Gt Aloha Vidhya Mandir, and Al - Hira Model School.

A city as huge as Chennai certainly needs more educational institutions, and for this reason there are many new schools that have come up in the recent past. When it comes to technical courses and graduate courses like engineering and management courses there is huge competition in the state and this has seen students moving out of Chennai to other two-tier cities in Tamil Nadu. Chennai has some of the best colleges in the country. Institutes like the IIT Madras, Guindy College of Engineering, Alagappa College of Technology, University of Madras School of Architecture and Planning, and University of Madras have long histories and have been constantly producing great scholars.

In the competitive sector of education, it has become difficult for parents to choose the right institute for their children and it is for this reason that we are witnessing a lot many online educational portals. An online educational portal is a website that provides valuable information and this is its core service. As part of the information services, the portals have a list of preschools, play schools, schools, and colleges. Some online educational portals provide student and parent reviews of the schools and colleges. Some of them even provide online admission services.

With the changing scenario, Chennai is retaining its place as the best place for education in India. This is possible due to its adaptability to emerging trends in education along with retaining the spirit of seeking knowledge. The emergence of online educational portals may be considered as another feather in the cap to Chennai’s education system.