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Kendriya Vidyalaya Ottapalam: Our Alma Mater

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"Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ottapalam[1] is a school in OttapalamIndia. It was founded in 1986, with the support of Sri KR Narayanan, then member of parliament from Ottapalam. The school was started in a humble manner with less than 120 students in a rented premise in Kanniampuram.

In 1992, the School shifted to a 16-acre (65,000 m2) campus in Palappuram - where there was space for separate staff quarters, the school building, and 3 large playgrounds.

The then Vice president (and later the President of the Republic of India), K.R. Narayanan, had inaugurated the K.V. Ottapalam building in 1992. He and his security team of "Black-cats" arrived in a fleet of helicopters, which landed on the nearby NSS College Ground.

The vidyalaya has been selected as a Model Kendriya Vidyalaya in the year 2000-2001."

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The School building is perfect in its architectural design. There is an inner court yard with sloping lawn leading to a roofed stage. This court yard is used as a multipurpose open air auditorium. There are 45 well ventilated Class rooms, Four well equipped Labs, an advanced library, Two air-conditioned Computer rooms, an air-conditioned Conference Hall and one room building used as PTA Office. There are three play grounds and one children's park. A beautiful graden with different types of plants and flowers is well maintained..

About Kendriya Vidyalaya Ottapalam

 Date of opening of the KV

 June 1986

 Highest class


No. of sections sanctioned for each class


Class I to X with 3 Sections each

Class XI & XII with 2 Sections   in Science &  one in Commerce







  1. The Genesis of the KV

        Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ottapalam is situated in the sylvan setting on the banks of the river 'Nila', 1.6 km away from the Palakkad-Ponnani state highway at Palappuram. This Vidyalaya was established  thanks to the efforts of the elite public of Ottapalam especially Shri.K.R.Narayanan who was the MP pf Ottapalam and a Minister in the Union Government then. The school building is known for itsarchitectual beauty and perfection. The 8.95 acre campus is rich with its flora. Within a span of a short time this Vidyalaya has become a pioneering institution in the locality.

         2.Important milestones of growth



  The Vidyalaya started in a Private building at Kanniyampuram, near Ottapalam.


 Grade I Principal joined

 1992 March

 The first batch of class X appeared for the CBSE Exam

 1992 June

 The Vidyalaya shifted to its permanent campus at Palappuram. The new building was inaugurated

by Shri K.R.NArayanan, the then Vice President of India.

 1994 March

 First batch of class XII appeared for the Board Exam( Science Stream).


 Commerce Stream was started


 Started the construction of a small hall to conduct three classes for primary section at the initiative of   the PTA.


 A one room building was constructed using the Fund of Local Area Development Fund of MP.


 Rain Harvesting Project was done.

 2006 July

 Second Computer Lab and a full fledged Audio Visual Aids room were inaugurated.


 Informatics Practices and Computer Science were introduced in Class XI .


 Construction of new building including additional classrooms, activity room, Library, Vice Principal's room and two toilets started


 One more section  was added in class XI Science stream making this Vidyalaya a full   fledged three section school .

        3. Gradual year wise expansion in classes and sections leading to present status


 Classes I to V  one section each started 


 The second section started in classes I to V


 The third section started in classes I to V


 Class XI started with Science Stream.


 Second section started in Class XI with Commerce Stream.


 Informatics Practices and Computer Science included in Class XI as elective.


 One more section was added in Class XI Science stream.

       4. Details of Previous and New campus.

        The school was started at Kanniampuram in a private building behind the Post office and was shifted to its permanant campus in 1992. In the beginning the campus was barren. But the same year plantation of variety of flora started. The Forest Department co-operated  initially. Now the campus became a green spot.



Type of room 

 No.of rooms available

 No. of rooms lying vacant


Class room 




 Science Lab




 Computer Lab








 Jr.Science LAb




 Resource Room(Primary wing)




 Resource Room( Secondary Wing)




 Activity Room




 Staff Common Room




 PET Room




 Exam Room




 HM Room




 Maths Lab