Smt. M. Kalaiarasi
Principal,Besant Arundale Senior Secondary School

bass-pricipal Wth 35 years of teaching experience and a 15 year long stint as principal, Smt Kalaiarasi is a dedicated teacher, who loves her profession and enjoys the company of children immensely.

Born and brought up in a small village named Kalloorani in Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu, she has had a fine academic record with a B.A. in Branch XII English Literature at A.P.C. Mahalakshmi College for Women at Tuticorin, an M.A. in the same subject from Lady Doak College, Madurai and a B.Ed. (Gold Medalist), from Annammal College of Education, Madurai Kamraj University, Tuticorin.

Her 35 years of teaching experience spans various Boards which include Tamil Nadu State Board Education, Anglo Indian Board, Indian Certificate of Secondary Education, Matriculation Board & Central Board of Secondary Education. Her teaching commitments have taken her to various parts of North India, including Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

She assumed the post of Principal of BASS School in 2001.

Among several awards she has received are
  • Best Principal Award from Mylapore Academy in 2005
  • Ideal Principal Award twice from Akhil Bhartiya Nagrik Vikas Kendra, Aurangabad for enhancing Art Education in Besant Arundale Senior Secondary School in 2007 & 2014
  • Best Principal Award by Lions International in 2013.
  • Honoured by Chennai Sahodaya School Complex (CSSC) – a recognized body of CBSE, for producing 100% pass results in 10th & 12th Board Examination.
  • Felicitated by LIMRA for achieving 100% results in 10th & 12th Board Examination.
  • Received the most prestigious National School Sanitation Award in the year 2013 from the then Union Minister of Human Resource Development Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju, in a function held at Delhi.
  • Received a prestigious certificate of appreciation from the Bharat Sarkar H R D Minister Smt.Smriti Zubin Irani in July 2015 for her leadership and managerial skill.
She is a lover of nature and also enjoys reading poems.