He even dons the role of correspondent of a concept school

To excel in a chosen field of activity, one needs a lot of determination and a clear-cut goal. Twenty-two-year-old A. Surendra Kumar of the city has ample of these qualities. The fact that he is running a concept school even while pursuing his fourth year engineering course vouches for it.

While youth of his age are either busy hunting for jobs or enjoying their last year in college, this mechanical engineering student dons a bigger role. Mr. Surendra is the managing director and correspondent of Sri Hayagreeva Concept School in Burma Colony with a student strength of 470.

Sounding quite optimistic, Mr. Surendra told The Hindu that the road to success was never smooth. “I had to face many challenges. Due to financial constraints, my family was sceptical about the venture. But I felt it was worth the risk. And the way the school has taken shape proves that,” he said.

“I always felt I was meant to do bigger things than just finishing my engineering course and taking up a job. About a year ago, I decided it was time I did something on my own,” Mr. Surendra said.

The process took a while and seemed never ending because of the formalities involved. But there was no looking back once the loan was confirmed and a leased premises hired, he observed.

The school has adequate classrooms, experienced teachers, a computer lab, and a van for transport. With competition from 50 schools in the locality, Hyagreeva school has registered an impressive result with an overall GPA of 8 in Class 10 State board examinations this year.

“Personally, I believe in incorporation of practical methods in the curriculum. But, to be able to do that I have to prove myself. And these results are proof,” says Mr. Surendra.

He does not wish to discontinue his studies and is quite successful in balancing time between college and school.

“We have college only till 1.30 p.m. After that, I dedicate time to the school till 9.30 p.m.,” he says.

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