My daughter Swarna and son Sriganesh are students of XI std and VII std respectively, at Smart Minds Academy. When we were looking for a school with disciplined schooling environment, best faculty team teaching Olympiads & JEE syllabus during the regular class hours itself along with best infrastructure, we found SMA’s objectives meeting our expectations. K.K. Anand sir and all other faculty members of SMA are approachable at all time and they are the best of industry in all aspects.
My son Harish Manoharan , likes the flexibility offered by NIOS and was looking for an institute that would support him for his preparation for NIOS exam, at the same time offer him the necessary guidance to learn for Olympiads and other competitive exams. He is glad that he is a student of SMA, experiences an enjoyable learning with the expert guidance of Teachers and likes the school environment. The like- minded class mates are a great plus.
As parents we have observed that our son Raghav’s analytical and problem solving skills have considerably improved in Maths. His understanding of concepts and application has increased his confidence in Science. Other subjects like English, Social studies, Hindi have become more enjoyable and has made it easier for him to be generally aware and improve his skills like general reading and discussions. Also, he finds Computer Science interesting, especially the programming. Value Education classes have been simple and he is able to comprehend and understand the meaning and worthiness of it for living in today’s world. Above all we find that academic curriculum handled by exceptionally good Teachers and the best selection of books has made him more confident in his overall outlook on academics. The mentoring done by senior students and beyond the peer level interaction is one of the outstanding benefits which we have observed at SMA.
I was impressed by the revolutionary concept that K.K.Anand sir planned to bring in the education field by starting an alternate school for gifted and talented children. K.K.Anand sir has designed a brilliant curriculum and introduced a great methodology that helps the kids to enjoy learning and gain more confidence to perform well, not only in academics but also in their personal life. The school provides a high quality education and helps to identify the childrens’ true potential. Thanks to K.K.Anand sir and all the Teachers for their incredible support.
Initially we had our own apprehension whether our son Aakash Siddharth would be able to cope up with the advanced & accelerated syllabus , but SMA did a commendable job by doing the same without exerting any extra stress on students. SMA provides a cordial atmosphere and open for any sort of suggestions.
I was apprehensive initially about my decision to enroll my daughter in SMA because it was not a usual kind of school. But, in the last 7 months, after joining SMA, I am finding a remarkable improvement in her knowledge base in Science and Mathematics. Prof.K.K. Anand has been a great inspiration to her. His AMO classes have been a success with the students. She has coped well with this new kind of schooling and we are waiting to see her progress in the coming months.
Benefits of starting early, accelerated learning and a program aligned with the regular school timing is what attracted us to this program. In my opinion, this system is more valuable to the students with interests in select pursuits of higher learning, with more time to focus on what the students really want, can add a new dimension- flexibility, which the traditional school system can’t offer and accommodate. At a meta level, SMA is a creative platform designed to harness the most precious resource for the students ie, time, enabling to bring the best of their ‘art’ as desired by the students to perfection.
My daughter Neya, enriched her knowledge with attending SMART, from her 5th std. As she was aiming a higher learning more than that provided by CBSE syllabus, we grabbed the opportunity put forth by Prof.K.K.Anand when he envisioned Smart Minds Academy. SMA’s methodology conceptualized by years of experience, expertise and vision is a natural fit for her. Through the last 8 months the children have gained not just immense knowledge and work ethics, but also the art of setting the bar higher and striving to reach it. We are glad to have made this choice.
I came to know about Prof.K.K. Anand and SMART Class Room Program(CRP) classes through my relative. I was impressed with the amount of work Prof.K.K.Anand has done in the education field and the track record of his students who got in to IITs with top ranks. I met Prof.K.K.Anand personally after the admission test results and he patiently explained and cleared all my doubts about Alternate schooling and NIOS. The curriculum designed by Prof. K.K.Anand himself was so impressive and I decided to shift my daughter to Smart Minds Academy. After joining SMA, I see a remarkable change in her approach and confidence towards competitive exams. I am sure, with consistent efforts of students in attending classes along with regular practice, every student in SMA will flourish and bring pride to our society.
We thank Prof.K.K.Anand for his revolutionary effort of establishing SMA. The dedicated Faculty team at SMA work untired with a focus to infuse the advanced syllabus in congenial manner. With Anand sir’s excellent E-Pad lectures, my two daughters understand the concept in Physics, Chemistry and Maths, giving them confidence to face the competitive exams. I observe a continual improvement in their academic learning.
Smart Minds Academy is perhaps the best school in Chennai, for the students aspiring to get in to IITs, Top Medical colleges and universities of great repute. The faculty members are well equipped in their respective subjects. Their teachings reflect a level of insightfulness and they give full attention to each and every student of the class. Students show eagerness to learn more. As parents, we are proud to be associated with SMA.
As a parent of one of the first year full-time SMA student, I am very happy and proud to be part of an innovative journey by SMA in to the education realm of my son. Apart from the superior quality of academic focus, the innovative syllabus set by K.K.Anand sir and the quality of teaching , the patience and care shown by the teachers and staff of SMA towards all students and especially my son is something that sets SMA apart from all other schools my kid went to. The teachers and staff personally helped out my kid in so many different ways that I have lost count. My son really likes the SMA environment and the one to one personal focus provided by the teachers and it helps him to do well in the Olympiads and other competitions. The week end programming classes and on-hands science experiments are helping my kid learn better. The accessibility of the teachers via social media as well as weekend feed back meetings at the school are really special aspects of SMA. I sincerely do hope and wish to see great success for SMA going forward.
Excellent effort has been put behind structuring the curriculum and also a different approach to train the students. SMA has made my son confident and independent in learning. He is having a happy and positive experience in the school and especially he enjoys the programs like STEM Activities, Theatre classes, Yoga and Computer program sessions. The school is with top class amenities and it is well maintained.
The Environment at SMA is a healthy one where each student can thoroughly understand and imbibe all the concepts that he/she requires for the competitive exams. Special attention is paid to other exams as well, primarily the Olympiads and KVPY. The program syllabus allows larger preparatory time for competitive exams. This boosts the student’s confidence, helps him discover his hidden potential and reinvent his thought process to expand his vision of the problems he solves, which is quite essential tool for cracking JEE-Advanced. Ample time is made available to students to keep up to date with the E-pad learning schedule regarding the excellent video lectures of Prof. K.K. Anand ,an important tool to enhance up to advanced conceptual learning & problem solving, as a consequence of which the toughest of problems appear familiar.
The intense Training program, taught by an excellent faculty team and their enhanced attention have given us the opportunity to learn concepts that we would not have otherwise been able to learn. The extra time that the student gets for preparation through such alternate schooling is bound to set them above the rest, relieving them of the stress of having to attend both school and coaching class after. I believe that alternate schooling such as Smart Minds Academy is the future of our education system and I am thoroughly excited to be part of this spearheading endeavor.
I studied my 10th std in CBSE Board in Bengaluru and from 9th std I am using K.K.Anand sir’s E-Pad lectures& study materials. With the E-Pad lectures& study materials, I felt the vast difference, gained confidence in MAT&SAT and cracked the NTSE 1st level quite easily. I selected the NIOS Batch (henceforth SMA) understanding the immense benefits it offers. It is in fact for this course that my family moved from Bengaluru to Chennai. Under the direct guidance of Anand sir, I cleared the 2nd level and became a NTSE scholar. I would like to dedicate my success to Anand sir. Smart Minds Academy, the Teachers of different subjects of IIT-JEE preparation, are experts and they guide us with individual care. This program is a God given opportunity and I would confidently suggest this for all the IIT aspirants.
SMA, with highly intellectual and well equipped faculty team headed by K.K.Anand sir, proves to be a boon to students, providing ample preparation time, cutting down the frills of a typical school. Special care is taken towards competitive exams as JEE-Main&Advanced, NEET, KVPY, Olympiads etc. SMA has indeed shaped me in to more hard working & dedicated aspirant and tapped my inquisitiveness to learn. The study materials that are provided are one of the best in the country. I am proud to be a part of this revolutionary endeavor.
With SMA’s guidance, I find a substantial improvement in my performance in Olympiads. In the NSEJS Olympiad, I achieved State Rank 18, competing with 10th students of same age group. The Teachers are friendly and approachable. The syllabus is exhaustive. On the whole, It is a very good learning experience at SMA.
SMA helps it’s students to achieve excellence. The Faculty team is very good, also focusing upon each and every student. More Topics than that of CBSE syllabus are covered, but still we don’t feel the pressure or stress. I am lucky to be a student of SMA.
I joined SMART during my 5th std. All these years SMART has helped me to prepare for Olympiads and has laid good foundation towards IIT entrance preparation. The immense benefits of SMA made me to enroll myself at std IX in SMA. With the help of the E-Pad lectures of K.K.Anand sir, we could easily understand even the topic that are normally perceived to be difficult. I thank K.K.Anand sir for designing such a wonderful curriculum( which includes even computer programming) and all the Teachers (which includes Anand sir as well) who are making subjects interesting to learn.
The Faculty team is very much talented and experienced, teaching the subjects very well. The E-Pad lectures of Anand sir helps a lot in developing my knowledge. Exhaustive training is given for the competitive exams, making us more confidant. Theatre class , Value Education and other Extra curricular activities help us to attain the necessary social skills & soft skills. The infrastructure like AC Class Rooms, well maintained wash Rooms, Laboratories of Physics, Chemistry & Biology are excellent. On the whole the learning experience in SMA is something to cherish.
SMA with a very good Faculty team train us well for the competitive exams. The Theatre class and the Value Education improved my personality and communication skills. AMO classes and Anand sir’s E-Pad lectures helped me improving my problem solving skills. Myself & my class mates are all fans of Anand sir’s lectures-whether live or in E-Pad. Sir has deep insight of the concepts in all the three subjects Maths, Physics & Chemistry and his explanations makes the seemingly difficult concepts be understood with ease & clarity. To conclude, SMA is the best place to learn for competitive exams.
I attended the Advanced Maths Olympiad summer work shop during my summer vacation which had sessions by K.K.Anand sir as well. That one week work shop made me to take a great decision to join Smart Minds Academy. I felt a world of difference at SMA, thanked God for my decision. I like the way the Teachers teach at SMA. The classes at SMA help me to considerably enhance my analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
Most of the learning in Mathematics and Science is through application oriented problem solving and even experiential learning. The highlight of learning at SMA is that goes beyond mere bookish knowledge. It also gives strong foundation and prepares me well for the competitive exams of the future with early alignment. Teachers give emphasis on concepts, providing sound knowledge and understanding of subjects. Thanks to K.K.Anand sir for initiating and guiding us for the higher learning.
The remarkable feature of SMA is that the Teachers of different subjects for the competitive exam preparation are all subject specialists with very good expertise. The concepts are explained in depth by them. They also guide us with individual care. The continuous evaluation after every topic, keep us focused. I am especially thankful to K.K.Anand sir for my achievement in reaching All India Rank 1 in AMTI NMTC Finals for Sub Junior level. K.K.Anand sir’s excellent E-Pad video lectures apart from the live classes as well as the regular AMO classes at SMA, enabled me to achieve this feat. Subjects like Social Science etc are also given the due importance, enabling us to prepare for exams like NTSE with confidence. I am very happy to be part of the first batch of standard VIII students from Smart Minds Academy.