It was in the year 1964 that a group of philanthropists belonging to the business community formed Coimbatore Welfare Association (CWA) to establish Shri Nehru Vidyalaya School. Later in 1989 the Coimbatore Welfare Association founded Shri Nehru Maha Vidyalaya College as its silver jubilee gift to the people located in and around Coimbatore.
The aim of CWA is to provide value based quality education affordable to all. In 1964, at the time when the school was started, there were very few English medium schools in Coimbatore and so getting admission for their wards in those schools was a distant dream for common people. To fulfill the longing of many aspiring parents with limited means, the school was started. From its inception till date, CWA has not collected capitation or donation either in cash or kind. The admissions of both School and College have also been made on first come first serve basis, so that every aspiring student is given an opportunity to study, immaterial of the parents’ educational qualification or the grades obtained in the qualifying examination.
History of CWA
Coimbatore Welfare Association was born, with the efforts taken by a group of North Indians domiciled in Coimbatore. The aim of CWA was to cater to the social welfare needs of Coimbatoreans. The Association was registered under the Societies Act in 1964. The Association has a clear mission to produce academic scholars and efficient managers who can meet the challenges of International Trade and Industry flooded by Multinational companies, thereby ensuring excellent placement opportunities.
It owes its success to the highly ethical procedures being followed in all its efforts. The Association has a democratic set up with a General Body electing a President, once in two years, along with a team of Governing Council Members. Today, the school caters to nearly 3000 students with 180 teaching and administrative staff. The school is infrastructurally sound witha playground, smart classrooms, and laboratories for all science subjects. All these and more have enabled the school to emerge as one of the most reputed schools in the town, offering education from Pre KG to +2 level.
History of SNV
Coimbatore Welfare Association initiated a Schoolunder the aegis of then Vice President, Late Shri Motilal Dhanraj Parekh (who hailed from Lapod, a small village in Rajasthan) with 11 children in a small godown owned by the founder President of CWA, Shri Kanaklal Abhaichand. Other prominent personalities involved in the establishment of the School were Shri R.G. Bhuradia, Shri S. Phoolchand (Ottajee), Shri Chandmal Bafna, Shri Pukhraj Bafna and others. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister of India, attained Heavenly Abode the same year. Hence, in his memory, the School was named SHRI NEHRU VIDYALAYA.
In the year 1973 the school was shifted to its own premises on a land of 5 acres at R.S. Puram which is in the heart of the city.