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Asha Kiran Special Needs School, Bengaluru




Special Needs School




Asha Kiran Special Needs School, Bengaluru is a special needs school functioning as an accredited institution of the National Institute of Open Schooling, under, “Special Accredited Institutions for the Education of the Disadvantaged” [SAIED], Government of India, at par with the CBSE Board. The institutions caters to children from pre-school to 12th grade with autism, dyslexia, ADHD, hearing impairment, mental challenges, slow learners and children from an economically weaker background.

Asha Kiran Special Needs School was conceived through the efforts of Dr Rita James and in December 1993, it was registered as a charitable trust under the Trust Act of India in Bangalore.

The school aims to provide the highest standard of education and assist in the overall development of the child and to give children vocational training so that they are equipped to find means of living when they grow up.


The school hosts a four-floor building and a large playground surrounded by mango trees and fresh air. It provides a congenial environment for the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional growth of every child.

The school hosts a counselling room, art room, kitchen, teacher’s room, dining hall, classrooms, speech and therapy room, auditorium and administrative block, well resourced library, audiovisual/computer lab, maths lab, composite science lab, dormitories that accommodate 50 boarders, and a common room.


The school is accredited by the National Institute of Open Schooling, under, “Special Accredited Institutions for the Education of the Disadvantaged” [SAIED], Government of India, at par with the CBSE Board. It caters to the educational needs from pre-school through class XII.

The school follows the NIOS curriculum for grade 10 (secondary) and 12 (senior secondary)

Courses offered by NIOS are as follows:

Open basic education programme (OBE), up to class VIII

Secondary course (equivalent to class X)

Senior secondary course (equivalent to class XII)

Vocational courses

The student teacher ratio is 1:8 in order to ensure individual attention. Each class has a mix of students with different abilities, which has enabled them to be sensitive to the needs of each other and to be helpful too. The main focus is on teaching skills and concepts rather than finishing the textbook or passing an exam.

Co-curricular and Extracurricular activities like sports, music, dance, drama, scriptures etc. constitute an integral part of learning

Head of Institute

Dr Rita James (director)

General Information

Teacher Student Ratio
Student Mix
Boys and Girls
Audiovisual/computer, maths and composite science labs
Internet Wi-Fi


In each academic year, admission process runs from November to March. The admission process is as follows:

1. Call the admission’s office to arrange a date and time for a tour of the school.

2. Transfer certificate and diagnostic records from previous schools will be requested directly from the school.

3. Prescribed application form for admission.

4. Birth certificate.

5. Psychological & educational assessment done by any reputable psychologist.

6. Passport size photographs (six stamp size photographs in addition for nursery students).

Fees: Please contact the school for information on fees.


Asha Kiran promotes inclusive education, embracing children challenged in every area, and normal children, all under one roof.

The institution is ranked among the top 10 special needs schools in India by the EducationWorld India School Rankings 2020-21.


The school provides boys’ and girls’ hostels.



Website : http://ashakiran.net/

Address : No 10-26, Esther Gardens, Jayanthi Nagar - Horamavu

Email : [email protected]

Contact : +91 7349452237

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No 10-26, Esther Gardens, Jayanthi Nagar - Horamavu
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