The British International School Chennai (‘TBISC’) was founded in the year 2005 with the aim of providing an international standard of education, from Nursery to Year 12 (‘A’ Level), following the British curriculum. TBISC is an Independent International Educational Centre recognized by the Board of London Examinations, United Kingdom as a Registered Participating Institution Centre with Edexcel International for Primary, Lower Secondary, IGCSE, GCE and IAL examinations. TBISC has received accreditation from Edexcel International and as a Registered Participating Centre, TBISC’s centre no. is 93168.

TBISC’s motto is ‘Motivators first. Educators next.’ In keeping with this, learning is investigative and creative, giving children every opportunity to develop academically, physically and artistically with a sense of respect and strong set of values. TBISC has well experienced teachers with a student-teacher ratio of 7: 1, who are up to date with current thinking and practice.

TBISC’s mission is to:

  • Provide international education in Chennai.
  • Develop and encourage creativity and exploration among students in all areas of the curriculum.
  • Encourage student excellence.
  • Encourage children to take responsibility for their own learning, through asking questions and finding answers, setting goals, self-testing and assessment.
  • Develop a sense of personal and social responsibility among students.

To meet the aspirations of the students, TBISC has been introducing new subjects from time to time. Recently, TBISC introduced subjects such as ‘Statistics’ and ‘English as a Second Language’.

TBISC offers admissions throughout the year to facilitate expats and parents who relocate mid-year. With students from 14 (fourteen) different nationalities, TBISC provides a highly customised environment tailored to suit each student’s requirements and needs, and ensures that adequate support is provided to make the child feel comfortable and transform into a confident learner. TBISC has qualified, trained and vibrant teachers who speak several languages such as Japanese, French, German, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada and English.

TBISC intentionally maintains its strength at an average of 100 to ensure that quality learning and individual attention is given to each and every student. Each child is nurtured and given the requisite support such as immersion programs, bridging courses and support English language classes for non-English speaking students to ensure that the child gets the required individual attention. Being a small school, TBISC is able to guarantee such care and is able to accommodate each student’s requirements based on their learning capability. Flexibility and unique subject combination is a distinguishing factor since TBISC does not have any pre-set subject combinations thereby providing students the choice to study the subjects of their interest and choosing. TBISC adopts highly innovative styles of teaching and has periodically introduced and held several programs to aid holistic learning such as ‘Exploratory Week’ and ‘Enrichment Programs’.

About Our Founder Mr. Palaniappan Ramasamy

The British International School Chennai was founded by Mr. Palaniappan Ramasamy, a brilliant and multi-faceted personality. Mr. Palaniappan Ramasamy, MA, BL, CAIIB, after graduating from St. Joseph’s College, Trichy, did his Masters at the Presidency College, Chennai, and received a Gold Medal in Economics. He also studied law in Bangalore. His career began in the banking sector and later he worked with a leading Media house in Tamil Nadu. Thereafter, he was involved in a variety of businesses including magazine publication. However, the academician in him kept him engaged simultaneously as a Visiting Faculty and a Member of the Governing Body of Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) of the renowned Loyola College, Chennai. He taught Business Strategy to MBA students.

His vision was to launch a unique educational institution and to provide authentic International Education in India on par with Grammar Schools found in the UK and established “THE BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL CHENNAI”, to impart the Edexcel syllabus. TBISC started in the LIBA building within the famed Loyola College campus and shifted to its existing premises in Neelangarai, off ECR. Within a short span of time, TBISC has grown from strength to strength, and today, TBISC is a certified and accredited centre for teaching and conducting examinations by Edexcel International for Primary, Lower Secondary, IGCSE, GCE and IAL. The very fact that the students from TBISC have scored such excellent marks/grades in all the Edexcel International Examinations right from the first examination in the year 2007 till date and are continuing to do so is in itself the greatest tribute to the genius, the foresight, vision and the perseverance of our late Mr. Palaniappan Ramasamy. He was loved by, and a favourite amongst the students and staff. He was affectionate and broadminded with a keen appreciation for each student’s individuality. His principle in life was that each child was precious with exceptional capabilities which should be encouraged and developed. A legion of his friends, colleagues, employees and relatives have immensely benefitted from his intelligence, guidance, benevolence and large-heartedness. TBISC is a testimony to his imagination, drive, enthusiasm and perfect execution. We miss him and he will always be in our hearts.

Advisory Board

TBISC is managed by professionals and has an advisory committee consisting of the following members.

  • Dr. R. Balasubramanian M.A., Ph. D. Director, Former HOD of Politics and Public Administration, Madras University.
  • Dr. P.Thennavan, Ph.D., Chairman, Rajarajan Academy, Chennai.
  • Mrs. Suhasini Maniratnam, Social Reformer and Cine Personality, Chennai.
  • Dr. V.R.S. Sampath, Advocate and Editor of leading Tamil law magazine ‘Satta Kadhir’.
  • Mrs. Rama Ramasamy, M.A., Principal of TBISC, known for her ability to harness the talent and resources of both the students and the teachers to enable them to perform to the best of their capabilities. She has imbibed all the unique qualities of her husband and Founder of TBISC, Late Mr. P.L. Ramasamy.
  • Mr. Shashank Awasthi, B.Com., M.B.A., Finance Professional, Founder of v-Shesh.
  • Mr. Karthik Narayanan Balakrishnan, Masters in Automotive Systems Engineering (University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA), Robotics Engineer.
  • Mrs. Ramya R Karthik, B.A., L.L.B., L.L.M (U.K.), Attorney.
Faculty at TBISC

TBISC has well experienced teachers and regular training is conducted for the teachers to ensure that they are up to date with current thinking and practice.

Name Qualification
T.P. Rajmanohar : BE, PGDCA (IMC) (Physics)
Senior Faculty & MUN Coordinator
J. Vijayalakshmi : MSc , M.Phil, B.Ed (Physics)
Head Teacher & Examinations Officer
Priyanka Nair : MA (Economics)
R. Bhageerathi : B.Com (Commerce)
R. Nateshkumari : BE (Electronics and Communication Engineering)
Nalini Rebecca : BA B.Ed (English)
A.K. Swarnalatha : B.Com, MA (English)
H. Hermia Sharlyn : BE (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)
Saratha Natarajan : BE (Computer Science)
K. Mythily : M.Sc, M.Phil (Zoology)
S. Steffy Reegia : BA (English Language and Literature)
R.R Keerthana : B.Tech. (Chemical Engineering)
T. Arunkumar : B.Sc B.P.Ed (Physical Education)
Student Coordinator
Yamini Susan : M.Sc (Chemistry)
S. Jayasree : M.Sc., MPhil (Psychology)
S. Manjula : M.Sc., B.Ed (Maths, Statistics & Mechanics)
V.Rajalakshmi : B.Sc, M.A (French)
N.R. Bhuvaneswari : BBA, HDSE (Art & Craft)
R.S. Ramya : BA.LLB, LLM, PGDIPR, PGDEL (Law & English)
G. Kannan : M.Com., M.Phil., M.Ed., Passed SLST (Accounting)
About Edexcel

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They are grounded in the quality and traditions of the British education system made relevant for today’s UK and international learners. It gives your child the opportunity to study towards academic qualifications that are recognised and revered by the best universities around the world, and open doors to the world’s leading universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, University of Hong Kong, University of Melbourne, and National University of Singapore.