The vast golden beach that outlines peninsular India defines the city of Chennai formerly known as Chennapatnam the name of the fishing town that grew around Fort St. George, which was built by the British in 1640. On the 22 August 1639, the British East India Company bought a small strip of land on the Coromandel Coast. The region was ruled by Damarla Venkatadri Nayakudu, the leader of a tribe known as the Vandavasi. Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, today Chennai has a wide base of industries like automobile, computer, technology, hardware manufacturing and healthcare.
The city is the home of many artists who participate in the annual Madras music session, a well known event in Chennai. Chennai is the land of Bharat Natyam and is well known for its strong educational background. It has a variety of reputed colleges like Anna University, IIT Madras, National Institute of Technology-Guindy, National Institute of Fashion Technology and Loyola College. And, even when it comes to schools, Chennai is one of the best places in India.
The top schools in Chennai are as follows:
Sherwood Hall Sr. Sec School located in Chennai, is established with a vision of providing quality education to students. The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and is dedicated to provide world class educational facilities to its students and offers education from classes Nursery - Class X.
The Nalli Kuppuswamy Vidyalaya located in Tiruvallur , is established with a vision of providing quality education to students. This school is a Co-educational school also affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).