Education in the Nitte area
The large dispersed village of Nitte is in the state of Karnataka near the border with Kerala in south India. The village has government primary schools but it was not until 1979 that a secondary school was built. This was the Dr. N. Shankara Adyanthaya Memorial English-medium school and was founded by Justice K.S. Hegde, a committed philanthropist and respected judge in the Supreme Court of India. He firmly believed that education was crucial to the progress of a community. The school is run by the Nitte Educational Trust (www.nitte.ac.in) which has expanded rapidly since 1979 and now comprises 25 educational institutions, including the new Nitte University. Several of these institutions are in Nitte, including an Institute of Management.The village of Nitte now has a government secondary school. In all the government schools education is free to the age of 14 and the pupils are taught in Hindi. In the Dr.N.S.A.M. English-medium school, pupils are taught in English. It is an independent school and parents have to pay fees of approximately £250 per year.