D.A.V. Gill Nagar was started in the year 1999 with class XI, comprising of 105 students. Today it has grown to a large extent and we have classes from L.K.G to standard XII. Presently our total strength is 1297 students. Our family comprises of a dedicated team of 49 teaching staff, 3 non-teaching staff and 20 sub staff.

Our History

D.A.V. stands for DAYANANDA ANGLO VEDIC SCHOOL. The school follows the principles of the Arya Samaj that was founded by Shri Dayanand Saraswathy and adheres to the Vedic Dharma. The long term vision of the management is to build a better society by giving the best of education at a very reasonable cost and reaching out to the not so privileged class of the society. Respect for the teaching faculty, commitment towards building a rational thinking student community and above all working towards building a sense of pride in being an Indian are a few things that make what D.A.V. is today. Academics is approached with the sincerity and seriousness that it demands right from the kindergarten classes. The quality of teaching faculty is the strength of D.A.V. Group of schools. In order to instil ethics and moral values in the students, Havans are performed in the school where students chant the mantras. It’s a proven fact that chanting of mantras stimulates the brain and the excellent performance of our students in academics stands testimony to it.


Empower learners to gain competency across the spiritual, intellectual and physical aspects of life by consistently delivering high quality, affordable and value-oriented education based on Vedic principles.


  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Dedication
  • Patriotism

Message from Secretary

Vikas Arya, C.A., MBA

At DAV Chennai, we aim to provide our children holistic education, focusing on the four Cs – Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical thinking.

Known for our academic rigor, we are deeply conscious about ensuring that our children grow up as ardent patriots, develop a strong spiritual framework, are service-oriented thus developing a sense of compassion and learn to enjoy sports though all of them need not become great players.

We envision our children evolve into empowered individuals who can contribute to the world as leaders, overcome the challenges of life through spiritual strength and guide themselves, their families and societies to peace and happiness.

Message from Academic Director

Shanthy Asokan, M.Sc, B.Ed

Education is a mission to reset the standard of the society and at DAV we consider ourselves to be blessed as we deem it a chance to greatly impact a large number of young minds in the right direction.

We take pride in the ancient gurukul system आचार्य देवो भवः| and we are proud to have the best of teachers.

Students are taught that ‘Gyan Pravaha’ which means ‘sharing of knowledge’ is the key component to success as they learn best when they teach, and so commit socially to live what they teach.

My message to the student community is to dream big, bring your vision to fruition by executing it with passion, hard work and discipline so that you remain happy and contented forever.

Nandhini Srinivasan, M.Sc., M.Ed.,

From the Principal's Desk

D.A.V. Gill Nagar is one of the schools that is run by the Tamil Nadu Arya Samaj Educational Society. Our Mission is to impart value based quality education to the students and to mould them into socially responsible citizens of this great nation. While academic excellence is the goal, we strive to provide our students with a blend of opportunities that help them to acquire the skill set necessary for the 21st century. At the same time we nurture in each of them a sense of pride and joy about the culture and Vedic heritage of our country. The Management is ever supportive and provides the best infrastructural facilities at the school. The dedicated team of teachers who go beyond the call of duty is another asset. Their commitment is commendable.

Here at D.A.V. Gill Nagar, we ensure students imbibe the joy of learning because education can stop, but learning is life-long!!!


  • 01/09/2021

    School is likely to re-open for classes IX – XII from 1st September 2021

  • 02/09/2021

    Term Examinations commence

  • 09/12/2021

    The Sale of Uniform Shoes for classes LKG to XII. Timings 10 am to 4 pm

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