Fee Structure for Academic Year 2018-19

Class

Academic Fee Per Annum

Tuition & Activity Fee Per Annum
Food Per Annum* Bus Per Annum*
Nursery, Jr & Sr KG 40,000 103,000 24,000 40,000
Class 1 to 5 40,000 118,000 26,000 40,000
Class 6 to 8
50,000 135,000 27,000 40,000
Class 9 & 10
55,000 160,000 30,000 40,000

Class 11 & 12

Cambridge A Levels

55,000

220,000 38,000 40,000

 

  • Academic Fee, Tuition & Acitvity Fee: These are to be paid every year for every child. For example a Jr KG child will have to pay Rs 143,000 per annum as per the current fee structure.

Refund of Fee: Fee paid at the time of taking admission can't be refunded even if the child doesn't attend school after taking admission.

  • Mid Year Admission: A child joining in October need to pay the fee only from that month i.e., proportionally to the amount of time spent by the child in the school in the academic year and not from the beginning of the year except the Annual Academic Fee which is paid in full. However for a child joining in June/July you will be paying the full year fee as the child will be studying for the full academic year.

For more clarity please check against the table below:

Joining date

Proportion of Fee

June 15th to July 14th

Full

July 15th to Aug 14th

90%

Aug 15th to Sep 14th

80%

Sept 15th to Oct 14th

70%

Oct 15th to Nov 14th

60%

Nov 15th to Dec 14th

50%

Dec 15th to Jan 14th

40%

Jan 15th to Feb 14th

30%

Feb 15th to Mar 14th

20%

Mar 15th to Apr 14th

10%

 

Mid Year Withdrawal: Transfers are the reality of career life today and Manthan wishes to make the exit as smooth as the admission process. Parents have to give a 60 day notice for withdrawal and fee is proportionally collected till the end of the notice period or the exit of the child, which ever is the later date.

Fee Hikes: Manthan is committed to run the schools with very high ethical standards and intends to revise the fee only to meet our expenses on account of pay hikes to teachers and other expenses. From the last 5 years it is observed that this is 10%. There will be no sharp increase in fee that causes immense hardship to parents budgets.Pl note that in the year when your child moves to Class 1 or 6 or 9 your fee will go up by about 20% because of the fee slab change effect along with the fee hike of 10%.

Exam Fee: Fee payable to any external agencies conducting exams like CIE, CBSE, Asset, Checkpoint, etc are not included in the above fee. Each of these agencies publish their fee every year before the exam and CIE fee is subject to pound rupee exchange rate too. These will be intimated separately depending on the communication from the agencies. Students from grades 3 to 10 take Asset every year, the exam fee is about Rs 500. Children of grades 5 and 8 take Checkpoint which is conducted by Cambridge and its expensive but compulsory for all children, any where between Rs 5 to 10 thousand. Children in 9 & 10 take the board exams conducted by CBSE and CIE. While CBSE exam fee is very nominal in hundreds CIE exam fee is very expensive, it could be close to a lakh.

Method of Payment: Fee is to be paid only through direct online transfer or through depositing of cheques/cash in the designated branches of HDFC bank and only against an invoice provided by the school.

Why is international or any good education expensive compared to conventional cbse school fee
The key expenses in school are incurred in one salaries to teachers,  two building infrastructure and three facilities like library & labs, power & internet and educational aids. CBSE specifies very basic requirements which conventional schools follow for number of teachers (1.5 teachers for every section of 40 children) and built up area (25 sft per child) and a basic library and combined laboratory.

In any good educational institution the building infra, teaching infra and teaching aids provided are a few times more than what is mandated to enable better quality education. Teacher student ratio is one of the key parameter of quality education.

Manthan Tellapur has 100 teachers and 60,000 sft of building area; satisfying norms of cbse one can actually teach about 2,500 children today where as we are providing for maximum capacity of 850 children given the allocation of rooms for various activities like art, craft, music, dance, drama, research, clinic, server room, staff rooms (2) libraries (2), computer labs (2), science labs (3), etc and the self imposed restriction of 25 children to a class room. So to provide quality education 3 times more teachers and infra is used in our school which makes it expensive than conventional schools.

The expenses incurred in providing resources for research, learning material, technology in each class room and for each teacher, stationery, teaching aids, labs, library, craft, clinic, sports, celebrations like annual days, training for teachers, international board affiliation expenses etc add up further to the ongoing costs. Also conventional schools have one or two people in the leadership roles like Prinicipals where as to deliver international education which requires more mentoring and monitoring given its all new to every one we have six to seven members in the leadership team to mentor teachers, counsel parents and guide students.

There is a direct correlation between quality and cost which should be evaluated before taking a call on admission. In general for parents earning about a lakh pm this should be feasible, of course it depends on the priorities. When we were children our education was a priority for our parents over every thing else, they didn't have EMIs to worry like us.

* For more information pl speak to school admissions team