Ekya is a community of children, educators, and parents where everyone learns together. Drawing on the 30-year educational legacy of the CMR Group of Institutions and the innovative methods of school systems around the world, our learning model goes beyond conventional norms.

We apply interdisciplinary skills to think differently and solve real-world problems. Inspired by the Sanskrit word “Aikyam”, which stands for oneness, the word Ekya evokes the ideals of community, collaboration, individuality, and unity.


We aim to empower young minds to make a difference in the world.

Our Pillars

Our Pillars

Our Process

At Ekya, we prepare students for future challenges and equip them with skills and knowledge to thrive in a rapidly changing world.


Ekya is a community of children, educators and parents where everyone learns together.


At Ekya, thinking involves two important components: connect and enquire. Our learners think independently, explore new ideas, and develop their unique perspectives.


At Ekya, the key aspects of our approach are to create, care, collaborate, and communicate. These skills encourage students to be creative and innovative problem solvers.


We connect with the part of the child that celebrates seeking. Students find their purpose, passion and community here.


Students cultivate an understanding of their thoughts, feelings, emotions, and the role they play in the interdependence of systems and communities.


Students foster a way of relating to oneself, others, and humanity through kindness and empathy.


Students habituate attitudes, dispositions, and skills that are conducive to personal, social, and communal well-being.


CMR Group

CMR Group

The CMR Group of Institutions was created as a tribute to the visionary educationist Sri Chikka Muniyappa Reddy.

The CMR Group is spread across Bangalore, with 11 active campuses. The Group offers academic programs covering such topics as engineering, education, law, management, biosciences, business administration and psychology for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.

We have partnered with the National Educational Trust, inaugurating the NPS International School in Singapore - a 6-acre campus. We enable children to learn through our schools, research centers, pre-university colleges and our private universities.

Ekya Schools is the latest addition in the CMR Group of K-12 schools.

Established in 1990, the Trust manages all the activities of the CMR Group of Institutions. It aims to give every student access to an equal education that is value-driven and well-rounded.

CMR(U) was established to advance university education in technical, health, management, and the life sciences. CMR(U) believes creativity is the key component to excel in our world. We recognise independent thinkers, artists, product leaders, designers, and innovators are the need of the hour.

Inculcating creative concepts and design thinking in our students, we develop skills such as teamwork, presentation, initiative, and research capability. CMR(U) aims to foster creative communities where students can be nurtured to make discoveries and share creations.

Advisory Board


Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy

Founder, Ekya Schools |
Vice President, CMR Group of Institutions

  • Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy is the Vice President of CMR Group of Institutions, Founder of Ekya Schools and Provost of CMR University, Bangalore.
  • CMR Group is an educational conglomerate established in 1991 in Bangalore with over 20,000 students, from Montessori to post-doctoral scholars.
  • Dr. Tristha founded Ekya Schools in 2010, a chain of dynamic schools designed with the aim of bringing pedagogically sound, research-based learning experiences to India. She spearheads K-12 initiatives under the CMR Group, overseeing state board, CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE, and pre-university institutes, with an overall strength of 7000 students. Dr. Tristha brings cutting-edge educational advancements to Ekya through her exposure to the principles of the Project Zero Classroom from Harvard University, inquiry-based learning from the Reggio Emilia approach in Italy, and design thinking from Stanford d.school.
  • CMR University is a private university in Karnataka established in 2013 with over 9000 students. As the Provost, Dr. Tristha leads transformative academic and administrative initiatives to support students' growth.
  • Dr. Tristha’s academic qualifications include a Master's degree in Education from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree from Singapore Management University. She also holds a Doctorate in Education from King’s College, London. She is currently enrolled in the prestigious Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School.
  • Her past research has focused on topics including educational equity, teacher motivation, education policy, and curriculum construction.
  • Dr. Tristha is an early-stage investor in startups. She is the current Membership Officer of YPO Bangalore and a Board Trustee of One Billion Literates Foundation.
  • Founder's Message:
  • Imagine a place where every action, every blueprint, and every brick laid is centred around the learner. That's the essence of Ekya. Here, we foster thinkers, doers, and learners, encouraging them to take control of their own educational journey.
  • At the heart of our mission is the Ekya Learning Centre, a vibrant hub of curriculum development supported by the insights of our dedicated educators and driven by facts and data. Our assessments? They're not about inducing fear but rather exciting challenges designed to stimulate our students' intellectual curiosity.
  • As we look towards Ekya's bright future, we warmly open our doors to innovative educators and passionate learners. I invite you to join us in the inspiring and vibrant world of Ekya, where we bring learning to life, one impactful lesson at a time.


Our Programs

Ekya’s programs adhere to an in-house curriculum that has been patiently developed over the years, to give students a new learning experience influenced by the best global methods of teaching.

Ekya Early Years

Ekya Early Years

At Ekya Early years we encourage independent learning in mixed-age classrooms while developing children's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional aspects.

Ekya Primary School (Class 1-5)

Ekya Primary School (Class 1-5)

Our primary school program nourishes the minds of our students with holistic values. We encourage active learning inside and outside the classroom.

Ekya Middle School (Class 6-8)

Ekya Middle School (Class 6-8)

Our middle school program provides a challenging environment where students start applying what they learn in class to the outside world.

Ekya Senior School (Class 9-12)

Ekya Senior School (Class 9-12)

Our Senior School prepares students to compete on a global scale by developing international competencies in them.

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