Gundlupet is a small town of Chamarajnagar District in the southern part of Mysore at a distance of 61 kilometers. Gundlupet is the last town in Karnataka en route to Ooty, Wayanad, Kozhikode, situated very close to Tamil Nadu and Kerala State borders. It is located on the banks of the river Gundlu and hence the name. Previously this town was known as "Vijayapura" owing to the presence of the historical Vijayanarayana Temple.
The then Bishop of Mysore, Most Rev Mathias Fernandes, invited the Sisters to establish a Kannada medium school and sow the seeds of faith and literacy. Accepting the invitation Sr Jacintha Pinto, Sr Jaya and Mary Rego landed at Gundlupet on May 27, 1975.
The Nirmala Convent Kannada Higher Primary School was sheltered in the church hall in the initial stages. Sr Nirmala Mathias, young and energetic, who braved tough situations with a firm will, succeeded in winning over the people of the locality. It was during her tenure the school building was constructed with a generous financial support from Late Bishop Mathias Fernandes. Sisters Jeswina
Serrao (1980-88), Carmella D’Souza (1988-95), Assisia Crasta (1995-2001) Immaculate D’Souza (2001-2011) and Sr Lilly D’Souza (2011- 2014) were the successors of Sr Nirmala. They have contributed their best to create a special bond of solidarity and friendship to build up the institution and community around. The present headmistress Sr Flavia Fernandes though lean physically is strong in mind and works to create a friendly atmosphere both in the classroom and in the campus.
She has also built good rapport with the department of education. As a result she is well supported in educational matters and in the school work. Sr. Jessy D’Souza, the Correspondent of the School works hand in hand with the Headmistress for the betterment of the Institution.
A noteworthy service the School contributes is education to the destitute. It educates the orphan children from the hostel of the Christian missionary service. Differently abled children are given opportunity to study in the School. To fulfill this noble task the School is fortunate to have a committed staff. One of the dreams of the Institution is to renovate the existing Kannada Medium School and establish a computer lab.