Established in 1989, Ambalam is a premier institution in performing arts and wellness. eAmbalam is its online college for music, dance, yoga and guided meditation. Founded by the husband-wife duo T.V. Ramprasadh and Indira Kadambi, Ambalam is based in Chennai. Their latest programme, Life Art Education, spearheaded by the artistic couple, is geared towards teaching Life skills to school students.
Samik Ghosh, the Principal, has been associated with the school for the past two years and is committed to “nurture young adults who will be catalysts for positive change both nationally and internationally.”
Shaiju Cheriya Kummeri, former Vice President of the American Bank, J P Morgan Chase, is the Co-Founder & CEO of Parent Eye – a school mobile app connecting parents, teachers and the school administration. The app instantly communicates regular relevant information directly to parents on their mobile devices. It also provides access to schools news, events, examinations, sports activities and so on.
Eckovation, located in New Delhi, is a social learning platform founded in July 2015. The team is passionate about connecting students, educators, peers, corporations, and workers to enable dissemination of knowledge and information and to offer high quality education and skill development to students.
Genext Students, Mumbai, is India’s No.1 Hybrid Tutoring Platform and has the benefit of combining private tutoring with technology enabled learning. It's a platform which helps parents and students find the best suited home tutors.
Satya Special School is a Pondicherry based non- profit organization working with the differently abled population from the age group of 2 month old babies to adults as old as 40 +. Bindu Modi, a Clinical Psychologist & Therapist by profession is the President of Satya Special School.
Jubilee Hills Public School Hyderabad was founded 30 years ago by Philanthropies who wished to provide education to the society. Mr. Mukund states, “Our school’s vision is to provide qualitative education to one and all. As a chairman I would like to have trained faculty, world class infrastructure with latest technology and most important disciplined children."
Eduisfun, an adaptive gamified learning platform located in Powai, has a vision to make education “fun, easy, and accessible to everyone via games.” Praveen Tyagi and Jatin Solanki, two IIT graduates, founded Eduisfun in 2014 to introduce education through games to children.
Learning Delight, located in Rajkot, is a company that offers digital learning tools to students and schools. It works on transforming the text books into “animated, digitized content” to be imparted to children via LED screens in the classrooms.
100 Story House is a small library in the Garo Hills, set up by a Jemimah Marak, and her husband, James Nokseng G Momin. As the region is insurgency-prone, the couple set up this library to create a space for young children to nurture the habit of reading.
Nature Journey, with its headquarters in Bangalore and branches in Hyderabad, Delhi, Pune, and Chennai, is the largest school to make children learn leadership and life skills with the help of experimental learning and adventure activities.
Shraddha says that CATS LC organizes three different camps:
· Around the World to discover countries in the world and learn about music, culture, and art
· Imagine and Invent to kindle children’s imagination and bring it to life with the help of craft, modelling, and arts.
· Tales to tell to take them to a make belief world, to visit new places, to meet new people, and carry memories to remember
Chippersage, a Bangalore-based English Language enhancement education company, was founded by Latha Srinivasan in 2009. They provide learning solutions and tools that enhance English language skills for all learners irrespective of age and proficiency levels.
Dhruvatara is an integrated out of school program based in Bengaluru. Headed by Rashmi Dixit who has over 10 years of experience in the coaching industry, Dhruvatara organises nature-based camps for children during vacations.
The Pocket Money workshop is the brainchild of Ms. Kirti Agarwal Runga, an engineer from NIT, Jaipur. The “Pocket Money” workshop is meant to take children off “their routines and should be given an opportunity to explore other fields/activities where they could learn while doing things.”
Vaels International School, headed by Principal Ms. R. Meenakshi, is a unit of VELS Group of Institutions, a premier educational group in Tamil Nadu which runs 12 educational institutions Chennai, since 1992. Vaels International School is affiliated to the ICSE Board and also offers IGCSE from Grade III. The school is located near the sea front at Injambakkam, a suburb of Chennai on the East Coast Road.
Meeta Sharma is the Principal of the school associated with the institute since April 2016. The school is deemed to be a premier institute for girls’ education in the region. Activities like “Round Square, MUN, and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award” to develop internationalism.
Ms. Manisha Lilani, is currently a librarian cum teacher in The Vatsalya School, Pune. She has done her B.Sc in two subjects and has 15 years of experience in teaching Maths and Science subjects. She has worked in Mumbai for 5 years and since then she has been teaching in Pune. She had just then done her Diploma in Library Science as part time course and she accepted the offer from the school to work as librarian and a teacher for Science and Maths.
Kendriya Vidyalaya, located in Samastipur, was established in 1981 and comes under the KVS, New Delhi and caters “to the educational needs of the employees of Samastipur division.” Wards of local people and state government employees are admitted here. The school is known for offering high quality education and setting the pace for progress.
Purti Special Education School, based in New Delhi, was started in 1996 as a school for children with learning difficulties and children who are diagnosed as slow learners. It is headed by Ms Ravinder Arora, who is the Director of the school.
Asmi Gandhi has been the Head of the Pre-primary section of Ahmedabad based Olive Green Kids School since 2006. The school caters to children in the age-group 1.6 years – 6 years. Ms. Gandhi elaborates, “Pre-school education sector is facing the problem of trained teachers. Anyone who has time wants to do job in a pre-school. We should have training centers for teachers and appoint only trained teachers, or a person who is well experienced for at least 5 to 7 years.
Asha Kiran, meaning “Ray of Hope” is a very popular school for children of special needs and is located in Ramamurthy Nagar, Bangalore. Established in 1993 by Ms. Rita James, the school aims at making every challenged child “a responsible member of society by developing their individual skills and abilities.” It promotes inclusive education for challenged children and for normal children, all under one roof.
Evoschool is a location tracking and communication means connecting school, teachers, students and their parents. It starts tracking the child and his safety and security right from the moment he leaves home for school till he returns. Also it helps in administration and academic tasks.
Mr. Karthik K Samprathi, Co-founder & CEO of Budding Explorers, started the adventure camps with the sole aim of bringing children out to indulge in adventure activities to develop “physical and mental strength to identify their capacities, develop belief, overcome challenges” and the camps help them come out as winners, better leaders and better survivors of the future.
Located at Sopan Baug, Pune,The Harmony Tree pre-school offers a “stimulating, nurturing, and joyous environment.” The children learn through hands on experience, team work and plenty of art, music, dance and role play. The school aims at working on a child-oriented curriculum to contribute in creating a ‘whole individual.’
Aiming at kindling the curiosity of each child to learn and discover, EdMojo was started by Mr.Vinit Shah, an Engineer from Mumbai University and MS degree holder from University of Michigan. Kids are encouraged to work on “interesting open-ended projects” .
Just Being Centre, founded by Ms. Sandy Dias Andrade, a psychologist by profession, is all about offering a vacation not only for children but also for the other members of the family - to play, rest, and unwind by connecting with each other.
Neelam Singh, says that in this dynamic world, a teacher must keep pace with the changes happening all around to be a better guide for his/her student to face the challenges of their lives which Sunshine teacher does and prepare students for the better life and career.
Norina Fernandes, the Principal of the school, is a committed educationist and encourages “meaningful learning experiences that encourage students to dream large and most importantly to allow their passion for learning to grow and develop.” She has been with Lilavatibai Podar High School since 1992.
Sonam Wangchuk runs an alternative school in Phey, 13 kilometres from Leh, for about 60 students a year who fail the school board exams. The Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL) alternative school coaches the 16-year-old students and also enables them to learn by applying their minds.
Pravin Godkhindi is 1st Indian Flutist to perform on the 8 Feet contrabass flute. He is a top ranking artist in Hindustani Bansuri, by Akashvani (AIR). He is the 1st Indian to represent Bansuri at the World Flute Festival held at Mendoza Argentina. Pravin received National Awards for Films Beru & Vimukthi.
Mother’s Public School, situated in Bhubaneswar, is the “first Day-boarding school” started in 1992 to help the working mothers. The school, headed by Ms Poly Pattanaik is affiliated to CBSE and is focused on providing curriculum-based education and also emphasizes on co-curricular activities along with moral spiritual values
Fundamentor, functioning from Bangalore, is an innovative web application meant to enhance the verbal, quantitative, creative thinking aptitude and data inference talents among school children. About 16,000 people use the product in India and Singapore. The main target of the program is school students to help them develop their skills in math, English, logic, and creativity.
Scuba Love is located in Mumbai where children undergo pool training and get dive-ready for a Scuba-diving holiday! Scuba Love is a PADI and SSI dive resort and center that organizes trips to the “most fascinating dive destinations in the world”. The organization has two dive resorts in the islands of Havelock and Neil, Andamans, India.
QtPi is a Bangalore based Robotic start-up involved in making innovative child-friendly robotic kits which help children build robotic prototypes. The company was founded by Jaison Leon, Raghunath Are and Anto Jerlin. The QtPi robotics kit consists of Arduino based main board, sensors, actuators, building blocks etc. They also have a mobile app
Footprints Daycare and Pre-School Chain located in Delhi, Gurgaon & Noida, was launched in 2012 by an education-oriented team consisting of Mr. Raj Singhal, Mr. Ashish Aggarwal, Mr. Purvesh Sharma and Ms.Amita Bhardwaj, with vast experience in the field. Children here get a technology-oriented education, nurtured holistically, and are fed nutritious meals. They are guided into a researched-based curriculum here. The school is of help to working parents, especially women to continue with their careers.
Early Boffins in Pune intends to make learning a fun experience for children and to make them “thinkers,creators, and problem solvers” of 21st century. Early Boffins provide each school:On-premise support, Phone support, EB Innovation, Lab Health Monitoring, Curriculum Query Resolution, Faculty Development Programme etc.
Kids Club encourages children to learn yoga, musical instruments, and dance forms like Zumba, general knowledge, games like cricket, basketball, football, skating, badminton, and music apart from strength training.
I joined this school in 1988 and I’ve been here since. I started as a teacher, then I took on some administrative responsibilities as a coordinator. In 2003, I was asked to become the Principal. All my experience has been being part of this very good school.