Summary of previous meetings

  • Meena Kak – Lakshmipat Singhania Academy , Kolkata
    Monday April 02nd, 2018

    Meena Kak, the recipient of the ‘National Award for Teachers 2010’ awarded by our Hon’ble President of India and CBSE National Award from Ministry of Human Resource, New Delhi in 2006 for contribution in the field of education, has been the Principal of Kolkata-based Lakshmipat Singhania Academy since 2007. The Career Curve Meena Kak talks about her vocation, “I ...

  • Sharmila Bose – Sushila Birla Girls’ School, Kolkata
    Tuesday February 27th, 2018

    Founded in 1994, Sushila Birla Girls’ School is a CBSE affiliated school based in Kolkata. Sushila Birla Girls’ School was established in memory of the late Smt. Sushila Devi Birla (mother of the chairman, Shri Sudarshan Kumar Birla) and embodies her vision of empowering the girl child. Ms. Sharmila Bose, who has been associated with the school ...

  • Kedar Nayak – Octavium Music Academy, Bangalore
    Thursday January 25th, 2018

    Looking for the perfect place to learn, create and express music? Octavium Music Academy, founded in 2013 in Bangalore, has a current student strength of 350. “Housing a new age academy, performance space and a pro recording studio that has live band recording capability,” Ocatavium is considered a holistic music centre to fulfil everyone’s aspirations. Mr. ...

  • Nilanjan – Dirtboots Adventure, Kolkata
    Thursday January 25th, 2018

    DIRTBOOTS ADVENTURE, a Kolkata based company consisting of young and experienced trekkers and campers, organises environmentally responsible trekking tours and adventure travel in India. Nilanjan, the Program Director shares, “I have been an avid trekker and adventure enthusiast for the last 10+ years. I love to explore the lesser known places. And during these adventure programs, I ...

  • Dr. Rajesh Kumar Chandel – Gyan Ganga International School, Jabalpur
    Thursday January 25th, 2018

    Founded in 2000, Gyan Ganga International School, Jabalpur has Dr. Rajesh Kumar Chandel at its helm as Principal. The school is a part of Sanskardhani and guides students to balance physical, emotional, social, and spiritual growth along with academics. It follows the CBSE curriculum.  Dr. Rajesh Kumar Chandel with former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee   Finance, Leadership Skills and ...

  • Asha Prabhakar – Bal Bharathi Public School, Noida
    Thursday January 25th, 2018

    “Deep learning experiences make the students value the wonders of the world and learn, unlearn and relearn so that they are never behind their times.” Bal Bharathi Public School, Noida, functions around this theme and creates an environment where students excel not only in scholastic activities but also develop intellectual capacities and skills to serve the ...

  • N Basheer Ahamed – Indian Abacus Pvt Ltd, Chennai
    Thursday January 25th, 2018

    Do you notice reluctance and fear among your children when it comes to working on Math? Here is some good news for you – Indian Abacus products. Indian Abacus helps students work mental calculations with higher speed with accuracy. Mr. N. Basheer Ahamed, Inventor, Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Abacus Pvt Ltd, Chennai, who has rich ...

  • Nandita Sahu- Ecole Globale International Girls’ School – Dehradun
    Wednesday January 24th, 2018

    “Every girl has the right to determine her own destiny.” It is this motto, Ecole Globale International Girls’ School in Dehradun, Uttarakhand was started with, on 14th April 2012. The school believes that “individual choices matter and as such has been designed to offer an infinite range of opportunities for every student to explore her ...

  • Priyanka Prabhakar – CocoMoco Kids
    Thursday December 28th, 2017

    Cocomoco Kids is an educational games start-up based in Kalkaji, New Delhi. Armed with a background in digital advertising, Priyanka Prabhakar partnered with Shitij, an Engineer running an eLearning content firm. Their shared love for Travel and Geography resulted in Cocomoco Kids which makes travel inspired games, maps and DIY activities for kids in the ...

  • Pallavi Singh – Hindi lessons for foreigners, Mumbai
    Thursday December 28th, 2017

    Young female entrepreneur hired by the US State Department at the age of 23 This youngest speaker at TEDx believes that “To protect a language is to protect a human civilization” Pallavi Singh, a Hindi Teacher based in Mumbai focuses on Hindi Lessons for Foreigners, a one-of-its-kind initiative in India that’s aimed at training the expat community in ...

  • Heemal H Bhat – Hansraj Model School, New Delhi
    Thursday December 28th, 2017

    Started in 1966, Hansraj Model School (Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi), is part of the chain of schools started by the DAV College Trust and Management Society, the biggest non-government educational organization which manages over 780 educational institutions all over India and abroad.   The school follows CBSE curriculum from IX-XII and DAV Curriculum from Pre-School to VIII. As ...

  • Seema Sapru – The Heritage School, Kolkata
    Thursday December 28th, 2017

    The Heritage School, established in 2001, is an international day-boarding school based in Kolkata. It is a unique endeavour of the Kalyan Bharti Trust to recreate the ancient Gurukul tradition of India. The school offers a variety of curricula ranging from the national ICSE and ISC to the international IGCSE and IBDP. Seema Sapru is ...

  • PAUL P. V – Hermann Gmeiner School, Varanasi
    Thursday December 28th, 2017

    Hermann Gmeiner School, a co-educational school based in Varanasi since 1990 is a child centered/care based school managed and run by SOS Children’s Villages of India, New Delhi. Mr. Paul P. V. has headed the institution since 28 June 2007. Affiliated to CBSE, the primary focus of the school is to care for abandoned and ...

  • Kalpana Mohan – PNC COGNITIO SCHOOL, Bangalore
    Wednesday November 29th, 2017

    PNC Cognitio (PNCCS), established in 2016, is an International school based in Whitefield Bengaluru which was started with an aim to be a school that has an Indian mission with a global vision.         Headed by Kalpana Mohan as its Academic Director, the school follows the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), a department of the University of ...

  • Lamiya Shums – Anand Niketan Shilaj – Ahmedabad
    Wednesday November 29th, 2017

    Anand Niketan Shilaj Campus, established in 1996, is an Ahmedabad-based, English Medium, Co-Educational School affiliated to ICSE and ISC Board. Lamiya Shums, the current Director of Anand Niketan Shilaj has been associated with the Anand Niketan group of schools for over 11 years now. Ms. Shums says, “Anand Niketan has been around long enough to know ...

  • Vidya Shankar – Cascade Family Learning Society, Chennai
    Wednesday November 29th, 2017

    Cascade Montessori was started in January 2011 in Chennai with just two children, as their parents wanted something different from a traditional school. Later, the name of the school began to spread and more kids started joining. The motive behind starting the school was to help children to learn freely without fear. The parents help as ...

  • Dr. Sunita Swaraj – The Heritage School, New Delhi
    Wednesday November 29th, 2017

    The Heritage School, Vasant Kunj, headed by Dr. Sunita Swaraj as its Principal, has carved a niche for itself for its academic reputation and infrastructure apart from its concentration on students who need special care and those who are from economically weaker sections of society.   Co-curricular activities, sports education, conflict resolution, leadership and management and parent involvement ...

  • Sreekala G Kumar – BGS National Public School, Bangalore
    Wednesday November 29th, 2017

    BGS National Public School was founded by Pontiff His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Balagangadaranatha Swamiji of Adhichunchanagiri Math, who over the past has strived hard to promote educational institutions of international stature. Sri Adhichunchanagiri education trust is running over 350 educational institutions including Medical and Engineering colleges. BGS National Public School affiliated to CBSE is one ...

  • Dr. B Gayethri Devi – Little Flower Public School, Bengaluru
    Wednesday November 29th, 2017

    Little Flower Public School, based in Bangalore is affiliated to the CISCE Board. Dr.Mrs. B Gayethri Devi, associated with the school since 2001, is the current Principal. Dr.Mrs. B Gayethri Devi – Principal She says, “The team at Little Flower Public school believes that different testing tools must be adopted to test the calibre of a child rather ...

  • Shalini Mehrotra – Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar, Haryana
    Wednesday November 29th, 2017

    Vidya Devi Jindal School, a leading girls’ residential school in Hisar, Haryana, was founded in 1984 and offers a unique rounded education to help students pursue their dreams to succeed in future. The school is highly creative, innovative, kindling curiosity in girls, developing their passions and encouraging them to try new things.   The school has currently ...

  • A.K. SINGH – Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi
    Friday November 24th, 2017

    Jawahar Vidya Mandir, a co-educational English medium school based in Ranchi, is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi and is managed by Jawahar Vidya Mandir Education Society, Ranchi. The school is headed by Mr. A.K. SINGH whose 38-year-long association with the school bears testimony to his passion for the school. Mr. Singh speaks ...

  • Priyanka Khandelwal Gupta – PROGRESSIVE EDGE Pre-School, Pune
    Thursday November 02nd, 2017

    Priyanka Khandelwal Gupta, an engineer by qualification, a serial entrepreneur and zealous Training Consultant in Life Skills, is the founder of Progressive Edge, a Pune based pre-school with centres in Baner and Koregaon Park. Importance of Preschool Education Ms. Gupta says, “90% of the brain develops by the age of 6. Early years of life is the time ...

  • Shanthi Menon – The Deens Academy, Bangalore
    Thursday November 02nd, 2017

    The Deens Academy, located in Whitefield, Bengaluru, was founded in 2006 and has Ms.Shanthi Menon as Founder Principal of the school for the last 11 years.     The English-medium school offers a very conducive learning and teaching experience for students and teachers with its sprawling acreage, landscape, quiet neighbourhood, spacious buildings, ventilated classrooms apart from greenery all ...

  • Jayalaxmi Damle – Sneha Shikshana Samsthe, Sullia, Dakshina Kannada
    Thursday November 02nd, 2017

    Sneha Shikshana Samsthe, located at Sullia along the belt of the scenic Malnad region was established in 1996 and has grown over the years giving quality education at primary and high school levels, says Jayalaxmi Damle, Principal. The school is for education in regional language at foundation level as it believes that learning becomes complacent and effective ...

  • Sarala Minni – Kahaniwali Nani – Storyteller
    Tuesday October 17th, 2017

    A Bangalorean, 61 year old Sarla Minni, better known as Kahaniwali Nani to 10,000 eager listeners sets a perfect example that if you have a vision and a will and can use the modern technology wisely you can definitely do wonders. At an age when most people complain about petty things in life, about loneliness ...

  • Santhakumari – Shree Sarasswathi Vidhyaah Mandheer, Coimbatore
    Tuesday October 17th, 2017

    Shree Sarasswathi Vidhyaah Mandheer, Mettupalyam, Tamil Nadu, started as a play school in 1988, has evolved into a major educational institution with more than 2100 students and 190 staff members. The institution follows CBSE syllabus and offers education through English medium. The school aims at instilling confidence, simplicity, charity, strength of character and fearlessness, besides ...

  • Paul Machado – Campion School, Mumbai
    Monday October 16th, 2017

    Set in Colaba, Mumbai and founded in January 1943, Campion School is one of India’s leading schools for boys. Campion School follows ICSE Board and is currently headed by Paul Machado as its Principal, who has been associated with the school since 2003.     Machado believes in an upbeat, welcoming solution-oriented, no blame, professional environment and all ...

  • Sudha Goyal – Scottish High International School, Gurgaon
    Monday October 16th, 2017

    With an imposing structure and huge landscape, a feast to the eyes, Scottish High International School in Gurgaon is unique in providing quality education through practical and application based teaching. An ISO certified school, it maintains high quality of safe and healthy environment to the beautiful, distinctively accomplished, extensively inquisitive, and knowledgeable learners. High level ...

  • Dr. Lavanya Mithran – Bishop Cotton Girls’ School, Bengaluru
    Monday October 16th, 2017

    Bishop Cotton Girls’ School, located in Bengaluru, Karnataka, works towards empowerment of girls, gender equality and achieving greater heights of excellence. The school teaches students not only academics but also to assess the society and emerge as confident young women. The school was established in 1865 and has Dr. Lavanya Mithran at the helm as ...

  • Neelam Singh – Sunshine Prep./High School – Muzaffarpur, Bihar
    Tuesday September 19th, 2017

    Sunshine Prep./High School located in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, headed by Mrs. Neelam Singh as the Principal, is functioning under The Sunshine Educational And Cultural Development Society’ registered under Society Act 21, 1860 with motto to impart quality education since 1984 & following CBSE, NCERT Syllabus with English medium except Hindi & Sanskrit. Mrs. Neelam Singh joined Sunshine ...

  • T.V. Ramprasadh & Indira Kadambi, eAmbalam and Life Art Education K-12, Chennai
    Tuesday September 19th, 2017

    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 ...

  • R.Meenakshi – Vaels International School​, Chennai
    Tuesday September 19th, 2017

    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 ...

  • Norina Fernandes – Lilavatibai Podar High School, Mumbai
    Tuesday September 19th, 2017

    Lilavatibai Podar high School is located in Mumbai and is functioning with the mission to co-write the future of students and society. Focusing on co-existence between mankind and nature which is absolutely essential for the “peaceful and sustainable development anywhere” the school promotes positive attitudes among students to offer great opportunities irrespective of their race, ...

  • Samik Ghosh – Candor International School, Bangalore
    Tuesday September 19th, 2017

    Candor International School, established in Bangalore and functioning since August 2011, works towards infusing openness, honesty, frankness, purity, and integrity among students. The school maintains the “standards and demands of an international school” and provides the students a “family-like environment.” Freedom of expression and various channels to express one’s skills are the important features of ...

  • Meeta Sharma – Mody School, Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan
    Tuesday September 19th, 2017

    Mody School, an exclusive English medium residential school for girls is functioning at Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan. The school, with its global outlook, helps students to develop open-mindedness and understanding. Students learn to be “responsible, productive and creative citizens of the world and cultivate in them the skills to think globally, reason critically and communicate effectively.” Ms. Meeta ...

  • Sonam Wangchuk – Engineer turned education reformer – Ladakh
    Thursday September 07th, 2017

    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. SECMOL campus runs on solar energy and ...

  • Shaiju Cheriya Kummeri – Parent Eye, Bangalore
    Monday September 04th, 2017

    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. In keeping with the growing needs for digital communication in school communities, Parent Eye was launched. The app instantly communicates regular ...

  • Manisha Lilani – The Vatsalya School, Pune
    Thursday August 24th, 2017

    Hailing from an educated family from Mumbai, mostly with teachers and engineers, 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 ...

  • Shri Pravin Godkhindi – Eminent Flutist
    Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

    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. He became so ...

  • Ritesh Singh – Eckovation Solution, New Delhi
    Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

    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. It is a combination of various ideas by the stakeholders who ...

  • Dr. Md. Athar – Kendriya Vidyalaya, Samastipur
    Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

    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. Dr. Md. ...

  • Poly Pattanaik – Mother’s Public School, Bhubaneswar
    Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

    Mother’s Public School, situated in Unit 1, 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.” The school also works on ...

  • Ali Asgar Kagzi – Genext Students, Mumbai
    Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

    Genext Students, from Mumbai, is India’s No.1 Hybrid Tutoring Platform and has the benefit of combining private tutoring with technology enabled learning. Online and offline content along with very high quality home tutors is available at the doorstep of students with features such as “tutor discovery, search, and allocation happens through technology, the last mile ...

  • Amol Gulhane & Pratik Pravin Deshmukh – Robolab Technologies, Pune
    Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

    Robolab Technologies from Pune attempts to change the educational facilities available in India, help students exhibit their skills, implement their ideas and “to create employment for the youth.”The firm works on the vision “empower people by bringing technology to masses.” Pratik Pravin Deshmukh is the co-founder and director of the firm with the right mix of ...

  • Bhargavi A.R. – Fundamentor, Bangalore
    Wednesday August 23rd, 2017

    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. The methods used help children enjoy and develop effective aptitude. Life skills to bridge the gap between academics and professional success are developed and the product is among the top ...

  • Bindu Modi – Satya Special School, Pondicherry
    Monday August 21st, 2017

    Satya Special School is a Pondicherry based non- profit organization working with the differently abled population from the age group of as young as 2 month old babies,to adults as old as 40 +. Satya Special School started in 2003 with as few as 20 students and today has about 700 children, and 7 centers ...

  • Ravinder Arora – Purti Special Education School, Delhi
    Monday August 21st, 2017

    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. Purti Special Education school emulates a regular school environment without the pressure of ...

  • Jurgen Van Duffel – Scuba Loving Dive & Travel
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    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, ...

  • A. Murali Mukund – Jubilee Hills Public School, Hyderabad
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    Jubilee Hills Public School Hyderabad was founded 30 years ago by Philanthropies who wished to provide education to the society. Sri A. Murali Mukund has been the Chairman of the school for the last 10 years. He says, “Our school is one of the most sought after school in Telangana state.” The Vision Mr. Mukund states, “Our school’s vision ...

  • Asmi Gandhi – Olive Green Kids School, Ahmedabad
    Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    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 ran her own pre-school for over 20 years before this. She talks to us about her life, her experiences and more. Significance of ...