Mr. Ramanan Ramanathan
Former (First) Mission Director Atal Innovation Mission
Former Additional Secretary at NITI Aayog
Mr. Ashok Kumar Pandey
Ahlcon Group of Schools – Delhi
Chairperson – Council for GCED
Mr. A P Sharma
Principal – Director
Kundan Vidya Mandir, Ludhiana
(National Award by The President of India)
Lt. Col. Avinash Singh
Rajkumar College, Raipur
Dr. Anirudh Gupta
DCM Group of Institutions
Dr. Kulbhushan Sharma
National Independent Schools Alliance
Mr. Amol Arora
Vice Chairperson &
Shemrock & Shemford Group of Schools
Mr. Premchand Palety
Dr. S K Rathor
& Managing Director
Sanfort Group of Schools
Mr. Siddharth Rajgarhia
Delhi Public School
Nasik, Varanasi, & Lava Nagpur
Mr. Pritam Kumar Agrawal
Hello Kids Chain of Preschools
Mr. Shobhan Soi
Mr. Sanjay Radhakrishnan
Chief Strategy and Business Excellence
Ramanan’s joined TCS in 1981 after graduating from IIT Mumbai in Electrical Engg and played an instrumental role in the growth of TCS with a variety of responsibilities ranging from product development, technical marketing, global business development, and general management of large centers of TCS.
R Ramanan was previously Managing Director & CEO of CMC Ltd, a subsidiary of the globally acclaimed Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Ramanan led CMC’s rapid transformation from a domestic government organization to a global IT private sector organization.
Ramanan is the Mission Director of the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) – a flagship national Innovation initiative of the Prime Minister and the Government of India of India under the NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India). AIM’s goals are to establish and promote a vibrant culture of innovation and entrepreneurship nationwide.
As the Mission Director of AIM, Ramanan has been instrumental to date in the launch and execution of several nationwide innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives.
Thirty-five years dedicated to young minds, last 23 years as principal, itself is explanatory on the experience of Ashok Kr. Pandey.
Ashok Kr. Pandey has worked with several prestigious organizations such as Rotary Public School, Gurgaon; Mayo College, Ajmer; International Indian School, Dammam, Saudi Arabia; Amity International School, Noida and Delhi Public School, Jammu. All these organizations have shaped his understanding of education, teaching-learning and teacher-student relationship in a big way.
• Listed in the “Top 100 Great People Managers” by Forbes India, Oct 2020.
• Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Education by Maharishi Patanjal Vidya Mandir, Allahabad, 2017
• Life Time Achievement Award for promoting Value-based education, Health, Literacy, Ecology and Interfaith activities from Judah Hyam Synagogue, Jewish Welfare Association, 2014.
• Recipient of National Award by Hon’ble President of India, 2012.
• Recipient of ‘CBSE Award’ for contribution in Education, by Hon’ble Minister of HRD – 2008
National Awardee -by President of India. CBSE Awardee. Recognized by NCERT ,School was awarded as most Innovative School in Country. DCW Awardee for women empowerment. Global teacher award. Resource person conducted 300+workshops& Webinars, Authored many articles in leading magazines & newspapers . Parenting expert, Education Strategist. I always explore to put in the practices , which encourage pupil to observe-infer-reflect-create-co-create.
Col Avinash Singh (Veteran), Principal of Rajkumar College, Raipur (CG) is an alumnus of Indian Military Academy. He has been an instructor at Armoured Corps Centre & School and has also graduated from the prestigious Defence Services Staff College.
He has held an important and sensitive appointment with Army including that of the head of Operations branch of the Baramulla Division of the Army. After taking premature retirement from the Army he joined Rajkumar College, Raipur (CG) in 2007.
Anirudh Gupta Sir is also leading Educationist. He is the CEO of the renowned D C M Group of Institutions, which has branches in various parts of Punjab and Haryana, and is a leading charitable organization serving the cause of education since last 67 years. He has already been conferred with lot of prestigious awards like National Award for Excellence in Education, Young Entrepreneur Award etc. Besides this, he has been awarded appreciation awards by the Chief Ministers of Punjab, Delhi and Gujrat for various philanthropic works.
Kulbhushan is President, Federation of Private Schools Association, Haryana. He is also President of National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA), State President of Patriotic Forum of India and State Working President of National Human Rights Protection Organisation. Previously, he has been general council member of the ‘Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan’ and member of the School Education Rules Review Committee.
Mr. Amol Arora (B.E. – Delhi College of Engineering), MBA (University of California, Irvine, USA), P.G. Researcher in Education Leadership & Management at University of Nottingham, (UK) is the Vice-Chairman & Managing Director of SHEMROCK & SHEMFORD Group of Schools. Mr. Amol Arora, the prime force behind the growth of SHEMROCK Preschools, is a visionary, who with his technical knowledge & expertise has helped transfer the same stress-free and fun-filled learning environment to his Chain of Senior Schools – SHEMFORD Futuristic Schools. He has been honoured with several prestigious awards like “Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education” at the South Asia Education Summit Awards 2015, the “Indo Global Outstanding Contribution in Education Award” at the International Education and Leadership Summit Awards 2016 and many more. He has been a speaker at many esteemed National & International Educational Conferences & Seminars like HITSA Education Conference (Estonia), Bett Leadership Summits (Singapore & Abu Dhabi), Learning & Teaching Expo (Hong Kong).
Premchand Palety is the founder, Chief Executive of C fore, a multidisciplinary research organization. He has vast experience in market research, opinion research, election surveys and performance appraisal studies of education institutes. For last two decades he has been writing on education especially management education and his articles have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Mint, Outlook, Business Today, Business Standard, Business World and Hindustan Times. In 2002 he authored a book on best business schools in India published by Penguin. He has been a columnist for Mint since its launch for over 2 years. He has also been a columnist and contributing editor of The Wall street Journal. He was also member of the management and Technology committee of the National Board of Accreditation where he contributed in revamping the accreditation methodology of higher education institutions in India. He also pioneered school ranking in India.In 2014 he was given special award by Higher Education Forum(HEF) for outstanding contribution to Teaching and Education.
Dr. S. K. Rathor PhD, M.Sc. & M.Phil. in Physics and MBA in marketing started his career as Computer Engineer in one of the top IT Company of the country in 1991. After four and half years of his services he established and successfully ran his own Computer Company but his undying passion towards education, inspired him to venture into early year education. He started first preschool in 1999 and his vision to establish an unique learning system for the pre schools made him travelled to several countries to understand and explore different preschool education systems. His in-depth research on early year education inspired him to adopt U.K. concept of preschool education. Dr. S. K. Rathor is decorated with “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” for his contribution in the field of education and is awarded as “The Most Successful Educationist in Early Childhood Education”. He is a well-known name in the field of education today and his Success Story is telecasted on ABP News.
Pritam Kumar Agarwal, Founder & Director, Started with 1st Hello Kids Preschool Centre at Bangalore (2005) and currently runs a robust franchise network with over 690+ preschools across India, Nepal and Bangladesh. A passionate early childhood edupreneur with 15+ years of experience, travelled across the length and breadth of the country to understand the preschool industry in India. A very active & Committed member of Early Childhood Association,(ECA) India.
Early Childhood Education expert. Received 4 national awards for work in Early Childhood. Currently CEO CLAY Pre Schools and Education Network. Clay is a Pre School chain having more than 10 branches across various states of North India and is recognized for best curriculum and state of the art infrastructure.
Sanjay joined the Tata ClassEdge team in 2010. He currently heads the Strategy, Quality, Service (B2B) and Supply Chain function. Prior to this he was leading the Sales, Marketing and Operations function for Tata ClassEdge for B2B.
He has published a white paper on “Technology Integration into Classroom Teaching”. He is also the lead faculty for the Principal Leadership Program and has conducted more than 65 such sessions in the last four years, which have been attended by more than 2500 leading principals across the country. He also was invited by NCERT to make a presentation on this subject.
In January 2020, along with Tata Institute of Social sciences faculty, made a paper presentation on ‘Framework for ICT and Education Integration in Indian Secondary Schools’.