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In conversation with Veena Sundaramurthy, Founder Director, Caprics Learning Lab

An exclusive interview with Mrs Veena Sundaramurthy, the Founder Director of  Caprics Learning Lab

By D.Raghavendra for ET TECH X, March 31, 2024

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

                                  – William Butler Yeats

In the realm of education, there exists a profound philosophy that transcends mere accumulation of knowledge. It’s not about filling a vessel with facts and figures but rather igniting a passion for learning that burns brightly within each individual. This sentiment encapsulates the essence of our interview today as we delve into the visionary journey of Mrs Veena Sundaramurthy, the Founder Director of  Caprics Learning Lab. Her journey began with a vision to redefine how learning takes place. Her expertise in Curriculum development and technology, and passion for education laid the foundation for what Caprics stands for today.

Veena Sundaramurthy, alumni of IIM-C envisioned a space where education goes beyond traditional boundaries, where students are not just recipients of information but active participants in their own intellectual growth. In this insightful conversation, Veena Sundaramurthy graciously shares the Journey of becoming a Successful Entrepreneur.

What are some insights into the strategy or vision of Caprics Learning Lab?

At Caprics Learning Lab, our commitment lies in leading innovations in pedagogy. We strive to create a curriculum that seamlessly blends traditional teaching methods with cutting-edge technologies, incorporating diverse educational approaches. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive and dynamic learning experience for children while leveraging technology as a vital tool to support and enhance teaching practices, enriching the educational journey for both educators and students alike.

Sankara K, Founder Director of Caprics Learning Lab

How do you differentiate Caprics curriculum from the rest in the market?

What sets Caprics curriculum apart is its adaptability. We continuously adapt our curriculum to stay abreast of emerging trends, technologies, and global challenges. Moreover, Caprics provides innovative assessment tools designed to offer comprehensive insights into student progress. These tools go beyond traditional assessments, offering a holistic evaluation of students’ skills and capabilities. Additionally, we offer a range of school management tools, including ERP systems and parental engagement platforms, to streamline administrative tasks and enhance communication between stakeholders. These tools empower schools to optimize their operations and provide a seamless learning experience for students.

What was the inspiration that started your journey?

Our journey at Caprics Learning Lab is inspired by our profound commitment to making a significant difference in the lives of children. Understanding that the curriculum forms the cornerstone of any educational foundation, we are driven to revolutionize the learning experience for children through the innovative use of technology. With a shared belief in the transformative power of education, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality curriculum for every school.

Have you noticed any significant progress with students after utilising Caprics curriculum?

We have observed significant progress among students after implementing the Caprics curriculum. Through our personalized approach and focus on holistic development, students have shown improvement in various skills and competencies. Our curriculum equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed academically and socially

How is your teacher training academy helping teachers in supporting students with special educational needs?

Our teacher training program at Caprics Learning Lab is dedicated that equips teachers with the latest pedagogical techniques, strategies, and tools necessary to create an inclusive learning environment where every student can thrive. We provide teachers with insights into individualized education plans (IEPs), differentiated instruction, and assistive technologies to better support students with diverse learning needs. Additionally, we conduct regular audits and assessments to ensure that the curriculum and teaching methods are effectively meeting the needs of students.

Can you share the success story of your organisation?

Our success is evident in the tangible changes witnessed in every classroom and the positive impact felt by every child within those classrooms. Through our innovative curriculum and ongoing support, we have witnessed significant growth in the admissions of Caprics-affiliated schools over the years.

Furthermore, our efforts have led to the elevation of educational standards across these schools. By empowering educators with the necessary tools, resources, and expertise, we have contributed to raising the overall quality of education provided by the schools.

Overall, this success story exemplifies the transformative power of the Caprics approach to education. It demonstrates our commitment to fostering excellence in teaching and learning, ultimately benefiting students, educators, and the wider community.

As a Founder Director, what are your priorities for Caprics Learning Lab as you look to the future?

As the Founder Director of Caprics Learning Lab, my foremost goal is to cultivate a love for learning among children. It’s imperative that we sustain our commitment to providing top-tier education that adapts to the ever-changing demands of both students and educators. Additionally, I am dedicated to propelling Caprics into a prominent position as an educational leader, not only within India but also on a global platform. In pursuit of these objectives, we envision technology playing a pivotal role in our endeavours. We aspire to revolutionize the educational landscape, ensuring that Caprics remains at the forefront of innovation and excellence in education.

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