Expert Committee



Ms. Anuradha Prabhudesai,
Counseling Psychologist & MBTI Practitioner


Anuradha specializes in vocational guidance and career counseling and is a walking encyclopedia of various courses, colleges, and career options. Along with regular career guidance, she has also developed specialized career guidance modules for children with Learning Disabilities as well as Intellectual Deficits.



Ms. Shital Ravi,
Counseling Psychologist


As a psychologist, Shital's forte lies in personality assessments, psychometric evaluations, individual counseling and therapy. She has considerable experience in child and adolescent psychotherapy. She is also the head psychologist at Bhaktivedanta Swami Mission School, and has spear-headed and managed inclusive education and counselling at the school for the last 18 years.



Ms Samindara Sawant,
Clinical Psychology


Samindara specializes in psycho-diagnostics and clinical assessments and has considerable experience in child, adolescent, marriage as well as family psychotherapy. Samindara has extensive experience in conducting workshops and training and has worked with various populations like students, parents, employees, teachers and so forth. She is also experienced in competency mapping, assessment and development centers, performance management, competency development, psychometric test development and so forth.



Ms. Radika Kulkarni,
Counseling Psychologist


Radhika has a Masters in Counseling Psychology. She has an acute inclination toward psychometric evaluations - assessments, Career guidance and counseling brought together with her love for children and education. She strives to widen her strengths through constant learning and dedication.

Counsellors



Mr. C.S.Satish,
B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed.,
Primary, Secondary & Senior Secondary Level


Mr. C.S. Satish has retired from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan after rendering 34 years of service. He has taught Mathematics to primary, secondary and senior secondary students. He possesses excellent subject knowledge and a real enthusiasm for mathematics. He has created comprehensive lesson plans incorporating various methods of teaching to ensure students are actively engaged and understand the subject. He has acted as a facilitator, allowing the students to offer suggestions and solve problems differently on their own.

He is a committed educationist and has a passion for learning. He constantly reads new materials to update his knowledge base. He has gained knowledge in life skill training and curriculum development. He has also been on the interview panel for recruitment of teachers at various schools.



Kamakshi Suresh,
B.A (History, Economics, Pol. Science)
M.A (History), B.Ed. (History, English)
Secondary Level


Ms. Kamakshi Suresh has a Master’s degree in History. She has been a passionate educator who loves to share knowledge in a way that motivates students. At KV, she was a History teacher to students at secondary level.

She has facilitated classroom discussions that encourage participation and critical thought. She believes that letting students get interested in history is the best way to teach them to become better learners. Some days she needed to lecture, her favorite way to teach is through debate and discussion and by letting students explore history through group projects. Her knowledge and experience has helped her become an Academic Counsellor for CPPDPT program of IGNOU. She was a Master Trainer of the CCE Program and also trained teachers in the basic program.



Kamalakshi Agarwala,
B.Ed., M.A (History)
Secondary Level


Ms. Kamalakshi retired from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan after rendering 31 years of service. She has been a Social Science teacher at KV For students at secondary level.

She is dedicated to helping studentsachieve their full academic and personal potential. She keeps abreast of current events and initiated spirited, respectful debates amongst students. She has encouraged participation of students in classroom discussions and activities. She has informed students of various learning opportunities and prepared them for formal debates and other events. She has been instrumental in training students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for Youth Parliament competitions at regional and zonal levels. She was a Master Trainer for Integrated Teaching of Social Science in Bengaluru region. She also worked as Additional Head Examiner for Class X CBSE Evaluation and has been on interview panels for teacher recruitment at various schools



Mr. M. Mahadevan,
MA (Hons) in Mathematics, M.Ed.
Senior Secondary Level


Mr. M Mahadevan has a degree in M.A (Hons) in Mathematics. He has a track record of successfully teaching secondary and senior secondary students at Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for 39 years.

He has the professional skills and subject knowledge needed in the key areas of mathematics. He takes profound interest in improving mathematical skills in students by adopting innovative student-centred teaching methods to help develop an interest in the subject and make difficult concepts easy. He is highly adept at presenting math concepts in a way that is clear, simple and engaging. As a Resource Person, Associate Director and Director, his expertise is highly treasured in motivating and training secondary and senior secondary mathematics teachers. He was a Resource Person in life skill training for the teachers. He also holds the post of General Secretary of Association of Mathematics teachers of India. He has published articles in various journals and organized conferences for NCERT and DST. He was also a member in interview panels for recruitment of teachers, principals and other administrative posts in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. He has also mentored teachers of Mathematics Department affiliated to CBSE, ICSE and State Boards.



Mr. R. Nagarajan,
Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) Commerce
Secondary & Senior Secondary Level


Mr. R. Nagarajan retired from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan after rendering 27 years of service. He has taught Mathematics at secondary level and Accountancy and Business Studies at senior secondary level.

He firmly believes that the purpose of education is to prepare students for life. He drew on various methodologies in classroom instructions, including: demonstrations, lectures and discussions. His subject knowledge and years of experience has given him the confidence to explain clearly all the mathematical concepts to his students and solve equations easily. He works along with students and gives them the motivation to identify where they went wrong and keep working on the problem until they find the right answer. He also uses multiple teaching methods and modifies teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs. He had the honour of being awarded for his service at KV by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. He was also part of interview panels for recruitment of teachers. He was associated with NIOS as OSD and secrecy officer.



Mr. K L Nagaraju,
MA (English), MA (Psychology), M.Ed
Secondary & Senior Secondary Level


Mr. K L Nagaraju has a Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance & Counselling, NCERT. He has a record of successfully teaching English at Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and has been teaching children of all ages for over 40 years. He has taught primary, secondary and senior secondary students.

Mr. K L Nagaraju has taught in various Kendriya Vidyalaya schools across the country. He has extensive training and teaching experience with the CBSE curriculum. He is a passionate educator who creates an inclusive classroom by catering to his students’ needs. He has enjoyed teaching and supporting students and has impacted lives within Kendriya Vidyalaya schools as well as the wider community. He has held leadership positions as a Principal in Kendriya Vidyalaya and Navodaya Vidyalaya. He has also mentored teachers, improved the quality of teaching and conducted teacher training workshops.



Mr. G.Eshwarappa,
M.Sc (Zoology) B.Ed., TGT Science
PGDGC (Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling)
Secondary level


Mr.G. Eshwarappa has a Post Graduate degree in Zoology. He has a record of teaching in Kendriya Vidyalaya for 38 years. He has taught Science to students at secondary level from class V to X. He has also worked as a Principal at a private school post retirement.

His innovative and interactive teaching and learning strategies have helped students to develop a curiosity and inquisitiveness for studies. Through lab experiments, field trips, discussions, projects he encourages students to explore the natural world around them and learn new and evolving scientific theories. He has contributed in training and mentoring teachers of the Science Department affiliated to CBSE, ICSE and State Board schools. He has also been trained in imparting life skills program to the students. His contribution as a resource person for training teachers is also equally appreciated. He has also been on the interview panel for recruitment of teachers at various schools.



Ms. Poornima Kumaraswamy,
M.Sc., M.Ed., PGT (Biology)
Secondary & Senior Secondary Level


Ms. Poornima Kumaraswamy has a post graduate degree in Biology. She taught at Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for 25 years. Post retirement, she also held the position of Vice-Principal at a private school.

She constantly encourages and mentors students to pursue not only academic excellence, but to also be creative individuals. She stresses the importance of being creative and resourceful to engage students through a variety of teaching techniques. While teaching students, she tries to link scientific concepts with phenomena observed in everyday life. She is associated with Academy of Creative teaching for academic audit and content enrichment for various schools. She has been on interview panels for teacher recruitment. She has contributed in training and mentoring teachers of the Science Department affiliated to CBSE, ICSE and State boards. She has worked with ERA foundation and METAI technologies in the preparation of MCQs for competitive examinations.



Ms. Prabha Diwakar,
B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A (English), PGDTE (CIEFL) HYD, TGT Science
Senior Secondary Level


Ms. Prabha Diwakar has a record of successful teaching at Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for 27 years. She has taught students at primary, secondary and senior secondary levels.

She is committed to creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating and encouraging to students. Ms. Prabha Diwakar was awarded the Best Science Teacher Award in 2012. She was also selected by Microsoft to attend a program in Brazil. She has also been a resource person to train primary teachers. She has gained knowledge in life skill training and curriculum development. She has also been on interview panels for recruitment of teachers.



Mr. Rahamatullah Khan Rayachit,
M.Sc., M.Ed. in Mathematics
Primary & Secondary & Senior Secondary Level


Mr. Rahamatullah Khan has a Master’s Degree in Mathematics. He has a record of successful teaching at Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for 32 years.

Mr. RR Khan was part of NCERT and CBSE committees. He is experienced in developing mathematics curriculum for secondary and senior secondary level as well as conducting teach training programs. He has also been on interview panels for recruitment of teachers. He is an enthusiastic, committed educator with innate ability to understand and motivate students. He also mentors teachers of the Mathematics Department affiliated to CBSE, ICSE and State Boards.



Mrs. Ramani Thyagarajan,
M.Sc, M.Ed.
Secondary & Senior Secondary Level


Mrs. Ramani T has sincerely served Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan as a Principal for 21 years. She also has a rich teaching and administrative experience. She has an experience of 10 years in teaching and 8 years as an administrator in private schools.

Mrs. Ramani with her innovative teaching strategies has been very successful in training secondary and senior secondary teachers of Science and Physics. She likes to stay updated with the latest technology and scientific discoveries. In addition to this, she has also upgraded her education by attending various lectures and seminars from time to time. She has collaborated with over 100 schools under Chinmaya Mission to organize teacher empowerment programs for curricular and co-curricular subjects. She has organized personality development programs, adventure and seva camps For students. She has prepared MCQs for competitive examinations and has also been on interview panels for recruitment of teachers at various schools.



Dr. R. Sobha Rani,
M.A, M.Ed., Ph.D. (Hindi), PGT
Senior Secondary Level


Dr. R. Sobha Rani has retired from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan after rendering 31 years of sincere service. She has taught Hindi to secondary students. She has also worked with Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangatan for 7 years.

She has exceptional knowledge of language teaching methods and methodology. She has strong grasp of Hindi teaching practices and has extraordinary language teaching abilities. She has set up classroom debates and oral presentations to encourage use of language skills. She has also participated in educational conferences and Teacher Training workshops. Post retirement Dr. Sobha is working as a visiting professor at Animaster Degree College...



Ms. Sudha Kaushik,
MA (Hindi and Sanskrit), PGT Hindi
Senior Secondary Level


Ms. Sudha Kaushik has a Post Graduate degree in Hindi and Sanskrit. She has a track record of successfully teaching at Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for over 3 decades. She has been teaching children of all ages.

Her diverse communication and instructional skills has helped her inculcate a love for the language among students. She demonstrates high proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Hindi and Sanskrit languages. With these skills, she creates an environment For students to learn effectively. She has also been on interview panels for recruitment of teachers at various schools. Her experience has led her to become a trainer and mentor for teachers in the Hindi Department at various CBSE, ICSE and State Board schools. She was associated with NIOS as OSD. In her spare time she conducts various activities for Centre for Art, Craft and Music.



Mrs. Sreedevi Warrier,
B.Sc., B.Ed., MA (English), PGT
Primary & Secondary & Senior Secondary Level


Mrs. Sreedevi Warrier retired from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan after rendering 39 years of sincere service. She has taught primary, secondary and senior secondary students.

Mrs. Sreedevi through her innovative teaching methodologies has been successful in developing communicative skills and instilling love for English Language among the students. As a Resource Person, her expertise in training primary, secondary and senior secondary English teachers is appreciated. She was also a member in the interview panel for recruitment of teachers and various administrative posts.
She is associated with Academy of Creative teaching for academic audit and content enrichment for various schools. She has also trained teachers of schools associated with Macmillan Group. She has been bestowed with the prestigious Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan National Incentive Award in 2009. She has also received certificate of appreciation from the Ambassador of Kathmandu. She has trained and mentored teachers of the English Department affiliated to CBSE, ICSE and State Boards.



Vasantha Kumari,
B.A (English Literature), B.Ed.(English and Special English),
Diploma (Teaching), Diploma (Home Science), MA (English)
Secondary & Senior Secondary Levels


Mrs. Vasantha Kumari has a teaching experience of 35 years. She has worked with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Army Primary School - Punjab, St. Mary’s Convent - Punjab, Mountain Home School - Coonoor, Our Lady of Fatima Convent - Punjab, Air Force School - Gwalior and Infant Jesus Culture College - Trichur.

Teaching has been always been her passion hence, she actively involves herself in every venture possible related to schools and children. She has been teaching English Language and Literature to students at primary, secondary and senior secondary levels. She researches new topic areas, maintains up-to-date subject knowledge, and devises and writes new curriculum materials. Her excellent communication skills and innovative teaching methodologies has helped her teach effectively and improved learners English language skills. Her teaching has helped in improving the standards and techniques used in teaching spoken English and other skills associated with English language. She has participated in, organized and coordinated events, extracurricular activities, such as outings, social activities and sporting events of various groups/houses.

She had indulged in handholding/academic auditing for 3 CBSE Schools under Renuka Sugar Mills in Havalga (Belgaum), Kokatnur (Gulbarga) and Minnoli also near Belgaum in the academic year 2014-2015 achieving excellent results in the board exams and further strengthening various aspects of running a school successfully. In the year 2015-2016, she had continued the same task for 2 MEC Schools of CBSE, ICSE and State boards in Bangalore and assisted them in overcoming their drawbacks, regularizing their work pattern, focusing on result oriented outcomes. She has also conducted workshops in English Language and orientation courses. She has also worked with Animaster College teaching General English & Additional English to classes of 1st & 3rd semester degree students.

Mrs. Kumari was also the Rotaract Club President and has undertaken activities to uplift lives in slum areas at Coimbatore.



Rajni Khoda,
B.Sc., B.Ed., MA (English)
Primary Level


Mrs. Rajni Khoda has retired from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and has a teaching experience of over 37 years. She has been teaching students at primary, secondary and senior secondary levels. She has also served as Vice Principal and I/c Principal in various KV schools. She has extensive teaching experience training a wide range of students and educators.

Rajni Khoda has also conducted training sessions for teachers under the Teacher Training Program. She has also been involved in Life Skill training programs. She has developed MCQs for competitive examinations and is also part of Curriculum Development program. She has also been on the interview panel for recruitment of teachers. She was also associated with National Institute of Open Schooling, under the ministry of HRD, New Delhi, as an Executive Officer.



Mrs. Jayashree LK,
B.Ed, MA, Shikshah (B.Ed in Hindi)
Primary & Secondary Level


Mrs. Jayashree LK, has retired from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. She has served for 30 years in the educational field with utmost dedication. She has taught primary, secondary and senior secondary students.

She has taken immense interest in improving basic communicative skills in students by adopting innovative child centered teaching methodology. She has successfully developed a passion and love for Hindi language among students with her innovative teaching strategies. Her challenge was to bring the underachievers into the mainstream in which she has been successful. As a Resource Person, her expertise was an asset in training the primary teachers.

She has completed a certificate course in Guidance and Counselling from IGNOU and has guided many students as the Academic Counsellor. She was also part of curriculum development and has been on interview panels for recruitment of teachers at various schools. She has contributed in training and mentoring teachers of the Hindi Department affiliated to CBSE, ICSE and State Boards.



Mrs. Geetha Nellikai,
M.Sc Physics, B.Ed
Senior Secondary Level


Mrs. Geetha Nellikai, has retired from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. She has successfully served as a Physics teacher for 40 years in the educational field and has taught senior secondary students. She also has administrative experience and has served as the Principal of Kendriya Vidyalaya and private CBSE and ICSE schools.

She is passionate about Science and has a sound understanding of scientific rules and methods. She has extensive experience teaching physics to 11th and 12th grade students. She has kept herself abreast of developments and research in the field of Physics, and has used it to ensure lessons are relevant. She has also provided extra support to students that required it, and has given more challenging tasks to those who are ahead of the class.

She has trained various teachers under the Teacher Training program and helped them in improving their teaching methodologies. She has also developed MCQs for various competitive examinations. With her immense knowledge, experiences and competencies, she has also involved in Curriculum Development. She was also a member in the interview panel for recruitment of teachers and administrative posts.



Mrs. Rama Balaji,
M.Sc (Mathematics)
Diploma in Guidance & Counselling
Secondary and Senior Secondary Level


Mrs. Rama Balaji has sincerely served Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan as a Mathematics teacher for 25 years. She has also worked with Naval Public School and Army Public School. She has taught Mathematics to students at secondary and senior secondary levels.

She has encouraged class discussion and maintained positive learning environment. She likes to teach her students in ways that will capture their attention and allow them to enjoy the subject matter. She inspires and motivates students to develop their mathematical and numeracy skills and also helps them in understanding the relevance of mathematics to daily life. She has reviewed curriculum needs and executed plans for improvement, and provided tutoring and additional support. She has also involved in developing and modifying the curriculum. She has also prepared MCQs for competitive examinations. She was also a member in the interview panel for recruitment of teachers.

Advisors



Mr SV Ranganath IAS,
Mentor


Shri.S.V.Ranganath is former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka. He is the non- executive Chairman of IFCI.

Shri Ranganath belongs to IAS (Karnataka-75) Cadre. He has worked as a Civil Servant in various capacities both in Government of India and Government of Karnataka.

He was the Chairman, Indian Coffee Board, Resident Director at Indian Investment Centre, Abu Dhabi, Principal Secretary to Chief Ministers of Karnataka, Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser in the Department of Space and also as the Member [Finance] to the Space Commission, Atomic Energy Commission and Earth Commission.



Dr. K R S Murthy,
Mentor


Dr K.R.S. Murthy is a former Director of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has been active in management education for nearly three decades. He is a gold medallist from Mysore University.

Professor Murthy worked in industry for nearly a decade before taking up studies in management.

After his Masters in Statistics from Mysore University, he obtained a Masters in Management from Sloan School of Management, M.I.T., and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, Boston, U.S.A., before joining the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad as Professor of Business Policy. He initiated electives in public enterprise management in the post graduate programme. He has taught in the Post Graduate, Executive Development, Doctoral and Faculty Development Programmes in IIMA.

He was also the first director of the Institute of Rural Management, at Anand.



Professor Samir Kumar Brahmachari,
Mentor


Professor Samir Brahmachari is an Indian biophysicist and Former Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Former Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India. He is the Founder Director of Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi, India. He is the Chief Mentor of Open Source for Drug Discovery (OSDD) Project. He is the recipient of J C Bose Fellowship Award, DST (2012). He started his academic career as a Research Associate at the Molecular Biophysics unit in Indian Institute of Science and went on to become professor. He was then appointed as the Director of CSIR- Center for Biochemical Technology (CBT) . As the Director of CBT he was instrumental in re-establishing it as the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology- an institute where genomics and informatics have been seamlessly integrate



Professor Arun Nigavekar,
Mentort


Professor Arun Nigavekar, is a well known Physicist and renowned educationist with 45 years of experience. His significant contributions have been use of technology for enhancement of utility and quality of higher education and internationalization of higher education. The path breaking one being an initiation of concept of Quality in Higher Education, for which he was aptly called as a father of quality movement in higher education in India by none other than the Former President of India, Honorable Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

He was Chairman and Vice Chairman of UGC between 2000 & 2005. He was Vice Chancellor of University of Pune, a university that attained a status of University with potential for Excellence under his leadership.

He received Life Time Achievement Awards from Higher Education Federation and Surydatta Institute. He has won several honors notably being UNESCO Honor, Swami Vivekanand Award, Shiromani award and Delhi Ratan Award.

Executive Team



Mr Subramanya BN,
President


Mr. Subramanya B.N. , is a chartered accountant having more than 30 years of professional experience.

He is the founder of B.N.Subramanya & Co., Chartered Accountant firm specializes in management consultancy, audits and tax advisory services.

He has experience in collaborating with foreign entities and multinational organisations with business interests in education, health care, engineering and information technology. He is on the Board of Management of M.S.Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences. He is also associated with Gokula Education Foundation as an Advisor for over three decades.



Mr.Muralidhar Ponnaluri,
CEO


CEO of ERA Foundation, Muralidhar Ponnaluri ( Murali) is responsible for leading change, driving growth and ensuring sustainability.

Murali has extensive leadership experience in providing direction and mentoring diverse teams in both product and services organisations.His core expertise lies in setting up business capabilities ,building competencies and implementing market strategy for companies looking to scale operations.

Previously Murali had a key role at setting up country wide operations and scaling technology support for rural and community hospitals. He has served as Director Strategy for Grainger, Managing Director at Trianz , and COO at Hindustan Times .

Murali believes that the vision of ERA Foundation aligns well with his personal mission—to improve quality of higher education and ensure access and opportunity to students across India.

Murali is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar.