Q. Could you provide us with a brief overview of your professional background and areas of expertise?

As a second-generation entrepreneur with a deep passion for education, I have been the guiding force behind the Vasishta School of Excellence in Janthagondanahalli, Bengaluru, for the past four years. In my role as a resident administrator, I have worked tirelessly to ensure that our school lives up to the high standards we promise to our parent community. My expertise lies in integrating global standards with Indian values, the core motto of our institution, to provide a comprehensive and holistic education. I believe in the transformative power of education in advancing a nation's progress and dedicate myself to nurturing the potential in each student. I believe that irrespective of the career a student may choose, hard work and discipline are the sure roads toward success. 

Q. Could you highlight some of your key accomplishments in the field of education?

Under my leadership, Vasishta School of Excellence has flourished, becoming a top-ranked school known for its commitment to high-quality, holistic education. The school has a reputation for providing high-quality education to its students and has been consistently producing excellent academic results. We have introduced a unique education model that revolves around inquiry-based learning through ‘4i’ approach. 4i stands for inquiry, ignite, inspire and innovate which acts as four pillars for the holistic development of a child.

This model, along with our focus on extracurricular activities and state-of-the-art facilities, has led to excellent academic results and well-rounded students. My contributions to education have been recognised with several awards, including the Indian Achievers’ 2022 Award, India School Merit Award 2022, and Allen Global EEC Award 2024.

Q. What impactful changes or innovations have you implemented in the education segment, and what further advancements would you like to see or implement in the field of education?

Our school has a team of experienced and qualified teachers who are dedicated to providing the best education to their students. We use innovative teaching methods to make learning interesting and engaging for students. The school also provides a wide range of extracurricular activities such as sports, music, and drama, which helps in the overall development of the students.

We have a well-equipped library, computer lab, and science lab which provides students with a hands-on learning experience. The school also focusses on the overall development of the students by providing them with opportunities to participate in various competitions and events. A beautiful garden is well maintained by the students, where they sow and grow their fruits and vegetables – an experience from farm to table.

We are dedicated to providing an inclusive and supportive learning environment that nurtures the unique talents and abilities of each student. The school's values of respect, empathy, integrity, and responsibility are instilled in students from a young age, preparing them to become responsible and contributing members of society. The school also places a strong emphasis on technology, with computer labs and interactive smart boards in every classroom.

Looking ahead, I aim to further integrate technology into education to enhance learning outcomes and prepare students for the future. I believe in creating a learning environment that not just educates but also instills core values and traditions of our culture into the curriculum.

Q. What advice can you give emerging education professionals/fellow educators regarding essential leadership qualities in this field?

Our Institution is a true trailblazer when it comes to world class infrastructure. I believe that school leaders should inspire and motivate followers to achieve a shared vision and goals. We need to assess the needs of the student community. It is our prime responsibility to teach our students the core values of our tradition and culture, and these need to be embedded in our curriculum. We as leaders need to possess a rich basket of skills for effective, critical and creative problem-solving. I believe that education should happen in a safe and fun learning environment. As leaders, we need to create an atmosphere where each child receives love, dignity and acceptance.