Deepti has been an educator, having worked in schools in India and the UK. Winner of the Microsoft Innovative Teachers’ Leadership Award, she represented India at Seoul in 2005. She completed her Certificate of Educational Studies from The College of Teachers, Institute of Education, London, UK and has trained in Teaching Languages through Technology from Trinity College, UK with a Distinction Grade in her ICT project from Consultant-E, Spain. She was the Leader for ICT at the British School for six years and has been a teacher educator for Technology Integration for the last 15 years now.
Before setting up Mahattattva, she worked as Head, ICT Initiatives, Learn Today, Learning Division of the India Today Group where she was responsible for providing consultations to schools on technology integration, she spearheaded technology initiatives in all the projects that Learn Today undertook and also conducted teacher development programmes in technology integration (India and Bhutan). She also wrote the technology curriculum for the teacher resource book for The Royal Academy, Bhutan.
She is currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Technology and working with Google India on NCERT projects for teacher training.
In March 2019, she was awarded the BETT Asia Leadership Award at Kuala Lumpur for her work on ‘Design Thinking for Social Change’ project. This project is globally recognised and has been made into a case-study by UPenn, US.
An art curator and international advisor of Indian and international art and a known writer and critic, Amrita Varma has been the director of an art advisory, conceptualized an art magazine and been its founding Editor- in- chief. She has worked with Indian and International artists and collectors as an independent advisor and been a gallery owner with about 80 artists working under her direction. She started her career with teaching middle, senior and specially-abled children at Sanskriti School, the experiences of which have been invaluable to her career.
She has a background in Education with a Bachelor's in Education and a Masters in Linguistics. She is currently also working as a Senior Editor of a leading publishing house which is the largest publisher for children's books from India around the world. She is passionate about her work and has been working with various known organizations on education and curriculum and is keen on seeing a more innovative sensitive world on a global scale.
Sonam began his career as a school teacher and later, vice principal at various institutions across Bhutan. He joined Universal Learn Today as a research Associate in 2013 and subsequently became a core member of the Royal Academy Bhutan, and helped in bringing to fruition the vision of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan. He took the decision of expanding his horizons and enrolled at the University Of Oxford, United Kingdom for MSc in Education (Comparative International Education), which he completed in September 2017. In order to get hands on experience at this alter of learning he worked with University of Oxford for period of five months as Roaming Administrator after his graduation. Sonam seeks to actualise the potential of every child and help them develop as world citizens and good human beings. He has actively engaged in and contributed to programmes that facilitate the development of new ideas and designs in various educational projects. With his strong personal traits and attributes of collaboration, networking, creativity and analytical skills; his keen interest in reading and writing; and his exceptional organizational and research skills, Sonam brings another dynamic to the team and the projects we undertake.
Superannuating from the post of Additional Director General Mechanised Forces of the Indian Army, after over 37 years of distinguished service to the nation, Major General Ranjan Singh Chand has held prestigious assignments in Command and Staff including a number of Instructional assignments at premier training institutions of the Indian Army. His command assignments culminated with the Command of an Armoured Division wherein he was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal in recognition of various path breaking initiatives during his command of the formation. During his career he also had the privilege of leading various Military Delegations to Egypt, Oman, UAE and Russia. Post retirement he joined Universal Learn Today, a division of the India Today Group, which provided consultancy in the Education Space, as the Head of Client Relations and School Operations and helped in establishing mutually beneficial relationships with the clients to effectively execute key educational initiatives and practices across cities in India. A problem solver, with the ability to strategise and innovate, he has wide experience in risk management, networking and leadership roles.
Geetika has always been drawn to the idea of imparting knowledge and empowering individuals. A Master in Administration, she graduated from Delhi University and completed her teacher's training from Kurukshetra University. Being an Army Officer's wife, she has an experience of teaching in various schools for over a decade. She has left her footprints in various schools across the length & breadth of India. Her experience ranges from teaching and organising events in government, private, army & convent schools. Additionally, she has worked as a public relations consultant for professional services provider/consultancies based out of Delhi NCR. Her versatile skill set and experience is the perfect mix required to bring about a tangible change in the education sector.
Sonali has over 18 years of varied experience in the field of education. A post graduate from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, she completed her teacher’s training from Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Being an Army officer’s wife, she has widely traversed the length and breadth of the country taking up teaching assignments. She has experienced working in a multitude of schools ranging from Army, Navy, Convents and Sadhbhawana Schools. At the Sadhbhawana School, Leh, she introduced the concept of Parent’s Orientation at the beginning of each academic session. She was the Principal of the Army Preschool, Ahmedabad which challenged her to manage both academics as well as administration. Her last teaching assignment was with Vasant Valley School, New Delhi where she implemented strategies to accommodate differentiated learning thereby enabling self learning in children while inculcating strong reading habits. At Mahattattva, Sonali will be assisting and providing guidance in setting up new schools for early years including mentoring teachers and head(s) on content, curriculum, modules, usage and applicability. She will also monitor implementation of developed content and techniques.
Mitsu has been in the teaching profession for over twenty five years. She graduated with an honours degree from Miranda House College in 1982 and completed her teacher’s training from Department of Education, Delhi University the following year. She gained her Master’s degree from Agra University in 1998. She began her teaching career at Laxman Public School, Delhi when it was still a budding institution. A transfer to Jodhpur led her to St Anne’s School where the pedagogy was classical but was juxtaposed with the freedom to experiment. Army School Agra was the next challenge as the learners were first generation, straight out of their villages. Next came Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, which follows a child centric pedagogy with ABL and PBL. Her experience with ICSC came at Greenlawns School, Mumbai. The move back to Delhi in 2015 led to a shift in her career from school teaching to teacher support. With Learning Links Foundation she designed curriculum and content to support their efforts with government schools across the country. For a short period, she headed their intervention with a MCD school at Delhi. She then joined Universal Learn Today where she supported schools through direct intervention as well as teacher training workshops. Mitsu has always strived to challenge herself professionally as well as personally. She did a course with INTEL when computers were emerging as tools in the education space. She did a beginner’s course in French to experience functional learning of a foreign language. She applied this learning to her classrooms with excellent results.
Usha has been passionately involved in various aspects of education for over 30 years. She is committed to professional ethics, maintaining exacting standards of educactional practices and the care and education of young children As a teacher she was associated with Presentation Convent, Army Schools, and Cambridge Foundation School, Delhi where she constantly strived to have an engaged classroom. Her experience in theatre and as a debater, her love for music and her vivacious personality, combined with her domain expertise, revolutionised her classrooms. This was recognised when she received the ‘Excellence in Teaching’ Award by Career Launcher. Her exposure to innovations in the field grew as a result of several school exchange programmes initiated by the British Council. Presently, she is the Director -Academics at Mahattattva. Her diverse experience and strong track record in fostering child-centered curriculum and student creativity adds lustre to her luminous career. She also looks into the academic audits of schools and sets up new schools.
Vidur is a commerce graduate from the University of Delhi. He leads a team of educators and academics at Mahattattva as the Managing Director. Before taking up this role, he has been associated with some of the largest professional consultancies in the world, such as Deloitte and KPMG. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies during his stint in the corporate world. Vidur has also spearheaded multi-crore pursuits for his employers, helping expand their footprint in India. His core expertise is in research, analytics, client acquisition, client relationship management and marketing. He strives to incorporate global best practices in consulting at Mahattattva.
An IIM (L) and SRCC alumnus, Mr Sood has a stellar career of over 26 years in the Banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) space. He has worked extensively on Pan India portfolios across Banking, Consumer Finance and Insurance. He has also been involved with setting up and running operations in Asia Pacific.
He has been associated with international giants such as ANZ Grindlays Bank, GE Capital, Bank of America and DHFL Pramerica. He presently serves as EVP and Chief Distribution Officer at DHFL Pramerica, helping establish it's presence amongst the Top 10 Life Insurers of India.
Mr Sood is a key investor at Mahattattva, and as the Chairman of the Advisory Board, he empowers the company with a wealth of experience that he has gained in his many years in the corporate sector.
Professor Knowles started his professional career training to teach 3D design at Southfields College, London. After entering into industry, he worked with many leading London designers before setting up his first studio, Mike Knowles and Associates in London in the mid eighties. A ‘ Ruskinite ‘ he is a passionate believer in the societal value of design and craft skills. Professor Knowles moved to India to develop job creation and export projects and helped establish the In Group. In 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and up until recently headed the India Fellowship. In 2008, he established a Skills Academy for the University of the Arts, London in New Delhi and was conferred a Visiting Professor UAL in 2009. In 2010, he was given the responsibility of developing the Sushant School of Design where he was Dean for 5 years, growing the school from a handful of students to one of India’s leading Design Schools. He now heads the Creative Hub, SSD at Ansal University.
Blanca has been conducting teacher training workshops and courses in Math, communication and technology for educational purposes, writing and communicating about math, and women and science; in her native Mexico as well as other countries, virtually or in person. She has done her PhD titled Didactics of Mathematics from University Paris-Diderot/Paris 7, Paris, France. She has been certified as Problem Based Learning-Advanced Author/Designer by Maastricht University, Netherlands, by the Wheeling Jesuit University at USA, and by the Monterrey Technologic Institute (ITESM) at Mexico.
Yvonne Harrison is qualified as a Primary Teacher with a Masters Degree in Science Education (ICT applied in the classroom) and a Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education. Before becoming an administrator, Yvonne was a Level 3 Classroom Teacher (2001), Microsoft Innovative Educator (2005), and Getting It Right Literacy Specialist teacher (2005). Her current role has a specific focus on Digital Technologies, Gifted and Talented Students, and Early Childhood Development. She has been teaching for well over 30 years and often uses ICT as a vehicle for student learning projects across the curriculum. Yvonne is currently working alongside staff members at her school, and in conjunction with staff from neighbouring schools in the catchment cluster, to assist in the implementation of robotics and coding lessons to aid in the 2018 moderation and reporting of Digital Technologies in the primary school. She has presented at ECAWA State Conferences from 2001, Department of Education Innovation and ICT Seminars, Microsoft Roadshow, TeachMeets and now a STEM Conference incorporating the professional STEM associations of Western Australia. Her volunteer work includes running an after school Computer Club using a multiplayer Minecraft Server and an after school CoderDojo wherein students are able to follow their own passions in game making, animation creation, coding and simple VR development.
Teacher of mathematics for the past twenty-seven years, Sangeeta has been teaching students in grade 11 and 12. She has been actively involved in exploring the use of technology in teaching and learning of mathematics. She strongly believes that with the use of technology, she has been able to create meaningful learning opportunities for her students. Recipient of the ‘National Award for using ICT for Innovation in Teaching, 2016’ and a Google Education Certified Innovator-2014, Sangeeta was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching in 2011. Sangeeta has contributed to several professional development and technology orientation programmes all over India. A e-source person with NCERT in developing ICT curriculum and e-content, she has developed video lessons for class XI & XII with Central Institute of Educational Technology, NCERT. She conducts workshops on GeoGebra, Desmos, Google Apps and Online Resources.
Shivani has her training and experience in Guidance and Counselling. She has a Masters in Social Work and has designed mental health models and inclusive setups for various schools. Having worked at the Sanskriti School and Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, she brings with her over 30 years of experience in the field of education. Her expertise lies in Early Years, teacher empowerment, curriculum development and modifications. She has helped set up many schools, play schools as well as K-12 schools. She has also been on faculty of Delhi University as well as the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development teaching the B.El.Ed course as well as the Special Education course.
Lokesh leads and manages strategic relationships with OEM’s, institutional bodies and implements skill development and certification initiatives in collaboration with Academia, Enterprises and Public Sector. He has had stints with leading organizations like Oracle, Symantec, Microsoft, Cisco, Intel and NIIT. By profession an Electronics Engineering graduate and an MBA, Lokesh has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry covering Sales, Channel Development, CSR, Education, Training, Marketing and Product Management. Lokesh has spoken at several public forums hosted by ASSOCHAM, CII, EDGE, ELETS, FICCI, Indian Education Congress, NASSCOM, PHD, International Telecom Union (ITU), UNDP, etc. and besides editing 2 books has also authored several articles published in leading newspapers and magazines.