• Deepika Sharma,     Principal, Grand Columbus International School

    Deepika Sharma, Principal, Grand Columbus International School

  • A strong education system is the backbone of a secure future in any country. While there is a strong demand for quality education in the country there have been many governments as well as private Educational Institutes joining the education sector over time. However, nowadays, even basic education has been extremely commercialized with the financial aspects being the primary focus. In an award-winning and accomplished career spanning over three decades, Deepika Sharma has headed many Educational Institutes successfully before joining as the Principal at Grand Columbus International School, Faridabad. Apart from providing excellent education, Deepika has also focused on providing both extracurricular activities as well as career guidance to the students. Her hardworking, as well as the out-of-the-box approach to raising the standard of the educational system, has helped the school become one of the best schools across Faridabad as well as Delhi NCR.

  • Deepika Sharma: A True-blue K-12 educator, an Education Philanthropist & an Exemplary Education Leader Who is Determined to Uplift the Face of the Indian Education System

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  • Top 10 Leaders from International Schools - 2022

    With significant evolutions led by digitalization and experiential form of blended learning, education sector in India has come a long way today. India has over 250 million school going students, comparative of any other country today. According to the IBEF reports, the education market in India is expected to amount to $225 billion by 2025. The dynamic globalization has impregnated the Indian economy with a new wave of internationalism, and thereby the emergence of international schools in the Indian education market is serving as an add-on to its steady growth trajectory. The leaders in International Schools sector are instilling a global mindset in the Indian parents and children to seek global level education. Offering an academic exposure to international curriculum and helping develop new insights and awareness about pragmatic quality education, with a strong emphasis on sport and performing arts (supported by the requisite facilities) as well to turn out bright and confident in the competitive times of today, international schools market are making significant efforts today.

    The education market in India is a very healthy one, and Indians are increasingly looking out for international school curriculums. With growing demands from the local middle-class population of the country as well, the international schools market is moving towards a steady growth trajectory. As per imarc group reports, India holds an important place in the global education industry with around 1.55 million K-12 schools and a student base of 218 million. A few major factors influencing the rise of international schools in India is globalization of the Indian economy, its huge young population, recent economic growth, emphasized value of international education, and elitism by affluent demography. There are remarkable leaders in International Schools driving this growth in India, making noteworthy changes and improvement in the facilitation of international education in India.

     In this issue of the CEO Insights magazine, a list of `Top 10 Leaders from International Schools - 2022' is provided to the readers to know their stories of success with which they led the academia & educational institutes, and also how motivating and encouraging they are for others to learn from. The listing provides detailed information about the leaders who are selected by a panel of industry veterans, CEOs, and VCs, and the CEO Insights magazine editorial board.

Top 10 Leaders from International Schools - 2022

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Lalaji Memorial Omega International School Bharath Madhavan, Correspondent Lalaji Memorial Omega International School A pioneering professional that aspires to offer an inclusive learning environment where their students can thrive and equip themselves with the needed skills required to thrive in the modern world
 Calcutta International School Chandradeep Mitra, Chairperson Calcutta International School A facilitator and guide for the success of students and entrepreneurs
Grand Columbus International School Deepika Sharma, Principal Grand Columbus International School An entrepreneur and educational leader with an extensive award winning career in teaching as well as heading schools, determined to raise the teaching and learning standards
Dhirubhai Ambani International School Diana Marfatia, Principal Dhirubhai Ambani International School She has touched the lives of several thousand zoroastrian youth over the past three decades and spent a lifetime in the service of the community and society at large, as Trustee/Committee Member of various social organisations
Orchids The International School Dr. Rajni Bakshi, Principal Orchids The International School Experienced Principal with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry, skilled in Classroom Management, Decision-Making, Lesson Planning, and Public Speaking
DRS International School Garv Agarwal, Director DRS International School A focused individual with a strong desire to introduce new ideas, and bring the best results out of education division
aLphabet international school Kavita Saraf, Founder & CEO aLphabet international school She has got multiple decades of teaching experience and has received various accolades both as a teacher and an entrepreneur
Symbiosis International School Narendra Kumar Ojha, Director Symbiosis International School Well versed with the Indian, English, American and IB school education systems, has his credit about 25 years of experience in the field of academic in particular and administration
Oberoi International School Peter Murphy, Head of School Oberoi International School Experienced School Leader/Chief Executive Officer skilled in organisational change, systemic thinking, financial/cost management, coaching, educational consulting, and school improvement
Indus International School Sandeep Chhabra, Principal Indus International School He has over 35 years of experience in the field of education, an alumnus of the Wynberg-Allen School, Mussoorie, and a post-graduate in Chemistry, also holds a bachelor's degree in Education

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