From the Chairman’s Desk
“It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude”
The word education is so vast and a combination of so many facets of life that defining it is impossible. It includes a total protection from the family and the actions based on their guidance in the nascent stages of life.
With the passage of time in one’s life, it takes different forms such as dedication towards gaining knowledge in school and college, development of hobbies, sports activities, interest in the outside world, success in the field one chooses, the art of living with a companion and sharing, planning and living a happy life, bringing up good and healthy children, an association of learned people and good friends, and the like.
At The Khaitan School, our aim is to expose your children to the best environment for gaining knowledge and understanding under the guidance of competent teachers and superior facilities in terms of infrastructure. Apart from academics, your children are exposed to various sporting facilities which help develop their mind, physical power, energy, team spirit, and sportsmanship.
In April 1995, The Khaitan School was founded as a distinctive centre of learning. The school is totally committed to the cause of education and offers a broad curriculum stressing equally on academics, creative aspirations, individualistic and experimental approaches, co-curricular activities and sports. Our quest for excellence has transcended beyond the boundaries of routine academics.
Mr. Vedant Khaitan is an alum of Modern School (Vasant Vihar) and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA) from where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has been part of the management of The Khaitan School, Noida since 2008. In 2013 he established Khaitan Pre-School which has received numerous awards for quality education from organisations such as Education World, Franchise India (amongst others) and has also been ranked the #1 pre-school of Noida in December 2019 by Education Today magazine. He has actively taken a keen interest in integrating technology in classrooms throughout TKS and is constantly upgrading and looking out for solutions to enable a 21st century learning environment for his schools.
Mr. Khaitan has been associated with FICCI-ARISE (as a founding member) which is today, India’s most credible body for policy advocacy for education and is presently Chair of the North Committee and the Membership Committee.
In his personal life, he is a trained classical pianist, an avid singer, a photographer, a golfer, an avid aero-modeller and a technology enthusiast.
Mrs. Gupta has been closely associated with NCERT, CBSE and NPSC and her contribution to these associations has been widely appreciated by the concerned authorities. As an educationist, she has been a role model and has set an example of excellence in academics, effectiveness in pedagogy, soundness in discipline and harmony in interpersonal relationships.
Inspired by the philosophy of Friedrich Frobel, John Dewy, Maria Montessori, Jean Pigaet and the Reggio Emilia approach on Early Childhood Education, Mrs Gupta has been instrumental in conceptualizing and setting up the Khaitan Pre School. She believes that the brain of a baby develops rapidly 0-3 years of age and thus must be exposed to an enriched environment. The Khaitan Pre School provides appropriate infrastructure and age applicable curriculum so that the child is ready and confident to enter a formal school at the age of Three Plus.
A strong believer in values and ethics, Mrs Gupta has ensured that the school atmosphere is vibrant, and has been promoting the secular and the spiritual heritage of India through numerous school activities and functions. In fact, her personal motto is “Love” which is an all a comprehensive sentiment that takes into its ambit all possible values. Mrs Gupta is also a keen environmentalist and has been closely linked with the projects and activities launched by the Centre for Science and Environment – Delhi.
Meanwhile, in the field of performing arts, Mrs. Gupta has not only conceptualized but has choreographed innovative ballets with themes projecting Indian mythology, culture and international peace and harmony. In sports, she has hosted and organised Inter-School Basketball tournaments, recognized by and affiliated with the Delhi Basketball Association for girls and boys wherein teams from reputed schools in Delhi and the NCR have participated.
Mrs Gupta was indeed an innovative approach to education and aims at blending modernity with tradition and logic with love vis-a-vis the school curriculum.
‘Inherently, each one of us has the substance within to achieve whatever goals and dreams define. What is missing from each of us is the training, knowledge and insight to use what we already have’. – Mark Twain
We believe that true education helps a student to discover the brand ‘YOU’ that is within each individual. We endeavour to facilitate students to explore and understand what they inherently have. Our world has changed but values are never going to change. In the present scenario, we believe and urge students to adhere to core values and amplify their growth potential by taking steps in the right direction. Keeping the big picture in mind, our dedicated faculty guides students to always cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens our country. Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents. We perceive parents as important partners in creating individuals who are confident and willing to contribute to nation-building.
We envisage a fruitful partnership with parents and students.
Ms Seema Khurana is an educationist with 27 years of teaching and administrative experience in reputed schools across the country. She has held positions of the subject coordinator, examination in charge, time table in charge, activity coordinator, academic supervisor and house warden in different stages of her service.
She has been merit, rank and Scholarship holder in school and college; Gold medalist in post-graduation and a topper throughout her academic career, She stands dedicated and committed to the promotion of child-centred education. She firmly believes that each child is unique and the education system should facilitate and address the uniqueness and individuality of each child. She has been a member of anti-bullying, inclusive education, disaster management and discipline committee at The Khaitan School.
She has contributed articles to magazines and journals related to mnemonics in teaching Chemistry and on projects and games in Chemistry. She has trained students to participate in national level quizzes and examinations like Bournvita Quiz Contest, Maggie Quiz, NSTSE, National Science Olympiad etc.
She is committed to social causes like women empowerment, community service, heritage and cultural awareness, besides health education and child welfare. She has facilitated in aligning the students to issues of national priority like Swach Bharat Abhiyaan, Fit India Movement, Green Drive, Say no to single-use plastic, and water & energy conservation. She has rendered support to NGOs namely Help Age India, Cancer Aid, Goonj, Eklavya foundation in her personal capacity.
Presently, she is the Headmistress at “The Khaitan School”, Noida.
An alumnus and ex-PGT from Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ School, Jaipur, Mrs. Mathur completed her Masters in Home Science from M.S. University, Baroda. She has a teaching experience of over 24 years, joined The Khaitan School in 2005 and is presently serving as the Middle School Coordinator. She has substantial insight of time table and curriculum planning and has been successfully organising school initiatives like Open Door Mastery Assessments and the Awakened Citizen Program. She has been a key reviewer for the Adhyayan School Review and has continued to relentlessly enhance the school’s performance through innovative action plans.
Drishti Verma, is a housewife and a mother of 3 children; two sons who are presently enrolled at TKS and a daughter who passed out in 2018. Currently she is actively supporting her husband in his venture – The Designing Life Academy wherein he helps transforming the quality of life of his clients and increasing productivity in business.
She had operated the franchisee of Shemrock School (Indirapuram) for two years and had also headed Footprints Play School (Noida Sector 126) in 2013 for a year.
Born and brought up in Thanjavur, a National Level Hockey Player, Mr. Hariharan has represented the State in the categories under 14 and under 16. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1996 from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli with a major in ‘Electronics and Instrumentation’. He has worked for eight years in the field of Medical Electronics / Instrumentation and pursued Post-graduation in ‘Operations Management’ from Symbiosis and for the last 15 years, he has been working in the field of Manufacturing of Hearing Devices.
Presently, he is Director of Operations / Productions of an American MNC located in Noida, where he is heading a team of 31-members.
Mrs. Bahl presently serves as Director Academics, JBM Global School, Noida and is a professional with over 21 years of management leadership experience with a total of 40 years of experience with leading K-12 institutions. She has been awarded the ‘Spardha Shree’ and ‘Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Memorial National Teachers’ award for outstanding contribution to the field of education. She had been appointed as a mentor by CBSE for monitoring implementation of the CCE program.
She has authored many books such as ‘Question Bank for Social Studies’ published by Tata McGraw Hill, ‘Crack the C.B.S.E exam’, series of articles for Hindustan Times, ‘How to choose the right school’, for Hindustan Times and has also been featured as a panelist on a live Delhi Doordarshan Program – ‘Meri Baat’ – a discussion on stress management during Board Examinations.
Mrs. Kaamini Bhasin, Principal, DPS Noida is an alumnus of DPS Mathura Road, Delhi University and Jamia Milia Islamia. She has ably headed DPS Greater Noida (2006-2010) & DPS Vidyut Nagar, Dadri (2003-2006). Being a warm lively and accessible person, she has developed a close interaction with the students and teachers, thus enabling her to nurture the core areas of the school system effectively
A passionate teacher with Social Science background, she feels that schools, through their students and teacher resource, need to be upholders of core human values.
Hailing from Thrissur District, Kerala, she has done Masters in Zoology with B.Ed. She has been working in the field of education for the past 35-years and started her career as a ‘Principal’ in 1998 with All Saints Convent School, New Tehri. Thereafter in 2004, she appointed Principal of ASSISI Convent School, Etah and then Krist Jayanti School, Bariya from 2011-2017. Now she has assumed charge of ASSISI Convent School, Sector 33, Noida since 2017.
Mr. McCarthy is Head of the Department, Performing Arts & Languages and Director, Performing Arts, at Ashoka University. He is a dancer, musician, instructor and choreographer who started learning piano at age-5 and went on to the University of Michigan (School of Music) and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He later studied Bharatanatyam at ‘The Way of the Dance School’ in Berkeley, California which paved his journey to India where he initially studied with Subbaraya Pillai (Pandanallur style of Bharatanatyam) in Chennai and subsequently with Leela Samson (Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam) at the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra (New Delhi). He also studied Sanskrit poetics and grammar with Gopal Krishna and Carnatic music with Shyamala Sundaram.
Mr. McCarthy lives in New Delhi where he gives piano lessons and has taught Bharatanatyam at the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra since 1990. He has performed extensively as a soloist in Bharatanatyam, choreographed many ensemble works and also appeared alongside many dancers trained by him. In 2012, along with film director Sandhya Kumar, Mr. McCarthy made a national award-winning film on South Indian courtesans with a grant from India Foundation for the Arts. He received the Nartaka award for life-time achievement in Bharatanatyam from Natyanjali Trust, Chennai (2017).
A Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. B. Com. (Hons.) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and Diploma in Business Administration from the All India Council for Management Studies, Chennai, Mr. Bhandari is a sought after consultant and the founder of ‘BGJC & Associates LLP’, a well-respected audit and management consulting firm based in New Delhi.
His expertise include consulting top management in strategy implementation, scaling up of business, organisational development and management and family structures, and counselling / coaching top management and young entrepreneurs. He is Member of the Board of IIM-Indore, Member of National Executive of FICCI, Independent Director of HSIL, Brilloca Ltd., Somany Home Innovations, Greenpanel Industries, Ginni International etc., Former-President of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), Former Chairperson of Society for Integrated Development of Himalayas (SIDH), Former Chairperson of Child Fund India, past member of Task Force ‒ Commission on Centre State Relations, Govt. of India in 2008, past Managing Committee member at ASSOCHAM, past member of Advisory Committee, Dept. of Company Affairs, Govt. of India and more!