Head of Junior School
Constituted as per norms for CBSE schools, we are fortunate to have on our board esteemed members such as Principal’s of the top schools of Noida, experienced teachers and parents of The Khaitan School, academicians and industry experts who have contributed their wealth of experiences to ensure that we continue to grow and are always counted not only amongst the leading CBSE schools of Noida, but also of India! We salute and thank them wholeheartedly for their valuable contributions from time to time.
Industrialist | Educationist | Sportsman
An alumni of Birla High School, Kolkata and St. Xaviers College, Kolkata, Mr. Gangesh Khaitan, has been involved with establishing and managing CBSE schools for decades. Besides establishing and managing industries all throughout his life, Mr. Khaitan has a natural bent of mind towards pre-school and K-12 school education. Over the years his dynamic leadership has steered The Khaitan School to a center of prominence amongst the top schools of Delhi NCR. Besides being an integral part of the establishment of this school, he was also instrumental in establishing Khaitan Public School (Ghaziabad).
Under his guidance, Khaitan Pre-School was established in 2013 which is now a top ranked pre school in Noida as per Education World Magazine Survey, Education Today magazine and numerous organisations that have felicitated us for the super education we impart.
Mr. Khaitan is an accomplished golfer and has been the Captain of the Indian National Team as an amateur and as a Senior amateur over the past few decades. He has also been featured in the Limca Book of Records (2020) for being the only Indian ever to have represented India internationally in golf for 50-years! He has also won the all India Senior Golf Championship in 2015 and 2019.
Born and bought up in Kolkata, Mrs. Khaitan is the great-grand-daughter of Late Shri. Rameshwar Das Birla, patriarch of the illustrious Birla family. She herself is a highly educated and accomplished individual with deep interests in Indian History, Philosophy, English Literature and Western Classical Music. She is perhaps one of the few people in the entire world who has annotated one of the most difficult works of English Literature by James Joyce (Finnegans Wake) into English.
Under the tutelage of the famous Late Professor P.Lal, she has studied the Veda’s and Upanishad’s, Western Classics such as the Illyiad and Odyssey, Dantes, Greek Mythology, Indian Mythology and other sections of world philosophy.
She setup and ran a successful and sizeable jewelry business for over two decades, is an accomplished pianist and has played the piano for over 20 years and above all she is a proud home-maker and a doting grandmother of four!
An alum of The Airforce School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi and Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi, Mrs. Gupta has served as the Principal of Ramjas School, Karol Bagh for 7-years following which she joined The Khaitan School in 2005 as Principal. Since 2012 she has been serving as the Education Director and has taken the school to new heights.
She 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 which has led to numerous awards including but not limited to ‘Bharat Vidya Shiromani Award’, ‘National Mahila Rattan Gold Medal Award’, ‘Lifetime Education Achievement Award’, ‘Inspiring Educator of NCR’ and many more!
In 2013, she was instrumental in establishing Khaitan Pre-School and believes that the brain of a child develops rapidly between the ages of 0-3 years and thus, must be exposed to an enriched environment. She is a keen environmentalist and has been closely linked with the projects and activities launched by the Centre for Science and Environment, Delhi. Mrs. Gupta has an innovative approach to education and aims at blending modernity with tradition and logic with love.
With a dream to transform the educational scenario of the country as an educationist, Ms Rina Singh believes in equipping young thinkers and creators with a vision that enables them to fearlessly take their first steps on new revolutionary roads.
Born and brought up in the city of joy, Kolkata, Ms Rina Singh holds an honors degree in History from Loreto College, Kolkata and was also declared the University topper in Modern History at the Post Graduate level with M Phil to her credit. Ms Singh is highly educated and holds multiple other degrees like post-graduation diploma in Education Management, diploma in School Management & Administration from Symbiosis, Pune, degree in Human Rights from Delhi University in addition to a degree in Journalism and Mass communication from Bharati Vidya Bhawan, Mumbai. Recipient of the Enterprising Leadership Award and Rotary Club Scholarship, Ms Singh has received professional training in education at Shanghai and Taiwan.
Ms Singh has special interest in Transformational Leadership and her work in this sphere has placed her on the steering committee of school leadership programs at various IIMs and S.P. Jain College, Singapore. Her other areas of interest include Culture, Heritage and Social work. Deeply impacted by Tagore’s educational philosophy she believes that the primary objective of education is to enable the preservation of the perfect symphony between one’s life and the world outside.
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.
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.
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.
An alumni of Modern School Vasant Vihar and having attend the University or North Carolina USA, Mr. Khaitan has been part of the management of The Khaitan School, Noida since 2008.
An entrepreneur at heart, he ventured into various industries early in his career and took over the reigns of the family business at the age of 23. Presently the Managing Director of Rampur Fertilizers Ltd., he is the President of the Sulphuric Acid Manufacturers Association North India and is also a member of EO, Gurgaon.
He has studied extensively the science of Manifestation and now conducts classes for those wanting to experience the power of limitless fulfilment. He has successfully completed an extensive 8-month programme of Business Coaching India is now a guest speaker at their events.
Mr. Khaitan is an excellent golfer, an avid angler, a singer, a fitness enthusiast and has a spiritual bent of mind. He completed the 3-day Inner Engineering course led by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev and a 10-day course in Vippasana.
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!
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 was 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.