Mr. N. Chandrasekaran
Chairman, Board of Trustees
N. Chandrasekaran is a graduate from IIT, Madras and IIM, Ahmedabad. Following a corporate career across multiple countries and with large conglomerates like the Murugappa/TI Group, the Shriram Group, he turned an entrepreneur to build a flourishing business in the glass and building materials industry.
Drawing from his own personal experience, he is a big believer that quality education is a great leveler and helps drive socioeconomic mobility and founded Ramana Vidyalaya to deliver such high quality education. He also believes that critical thinking skills and a passion for lifelong learning are the most important things that RV’s teachers should teach.
Mrs. Lalitha Chandrasekaran
Director and Trustee
Lalitha Chandrasekaran is an educationist with over 4 decades in the field of education. A post graduate in Chemistry, she started her teaching career in Nairobi and had been associated with the D.A.V. Girls Senior Secondary School for 24 years, of which 15 years were as Principal. She has also served the CBSE in several roles including Head Examiner, Subject Matter Expert and Master Trainer.
A co-founder of RV, she took over the day-to-day management in 2011 and has driven its growth into a diverse, high quality, holistic learning environment. She is a strong believer in the unique potential of each child and that each child should be nurtured physically, emotionally and intellectually to reach their potential.
Mrs. Uma Ganesan
Uma Ganesan has more than 25 years of experience in the field of education across Kendriya Vidyalaya in Calcutta and Coimbatore, Army Public School - Ramakrishnapuram, Secunderabad and the DAV Girls Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram, Chennai. She has been actively involved with CBSE as well through many roles including Examiner and Centre Superintendent.
She has been the Principal of Ramana Vidyalaya since 2016. She is a big believer in experiential learning and takes a lot of interest in guiding students in their projects. With a masters in Botany, she continues to indulge in her love for the subject and is currently working with students of RV to research and publish a book detailing the plants and flowers found on RV’s grounds. She is also a big believer in value-based education.
Ms. Mallika P.M.
Mallika. P. M has been in the field of education for almost 12 years. She is a graduate in Mathematics and a post graduate in English. She started her career in Hyderabad and has worked with schools following ICSE, IGCSE and CBSE. She has contributed to the setting up of an alternate non-conventional schooling system for One Sports Academy. At Ramana Vidyalaya, she excelled in different capacities including as a teacher and Student Wellness Manager before taking on the role of a Vice Principal.
She is passionate about exploring different possibilities of the process of learning and strongly believes that school education must not only focus on academics but the overall development of the child.
Mr. S.T. Chari
S.T. Chari is an eminent educationist who has been involved in the field of education for more than 50 years. He started his career with Cooperative Training Institute training Coop officials in Coop law and accounting.
In 1966, he joined the Central School, Poona as an Economics Teacher and since then has served as a teacher and then Principal in Central Schools and Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Over his long career, he has been involved in setting up and auditing schools and training teachers in almost every state in the country.