Message from Mentor Principal
The words of Rabindranath Tagore – “The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence”, cannot be more relevant than in the present times.
The need of the hour is to empower young students to successfully navigate the global, systemic challenges ahead, by showing the complexity of the world they inhabit, and encouraging them to take responsibility for shaping their future.
As an educationist, I envisage that we need to re-imagine new ways of learning, inspire new paths of action, and nurture new initiatives. At NPS, education is experienced in the 21st century by inspiring students to discover that they are far more capable than their believe, to discover their passion in life and to explore what it means to live from a strong sense of vocation.
While promoting academic excellence through the plethora of programs, activities, and assessments – preparing, and enhancing the skills of every student is the core of our precepts. The prerogative is to enable our students to be contributing members of the community, instilled with principles and values.
Each student is looked upon as an individual and we believe in celebrating this diversity in our classrooms with the firm belief that “Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself.”
About Academic Dean
Mrs. Charulatha Prakaash holds a triple Master’s Degree in English and Public Administration from the University of Madras and in Education from the ICFAI.
With a professional career spanning two decades and more, she is passionate about enhancing the quality of the teaching-learning process by incorporating best practices in academics from across the globe. Commencing her career as a teacher of History, heading the Social Sciences dept., she helped students ace the board exams with ease.
An ardent enthusiast of the English language, spearheading the Dept. of English in the National Centre for Excellence, Bengaluru, she engaged the teachers and students in pursuing theatre and drama in refining their language and communication skills. She has taught the Senior and Secondary school students for more than a decade, driving them to achievements in their exams.
With a stint in Vidyagyan Leadership Academy, a CSR venture of HCL in the hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh, enabled her come face to face with the challenges of teaching English to rural students; preparing them to face the SAT and clear the College Board Exams, she feels is a landmark in her career. Pursuing her career in tier II cities of India, she was the founder Principal of a residential school in Davangere, the Knowledge Capital of Karnataka, leading the school in honing and shaping the all-round development of the faculties of the students.
She believes that honesty, integrity, empathy are the values that shape a good citizen, these should be inculcated in the students along with socio-emotional skills that play a great role in shaping their future personalities.
Here, at NPS NORTH, as the Dean -Academics, her extent knowledge and experience will contribute in carrying forward the sixty-year- old legacy of our esteemed Chairman.
Mrs. Charulatha Prakaash
Academic Dean – NPS NORTH
Mrs. Devi S. Nair is an educationist with over 20 years of experience.
As the Principal at Prakriya Green Wisdom School, Bengaluru, she has been actively involved in both the academic and administrative aspects of leadership for core learning standards for the institution.
Ms. Devi believes that an active and dynamic learning environment supports and nurtures an individual’s potential. Her interests are in facilitating stimulating opportunities for learners to take charge of their learning.
She is credited with formulating effective academic learning programs that cater to the diverse needs of students. Developing student –centric content with the focus on Inquiry based learning and project-based learning is her passion.
With a Masters in English Language and Literature from the University of Kerala, Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Diploma in Inclusive Education from the Spastic Society, Ms. Devi has leveraged her academic credentials in all her leadership roles.
Mrs. Devi S. Nair
Principal – NPS NORTH
About Deputy Head – Primary
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Having a rich experience of two and a half decades with the prestigious NPS group of institutions, Ms Anju Chokhani contributed as much as gained in her years of service.
A Bachelor of Psychology from Mumbai University, she topped the NTTI exam in the Karnataka Board and went on to complete her B.Ed. from Bangalore University. With several courses to her credit conducted by POCSO, ICTRC, she also participated in Educator Leadership Summit conducted by Q-Shala.
She strongly believes that it’s time we do not just re-build schools, but we need to re-invent education. In this modern day and era, imparting theoretical education is limiting our children, we need them to step out of the school portals equipped with adequate life skills to be successful in all personal and professional endeavours.
A robust conviction in brand NPS, permits her to say that with the unflinching effort of our faculty, NPS, North will soon develop into a place of discovery, learning and happiness, a campus characterized by a sense of purpose and accomplishment.