TPO 2017 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 448, Regional Rank 9 (Kerala Region), City Rank 3 (Trivandrum)
CENTA, a wonderful organization, doing a commendable job in making teaching aspirational. What I liked the most about CENTA is its focus on improving the quality of education, also rewarding outstanding teachers for their selfless service. From 2017, I have been participating in TPO. I really like the questions asked in TPO which are brainstorming ones :-). It made me think that I need to improve a lot in every possible way. Its an honour to participate in TPO and I recommend every teacher to participate in this prestigious Olympiad for Teachers.
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Economics): National Rank 189, Subject Rank 8, Regional Rank 21 (Delhi)
Dedicated and goal-driven professional educator with a strong commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every child. Dr. Priyanka is highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated educator who wants all children to be successful learners. As a self-directed, action-oriented professional with over 15 year’s experience in education and community service she has proven abilities in problem solving, people management and motivation.
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Physics): Subject Rank 24
TPO 2019 (Middle School Social Studies): Regional Rank 35 (Rajasthan), City Rank 7 (Udaipur)
A big hail to Team CENTA ✌
TPO 2019 (Middle School English): National Rank 228 ,Subject Rank 37 , Regional Rank 22 (Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Region)
TPO 2019 (Middle School Social Studies): Subject Rank 40, Regional Rank 46 (Gujarat)
My name is Johra Motiwala. I love reading, listening to music, coffee and teaching. I have written and published a children’s story book called ” Cracks on the earth.”
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Maths): National Rank 382 , Subject Rank 12, Regional Rank 36 (Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Region)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Maths): Subject Rank 29
I am Shilpa Sharma , math faculty by profession but a lifelong learner who enjoys teaching mathematics to children. I believe that learning is a two way process. Not only the students learn from a teacher but a teacher learns a lot from her students as well. My motto behind becoming a teacher is to remove the fear that students have for Mathematics. I do work in an institution named “Amrit Vidyalaya” who stands for a Child Centric education. I am fortunate enough to work with such an institution who always has provided me with lots of opportunities to grow professionally as well as personally. TPO 2019 was also one such opportunity that Amrit has provided me for my growth and development. Play way method, experiential learning, freedom of expression are some key features which help our students to excel in walks of life. Being in a TPO 2019 subject topper list was a confidence booster for me. Looking forward to achieving mine as well as my institution goals
TPO 2019 (Secondary School English): National Rank 126, Subject Rank 12, Regional Rank 11 (Uttar Pradesh Region), City Rank 2 (Ghaziabad)
TPO 2019 (Middle School English): National Rank 280, Subject Rank 45, Regional Rank 26 (Uttar Pradesh Region)
TPO 2018 (Secondary School English): National Rank 150, Subject Rank 13, Regional Rank 16 (Delhi)
TPO 2018 (Middle School English): National Rank 438, Regional Rank 45 (Delhi)
I am Payal Gupta, born and raised in Delhi. I have a Master’s degree in English from University of Delhi. Currently, I am working as TGT English at DPS Ghaziabad.
Teaching is my passion. I feel very fortunate to be amidst young minds and helping in shaping our future. Teaching has metamorphosed me in and out and I have evolved both at the personal and professional front, since I became a teacher.
This journey has enhanced my creative faculty too. It goes without saying that a teacher has to be instinctively creative, no matter which class or subject she is teaching.
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Biology): National Rank 258, Subject Rank 14, Regional Rank 22 (Uttar Pradesh), City Rank 4 (Ghaziabad)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Biology): National Rank 262, Subject Rank 24, Regional Rank 24 (Uttar Pradesh), City Rank 6 (Ghaziabad)
I have been teaching since 2000. The journey of facilitating students of various grades including B.Sc, M.Sc,9th to 12th has been a very enriching journey. I was amazed to observe how the students suddenly grew up the moment the passed school and reached college. Interacting with students daily helped me understand them as a person and it was interesting to know that even students are very much concerned for the teachers they love and respect.
I have been lucky to get the love of my students and realized this when parents approached me asking for a favour where they said “ Ma’am she will agree if you ask her to because she will not listen to us.”
Thank you CENTA for enriching the lives of teachers and acknowledging the efforts of the teachers.
TPO 2019 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 247, Subject Rank 50, Regional Rank 20 (Uttar Pradesh), City Rank 6 (Lucknow)
TPO 2019 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 165, Subject Rank 35, Regional Rank 15 (Uttar Pradesh), City Rank 6 (Noida)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Economics): Subject Rank 25
TPO 2019 (Middle School Maths (Hindi medium)): National Rank 439, Subject Rank 1, Regional Rank 32 (Northern Region), City Rank 8 (Chandigarh)
Sunil Rajput Maths Teacher, at present working in Government senior secondary school Charri Distt Kangra Himachal Pradesh.
Working experience of 23 years in Govt School. Try to give 100% results every year, and succeeded many times.
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Maths): Subject Rank 39
Teacher by profession, singer by passion, I am Dr. Devarakonda Phani Kumar working as Mathematics Teacher in Andhra Pradesh Government Sector for the last twenty two years. I am a Post Graduate in both Mathematics and Education. I was awarded Doctorate in Mathematics Education in the year 2002 by Andhra University. I have worked in remote (agency), rural and urban areas of Visakhapatnam district during my twenty two years of service. In my experience I have learnt that irrespective of the place of work, being approachable, friendly, and considerate and to be able to teach students at their level is what makes them understand and interested in a subject. I was awarded District Best Teacher Award for meritorious Teachers on 5th September 2019 from District Education Department, Visakhapatnam. I secured 39th rank in CENTA TPO 2019 Examination in the category of Higher Secondary Mathematics.. I came to know about CENTA in the early months of 2019 and since then has been actively associated with them. CENTA has a very clear plan of action every week with new blog posts, webinars and many other activities. This is a great platform for all the teachers and those who aspire to be a teacher as it helps teachers to upgrade to the latest trends and technological changes in the field of education. CENTA definitely is a trademark in education.
TPO 2019 (Primary – Marathi medium): Subject Rank 9
I am very fortunate to be a member of CENTA community. Its a fantastic platform for teachers towards their CPD.
TPO 2019 (Primary – English medium): City Rank 5 (Varanasi)
TPO 2019 (Middle School English): National Rank 242, Subject Rank 32, Regional Rank 17 (Telangana Region)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School English): Regional Rank 39 (Telangana)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School English): Subject Rank 30, Regional Rank 17 (Kerala)
A passionate trainer in Adolescent health education and Career Guidance
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School English): Subject Rank 45
Management Professional with a blend of Industry and Teaching experience; MBA, M.Phil, Ph.D, ACS- Inter, M.Sc. (Psychology) with UGC-NET speaks her academic interest and five years of HR Generalist experience adds sparkle.
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Economics): Subject Rank 45
I am very passionate about teaching. I like to do things which are uneasy and kinds of difficult work. I know it’s crazy, but I love to eat….:)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Chemistry): National Rank 311, Subject Rank 15, Regional Rank 5 (Andhra Pradesh), City Rank 4 (Visakhapatnam)
TPO 2019 (Primary – Hindi medium (Hindi, Maths, EVS together, all in Hindi)): Subject Rank 11
TPO 2019 (Middle School English): National Rank 466
“A rough-coated, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”
I hope you read that, thank your English teacher if you got the pronunciation of all those ‘ough’ in the above sentence right. Yes, that’s the fun of learning this fascinating language and then teaching it too.
I am an English teacher for Primary classes. I am completely in my element when I am reading out enthralling poetry to my kids but if not teaching the amazing tiny humans, you can find me huddled in a corner with a captivating book in my hand or these days trying to figure out how to enjoy literature through Zoom classes with the lovely little ones.
Happy Learning to all!
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Chemistry): Subject Rank 29
TPO 2019 (Middle School English): National Rank 365 , Regional Rank 33 (Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Region)
I would first like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the stupendous efforts by the CENTA to reward, recognise and revere the ever youthful teaching fraternity. My journey with CENTA in these difficult times has undoubtedly been an incredible one.
TPO 2019 (Middle School Science): National Rank 121 , Subject Rank 3 , Regional Rank 10 (Uttar Pradesh), City Rank 1 (Ghaziabad)
Setu Srivastava is TGT science teacher in Amity School , sec-1, Vasundhara. She has over 7 years of experience spread over two decades. What is truly amazing is that she took up teaching again after twelve years of break in between. She met her past student from year 2000 in 2016 who had done MBBS and then joined Civil Service (IAS). The student was very much thankful for her teaching and guidance. She hoped that Setu will continue inspiring many other students. Setu rejoined teaching profession after that meeting. It was not easy to rejoin after a break of 12 years, however by perseverance she has overcome all odds. She is widely respected by her students due to her knowledge and teaching skills. She employs the available technological tools to teach without loosing on primary objective of imparting knowledge to students. Her focus is always on getting the concepts right of students.
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Biology): National Rank 259 ,Subject Rank 15 , Regional Rank 34 (Karnataka),
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Biology): Subject Rank 50
TPO 2019 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 472 , Regional Rank 49 (Uttar Pradesh)
A MATHS TEACHER WHO WOULD LIKE TO TOUCH THE HEART OF STUDENTS BY MAKING MATHS LEARNING A FUN.
AT THE SAME TIME I LIKE TO REMAIN A STUDENT ALWAYS LEARNING FROM MY LEARNERS.
TPO 2019 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 201, Subject Rank 44, Regional Rank 28 (Karnataka)
I am Sayeesubbulakshmi , Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence facilitator at Delhi Public School, Bangalore South.
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Biology): Subject Rank 31, City Rank 7 (Coimbatore)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Biology): Regional Rank 42
Teaching is a noble profession. I pursued my masters in an industry oriented interdisciplinary course “Bioanalytical Sciences”, after which I could have opted for a corporate job. However my dream was to enlighten young minds which would not have been possible in an industry. I firmly believe that experience and constant learning is helping me to give my best in the education field.
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School English): Subject Rank 32
TPO 2019 (Secondary School English): National Rank 162, Subject Rank 16, Regional Rank 3 (Rajasthan), City Rank 2 (Jaipur)
I was intrigued to appear for CENTA TPO for self- introspection. There was no strategy to crack it. CENTA has helped me to understand teaching in a more standard manner. Recognition followed it. CENTA TPO is a great opportunity to learn and explore. I am looking forward for the upcoming TPO to participate and keep honing my teaching skills.
TPO 2019 (Middle School English): National Rank 244, Subject Rank 40
A Management graduate and a skilled ESL instructor who uses effective and efficient methods of teaching, while focusing on the individual needs of each students. Versatile and innovative with 13 years of teaching experience in ICSE curriculum. Confident, passionate and enthusiastic about working with children. Dedicated to lifelong learning and continuing education.
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School English): Subject Rank 42
I am Suman Saxena, working as Lecturer English in the Directorate of Education. I did my graduation and B.Ed from Delhi University, MA Economics and English. I have been in teaching profession since 1988 but never tried to test myself. Becoming a subject rank holder at All India level in CENTA TPO was a pleasant surprise for me. This achievement has boosted my self confidence and motivated me to do something for myself. I recently completed an online course in Creative Writing which further brought out my talent of writing on different topics. I would say I have started discovering myself. I express my gratitude to CENTA TPO for inspiring this change in me.
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Chemistry): Subject Rank 32, Regional Rank 25 (Kerala), City Rank 3 (Trivandrum)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Biology): Subject Rank 34
TPO 2019 (Secondary School English): National Rank 195, Subject Rank 19, Regional Rank 16 (Northern Region), City Rank 1 (Rohtak)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Biology): Regional Rank 50 (Eastern Region)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Maths): Subject Rank 25, Regional Rank 29, City Rank 5 (Karimnagar)
TPO 2019 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 64, Subject Rank 18, Regional Rank 7 (Delhi Region), City Rank 7 (Delhi), TEI Rank 5
TPO 2019 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 398, Regional Rank 42 (Uttar Pradesh)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School English): Regional Rank 23 (Andhra Pradesh); Test City Rank 3 (Kurnool)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School English): National Rank 340 , Subject Rank 8 , City Rank 6 (Navi Mumbai)
TPO 2019 (Middle School English): National Rank 367 , City Rank 7 (Navi Mumbai)
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School English): Subject Rank 31
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Chemistry): National Rank 307, Subject Rank 9, Regional Rank 8 (Rajasthan), City Rank 5 (Jaipur)
TPO 2016 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 467
TPO 2019 (Middle School Science): Subject Rank 19, Regional Rank 43 (Gujarat)
TPO 2019 (Primary – Tamil medium (Tamil, Maths, EVS together, all in Tamil)): Subject Rank 6
TPO 2019 (Middle School Science): Subject Rank 25
TPO 2019 (Middle School Social Studies): National Rank 396, Subject Rank 19, Regional Rank 38 (Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Region)
TPO 2019 (Primary – English medium (English, Maths, EVS together)): National Rank 389 , Subject Rank 38 , Regional Rank 41 (Uttar Pradesh), City Rank 2 (Varanasi)
TPO 2019 (Primary – Marathi medium): Subject Rank 17
I have 8 years experience in teaching field. I always strive to make the subject topic relevant, engaging and fun for my students. I prefer teaching through activities and collaboration with students rather than chalk and talk method.
TPO 2019 (Primary – English medium): National Rank 334, Subject Rank 35, Regional Rank 38 (Delhi)
I am Preeti Kumari, working as primary teacher in MCD School. I am also doing my Ph. D. in Education from Department of Education, University of Delhi and my interest area includes EVS Education at primary levels, Higher Education and Gender perspective in Higher Education.
Teaching is more than just a profession for me. The interaction with kids at the school makes me forget about the world out there. Singing and dancing over poems, playing with clays and colors, reading out loudly; all the Primary school activities, I think, make me happier than my students. My students say, I am the best at narrating stories to them. I believe this is the only profession where you get appreciation even for your smallest of the effort (something like just changing the color of chalk) and that too directly from your target audience (students). Isn’t this great!!!
I am thankful to CENTA-TPO for providing teachers with an opportunity to get appreciated on other platforms also.
TPO 2019 (Primary – English medium): National Rank 151, Subject Rank 16, Regional Rank 42 (Maharashtra)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Economics): Subject Rank 38
TPO 2019 (Primary – English medium): National Rank 434, Subject Rank 46
TPO 2015 (Primary – English medium): National Rank 148, Regional Rank 23 (Bengaluru Region)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School English): National Rank 461, Subject Rank 41
I have studied English literature and am currently pursuing B.Ed. I aspire to be a teacher as sharing and imparting knowledge is my passion. Receiving the RFTA & a National Rank in TPO 2019 is a boost towards this passion of mine. I hope to inspire lives through my profession.
TPO 2019 (Primary – Hindi medium): Subject Rank 32, Regional Rank 36 (Central Region)
सर्वप्रथम मैं CENTA को बहुत – बहुत धन्यवाद देता हूँ जिसने मुझे TPO 2019 के रूप में एक ऐसा का मंच प्रदान जहाँ मुझे अपने योग्यता को राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर परखने का मौका मिला। TPO 2019 EXAM दिलाने के बाद मैनें जाना कि प्रत्येक शिक्षक को इस प्रकार के Teacher’s Olympiad में अवश्य शामिल होना चाहिए।
मैं मानता हूँ कि एक शिक्षक को कभी भी स्वयं को परिपूर्ण नहीं मानना चाहिए। क्यों कि जब तक वह अपने आपको पूर्ण मानते रहेगा वह कुछ भी नया नहीं सीख पायेगा और उसके ज्ञान का स्तर उस कुएँ के मेंढ़क के समान होगा जो उस कुएँ को ही पूरा संसार समझता है। अतः मैं स्वयं को कभी भी परिपूर्ण नहीं मानता और यह समझता हूँ कि मेरी यही कमी मुझे हमेशा कुछ नया सीखने व जानने के लिए सदा प्रेरित करता रहता है।
इस Olympiad के द्वारा मुझे अपने योग्यता व कमियाँ दोनों का ज्ञान हुआ। जिसके द्वारा मुझे स्वयं को और बेहतर बनाने और कमियों को दूर करने हेतु मार्गदर्शन मिला।
CENTA TPO 2019 ने मुझे अपने कार्यस्थल में एक अलग पहचान दिलाई। इसके लिए मैं पूरे CENTA Team को धन्यवाद देता हूँ। और चाहता हूँ कि आगे भी मुझे इसी प्रकार के अवसर प्रदान करते रहें। मैं अपने कलस्टर, ब्लॉक के और भी शिक्षक साथियों को अधिक से अधिक संख्या में इस Teacher’s Olympiad में भाग लेने के लिए सतत प्रेरित करता रहता हूँ।
TPO 2019 (Middle School Math): National Rank 298, Regional Rank 27 (Northern Region), City Rank 5 (Faridabad)
I look forward to finding mathematical connections in everything around us like if someone I meet has a symmetrical face or if patterns have common differences (AP).
TPO 2019 (Middle School Science): National Rank 385, Subject Rank 14, Regional Rank 39 (Uttar Pradesh)
I have been a teacher in Delhi Government since last 20 years and being with lively and lovely students has always encouraged me to do better. I am fond of singing ,writing and devising Science activities from surrounding waste materials. I vision a dream when Science is taught and learnt through 80% activities and 20% theory. I have been working as a Mentor teacher in Delhi since last 3 years and have visited NIE Singapore under a leadership learning programme. I feel myself lucky to get a national rank in my first ever attempt at CENTA.
TPO 2019 (Primary – Marathi Medium): Subject Rank 6
Teaching is the best profession for those who loves teaching at all. I love teaching and I like to mix little students as they are very innocent. I like to adopt new skills and new techniques in the teaching. Constructivism is the best teaching methodology to teach in the classroom. At the same time online education is taking space in the teaching. I also doing my best for the online teaching methodology.
TPO 2019 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 354, Regional Rank 41 (Delhi)
TPO 2019 (Primary – English medium): National Rank 327, Subject Rank 30, City Rank 6 (Nagpur)
TPO 2019 (Primary – English medium): City Rank 2 (Tirunelveli)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Physics): Subject Rank 15, Regional Rank 31 (Rajasthan)
TPO 2019 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 130, Subject Rank 29, Regional Rank 10 (Delhi region), City Rank 10 (Delhi)
TPO 2019 (Middle School Science): Subject Rank 23
TPO 2019 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 108, Subject Rank 28, Regional Rank 17 (Karnataka), City Rank 1 (Hubli)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Maths): National Rank 173, Subject Rank 8, Regional Rank 25 (Karnataka), City Rank 2 (Hubli)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Maths): National Rank 332, Subject Rank 10, Regional Rank 41 (Karnataka)
TPO 2019 (Middle School Social Studies): Subject Rank 27, Regional Rank 15 (Andhra Pradesh), City Rank 5 (Vijayawada)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Chemistry): National Rank 372, Subject Rank 18, Regional Rank 10 (Rajasthan), City Rank 3 (Udaipur)
TPO 2019 (Middle School Math): National Rank 401, Regional Rank 43 (Uttar Pradesh)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Maths): National Rank 308, Subject Rank 12, Regional Rank 36 (Delhi Region)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School English): National Rank 196, Subject Rank 20, Regional Rank 8 (Telangana Region), City Rank 6 (Hyderabad)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Biology): Subject Rank 47, Regional Rank 31 (Eastern Region)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School English): National Rank 237, Subject Rank 22, Regional Rank 32 (Karnataka Region)
I have been a teaching professional for the last 6 years, and am passionate about education in general and educational reform in particular.
I believe it’s time we stretched our comfort zones to explore creative ways to make the learning journey fun and enjoyable while enriching our learners with relevant skills in creative problem solving, communication, collaboration and most importantly empowering them to become empathetic citizens of tomorrow.
TPO 2019 (Primary – English medium): Regional Rank 27 (Central Region)
I got into the teaching profession when I was an undergraduate student myself! Since then, I was sure of becoming a teacher by choice! Completed my B.Ed., a PG Diploma in early education and care, and an enrichment certificate course from Cambridge University, all of it while working as a Primary teacher at NH Goel World School, Raipur. Continuous professional development is a key and Participating in TPO is one such attempt! Currently I am taking up Cambridge Primary Grade 1 class as a mother mentor and exploring various ways to better connect with my children online!.
TPO 2019 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 452, Regional Rank 35 (Northern Region), City Rank 9 (Chandigarh)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Maths): Subject Rank 38
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Physics): Subject Rank 17
TPO 2019 (Middle School English): National Rank 205, Subject Rank 32, Regional Rank 29
I have been in the field of education since the last 8 years. Though not always in a classroom setup but I have been contributing to this field and many other ways. I have had the best relationship with my students and that is something I want to cherish for long. This love for teaching leads me to master new skills related to teaching and learning. CENTA is an amazing platform for teachers to learn and grow.
TPO 2019 (Primary English Medium): National Rank 435, Subject Rank 47, Regional Rank 18 (Eastern Region), City Rank 9 (Kolkata)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Chemistry): Subject Rank 23
I am an ENGINEER by graduation but a TEACHER by passion. After being a professional software developer for four years, due to my passion towards teaching and inspiration to motivate young minds in the field of science and technology, I have solely dedicated myself towards mentoring students to reach the pinnacles of excellence in Science and Technology with his experience as a senior school teacher in Chemistry for IGCSE and CBSE board students. I have guided many students towards various national and international level competitive examinations. I believe the students’ enrichment through proper understanding of concepts in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) helps them achieve their dreams and accomplish their goals. And also, teaching is the only profession that gives you an opportunity to be a learner during their professional life.
To be a Good Teacher; be a Good Learner.
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Chemistry): Subject Rank 41
True happiness is the journey, Not the destination. For happiness definitely leads to success but success might not always lead to happiness.
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Economics): National Rank 395, Subject Rank 14, Regional Rank 46 (Delhi Region)
Bandan Preet Mahajan is an alumnus of Holy Child School and Miranda House. She is a first division Major in Economics who has had the proud privilege of being in the field of Education & Coaching for the last 20 years now working in various leadership, coaching and teaching positions from being an Academic Head in a reputed West Delhi School to being an Assistant Professor at several prestigious institutes like Trinity Institute of Professional Studies & The All India Institute of Local Self Government.
She has had proud opportunity of delivering her Training Modules & Keynote Address at several forums and has been on Panel Discussions and Webinars on esteemed platforms (universities/firms/companies) like :
Her expositions have been featured TEN times on AIR (All India Radio) Worldwide Service (English). She is the Founder of Genius Edutorial, a Coaching cum Training Institute that provides academic tutorials to both college & school students. Her students have been placed with esteemed organisations like Frankfinn, Simplease and several other multinationals. She is an internationally certified Public Speaking Coach and has been running Genius Communication Skills, Life Skills & Personality Development Unit for the past 20 years. She is also a Youth Skill Mentor and has received accolades for her work through various esteemed organisations like Career Launcher, KCS Educate, AKP Healing India, QITM, FLC, The Times of India & The Hindustan Times while also being the recipient of the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Excellence in Education Award in 2011 for her novel endeavours in the field of education.
She is also the recipient of The Educational Entrepreneur Award by ALSS in 2020 and
Dr. Sarojini Naidu International Award 2020 (International Chamber of Media & Entertainment Industry & Asian Academy of Arts ) , Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Award by MENTORx in 2020 & Reliance Foundation Teacher Award,2020.
She has also translated Sikh History books for prestigious universities like GNDU & PU & has been editor to several school magazines, college journals, coffee table books & biographies. Her inspirational story has been featured by several magazines & coffee table books along with several online portals.
She is actively associated with several trusts and NGOs for the purpose of societal upliftment and sensitisation towards environmental concerns. She has been editor and proof reader to several coffee table books, magazines, college newsletters and journals. She has assisted 4 Research Scholars with their PhD thesis She was honoured for her inspiring journey as an educationist as her name featured on the Hall of Fame of the internationally acclaimed India Didactics Association (IDA) in 2018. She has been regularly conducting motivational programmes for women and children of all ages and strata with a mission to empower them. At an individual level, she has been regularly conducting No Cracker Rallies, ECO Fests and Sanitation Drives in her vicinity with the help of her students at GE to create environment sensitisation. In December, 2019 she organised the hugely successful POP UP Festival in collaboration with UNICEF & 6seconds.org to inculcate leadership skills in children, working on their EQ, making them aware of SDGs and children’s rights. She has moderated several conferences, chaired several faculty development programmes and adjudged several competitions at school, college and zonal levels. She is someone who is constantly on the go. Recently she has launched her YouTube channel by the name of Bandan’s Gurukul and initiated a virtual learning platform called Walks of Life by Bandan Preet Mahajan with core focus on Leadership, Learning and Life Skills. This is a platform for mutual exchange of ideas, learnings, expertise and experience among experts from all walks of life with an objective to empower masses and transforming lives through conducting panel discussions, youth talks, competitions, interviews with experts from different fields. She is an anchor, a voice over artist, a blogger, an environment crusader, social edifier, moderator, panelist, entrepreneur all rolled into one.
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Economics): National Rank 444, Subject Rank 15
I am currently a Senior Math Teacher at iTeach Schools Pune. This is my fourth year in the formal teaching sector. I am extremely passionate about providing the right support to students and at the same time holding high expectations to reach greater heights!
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Physics): National rank 432, Subject Rank 7, Regional Rank 16 (Eastern Region), City Rank 8 (Kolkata)
Recognition from CENTA means really a lot to me and that too in the first attempt in TPO 2019. As a science learner I always believe that by doing something we can learn. I share every science concept by performing low cost experiments.
TPO 2019 (Primary – English medium): National Rank 330, Subject Rank 32, Regional Rank 37 (Delhi), TEI Rank 14
Being a girl I realised how important it is for me to actually prove my skills and knowledge to this world because girls/woman are always considered as backward. It was high time for me to search for a platform with the help of which I’m able to prove myself. I got the platform here at CENTA. I took the risk and accepted the challenge of competing with thousands of skilled and knowledgeable teachers across the country and I proved myself and secured a national rank. I believe that education is a lifelong process. We learn at each and every step of our life and I want to inculcate this thing in my students as well. As teachers we are learners as well, we learn each and every day sometimes for our students and sometimes from our students. And I think that’s the beauty of this profession.
TPO 2019 (Primary – Telugu medium): Subject Rank 10, Regional Rank 26, City Rank 9 (Vijayawada)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School English): Subject Rank 33
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Biology): National Rank 505, Subject Rank 44, City Rank 4 (Varanasi)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Chemistry): Regional Rank 28 (Kerala Region)
TPO 2019 (Primary – English medium): Regional Rank 30 (Kerala Region)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Economics): National Rank 447, Subject Rank 18, Regional Rank 19 (Eastern Region), City Rank 3 (Ranchi)
TPO 2016 (Middle School Social Studies): Subject Rank 49
She is also a recipient of Times Award for Innovative Teaching, awarded by Times Foundation (TAFIT), and is a recipient of the Teacher Innovation Award from Zero-Investment Innovations for Education Initiatives (ZIIEI).
Uma Venkataraman is a senior teacher with experience of over 20 years – mentoring students in their final years at school. She is the Head of the Department of Social Studies, Faculty Advisor for co-curricular activities such as Model UN Sessions and the Financial Quest program conducted by National Stock Exchange.
TPO 2018 (Primary – Hindi Medium): National Rank 404, Subject rank 16, Regional Rank 30 (North Region), City Rank 4 (Chandigarh)
Myself Manoj Kumar from Ambala – I am working as a Primary Teacher at GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL DELU MAJRA, Ambala.
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School English): Subject Rank 42, Regional Rank 27 (East Region (includes Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal))
Coming from a middle class background and from a state like Jharkhand, it was very difficult to make my mark in this competitive world. However, CENTA TPO provided me a chance to showcase my passion and skills in teaching field and this led to me being a teacher at a reputed CBSE school. Even today, I am struggling to reach my zenith but I am quite sure that someday I will.
TPO 2018 (Middle School Social Studies): National Rank 538, Subject Rank 35, Regional Rank 37 (Telangana Region)
My designation is TGT-Social Science in CHIREC International School, Hyderabad.
TPO 2015 (High School Biology): National Rank 308, Regional Rank 41 (Hyderabad Region)
I am Secondary biology teacher. My experience with CENTA is motivating. I feel very happy as I am a part of CENTA. Whenever I visit CENTA platform I learn new things which is encouraging to me. Thank you for the efforts.
TPO 2016 (Primary (includes English, Maths and EVS)): National Rank 105, Regional Rank 13 (Delhi Region)
I strongly believe in the saying “When You Stop Learning, Your Brain Starts Dying” by Albert Einstein. It had been my dream to become a teacher since I was in grade 3 and here I am..a teacher or more accurately an educator. I am known for my creative ideas and innovative methods that I incorporate in my teaching-learning process. I am thankful to CENTA as it has provided me with opportunities to enhance my knowledge and given me wings to explore and grow more.
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Biology): National Rank 94, Subject Rank 4, Regional Rank 15 (Karnataka)
TPO 2018 (Secondary School Biology): National Rank 262, Subject Rank 22, Regional Rank 29 (Karnataka)
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School Physics): Subject Rank 18
He has been a Physics Teacher for 10 years and love Physics. He is from Panipat, Haryana
TPO 2017 (Middle School Maths): Regional Rank 28 (Gujarat Region)
Thank you so much for the Digital Badge and recognition provided by the team CENTA. My journey with CENTA started in the year 2017 and since then I have always looked forward to it. It helped me grow with leaps and bounds in my courier. I started working in a private school as a mathematics teacher in Rajkot Gujarat and now I work for the Ministry of Education United Arab Emirates. I would like to thank you for helping me boost my career.
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Physics): National Rank 26, Subject Rank 1, Regional Rank 11 (Maharashtra), City Rank 1 (Navi Mumbai)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Physics): National Rank 419, Subject Rank 6, City Rank 9 (Navi Mumbai)
I am Physics teacher in the IGCSE/IBDP curriculum. I love bringing alive the world of Physics for my students. Teaching the subject has been an exhilarating experience for me and I hope to continue learning along the way in this journey! Recently my students and I are having way too much fun exploring the possibilities in a virtual classroom🙂
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Biology): National Rank 98, Subject Rank 9, Regional Rank 6 (Uttar Pradesh Region), Regional Rank 3 (Noida)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School English): National Rank 74, Subject Rank 8, Regional Rank 8 (Delhi Region), City Rank 8 (Delhi Region)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Biology): National Rank 97, Subject Rank 7, Regional Rank 29 (Maharashtra)
I am Vaishali Gandhi. I am working as the head of the science department and have 10 years of teaching experience in international curriculum. As a teacher I always strive to make the subject topic relevant ,engaging and fun for my students. I prefer teaching through activities, investigations and experimentation rather than chalk and talk method. I love when students put their understanding into perspective and infer based on their observations.
TPO 2019 (Middle School Math): National Rank 49, Subject Rank 13, Regional Rank 5 (Delhi Region), City Rank 5 (Delhi)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Biology): National Rank 68, Subject Rank 8, Regional Rank 4 (Central Region), City Rank 1 (Bhopal)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Economics): National Rank 36, Subject Rank 2, Regional Rank 4 (Delhi), City Rank 4 (Delhi)
Sundeep is a learner by choice and educator/facilitator by passion. He loves venturing out into new life experiences and taking risks to keep getting better. Coming from a commerce background he completed his Masters in Commerce under the Department of Commerce of the University of Delhi. After venturing out into two Jobs in Research and Content development profiles he decided to stop chasing his dream and to start making it a reality and that’s what gave birth to InTuition acadeME. InTuition acadeME is a learning platform that focuses on academic learning with more emphasis on holistic development of the students. Currently, it serves over 500 students across its 2 centers in South Delhi with the help of a team of 20. The Vision for InTuition acadeME is to become the best holistic learning platform for learners of all ages.
Besides education, Sundeep has a keen interest in the development sector and has been actively engaged with various organizations over the last decade. He himself had founded a couple of social start-ups in Rajasthan.
In his spare time, he is fond of daydreaming and making further plans. Educating others is a means of self-empowerment for him. The freedom to experiment, the possibility of impacting many impressionable lives positively, and the vastness of the field drive him into it. He aspires to be known as one of the greatest edu-preneurs and to be able to create many more InTuition acadeMEs .
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Chemistry): National Rank 91, Subject Rank 2, Regional Rank 5 (Kerala), City Rank 4 (Kochi)
I am Vinumoan K Mathew. Currently working as Vice Principal and Senior Secondary Chemistry teacher at Gregorian Public School, Kochi. Will be joining as Principal of Sanskara School, Kochi in the month of November 2020. I love my job and feels it a privilege that I can play a small role of my own in mounding the future if our country. I am a person with varied interests including, painting, music and sports. I thoroughly enjoy what I do and God willing, I look forward to many more such years.
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School English): Subject Rank 48
TPO 2017 (High School English): Subject Rank 37
TPO 2017 (Middle School Social Studies): Subject Rank 45, Regional Rank 50 (Haryana region)
Inspiring and interesting facts about myself:
I have a passion for my profession.
I am a life long learner
Committed and Loyal
Socially adept with leadership qualities and team spirit
Like to listen and recite Poetry.
During the online teaching have used music and inspiring videos and stories before starting a lesson in order to create student interest.
Creative and collaborative
Have the ambition and inclination to adopt and adapt to changing circumstances
Use of technological and innovative teaching tools and techniques.
TPO 2018 (Secondary School Maths): Subject Rank 34
TPO 2015 (High School Maths): National Rank 279, Regional Rank 39 (Hyderabad region)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Chemistry): National Rank 44, Subject Rank 1, Regional Rank 17 (Maharashtra), City Rank 8 (Mumbai)
Mr. Tejas Shyam is an award-winning educator, corporate consultant and popular keynote speaker, with 2 well received TEDx talks to his credit. A B.Tech and M.Tech from IIT Bombay, Tejas is successful entrepreneur and a passionate teacher who has donned many hats including freelancing as a journalist with the Times Group and being a published poet English and Hindi. Widely acclaimed for his unconventional teaching methodologies that make the learning process both engaging and effective, he has been awarded with the Progressive Academic Excellence Award in 2019 as the “Best Teacher in Maharashtra”. Tejas is also a visiting faculty member at a reputed B-School in India, where he conducts the course on “Entrepreneurship”.
Tejas believes that education is a tool for empowering the mind and hence educational methodologies must develop thinking skills, problem solving skills and a core sense of subject appreciation in students. With the rapidly evolving education landscape, he is a firm proponent of synthesizing the elements of traditional pedagogy together with digital learning tools to create a progressive yet adaptive education system that caters to the learning needs of the students and helps them derive maximum value from the process of learning.
TPO 2016 (High School Math): National Rank 207, Subject Rank 6, Regional Rank 8 (Gujarat)
TPO 2016 (Middle School Math): Regional Rank 46 (Gujarat)
I am a mechanical engineer by degree and an educator by heart. My journey in the education sector began with the Teach for India fellowship. I have constantly been trying to deepen my understanding about the education scenario in India for the last five years. I like exploring magic tricks and solving mysteries and puzzles. I am a tea lover. Anything related to Mathematics or Science catches my interest.
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Biology): National Rank 508, Subject Rank 47, Regional Rank 13 (Andhra Pradesh region), City Rank 8 (Visakhapatnam)
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School Biology): National Rank 171, Subject Rank 13, Regional Rank 3 (Andhra Pradesh region), City Rank 1 (Visakhapatnam)
TPO 2015 (High School Chemistry): National Rank 241, Regional Rank 37 (Bengaluru Region)
Being a government secondary school science teacher, I enjoy teaching and learning with rural students using local TLMs, available lab materials/equipment and ICT tools and simulations. Honoured by CENTA in the first batch of teachers olympiad-2015 is always memorable.
TPO 2017 (High School Biology): National Rank 472, Subject Rank 11, Regional Rank 34 (Telangana)
TPO 2018 (Secondary School Chemistry): Regional Rank 40 (East region)
Always wanted to hone my skills and gauze it’s effectiveness in a renowned platform. Luckily CENTA was the platform that gave me a chance to be a part of a larger community.
TPO 2018 (Secondary School English): National Rank 451, Subject Rank 34, Regional rank 32 (Telangana Region)
I am a certified Train-the-Trainer, who, after a successful career at being a corporate trainer, made a conscious decision to move to the education sector as a mentor and coach. My association with schools started way back in the year 2004 In London. when I volunteered as a reading assessor at Chadwell Heath School.
TPO 2016 (Middle School Science): Subject Rank 37
I am Mrs Sudha Raghunathan heading a CBSE middle school in B.H..E.L. I love teaching science & have guided students to present projects under national & international level . Right now I am in US and I got a chance to visit the amazing Carnegie science center .
TPO 2018 (Secondary School English): National Rank 453, Subject Rank 36, Regional Rank 18 (Gujarat Region), City Rank 7 (Ahmedabad)
TPO 2018 (Primary School English): Regional Rank 24 (East Region)
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School English): National Rank 446, Subject Rank 10
TPO 2019 (Primary School English): National Rank 266, Subject Rank 22, City Rank 5 (Navi Mumbai)
TPO 2018 (Primary School English): National Rank 40, Subject Rank 7, Regional Rank 13 (Maharashtra Region) City Rank 2 (Navi Mumbai)
TPO 2017 (Primary School English): National Rank 253, Regional Rank 22 (Telangana Region)
TPO 2017 (Middle School English): National Rank 500, Regional Rank 36 (Telangana Region)
TPO 2016 (Primary School English): National Rank 141, Regional Rank 11 (Telangana Region)
TPO 2015 (Primary School English): National Rank 29, Regional Rank 5 (Hyderabad Region)
Vice Principal and Primary Years Programme Coordinator at Focus School. Also member of International Baccalaureate Educator Network as in the role of a School Visit Team Member and Workshop Leader.
TPO 2019 (Secondary School English): National Rank 163, Subject Rank 17, Regional Rank 14 (Uttar Pradesh region), City Rank 5 (Lucknow)
TPO 2018 (Middle School English): National Rank 44, Subject Rank 12, Regional Rank 5 (Uttar Pradesh region), City Rank 4 (Lucknow)
A secondary English teacher, I have been teaching at City Montessori School for the last 6 years. My inspiration is Prof Geeta Gandhi Kingdom who has shown me that to be a good teacher, you need to be a life long learner. I treasure my relationship with my students and love to ignite the spark of curiosity in them.
TPO 2018 (Secondary School Biology): National Rank 552, Regional Rank 50 (Delhi Region)
TPO 2015 (Middle School English): National Rank 144, Regional Rank 48 (Delhi Region)
TPO 2018 (Middle School Science): Subject Rank 38
TPO 2017 (High School Maths): National Rank 377, Subject Rank 30
This is Sampath Kumar N, working in Kavi Bharathi Vidyalaya for the past 5 years. In 2017, I secured TPO 30th rank in high school Maths. And again in 2018, secured 38th rank in middle school science. In 2019, I was selected for National level in the Teaching Aid Competition, which was held in Bangalore and presented my Teaching Aid in Delhi. Recently, got TQ digital badge for middle school math and secondary school Physics.
TPO 2018 (Middle School Social Studies): Test City Rank 1 (Salem)
I am a proud teacher. I am very passionate about my profession. I was in corporate sector before becoming a teacher. It happened by chance and not by choice. But I found my passion in teaching at once. My wish is to be remembered by my students always.
TPO 2019 (Middle School Math): National Rank 296, Regional Rank 27 (Tamil Nadu region)
TPO 2018 (Primary School English): National Rank 123, Subject Rank 23, Regional Rank 15 (Tamil Nadu region)
TPO 2015 (High School English): Regional Rank 10 (Kolkata Region)
TPO 2019 (Middle School Math): National Rank 64, Subject Rank 18, Regional Rank 7 (Delhi), City Rank 7 (Delhi)
TPO 2018 (Middle School Science): Subject Rank 35, City Rank 2 (Aurangabad)
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School Chemistry): National Rank 456, Subject Rank 8
TPO 2018 (Secondary School Chemistry): National Rank 510, Subject Rank 14
TPO 2017 (Middle School Science): National Rank 341, Regional Rank 17 (North Region)
TPO 2017 (High School Chemistry): National Rank 461, Subject Rank 20, Regional Rank 20 (North Region)
TPO 2016 (Middle School Science): National Rank 455, Subject Rank 25, Regional Rank 13 (North Region)
TPO 2016 (High School Chemistry): Subject Rank 46, Regional Rank 25 (North Region)
TPO 2018 (Middle School English): National Rank 43, Subject Rank 11, Regional Rank 2 (Telangana Region), City Rank 2 (Hyderabad)
TPO 2016 (Middle School English): National Rank 120, Subject Rank 14, Regional Rank 8 (Telangana Region)
TPO 2018 (Primary School English): Regional Rank 17 (East Region)
TPO 2017 (Middle School English): National Rank 108, Subject Rank 17, Regional Rank 2 (West Bengal Region), City Rank 1 (Kolkata)
TPO 2016 (Primary School English): National Rank 31, Subject Rank 16, Regional Rank 2 (West Bengal Region)
I have been teaching since 1996 in schools in following the CBSE and the state board curricula and also taught students of NIOS for 12 years. In 2016 I joined my present school as the Headmistress and the same year came across the phenomenon called CENTA. I took the TPO and realized that this kind of platform was long overdue in our education system to bring about the paradigm shift from the 20th to 21st century education norms, from teacher centric to student centric classrooms, or to sum it up, to shift the focus from teaching to learning. I motivated the teachers of my school and my other colleagues to experience the TPO . This year, all the teachers of my school have taken the TQ and the youngest one commented, “Ma’am, I would take it once more asap, it is kind of addictive.” When we stay with the humility of studentship, then we teach from our highest.
My journey of teaching Mathematics for past 17 years in various schools have been fruitful and it shaped me into a better version of myself. In these 17years , I could notice so many changes happening in the way students learn which consequently brought changes in my way of conducting classes as well. The earlier approach of ‘learn the way they teach’ which was Teacher Centered has now changed to ‘teach the way they learn’ i.e. Student Centered. Participating in competition s like TPO and TQO has helped me to analyse my strengths and weakness so that I can work upon them. Being a life long learner , I enjoy learning from numerous online resources available today to keep improving. And there’s no end to this journey….
TPO 2017 (Primary School English): National Rank 328, Regional Rank 10 (Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha Region), City Rank 10
Passionate about teaching to younger children as it gives me opportunity to learn something new everyday and makes me feel younger and energetic.
TPO 2018 (Primary School English): National Rank 294, Regional Rank 17 (Uttar Pradesh Region), City Rank 8 (Noida)
TPO 2016 (Primary School English): National Rank 306, Regional Rank 14 (Uttar Pradesh Region)
She is a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) whose philosophy is “No person was ever honoured for what he/she received. Honour has been the reward for what one gave.” And thus, learning and sharing is part of her journey as an educator. She has contributed and designed modules (on Creative Pedagogies and Creative Assessments) for the CBSE Online Teacher’s Training Manual (Primary Mathematics) and has also Co-authored a research paper titled “Digitalisation in Classroom-Impact on Learning”. She is CENTA TQ Badge holder and National Rank holder in Teachers Professional (TPO- 2016 & 2018). She believes that the TPO is a perfect platform to recognise educators and getting the rank in TPO gave her instant recognition at her workplace.
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Biology): National Rank 324, Subject Rank 35, Regional Rank 39 (Karnataka Region)
TPO 2018 (Secondary School Biology): National Rank 464, Subject Rank 43, Regional Rank 47 (Karnataka Region)
TPO 2017 (High School Biology): Subject Rank 20
My ambition is to gather the diverse knowledge of science and technology from all over the world. The various enigmas, mysteries, QUESTIONS raised every day in this field amaze me. For me, Science is one of the ways that humans try to understand the world and make sense of it. I have trust in this generation to take our work forward. Knowledge doesn’t always turn into action. Students should be the bridge between Knowledge and Action. Every student must enhance themselves in all areas including education, intelligence, wisdom, skills, positive energy, extracurricular activities etc. and must be always ready to tackle various enigmas, mysteries, QUESTIONS raised every day in this field.
TPO 2017 (Middle School Science): National Rank 272, Subject Rank 49, Regional Rank 31 (Tamil Nadu Region)
TPO 2019 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 289, Regional Rank 33 (Delhi Region)
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School Economics): Subject Rank 16
TPO 2017 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 136, Subject Rank 14, Regional Rank 14 (Delhi Region)
TPO 2017 (High School English): National Rank 444, Subject Rank 18, Regional Rank 49 (Delhi Region)
TPO 2017 (High School Economics): Subject Rank 8
TPO 2018 (Middle School Social Studies): National Rank 543, Subject Rank 40, Regional Rank 11 (North-East Region), City Rank 9 (Guwahati)
TPO 2017 (Middle School Social Studies): National Rank 222, Subject Rank 15, Regional Rank 5 (North-East Region), City Rank 5 (Guwahati)
My appearance in the CENTA- TPO is only love towards the idea of conducting an assessment among teachers at the international level. Being a teacher of Commerce I had no subject track to select for the Test. However, with the experience that I gathered while serving as the Head of Department of Humanity and Commerce I decided to appear it in middle school social science and could manage to get national position in two consecutive years I have appeared. I salute CENTA- it is not only developing a competitive attitude but also providing a much needed learning platform.
TPO 2017 (Middle School Social Studies): Subject Rank 43, City Rank 6 (Madurai)
TPO 2017 (Middle School English): City Rank 10 (Madurai)
A candle burns itself to illuminate others path. I follow the footsteps of a candle and I am very proud to say I am a teacher. I have done my post graduation in English and B.ed in English. I have also cleared CTET examination group1 and 2. I teach Social Science at CARE International School , Trichrapalli, Tamil Nadu. I was born and brought up in New Delhi. I speak a few languages and I would like to learn few more languages and skill.
I love to teach and I am constantly reading and updating myself. I also enjoy writing short stories which have been published by story mirror which was introduced to me through CENTA. God has showered me with his blessings and I have a very strong support from my Principal Ms. Gita Pattanayak, and the management who always encourage teachers to write various competitive examination and get well equipped for the 21st Century. My husband and children have also been there to support me through and through in my career as a teacher. I have written CENTA TPO in Middle school English and Social Science and TQ for online teaching Social science.
I plan to learn more and compete in upcoming CENTA examinations as well as take part in various courses offered by CENTA.
TPO 2015 (Middle School English): National Rank 365
From the corporate world to teaching, my journey has been nothing less than a fairy tale. I started teaching quite late only to realize that I was meant for it. I teach English and Economics. I am also the Confero Club head at my school. Even during this lockdown, my students look forward to the club meetings.
My passion to teach inspired me to take up the CENTA TPO when it was first launched. This recognition helped me believe in my capabilities and inspired me to achieve more. I have one published article and a blog to my credit. I spend all my energy upskilling myself so that each day I can better my very own version.
One among the Top 10 Edustars (Edustar Award- A THT (Teachershelpteachers initiative)
TPO 2018 (Middle School Social Studies): National Rank 387, Subject Rank 28, City Rank 3 (Kalyan)
It’s really admirable for how CENTA came up with a novel idea of encouraging today’s educators to be better than before. It’d be difficult to decipher how grateful I am to my school to encourage me and CENTA to give us a platform that helps us excel. Proud to be a part of this community
TPO 2015 (Primary School English): National Rank 128, Regional Rank 42 (Delhi Region)
I am an aspiring Educational Psychologist with a history of working with children and adolescents in educational settings. An advocate of children’s right to holistic development during their early years with a foundation of lifelong learning. I endorse scientifically-driven interventions aimed at improving the wellbeing and developmental conditions of early years and to have a positive impact on the young lives and the society as a whole.
TPO 2017 (Middle School English): National Rank 214, Subject Rank 37, Regional Rank 22 (Delhi Region)
Fellow at Teach For India, Program Manager at Teach For India, Senior Program Manager at Teach For India, Program Lead at TFIx
M.Ed Counselling in Education: University of Bristol, UK
B.Sc Psychology (Hons): University of Exeter, UK
TPO 2017 (Middle School English): Regional Rank 19 (Dubai)
I started my career almost a decade ago as a Financial analyst but soon moved into the job role of a trainer for inducting new joinees. My love for training soon evolved into love for teaching and before I could realize, I found myself in the shoes of a communication skills trainer. Life had other plans for me though and I landed up the role of a teacher after completing my Bachelors in Education. I consider myself honored and privileged to be a part of the teaching community as I play my little part in building the next generation.
TPO 2018 (Primary School English): National Rank 293, Regional Rank 16 (Uttar Pradesh Region), City Rank 7 (Noida)
Nidhi is an educator by profession and, in her own words, a ‘lifelong learner’ at heart. Being with children and witnessing their insatiable curiosity drives her to push the boundaries of innovative strategies of teaching. A year lead at Shiv Nadar School, she says she’s fortunate to be part of an organisation that prides itself on ‘Education for life’ as its motto and has given her tremendous opportunities to grow professionally. In her current role, she leads a team of educators , helping align their professional goals with that of the School’s mission.
TPO 2017 (Middle School Science): National rank 422, Regional Rank 28 (Uttar Pradesh Region), City Rank 7 (Noida)
TPO 2017 (High School Chemistry): Subject Rank 24, Regional Rank 42 (Uttar Pradesh Region)
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School Physics): Subject Rank 17
TPO 2018 (Secondary School Physics): Subject Rank 26
TPO 2018 (Primary School Hindi): Regional Rank 37 (Rajasthan Region)
TPO 2019 (Middle School Social Studies): National Rank 232, Subject Rank 8, Regional Rank 7 (Kerala Region)
TPO 2019 (Primary – English Medium): National Rank 278, Subject Rank 27, Regional Rank 9 (Kerala Region)
TPO 2018 (Middle School Social Studies): National Rank 67, Subject Rank 7, Regional Rank 6 (Kerala Region), City Rank 6 (Kochi)
I was born in Kerala and had my schooling in Malayalam medium. I passed Grade X with 38.5 percent marks. In 1978, I moved to Shillong, bidding adieu to acute poverty and hard domestic labour. I was fortunate enough to have had my collegiate education in Shillong, Meghalaya. I graduated with Honours in History and obtained a Master’s degree in the same subject from the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, securing a gold medal in both. From the final of year of graduation, I was working as part-time teacher in a private school teaching five periods a day, thus self-financing my education up to the B.Ed. degree. Those were days of immense struggle. I qualified the National Eligibility Test for lectureship while in the fourth semester of M.A. course. However, I was not able to secure a job in a college. This prompted me to join the B.Ed. course. Thereafter I served in the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti as Post Graduate Teacher of History for nearly a decade. I was fortunate to have taught in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Meghalaya. I resigned from the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti in 2005 and became the Principal of St.Peter’s Senior Secondary School, Kadayiruppu, Ernakulam District, Kerala, which post I held for nine years. I also had a short stint as Principal of an international school in Saudi Arabia. Currently, I am the Director of the Christava Mahilalayam Schools in Ernakulam District, Kerala. Teaching is my passion and wherever I taught students loved my classes. I was always a student-friendly teacher and that’s why I am still remembered by thousands of students. Nearly a quarter of century of sojourn in the North East taught me to respect all cultures, languages and religions. Having experienced poverty and hunger, I have learned to live a simple life, while at the same time helping those in need. I still keep updating myself and one way of doing it was taking the TPO ogranised by Centa. Last year I challenged my teachers to write the CTET saying that I would also write the same. I scored 83% marks in the CTET! Just two of my teachers cleared the test. My outlook on teaching is summarized in my Facebook post on teachers’ day this year: “The teacher who wants a place in the hearts of students must be learned, friendly, considerate and easily approachable. Teaching is not merely imparting knowledge but also being there for the students at all times: being a pillar of strength when in the midst of problems, being a light and a guide in their moments of doubt, being a source of comfort in their anxiety, and being a model for them to look up to for inspiration. To the teachers who are much more than all these, have a wonderful teachers’ day.”
TPO 2018 (Middle School English): National Rank 302, Subject Rank 48
TPO 2016 (Middle School English): National Rank 302, Subject Rank 37
TPO 2017 (Primary (includes English, Maths and EVS)): National Rank 455, Regional Rank 15 (Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha Region)
I am a primary Maths and EVS teacher who loves to interact with children. I also love to show them the limitless opportunities that science has to provide . Playing with numbers, experimenting with materials all around us and learning from my students makes my job highly sought after .
TPO 2018 (Primary – Hindi medium): Subject Rank 24, Regional Rank 44 (Uttar Pradesh Region)
I believe every child is special.They are shining stars, we just need to give them opportunity to experiment,to make mistakes, to correct, to learn, to explore. Then one day they will remove the darkness from society with their sheen. We should work on their holistic development.
I run a youtube channel named CHAMAKTE SITARE, where we explore new opportunities and reach to a new horizon of learning, by facilitating, enriching, imparting the technological expertise in school education.
एक पत्थर की भी, तक़दीर बदल सकती है।
शर्त ये है कि, सलीके से तराशा जाए।।
TPO 2017 (Middle School English): National Rank 352
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School English): Subject Rank 35, Regional Rank 34 (Rajasthan Region)
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School English): Subject Rank 22, Regional Rank 11 (Rajasthan Region), City Rank 4 (Jaipur)
Coming from an army background, I would describe myself pragmatic, adoptable,disciplinarian, confident and open minded to new ideas. Iam teaching as a senior english teacher in BSF.SR. SEC.SCHOOL, Rajasthan for the last fifteen years. I always remain eager to learn new ways to present my subject matter in an effective and engaging way as I believe that we can learn alot from students if we are willing to listen and respect their perspective .Fortunately i received boundless love from my students because my teaching strategy is very simple ,if my students are happy in my period so am i, if they are not , i need to work harder on me.
TPO 2018 (Primary – English medium) – Regional Rank 35 (East Region)
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Chemistry): Subject Rank 15, Regional Rank 49 (Northern Region)
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School Chemistry): Subject Rank 20
With a teaching experience of about 18 years now in Senior secondary Chemistry I have been a School Coordinator for about Seven years. Playing Roles of Academic mentor training students for NEET,JEE,AISSCE,NTSE along with innovative experiences of conducting interschool science quiz, science exhibitions and several seminars I am still exploring more. Accolades won from being a Gold Medalist of a university to the Global Teacher’s Award -2020 the journey has been truly worth recalling. Currently a DPS Senior Chemistry Faculty and Science Coordinator class XII, I am happy to win Reliance teachers Award for 2018 and 2019 with a Rank in Top 20 in my Subject in TPO. I Hope to continue doing better work in future with blessings of Almighty and All wellwishers.
TPO 2017 (High School Biology): Subject Rank 32
Have been in the field of education from past 30 years. I have done M.Sc, B.Ed and MBA in Education Management.
Worked in Sindri (Bihar), Bangalore, Jamiaca (West Indies) and Chennai and gained rich experience in CBSE, ICSE, State board and international curriculum.
I was delighted when my student was selected as the “Tiger Ambassador” from south India for the Environmental project” Kids for Tiger”. I got the opportunity to visit Kruger park in South Africa. It was amazing to see the love of forest among local people.
It was an honour to receive an award from Chennai Sahodaya School Complex- North Cluster in 2019 for remarkable contribution towards improving the quality of education over the years and in understanding, shaping & inspiring young scholars.
Being a science teacher, I believe that developing curiosity in the mind of the students will open doors for them to become lifelong learners.
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Biology): National Rank 9, Subject Rank 1, Regional Rank 1 (Karnataka region), City Rank 1 (Bengaluru)
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School Biology): National Rank 34, Subject Rank 1, Regional Rank 4 (Karnataka region), City Rank 4 (Bengaluru)
TPO 2017 (High School Biology): National Rank 360, Subject Rank 8, Regional Rank 43 (Karnataka region)
I dreamt of being a biology teacher and voila! Here I am. A biology teacher, student counsellor and teacher trainer for over 24 years. I love sharing the wonders of the living world with students, particularly teenagers. I am presently the Program Head, Medical Excel at BASE Educational Services Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru. If I can say, I’m the most happiest when I am in class with my students discussing biology.
When it comes to participating in TPO, I have a childlike enthusiasm because it allows me to make myself feel more secure in this profession and of course, because the questions are simply awesome!
In the near future, I aim to start a movement to make government schools so so good when it comes to education that they become really sought after!
TPO 2019 (Middle School English): National Rank 32, Subject Rank 3, Regional Rank 4 (Tamil Nadu region), City rank 4 (Chennai)
TPO 2018 (Middle School English): National Rank 239, Subject Rank 43, Regional Rank 34 (Tamil Nadu region)
TPO 2018 (Middle School Maths): National rank 218, Subject Rank 19, Regional Rank 25 (Karnataka Region)
TPO 2018 (Secondary School English): National Rank 301, Subject Rank 24, Regional Rank 33 (Karnataka Region)
Co-Founded MindTree in 1999 with 9 other industry professionals – Mindtree
was consistently rated among the best learning organizations and best places
to work on its way to becoming a billion dollar company.
Dedicated full time in Education from 2012
a. Co-founded Klorofeel Foundation and Klorofeel Education Association,
focused on innovating and delivering joyful, meaningful, yet affordable
education in under-served areas.
b. I continue to teach – now in primary school. Earlier, taught in University
for almost 4 years, and in Corporate context prior to that, for two
TPO 2016 (High School English): Subject Rank 37, Regional Rank 3 (Central Region)
A published author, a CELTA-certified teacher of English, former Supervisor of a Primary School for the Cambridge programme, and now a certified Yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance, Jaspreet Taunque believes that the day one stops learning is actually the day of one’s death. After teaching students from Kindergarten up to Grade 12, Jaspreet is now looking at enhancing her professional skills in Education Management for which she has recently completed two online courses in School Management and Leadership from Harvard Business School and Harvard Graduate School of Education. Passionate about the learning process, Jaspreet aspires to build an institution, one day, which offers holistic education in its truest sense and form.
TPO 2018 (Primary – English Medium): National Rank 48, Subject Rank 10, Regional Rank 14 (Maharashtra Region), City Rank 1 (Nagpur)
TPO 2019 (Primary – Hindi Medium): Subject Rank 28
TPO 2018 (Primary – Hindi Medium): National Rank 470, Subject Rank 19, Regional Rank 32 (Uttar Pradesh Region), City Rank 8 (Lucknow)
Working in primary school, for last 6years. My library work supported the children in their reading and writing skills.Their creative writings are published in National books and magazines.
TPO 2019 (Middle School English): National Rank 338, Regional Rank 39 (Delhi region)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School English): National Rank 451, Subject Rank 37
TPO 2018 (Middle School English): National Rank 513, Regional Rank 42 (North region)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School English): National Rank 528, Regional Rank 45 (North region)
This year I will be completing twenty years as a teacher. I was a primary teacher for a decade and now am teaching amazing high schoolers at a Delhi Government run English medium school, School Of Excellence, Sector -22, Dwarka, Delhi. I have a 120 hours TESOL certification. I am currently engaged as a Key Resource Person too with SCERT, Delhi. I believe in facilitating an engrossing learning environment for my students, so that we can create knowledge together. Being a lifelong learner I had been exploring the concept of ICT enabled Education and it came in handy in these times. Also, I have done PDET and am doing AE-E Teacher course with RELO, India. Now, all I want is to share my learning and experience with my colleagues and keep learning more.
TPO 2018 (Secondary School Physics): National Rank 1, Subject Rank 1, Regional Rank 1 (Delhi), Test City Rank 1 (Delhi)
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School Physics): National Rank 3, Subject Rank 1, Regional Rank 2 (Delhi), Test City Rank 2 (Delhi)
TPO 2018 (Middle School Science): National Rank 72, Regional Rank 5 (Delhi), Test City Rank 5 (Delhi)
TPO 2017 (High School Physics): National Rank 6, Subject Rank 1, Regional Rank 1 (North Region), Test City Rank 1 (Delhi)
TPO 2017 (Middle School Science): National Rank 41, Subject Rank 7, Regional Rank 4 (North Region), Test City Rank 7 (Delhi)
TPO 2016 (High School Physics): National Rank 86, Subject Rank 3, Regional Rank 3 (North Region)
TPO 2016 (Middle School Science): National Rank 328, Subject Rank 15, Regional Rank 10 (North Region)
Mr. Gyaneshwaran is currently teaching physics at The Doon School. He has done M.Sc Physics from IIT, Madras. He was also an associate professor at FIITJEE, Chennai. He has conducted many workshops for teachers and professionals in international conferences such as the LTRB conference at IIM, Ahmedabad, NECC conference at GWCC in Atlanta, Georgia, ‘Cutting Edge Teaching Strategies’ Workshop for School Teachers in Chennai, and a workshop titled ‘Demonstrate 5 physics concepts using this DIY Straw Sprinkler’ in the AAPT Summer Meeting 2019 at Utah Valley Convention Centre. In this conference, he also did 4 poster-presentations of the original research work done by his students. He has co-authored research papers with his students in peer-reviewed journals like ‘The International Scholastic Journal of Science’ and the ‘Journal of Basic and Applied Engineering Research’. Most of his research has dealt with explaining the physics of everyday phenomena like the effect of wind speed on the cooling rate of hot soup, and working of fun toys like the gravity-car, toppling of dominoes, effect of air-pressure on rolling-resistance of football, etc.
TPO 2018 (Middle School English): City Rank 7 (Salem)
TPO 2019 (Middle School Social Studies): Subject Rank 41, Regional Rank 20 (Central Region), City Rank 6 (Indore)
TPO 2018 (Middle School Social Studies): City Rank 8 (Mysuru)
TPO 2019 (Middle School Science): National Rank 82, Subject Rank 2, Regional Rank 12 (Karnataka Region), City Rank 1 (Mysuru)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School English): National Rank 459, Subject Rank 39, Regional Rank 20 (Eastern Region (including participants in Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal)), Test City Rank 10 (Kolkata)
TPO 2018 (Secondary School English): National Rank 157, Subject Rank 15, Regional Rank 6 (East Region (includes Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal)), Test City Rank 4 (Kolkata)
TPO 2017 (Middle School English): Regional Rank 17 (West Bengal Region)
I am a teacher-educator, in Senior School for the Cambridge International curriculum at Gems Akademia International School. Also trained in the Indian classical dance form of Odissi, I take a keen interest in the arts and the human condition. Words, people and human stories fascinate me. I enjoy reading widely, travelling, conversing and having a feast with my friends!
The story behind making it to the Test Centre!
CENTA TPO 2019 was conducted on December 14th across India, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. South zone being my preferred location in Test City, Kolkata, I had been allotted Future Institute of Engineering and Management as the Test Centre. Confident of it being accessible via a break journey on the Metro route towards the last station, I did not spend much time on researching the location. Instead, I asked for guidance on the specific stop from a friend, then in USA on-site because he had graduated from FIEM.
The directions were simple- I had to board an auto after getting down at the specific Metro station.
On the D-day, I disembarked 1 hour prior to the starting time of the test, took a rickshaw which confidently took me to another engineering college after a 15 minutes ride. When the name did not match, I panicked. The students informed that I was looking for a different college which was in another direction. A passer-by helped saying the only way was to reach the station of the local train line and travel back to Sonarpur station road.
I had no idea of the local train routes, the directions to be followed or which train to board. Locals helped me purchase a ticket and guided me. The waiting time for the particular train had seemed like an eternity. It was past 8.30 am. When it did arrive, I somehow managed to board. That, I could get down from that crowded compartment filled with vegetable vendors blocking the doorway and negligible stopping time, still amazes me. Another student helped me cross the tracks and board an auto. The next 15 minutes were among the most terrifying I have faced till date before appearing for a competitive examination.
I remember barging through the gates, hunting my roll number on the boards displayed outside and running towards the designated building shown by the security personnel.
A very kind CENTA staff approached me while I searched for my breath. It was 4 minutes to 9 am, other candidates were glued to their screens having already logged in. In a daze, I completed security procedures and entered a different room than originally assigned to my roll number and logged in. Sharp at 9 am.
On 29th January 2020, I was in a taxi returning from a batchmate’s wedding when a very senior educator, a fellow winner’s WhatsApp message congratulated me on my TPO results.
I had achieved the Subject Rank of 15 in Secondary School English, placed 6th in the Eastern Region [West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha], 4th in Test City, Kolkata and ranked 157th among the Top 552 Winners’ List across 47 cities of India and 2 international centres in UAE [Dubai, Abu Dhabi] and all 21 Subject Tracks.
That night my joy knew no bounds. But, looking back, I wonder what if I had given up at 8.30am?
Getting down at ‘Kavi Subhash’ [New Garia] instead of ‘Kavi Nazrul’ [Garia] Metro Station would have made all the difference.
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School Chemistry): Subject Rank 30
TPO 2017 (High School English): National Rank 317, Subject Rank 8, Regional Rank 5 (West Bengal Region), Test City Rank 4 (Kolkata)
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School Biology): Regional Rank 32 (Gujarat Region)
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School Biology): Subject Rank 50
I grew up being inquisitive about nature and it’s phenomenon. My grandfather who was a plant scientist was my inspiration for taking up science in higher class. I always wanted to teach students science and help them to discover the joy of Science and Scientific method. I am glad that my position in school now allows me to actively get involved in the teaching learning process. I am a firm believer in Involve to Evolve philosophy.
TPO 2018 (Middle School English): National Rank 305, Subject Rank 49, Regional Rank 1o (East Region (includes Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal)), City Rank 8 (Kolkata)
I am an enthusiastic lady, juvenile at heart. An ardent reader, a Reiki practioner and a writer.
TPO 2018 (Primary – English medium (English, Maths, EVS together)): Test City Rank 6 (Aurangabad)
TPO 2015 (Primary (includes English, Maths and EVS)): National Rank 332
My love for learning and children brought me to this profession. I am learner by heart and always ready to learn and explore. I try to make my lessons interesting and innovative for my students. I like to pen my thoughts and my writings are acknowledged and published at various platforms like story mirror, class note and have won various prizes. I regularly attend workshops and webinars to upgrade my skills further.
TPO 2016 (High School English): Subject Rank 49
TPO 2018 (Middle School English): Test City Rank 10 (Navi Mumbai)
TPO 2017 (Middle School English): National Rank 418, Test City Rank 6 (Navi Mumbai)
TPO 2016 (High School English): Subject Rank 42
TPO 2019 (Senior Secondary School Biology): National Rank 34, Subject Rank 3, Regional Rank 2 (Gujarat Region), Test City Rank 1 (Jamnagar Region)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Biology): National Rank 315, Subject Rank 19, Regional Rank 18 (Gujarat Region), Test City Rank 5 (Jamnagar)
TPO 2018 (Secondary School Biology): National Rank 550, Subject Rank 48, Regional Rank 20 (Gujarat Region), Test City 8 (Ahmedabad Region)
TPO 2018 (Senior Secondary School Biology): Subject Rank 41
TPO 2016 (Primary (includes English, Maths and EVS)): National Rank 46, Subject Rank 23, Regional Rank 7 (Karnataka Region)
TPO 2015 (Primary (includes English, Maths and EVS)): National Rank 126, Regional Rank 18 (Bengaluru Region)
After completing M.Sc (Homescience), she started her career in the Hospitality industry followed by a stint in HR. But the shift in her career to teaching happened during her husband’s (an army officer) tenure at Ranchi. Her employment as a substitute teacher (leave vacancy) in Army School, Ranchi triggered her passion for teaching and from then on there was no looking back. This was followed by her employment as Primary Teacher in Army School, Babina Cantt. During this period she completed her B.Ed (Special Education) with flying colours. Teaching is more of a passion than a profession for her.
TPO 2019 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 20, Subject Rank 5, Regional Rank 3 (Karnataka Region), Test City Rank 3 (Bengaluru)
TPO 2019 (Secondary School Maths): National Rank 80, Subject Rank 1, Regional rank 11 (Karnataka Region)
TPO 2018 (Secondary School Maths): National Rank 28, Subject Rank 1, Regional Rank 3 (Tamil Nadu Region), Test City Rank 3 (Chennai)
TPO 2018 (Middle School Maths): National Rank 116, Subject Rank 11, Regional Rank 13 (Tamil Nadu Region)
He loves maths and writing, and writing about maths. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. However, that has not stopped him from appreciating the beauty of mathematics.
TPO 2018 (Secondary School Physics): Subject Rank 20, Regional Rank 40 (Telangana Region)
TPO 2015 (Middle School Science): National Rank 3, Regional Rank 3 (Mumbai Region)
Students learn better by discovering. Leading them towards their goal and watching them come to conclusions as well as allowing them to make a 100 more observations alongside lets them be in charge of learning. I love to see students learning and the “Aha” moment when they finally get a concept is priceless.
TPO 2018 (Primary – English medium (English, Maths, EVS together)): National Rank 177, Subject Rank 30, Regional Rank 45 (Maharashtra Region)
1. INR 15000 + taxes before the start of the program
2. INR 30000 + taxes within two weeks of the start of the program
3. INR 30000 + taxes within 45 days of the start of the program
4. INR 10000 + taxes within 75 days of the start of the program
Critical Thinking and Communication are recognised worldwide as two of the most important skills that ensure students’ success in the 21-st century workplace. This test is an assessment of teachers’ skills to not only think critically and communicate effectively, but also their understanding of HOW to TEACH them. This assessment is NOT based on any subject and is applicable to teachers of all classes/grades – from Primary School to Ph.D, and beyond.
Recognitions for Ramya’s work in education include:
– Among 30 ‘Women Transforming India’ by NITI Aayog and United Nations.
– Part of Economic Times’ Women Ahead list recognizing 26 business and social leaders.
– Selected as Ashoka Fellow (global network of social entrepreneurs and the foremost global recognition in the social sector), 2016.
– Researched by a Professor from the Institute of Education, UK and profiled in the Peabody Journal of Education in the U.S. as an example of ‘how the network impact catalyzed by an individual can drive system level impact’, 2015.
– Global entrepreneurship award in McKinsey for her contributions to education in India, 2014.
– Invited to author a chapter in ‘World Class’ published by Routledge Education in 2017;
– Profiled by Education World, 2017; quoted by various other media from time to time.
– Profiled by Omidyar Network, as part of ‘honouring, during women’s history month, 25 women entrepreneurs changing education globally’; 2018.
– Several recognitions for CENTA as an organization including ‘Top 60 social enterprise in Asia’,‘Knowledge Partner to NITI Aayog’, member of ‘Global Alliance on Teachers’, etc.
Prior to founding CENTA, Ramya was with McKinsey & Company for 15+ years, including as Leader of Education Practice for the last 5 years. As part of building this practice, Ramya is known for driving pioneering on-the-ground reform efforts in both school education and skills in India:
– Large scale school system reform through public-private partnership (e.g. in Mumbai);
– Helping set up significant national level institutions (e.g. NSDC);
– Supporting the development of several leading foundations and private organizations (e.g. Teach for India, Azim Premji Foundation, etc.)
– Contributing to significant policies especially on public-private partnership.
– Contributor to seminal global publications of McKinsey such as its school systems report in 2010 and employment report in 2013.
Beyond India, Ramya has played smaller roles in education and skills efforts in Bhutan, South East Asia, Middle East and North Africa.
In the first 10 years of her career (1999-2009), Ramya has worked in other industry sectors, especially manufacturing and infrastructure, and several geographies – India, North America, Europe, Asia – and she continues to bring that broad professional experience to bear in her education work.
Ramya holds a B.Tech. from IIT Delhi and an MBA from IIM Calcutta, and has received prestigious awards for leadership at both institutes as well as a Distinguished Alum award from her high school.
Ashish Dhawan is the Founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation (CSF). He worked for twenty years in the investment management business and ran one of India’s leading private equity funds, ChrysCapital. Ashish previously worked in the Risk Arbitrage Group at Goldman Sachs in New York. Prior to that, he worked for a private equity fund in Brazil, GP Investments, and a mid-market US buyout fund, MDC Partners. In 2004, Ashish received the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award (Startup Category). He later received the Young Super performer Award from Business Today in 2005.
In June 2012, he left his full time role at ChrysCapital to start CSF to pursue his goal of creating social impact via philanthropic investments in the K-12 education space. Ashish is an MBA with distinction from Harvard University and a dual bachelor’s (BS/BA) holder with Magna Cum Laude honours from Yale University. He is on the India Advisory Board of Harvard Business School and a member of Yale’s Development Council.
Ashish serves on the board of several non-profits including Akanksha Foundation, 3.2.1 Education Foundation, Teach For India, Centre for Civil Society, Janaagraha and GiveLife. As Founder and CEO of CSF, Ashish hopes to bring a fresh impact-based approach to philanthropy in India. He was recently recognized as the NextGen Leader in Philanthropy by Forbes India.
Ashish lives in Delhi and is married to Manisha. They have three children, Ayla and Anya and Armaan.
Passionate about building new ventures, Anjali Jain believes that improvement in quality and effectiveness of teaching in the K-12 space is imperative for large-scale transformation in education – with CENTA®; as the catalyst for this transformation. Anjali brings in two decades of experience in business management and operations leadership, during which she has driven large-scale initiatives with a focus on entrepreneurial planning and execution.
Anjali has over 20 years of experience and has held multiple leadership positions in business development and operations in Europe, India and South East Asia. Her last stint prior to CENTA® was in skill development and employability business, where she played a key role in setting up a pan-India, multi-sector job-assured skilling programs for young graduates. She has extensive technology background with almost 15 years of experience in IT Services including Infosys, Wipro and HCL.
Anjali is a Business graduate from Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta) with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College (Chandigarh). She speaks English, Hindi and German.
Nalini Haridas is a Product Owner in financial risk regulatory technology at Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd. Over the last 20 years, she has worked in the financial services IT sector in enterprise software development in roles spanning project management and functional architecting.
Nalini is deeply interested in school education and is a former co-founder of CENTA®. At CENTA®, Nalini led and supported various aspects of organization building such as business and operations planning, the design and development of CENTA® Teacher Standards and CENTA® Certification, and setting up and guiding technology needs.
Nalini is an engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and has a certification in financial risk management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. She currently lives in Philadelphia, USA with her family.
Michael Fernandes heads LeapFrog’s Asia investments, overseeing deal teams in South and South East Asia and leading LeapFrog’s Singapore office. LeapFrog Investments is a specialist investor in emerging markets financial services, and has a “profit-with-purpose” philosophy. Michael was earlier with Malaysian investment fund Khazanah Nasional for close to 5 years, heading the global Healthcare team and the India team, and overseeing investments including IDFC, Apollo Hospitals, IHH Healthcare.
Michael is reputed to be a seasoned investor with strong business acumen combined with a deep understanding of the development space. In addition, Michael has played an in-depth role in the healthcare industry over several years, in both strategy and operations. He built out Nicholas Piramal’s global Custom manufacturing business for 2 years. Prior to these, Michael was a Partner at McKinsey & Company. In his 13 years at McKinsey, his experience spanned across Europe, Israel, S E Asia and India, primarily focused on pharmaceuticals, healthcare and retail. Michael holds an MBA from IIM Calcutta and a B.Sc. in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
Ramesh Srinivasan joined McKinsey & Company in 1994, having spent the first 11 years of his tenure with the firm in India, and the last 11 years in New York. Ramesh is actively involved in education: he is a trustee on the Board of Akanksha—a leading non-profit institution in India that helps provide funding for educational services to underprivileged children—and an advisor to Teach For India.
In addition to leading McKinsey Academy in the Americas, Ramesh has extensive experience working on a broad range of organizational change-related topics in a variety of industries, including high-tech, healthcare, banking, and industrial companies. Ramesh also possesses considerable expertise in merger management, organizational design, talent and leadership development, performance management, and capability building. In addition to serving clients on these topics, Ramesh works closely with McKinsey’s internal leadership and professional development programs. Ramesh is also the Dean of the Bower Forum, McKinsey’s program for CEO learning.
Dr. Linda Rush joined GEMS Education in September 2014 and is currently Senior Vice President of the Institute for Teacher Learning and Leadership for All (TELLAL). TELLAL is a dual provider (Arabic and English) in its own right of internationally accredited and qualifying teacher education and leadership development. In collaboration with a number of world-class educational organisations, it supports the incubating and nurturing of new ideas around learning and teaching. Previous to joining GEMS, Dr. Linda was the Director of Professional Learning and Head of Initial Teacher Education at University of Manchester.
As an educator, educational consultant and researcher Dr. Linda has worked with a wide range of learners including: teachers in schools; dentists; doctors; clinical consultants; lawyers; academics across all disciplines in four universities; and those working in university administration. She was the youngest head teacher in England at the time of her appointment and was appointed Teacher Fellow at two universities and a nominee for UK National Teaching Fellow in recognition of her excellence in teaching. As a researcher she has presented at numerous international conferences and has 12 publications in peer reviewed international journals.
Other research outputs include book chapters and funded research projects. Dr. Linda has been a keynote speaker at the prestigious British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference. In recognition of her knowledge and expertise in the area of ‘partnership learning’ she was also funded to lead on the design and delivery of the equally prestigious Society For Educational Seminar Series (2013) entitled: Experimentation or fragmentation: the future of teacher education? Dr Linda has worked on the Editorial Advisory Board for Teaching Public Administration Journal (SAGE) and has also been an External Reviewer for a number of universities.
Dr. Linda has a PhD and Masters from the University of Liverpool, UK. She has been awarded status of Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK. Currently, she is reflecting on partnership practices in the context of public and private educational organisations in more cosmopolitan and competitive contexts seeking to make the unconventional conventional.
One of the founding partners of AZB & Partners, Bahram N. Vakil is amongst India’s foremost infrastructure and project finance attorneys. Bahram is one of the few infrastructure lawyers in the country who has been involved in five of the eight fast track power projects and has been acknowledged as a leading project finance lawyer by most international publications for over a decade. The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business mentions that Bahram N. Vakil is a gregarious and hard headed lawyer according to clients who value his “smart, reliable and practical advice”. His finesse in negotiations is especially singled out. “He adds value in negotiations, ensuring both parties see the other’s point of view” states Chambers Global.
He has served as an advisor to various infrastructure projects in India in the power, oil and natural gas, telecommunications, mining, airports and port sectors as well as to foreign and domestic sector banks on various financing transactions. In addition, he has advised clients in major corporate acquisitions and merger of companies in India. He has extensive experience in negotiation, drafting of documentation and corporate and foreign exchange related issues. He has also advised and negotiated transactions for various venture capital funds and investor companies, as also in the structuring of offshore and domestic venture capital funds.
Bahram holds an LLM from the Columbia University, and is a member of the New York State Bar.
Dr. James Nicholas Tooley is a Professor of Education Policy at the University of Newcastle, and also Global Head, Low Cost Schools, at GEMS Education. Tooley is best known for his work on low cost private education, a journey of discovery that started in 2000 and led to in-depth research and a range of books and publications, including “The Beautiful Tree: a personal journey into how the world’s poorest people are educating themselves”.
His work has also been profiled in documentaries for the BBC and PBS: for the latter it was featured alongside the work of Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Hernando de Soto Polar. For his research on private education for the poor in India, China and Africa, Tooley was awarded the gold prize in the first International Finance Corporation/Financial Times Private Sector Development Competition in September 2006.
He is currently chairman of education companies in Ghana (Omega Schools Franchise Ltd) and India (Empathy Learning Systems Pvt Ltd) creating low cost chains of low cost private schools. He also holds an appointment as an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute and serves on the Advisory Council of the Institute of Economic Affairs as well as on the Academic Advisory Council of Civitas: The Institute for the Study of Civil Society. He also serves on the Board of Visitors of Ralston College, a start-up liberal arts college in Savannah. Previously he has taught and researched at the Universities of Oxford and Manchester; his first job was a mathematics teacher in Zimbabwe.
Dr. Ganesh Natarajan is Executive Chairman and Founder of 5F World, a platform for Skills, Start-ups and Social Ventures in the country. He is also Chairman of Global Talent Track, a pioneer in Employability Skills Training in Asia.
Ganesh’s industry responsibilities include Chairman of NASSCOM Foundation, President of the Harvard Business School Club of India and a member of the National Council of the CII. Ganesh is a Global Board Director of Social Venture Partners and Convener of SVP Pune.
Ganesh’s industry responsibilities include Chairman of NASSCOM Foundation, President of the Harvard Business School Club of India and a member of the National Council of the CII. Ganesh is a Global Board Director of Social Venture Partners and Convener of SVP Pune.
A well-reputed Bangalore based school had two high potential candidates from whom the School management needed to promote one to the role of the Principal. The Management had their views on strengths and development areas of both candidates but wanted to make an objective decision which would be acceptable to the teachers as well and is not perceived to be biased by anyone in the school – this was very important from the school culture perspective. Also, the Management was sure that the candidate who would not be promoted would leave the school and thus they were very keen to use a selection process which is deemed fair and hence does not cause any issues with the candidates who is not promoted.
The Management sponsored both candidates to undertake two relevant CENTA Micro-Credentials- Classroom Communication (Level 3) and Professional Competencies (Level 3), which are relevant for the role these candidates were expected to take up. Candidates were given the freedom to choose their subjects.
Both the candidates cleared both Micro-Credentials. However, as CENTA provides a detailed competency-wise scorecard along with the results, an analysis of which gave very objective assessment to both the candidates on their respective strength and development areas which was incidentally in line with the Management’s own views. It made the discussions related to promotion more constructive for both candidates. The candidate who got promoted also got valuable feedback for areas which she should leverage to do well in the role as well as areas to build upon. The candidate who did not get promoted also valued the experience and objective nature of the process and decided to continue the service, helping the school retain an outstanding teacher.
A large school group with hundreds of schools across the country wanted to leverage an objective and structured input to select candidates for Principal promotion from its pool of Vice-Principal candidates.
The group offered all is Vice Principals who were interested in taking up the promotion, a chance to undertake two relevant CENTA Micro-Credentials- Classroom Communication (Level 3) and Professional Competencies (Level 3), which are relevant for the role these candidates were expected to take up. Candidates were given the freedom to choose their subjects and the school supported these nominations by reimbursing the fees to all the candidates who completed the process. To make this a positive experience for the teachers, the school did not link the reimbursement to the success of the candidate but to the effort undertaken in completing the process seriously. The results of the Micro-Credential along with the personalized scorecard became a well-accepted input in the Promotion process. The School Management was very well aligned with the results of the Micro-Credential in most cases.
More importantly, in the few cases where results were different from their expectations, they deep-dived and observed those teachers carefully for few months and realized that CENTA Micro-Credential results captured the strengths and development areas more concretely than their earlier observations.
Given the positive experience of the candidates and the school management with the first batch of micro-Credentials, the school took the entire exercise again next year with the new cohort of Vice Principal candidates as well as gave another chance to the previous cohort candidates to complete the Micro-Credentials.
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