A post graduate in Economics from Punjab University, Chandigarh, Mr. Pathak has been a member of Indian Administrative Services (IAS). He served in the state of Uttar Pradesh after having spent 6 years in the Indian Army and seen action in East Bengal, now known as Bangladesh. During his tenure with the IAS, Mr. Pathak chaired various ventures ranging from power distribution, dairies and milk products, urban housing, rural development, industrial development, social forestry, anti-poverty programmes, rural education to electronics, hotels and hospitality. Passionate about education, Mr. Pathak has promoted new ventures, schools thus addressing schooling and employment and livelihood related issues bringing about paradigm shift in these areas.
FOUNDER & MENTOR
• Mr. Pathak is the founder and mentor of Principal’s Forum, a web collaboration for working Principals. He is also the Founder & Chairman of SelaQui International School and SelaQui Academy of Higher Education a new initiative in the field of Higher Education that includes, Engineering, Management, Law and Educational research and training .
• He is also the Founder of Town Schools Education Initiatives. Town Schools has been authorized by the Government of India as a VTP, Vocational TrainingProvider in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand. Its first VTP in UP started to function from December 2008 .
• He founded and mentored TeacherSity, a complete school services institution with focus on
IMPROVING STUDENT LEARNING
TeacherSity is also India’s first private sector initiative in providing in-service professionals development opportunity to teachers teaching in CBSE and ICSE schools. 3,500 teachers from across the country were trained in a five day residential format during the year 2009. More than 100 Principals from leading CBSE schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas, Sainik Schools, Army Schools and others participated in school leadership training. • Above all he is, Founder and Chairman of the DPSG Society MEMBER Mr. Pathak is also a Member of the Board of: • La Martiniere Colleges, Lucknow • Colvin College, Lucknow.
Mr. Anshul Pathak is the Vice Chairman & Treasurer of the Delhi Public School Ghaziabad Society (DPSGS) that currently manages 15 schools in the district of Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, DehraDun & Damoh.
Prior moving back to India in 2007, Mr. Pathak worked as a Treasurer with Citigroup mostly in New York & Singapore for more than 11 years. He has also held various Treasury and Finance positions and worked in the financial sectors of other countries such as Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Canada & the United States.
He is on the Board of Trustees of The Gurukul Trust, which operates the SelaQui International School in Dehradun, INDIA, one of the top performing ‘fully residential schools’ in the country. He is also the co-founder of TeacherSITY, an institution working in the area of improving the Quality of Teacher Education & Teacher Training in India. He is also the co-founder and Managing Director of Town Schools Education Initiatives (TSEI), an organization focussed in the area of School Services and Training & Skill Development. Over the last 5 years, TSEI has trained and placed more than 25,000 rural youth pan India.
He has Bachelors in Engineering from Manipal University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), USA.
He is a member of the FICCI National Skills Committee and a member of ASSOCHAM Expert Committee on Education. He is a member of the Skills and Education committee of CII Northern Region.
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Cdr. Ajit Wasu , holds a masters degree in mathematics and is presently running an export house by the name M/s. M.M Exports (India) at Faridabad. After serving the Indian Navy for twenty years, he joined the Shipping Corporation of India.
After retirement from SCI he joined his family business of textile and garment export. He is the Chairman of Environment Panel, Faridabad Industries Association. He is also the President of Haryana Environmental Management Society, which has membership of all industries in Haryana and is engaged in handling, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste of industries in Haryana.
Major General Basant Singh is a veteran of the Indian Army. He is an alumnus of National Defense College, New Delhi; War College, MHOW and Defense Services Staff College, Wellington. He has held many coveted and senior positions in the Indian Army.
He was awarded Ati Vishest Sewa Medal for recognition of his services to the Indian Army and the Country, in particular as Divisional Commander, Chief of Staff and Deputy Quarter Master General. He was also awarded Yudh Sewa Medal for recognition of his bravery while commanding a unit, as part of Indian Peace Keeping Force, in Sri Lanka. He is presently the Vice Chairman and CEO Campus of SelaQui International School and SelaQui Institute of Technology and Management, Dehra Dun and member of the Governing Body of the two institutions.
AJIT YADAV, an accomplished corporate professional and holds nearly thirty years of rich and diverse experience having held senior positions in reputed corporates . Ajit currently works as President & Group General Counsel of Vedanta Resources. In his glorious career he has done significant work in critical areas of corporate law in domestic and international businesses; he has played key role in the running of large and reputed businesses as part of the Management Teams of above corporates. Mr. Ajit Yadav has worked with Govt of India in the coveted IAS ( Allied) Services for a short period. Ajit is an active member of trade and industry forums like CII, FICCI and Assocham and is a frequent speaker in several forums and electronic media on issues of relevance to the corporate world.
Mr. Rupinder Singh Suri, an alumnus of St Stephens College, Delhi University , Mr. Rupinder Sigh Suri became the Senior Advocate designated by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in 2009. He has held various key positions in the legal arena such as-
• President, Supreme Court Advocate-On-Record Association (2004-2006)
• Hon. Secretary, Supreme Court Bar Association [1997-98]
• Vice President, Supreme Court Bar Association [1999-2000].
• Presently he is the Secretary General, INSOL India and is an active member of International Bar Association.
Mrs. Niharika Pathak is a graduate from Punjab University has been a keen social entrepreneur. She is a member of the governing body of DPS Ghaziabad society and has been active in the field of education. She has also been closely involved in the setting up of DPS Disha, a school for the socially and economically disadvantaged children living in slums. She is also a trustee on the board of The Gurukul Trust and was actively involved in designing the pastoral program at the school. She was invited by International Baccalaureate Organization, Geneva to attend their annual conference.
Arun Seth took early retirement from his corporate career to focus on bringing the benefits of IT/Telecom to real world businesses in energy, health, fintech, medtech, education, hospitality etc. via a vibrant innovative entrepreneurial eco system and a focus on giving back to society.
Starting as the founding MD of British Telecom in India in 1995 he built it to its current leadership position in managed telecom services and outsourced IT and back office operations. He left in 2012 as its non-Executive Chairman. He had helped acquire a 45% stake in Airtel in 1996 was on its board till 2002. Had also helped incubate and grow Mahindra BT in mid 90’s into what now is Tech Mahindra ( www.techmahindra.com) and being on its board for 17 years. He had been very active with Govt and Regulators on shaping Telecoms Policy and IT policy being an elected member of Nasscom for more than a decade. He was on the founding committee for the formation of the Data Security Council of India and worked actively on sharing knowledge on telecoms privatization and working on security issues around telecom equipment as BT was amongst the first users of Huawei and built protocols to secure their networks
Currently an independent Director on the board of Narayana Health ( https://www.narayanahealth.org/ ) (run by Dr. Devi Shetty who is globally known as Dr. affordable healthcare ), Jubilant Life Sciences(http://www.jubl.com/ L), Sify Technologies , Usha Breco Ltd, Serviont Global Solutions Ltd (specializes in Customer Interaction Management solutions), Tonetag ( www.tonetag.com ) that’s using sound for delivering cashless digital transactions
Continues as an active advisor to Nutanix USA ( www.nutanix.com ) , MMTC Pamp ( www.mmtcpamp.com ) for driving its Digital gold strategy, Data Analytics leader ThoughtSpot ( www.thoughtspot.com) and InMobi (www.inmobi.com ) ) which he incubated in 2007 and C2FO ( www.c2fo.com)
Very active in promoting the Software product and innovation eco system he co-chairs the Nasscom Product Conclave ( www.productconclave.in ) and the Nasscom Product Council. ( www.nasscom.org ) He had been on the Executive Council of Nasscom for 10 + years when in BT and Alcatel.
Is an active angel investor last 20 + years having incubated companies like Avendus InMobi, Tonetag, Ezetap, HelathifyMe, and new ones in Blockchain (www.nucleus.vision) and medtech cos like www.alertgy.com etc.
Very focused on fostering entrepreneurship has been a founding Charter Member of TiE Delhi Chapter ( https://delhi.tie.org/ ) and Indian Angel Network ( www.indianangelnetwork.com ) and has been part of angel funds and advises/mentors a number of start-ups in the tech space in India and USA.
Extremely active on NGO and Education boards and is a trustee on DPS Ghaziabad Society ( https://www.dpsgs.org/ghaziabad/ ). He also chairs Pahle India Foundation ( http://pahleindia.org/ ) a policy think tank. He is also a Governing Member of Helpage India Board ( www.helpageindia.org) , SPIC-MACAY, NCPEDP (Employment for Disabled people) http://www.ncpedp.org/ , Nudge Foundation ( www.thenudge.org) . He was chairing Nasscom Foundation (www.nasscomfoundation.org) which drives CSR initiatives across the IT Industry using tech for scaling good.
Has served on the Board of Governors for IIM Lucknow (http://www.iiml.ac.in/ ) and IIIT ( https://www.iiitd.ac.in/ ) Delhi both leading colleges . Also, been an Advisory board member of TERI ( www.teri.res.in) and a Governing member TERI University board.
He had been on several co boards like Alcatel Lucent India Pvt Ltd, BT India Pvt Ltd, Tech Mahindra Ltd, Airtel, Acme Telepower Ltd, Balmer Lawrie Ltd, Intex Mobiles Ltd, Samtel avionics Pvt Ltd and Genesis Colors
Aged 68 and an alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Calcutta – he has worked in senior commercial positions in the BT, HCL, Usha Martin and the UB Group, in the last 40+ years. Very active in Alumni Affairs he has Chaired PanIIT in 2010 and was Vice President of IIT Kanpur Alumni Association
Mr. Rohit Pathak, an M. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; a quality control engineer with the USSC Group, Philadelphia and with 4 years of experience in Engineering Management with some of the leading automotive industries in India; first turned to education to introduce some radical changes in the pedagogical practices and conventional curricula. He has acquired a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala and finished his schooling from the illustrious Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram. Mr. Rohit Pathak joined the SelaQui International School as a teacher in 2003 and within 3 years he had already taken over as the Principal of the school. Mr. Pathak worked passionately towards introducing the Geneva, Switzerland based International Baccalaureate Program in the school. He has pioneered the implementation of Project Based Learning techniques employing real-life situations to help students grasp finer nuances of various subjects.
Degrees and Advanced Training:
• Bachelors Degrees – Agra University, Agra.
• Masters Degree in Drawing & Painting - Agra University, Agra.
• B.Ed. From M.D. University, Rohtak and
• Educational leadership Programme - CEMD, Delhi
He had Joined Delhi Public School Ghaziabad on 1st July, 1989 as a teacher and taught for 19 yrs in the same school. During this period he worked at different positions as H.O.D. and Head of Examination Dept.
From 2000 to 2008 he has worked as Headmaster Activities at DPS Ghaziabad. Along with this additional responsibility he continued teaching the senior classes. In the year 2008 Mr. Sharma was inducted in the DPSG Society as Chief Administrative Officer and with this responsibility his job profile got completely changed. He have been working very closely with all the Principals of the society’s schools and extending my full support in all administrative functions for running their schools smoothly. Mr. Sharma decades long association with the school and society and was elevated to the position of Joint Secretary of the DPSG Society. From 2014 onwards He has been working as C.A.O.& Joint Secretary of the Society.
Ms. Dipika is an engineer from Delhi College of Engineering, followed by a post graduation degree in Mathematics and another one in Management of Learning Disabilities. She has worked in schools offering international and national curricula, both in India and abroad. Some of these schools are The British School and The Shri Ram School in Delhi, Oberoi International School and MLSI in Mumbai, EISB in Bangalore, GEMS in Dubai and Kolkata and Dubai International Academy.
Ms Dipika is well versed in IB, CAIE, CBSE & ICSE curricula. Her long tenure in international schools has given her an exposure to the best practices and child centred pedagogy to create happy learning environments that provide stimulus for inquiry, innovation and creation. She has worked on authorizations of all three IB programs- PYP, MYP and DP. She has also provided consulting to other schools on MYP authorization and review, including Indus International School, Pune and Oakridge International School, Hyderabad. Ms Rao has successfully led schools that are diverse in nature , both in terms of curricula and community. She enjoys teaching and has taught Math HL, TOK and Physics. She is also a Math HL examiner with the IB and has been instrumental in setting up STEAM lab and integrating it with the curriculum.She has also led national curriculum schools through their affiliation process including GEMS school in Kolkata.
Ms Dipika loves reading, traveling and creative pursuits. Her personal philosophy is ‘ Invoke the divine in you to become the truest version of yourself’.
Rashid Sharfuddin has done his schooling from St. Xavier’s School, graduation from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and Master's in History from the University of Delhi. He also has a degree in School Management and International Education from the University of Bath, the United Kingdom.
As a student, Mr. Sharfuddin was Secretary of the Students’ Union Society and President of the Gandhi Study Circle at St. Stephen’s College. He represented his college in soccer, hockey, cricket and handball and was awarded the college's highest color in all of the above-mentioned sport. He captained his college handball team and played for Shimla Young in the Delhi Football League. He represented the Aligarh District and the Agra Zone in soccer and cricket. He was also a member of the Bath University post-graduate soccer and cricket teams.
He started his teaching career at 21 and taught at The Lawrence School, Lovedale, and Assam Valley School, Guwahati, before joining The Doon School, Dehradun, as a History Master in 2003. Mr. Sharfuddin served as the Assistant Housemaster of Jaipur House (2008-2011), Housemaster of Oberoi House (2012) and was the Housemaster of Jaipur House before he was appointed Headmaster at SelaQui International School. At 35, he is one of the youngest headmasters in the country.
Mr. Sharfuddin made History a popular subject choice for students at Doon due to his energy, commitment and innovations. He also introduced the Model United Nation Programme in the school in 2004. DSMUN, as it is called now, is ranked as the largest High School MUN Conference in India. Pursuing his passion for sport at Doon, he also looked after the school junior soccer, cricket as well as hockey teams. He organized Doon’s first ever cricket team tour to England in June 2008.
Mr. Sharfuddin has been interested in and studied the education of marginalized communities. He has presented papers at various seminars on this subject. His paper titled "Marginalized Communities and Educational Exclusion in North India" is part of the Bath University's reading list for Education and Globalization Programme. He has also researched the history of early 20th Century Delhi. His paper on the renaming of New Delhi Roads was awarded the most original research paper at a History seminar in Delhi University. Mr. Sharfuddin is an avid biker, traveller and reader.
He is married to Hina Sharif Khan who is a corporate lawyer by profession and has also worked in the education and development sectors.
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