OUR SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM (SLT)
N. K. Ramachandran Menon
A self-motivated, dynamic, confident person and a man who distinguishes himself by ‘thinking outside the boundaries’, N. K. Ramachandran Menon is the chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan – Middle East. Indian Educational School, Kuwait, Private International English School, Abu Dhabi, Modern International School, Muscat and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan-Bahrain Kendra is directly under his chairmanship.
Having played various roles as a thought leader, a keen analyst, a thorough administrator, Mr. Menon is spearheading his school’s expansion in Education and ICT. His focus areas include high-growth sectors such as ICT for educational governance and e-learning.
Being an innovator himself, he has initiated and actively supported various ventures within the organisation. He is specially known for his forte in team building and venturing new ideas in the organisation.
For any information or query on the school,
The Chairman can be reached on:
Telephone: +971 55 979 2712
Mr. Sooraj Ramachandran is spearheading the group middle east expansion and initiatives of the group especially initiatives to launch pre schools which will function as feeder schools to all the Bhavans schools in the Middle East in the future as well as initiatives to start programmes for student training for distance and higher education, professional courses and special education. Programmes for teacher training are also part of future plans. A Chartered Accountant by profession with his practice based out of India, Sooraj did his initial six years of his schooling in Indian School Kuwait and the later six years in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Elamakara in Cochin, Kerala. Sooraj, who is an avid reader and a sports enthusiast, has represented his school and college teams in Cricket, Football, and various Track and Field events. Presently, Sooraj stays in Abu Dhabi with his wife, Vineetha, who is a Doctor and their two children.
For any information or query on the school,
The Director can be reached on :
Telephone: +971 556 555 268
Ms. Divya Rajesh Ramachandran
Ms. Divya Rajesh Ramachandran is a Chartered Accountant by profession with 15+ years of qualified experience. She is a senior partner in a well-established firm based in Cochin with Branches in Kollam, Trivandrum, Bangalore, and Chennai. She did her schooling in Indian School Kuwait till the VIIIth Standard and then moved on to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Elamakkkara, Cochin for the Secondary and Senior Secondary schooling.
She is married to Rajesh Ramachandran who is also a practicing-chartered accountant and the founder partner of the firm she practices in. They have 3 children, one pursuing graduation in Pune and the other two studying in Al Ain. She is an avid reader and music enthusiast and pursues dance, photography, and writing when time permits.
Telephone: +971 50 135 1756
PhD (Psychology) M.Sc. (Geo), M.Sc. (Appl. Psy), B.Ed., PGDGC, DSM)
Dr. K. T. Nandakumar is a self-interested and positively motivated educationist who stands dedicated and committed to the high-quality education.
Dr. Kumar joined as the Principal of Bhavans Pearl Wisdom School, Al Ain on 15th April 2019. Before the current assignment, he was the Vice Principal of Bhavans Abu Dhabi since April 2012. He has also functioned as the faculty of Psychology for senior secondary students at Bhavans Abu Dhabi. He joined Bhavan’s, Abu Dhabi, as a Geography teacher and the school counselling psychologist on September 2010. Being an effective Counselling Psychologist, he has helped hundreds of students to overcome their difficulties. He is one of the founder teachers of Bhavan’s Abu Dhabi.
He has an excellent academic record which includes PhD in Psychology, Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Applied Psychology, Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Geography B.Ed., P.G. Diploma in Guidance and Counselling (PGDGC) and Diploma in School Management (DSM). He has over 20 years of teaching experience in premier institutions in India and UAE.
He is a certified International Affiliate in American Psychological Association (APA) since 2013. He is also a certified associate of Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) –UK for Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme and has conducted number of teacher training programmes on variety of topics in different schools in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain, Sharjah, RAK and Ajman in UAE and in the schools in Bahrain, Oman and India.
He has excelled not only in academics but also in Social Service and contributed substantially in the promotion of Indian Art forms. He has functioned as a District Coordinator of SPICMACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) in Kasaragod and Calicut Districts of Kerala. He has also learned and acquired proficiency in Calligraphy.
Dr. Kumar has received number of Awards including prestigious Indian President’s Award for his contribution in the field of social service through Scouting, Special appreciation certificate from USO ( United Schools Organization – an Educational agency for United Nations) for his contribution in the activities of USO and the Best coordinator Award from OISCA- INTERNATIONAL(Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement-INTERNATIONAL) South India Chapter for his substantial contribution in the field of environmental activities.
Being an educator and a motivator, he believes that intellectual education influences the head and values-based education influences the heart. Hence the true education is training of both the head and the heart. He also believes that knowledge is not a real power. Knowledge is information. It is potential power and it becomes power only when it is acted upon.