Board of Trustees

Mr. Ashok Kumar, Chairman

Mr. Ashok Kumar founder of a pioneering chain of International schools "TIPS" with a vision to create global citizens by embracing a child-centered philosophy that promotes creative thinking and lifelong learning. Currently the chain of schools are spread over several campuses and several countries offers such global learning environment to over 5000 students. He has been the catalyst in bringing the first IB World School in Tamil Nadu and Kerala offering the Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate Organisation based in Geneva. He has also been instrumental in making "TIPS" certified by the University of Cambridge, UK, as an International Centre for child assessment and evaluation. He is personally involved in the development of programs from K-12 especially from: Early years, where he believes that "a child’s spark is where a school should begin." He believes in nurturing the young student’s curiosity, to develop creative problem-solving skills and inspires confidence to approach new situations with skill and independence. He also believes in providing students a caring, creative and open-minded environment with a strong emphasis on individual learning styles. On a personal note he holds a post graduate engineering degree and a Masters in Business Administration degree from prestigious universities in the USA. He has been working with leading companies like Xerox Corporation, Microsoft Corporation and Intel Corporation for over 15 years in various capacities responsible for developing and creating innovative training and development programs across various regions of the world.

Dr. S.Narayanan, Managing Director

Dr. S. Narayanan has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and a MS and PhD in Electronic Materials from Texas A&M University, Texas, USA. Dr. Narayanan has also worked at various levels including executive capacities, in research & development and manufacturing, managing various projects and teams. His contributions include several publications in leading journals and several patents related to materials and processes. Always having a keen interest in teaching, Dr. Narayanan's current interest is geared towards contributing to the field of education and making a positive difference in a fundamental way.

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Accomplishments of the Promoting Body

Since 2011, the promoting body has been establishing educational institutions run under its purview that are mainly focused on imparting high-quality industry oriented inter-disciplinary skill sets. Notably, Mr. Ashok Kumar has been a pioneer in the space of education in India and has setup a chain of international schools in India that impart a multitude of curricula including the International Baccalaureate curriculum.