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 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.