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SHRI ARUN KAPUR

Arun Kapur is an educator with more than four decades of experience in global spheres of public and private education. After completing his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History from St. Stephen’s College, he worked as a teacher and Housemaster for more than a decade in the Doon School, Dehradun, India. In 1990, he became the founding Headmaster of the famous Vasant Valley School in Delhi. Since 2008, he has headed The Royal Academy in Bhutan, an initiative of His Majesty the King of Bhutan.



He is the founder and Chairman of Ritinjali, an NGO which was established in 1995 to catalyze community development among marginalized communities in India. Since 2001 he has created a network of Pallavan schools for pre-primary education, Pallavanjali school for inclusive education, founded Pallavan Learning Systems for educational research and finally in 2008, he founded Pallavan School in Jhalawar, Rajasthan, India. In 2018, he also helped establish the Paradise Valley Private School in Muscat. He is also the chairman of Centre for Escalation of Peace that creates platforms and programmes to encourage the free exchange of ideas across borders.



He has authored a few books; latest one is Serene Strength (Ritinjali, 2020) which explores the role of education in the making of a Person of Substance tempered with Serene Strength.
His curriculum of The Five Areas of Development has been recognized by the HundrED organization of Finland as one of the 100 most inspiring global educational innovations for four consecutive years since 2017. In 2019, he was awarded the Druk Thuksey Award by His Majesty The King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck for his rich contributions to education in Bhutan.



He serves as the Chairman of Academic Excellence Committee on the Board of The Scindia School.