Our People

The Board Indrajit Seth
Founder
Sarvjeet Seth
Co-founder & Trustee
Probir Sen
Chairman & Trustee
Abha Adams
Trustee and Education Mentor
Roshan Seth
Trustee
Romesh Chopra
Trustee
Mandavi Mehta
Trustee
Kanishka singh
Trustee
prashanto sen
Legal Adviser & Trustee
priya viswanath
Trustee
vijaya varma
Trustee
Our Advisers The Team
Indrajit Seth

Founder

Indrajit has been involved with education in India for several decades. He is the longest serving Life Member of the Delhi Public School Society, a signatory to its constitution, and is Chairman of several DPS Schools. In his professional career, he was Director of the world’s leading quality control company, Societe Generale de Surveillance India, retiring as its Chairman. A graduate in Economics from St Stephen's College, Delhi, Indrajit read Law at the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales.

Sarvjeet Seth

Co-Founder & Trustee

Sarvjeet graduated with distinction from the Central Institute of Education, Delhi University and taught English at Modern School, Delhi.  Whilst possessing a catholic range of interests - literature, theatre, and travel, Sarvjeet has retained a passion for education.

Probir Sen

Chairman & Trustee

Probir worked in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), retiring as Secretary to the Govt. of India and Secretary General of the National Human Rights Commission.  During the course of his career in the IAS, Probir headed Indian Airlines and Air India, among other organisations. After retirement he was appointed Director, India International Centre and is presently on the Boards of a number of Trusts and NGOs, which include Eklavya, the National Foundation for India, the Ramakrishna Ashram, Gwalior and Sitaram Bhartia Hospital. Probir is a graduate of Cambridge University.

Abha Adams

Trustee & Education Mentor

Abha has worked for nearly 40 years in the areas of Education, Media and Arts management in India and the UK. Former Director of the Shri Ram Schools, she is presently Education Adviser to Step By Step School Noida. She is a member of the Governing Body of the Assam Valley School, the Fab India Education Trust, the Global Education Leadership Foundation and Nirmal Bhartia School. An alumna of Lady Shri Ram College, Abha has a Masters in English Literature from Delhi University and a Masters in Drama and Theatre Arts from the University of Leeds, UK.

Roshan Seth

Trustee

Roshan, a Genie award-winner, trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), after graduating from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. His film credits include Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi, Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala, while his stage credits include Peter Brook’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the celebrated Royal Shakespeare Company World Tour to 36 countries and King Lear at the National Theatre, London. In 2006, he was awarded an Order of the British Empire. By means of a bequest, he has made provision for the setting up of a scholarship for a talented Indian student to study at LAMDA.

Romesh Chopra

Trustee

Romesh, a career advertising professional, made his mark as a creative thinker involved with major issues helping promote tourism destinations in India. His versatile talents have been used by the Government to conceptualise monuments to India's leaders Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, and he has been involved in helping plan major urban infrastructure projects such as road systems and water resources. More recently, as president of a major locality in New Delhi, he has been a civic activist where he has successfully pushed for making both municipalities and citizens aware of their responsibilities.

Mandavi Mehta

Trustee

Mandavi is Manager at Stokes Memorial School, Shimla, where she also teaches History, Civics and English to classes 6 to 10. She has previously worked at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies – a foreign policy think tank in Washington, DC – working on Indo-US relations. Mandavi, who studied at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi, and Rishi Valley School, Andhra Pradesh, graduated from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts and did her PhD in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

Kanishka Singh

Trustee

Kanishka was educated at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and graduated from the Huntsman Program of International Studies & Business at the The Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career as an investment banker on Wall Street with Lazard Freres & Co in New York. Since 2004, he has been doing social work in the field of rural development in Uttar Pradesh.

Prashanto Sen

Legal Adviser & Trustee

Prashanto has a Bachelors in Civil Law, BCL, from Oxford University and presently a Supreme Court Advocate, Prashanto has worked on socially significant legal assignments like the Lokpal, drafting of the Tribal Bill and legal reforms in Madhya Pradesh.

Priya Viswanath

Trustee

Priya is Senior Vice President, English Helper, was the Country Head, India, of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), Managing Director, Dāna Asia, the lead consultant for Give2Asia and United Way International in India. Priya is also an Advisory Board Member on Give2Asia’s Asian Philanthropy Advisory Network, Trustee of RACHNA (Research, Advocacy and Communication in Himalayan Areas) and All Creatures Great and Small – a shelter for Animals in distress. A Senior Fellow of the Synergos Institute, a published author on global and Indian philanthropy, Priya graduated from the University of Madras with an M Phil in History.

Vijaya Varma

Trustee

Vijaya is Distinguished Professor at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), having worked as Dean Planning since 2005. He taught for almost 40 years at the Department of Physics and Astrophysics of the University of Delhi. Since 1972, he also worked with the Hoshangabad Science Teaching Programme for rural government schoolteachers of Madhya Pradesh. He was the President and is still a member of the Governing Body of the Eklavya Foundation. Vijaya was awarded an ICI fellowship to study theoretical Physics at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, from where he obtained a DIC and a PhD.