Ajay Dalmia, Co-Founder of DLRC, is the driving force behind Strategy and Operational aspects of the Centre. In addition he leads DLRC’s Career Counseling Service and is a full-time facilitator. Prior to starting DLRC, he managed Green School (Bali, Indonesia) and had a cross-functional experience in the corporate sector.
Ajay holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (Marketing and Finance) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Akron, OH, USA. He is also certified as an Energy Manager in Singapore.
Ajay facilitates Accounts, Developmental Studies, History and Math.
Ajinkya Joshi has completed his Bachelors in Mechanical engineering (BE Mechanical) from Savitribai Phule Pune University and is an internationally rated chess player who has been teaching chess since the past 3 years. During these 3 years, he has trained children in the age group of under 12 years old. Ajinkya has a passion for teaching and wants to share his knowledge and experience to facilitate primary students at DLRC.
Ajinkya facilitates Math and Science.
Anil Sanap is passionate about chemistry and tries to inculcate his love for chemistry into kids.
Anil facilitates Chemistry and JEE Prep.
Anupam Deshpande has a decade of experience in facilitating & training adult, corporate learners. She stumbled upon teaching much younger adults with DLRC and loved every moment of it. She believes, that it's good to be an eternal learner but at some time, in that journey, it's our duty to share & pass on that knowledge to the next generation. She is a B.Tech from IIT, Delhi and an MBA from UBS. She started off as a software engineer but has dabbled in sales, digital marketing, e-commerce, research, business process re-engineering and business consulting. She is a die-hard Trekkie, loves a good mystery, enjoys her daily puzzles and is a poet at heart.
Anupam facilitates Business Studies and Thinking Skills.
Chetan Patil is skilled physical fitness and sports.
He takes sports for all Grades.
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Kavita facilitates English, Thematic Units and Art.
Maharookh Daver has about 25 years of experience in the Travel and Tourism sector of which the last 15 have been spent running her own travel agency. She has handled inbound, outbound and domestic tourism in all its aspects- F.I.T, G.I.T and MICE. She truly believes that “We travel not to escape life but so that life doesn’t escape us.”
Maharookh facilitates Travel and Tourism.
Manasi Rajwade has completed Bachelor of fine arts (specialized in visual communication) from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune and PG in business administration. In early years, she has worked extensively in design domain for IT, digital designing and e-learning. However in digital art, artist inside her could not find bliss for long.
In her journey, she came across children who are taught drawing in very rigid manner where their imagination, choice of colors have no voice and then they are losing interest. So she developed a pattern of game based drawing sessions and art workshops where children can explore art without any constraints. She finds freedom to express is most important thing in initial years of child’s development. According to her, to change overall awareness and parent’s perspective towards children’s art is the main challenge. Art using Natural elements and re-using waste materials are main areas of focus when she creates something.
Manasi facilitates Art for Primary and Middle Grades.
Dr Mani Kapoor Salgia is a lifelong learner who is passionate about health, wellness and food. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery from Pune University and a degree in Diagnostic Ultrasound from UMDNJ, New Jersey. She is registered in the field of general Ultrasound, OB-GYN, Breast, Vascular and Cardiac speciality. She had received her Yoga training from the Kaivalyadhaam Yoga Institute and has a scientific approach towards the study of Yoga. She has worked as an alternate medicine consultant at a wellness center in New York, as a sonographer at a diagnostic medical center in New Jersey and as clinical faculty at the Rutgers UMDNJ diagnostic medical sonography program. She presently practices Yoga and Homeopathy out of her private clinic in Baner, Pune.
She has been facilitating yoga for the students of DLRC since the past two years, introducing Yoga philosophy to children and young adults through stories from Indian mythology and from around the world.
Meghna Bandyopadhyay loves people, animals and plants in that order! She is also a die hard football, tennis, badminton and swimming fan; a complete and hopeless movie buff; and thrives on autobiographies, historicals and mysteries (fictional and non-fictional). She loves to interact with kids and introduce them to various wonders of this world. You’ll generally find her discussing something interesting with students, when not facilitating. She’s extremely passionate about Psychology and believes each and everyone should take up Psychology - not just to know about the subject, but more importantly as a skill to understand themselves and others. She's done her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Nagpur University and PG Diploma in School Psychology from Jnana Prabhodhini.
Meghna facilitates Psychology and Mass Communication.
Mona Dalmia, Co-Founder of DLRC, is the driving force behind the Creative & Educational aspects of the Centre. In her words “Being an educator has been one of the best parts of my life. I have challenged myself and have constantly dared to dream about doing something more meaningful, relevant and special in the field of education that would significantly improve the quality of student learning".
Mona holds a Masters degree in Education from Boston University, Bachelors degree in Education from Wheelock college, Boston, Bachelors degree in Science from Calcutta University, Steiner Class Teacher Training Certificate from Sacramento, California and Diploma in Child Brain Development from Pennsylvania. She has travelled extensively gaining invaluable teaching experience in USA, India, Indonesia and Singapore. She loves reading poetry and biographies.
Mona facilitates Biology and English.
Namita Kichlu is highly renowned in the field of HIndi and theatre. She brings a plethora of passion and knowledge to the team.
Pavan Iyengar, Co-Founder of DLRC, is the driving force behind making the Centre sustainable. He makes science exciting through concepts from “Toys from Trash” learnt with Arvind Gupta at IUCCA in Pune University. Pavan holds a Masters degree in Physics from Pune University and Bachelors degree in Physics from Fergusson College and is a visiting lecturer at IBB (Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology). In addition he was a Project Fellow at IISER, implementing independent research project that looks into the Energy Transfer in Photosynthesis.
Pavan facilitates Tinkering Lab for all Grades.
Payal CONTENT HERE...
Payal facilitates English.
Priya Shenoy is a competitive exams coach having over 5 years extensive experience in competitive exam coaching for mathematics, science and computers up to grade 8. She believes in the philosophy that ‘A teacher needs to show children how to think and not what to think’. She is passionate about each child’s holistic development to optimize their performance and imbibe the love of learning. ‘Jyot se jyot badhate chalo’ is her motto. A diehard engineer at heart with 12 years of rich software industry experience and loves to work with children. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunication Engineering and a Diploma in Electronics. She loves music and is pursuing Hindustani Vocal Music. Her interests also include driving and has won several awards at women’s car rallies.
Priya facilitates Math for Primary and Middle Grades.
Roshni Jaiswal CONTENT HERE
Roshni facilitates English and...
Rupal Jain strongly believes that ‘Schooling is the best way to contribute good people to the society because it deals with the most plastic age of a person’
She holds a Master's in Biotechnology and has highly effective English language skills. She wishes to blend her influential communication skills and thorough academic knowledge with fun learning activities. She loves painting, writing and yoga. She is an art-lover.
Rupal facilitates English and Environmental Science.
Sarita Ragade is a B Sc in Food Science and Nutrition from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, and a Post Graduate degree in Hospital Administration from Medversity by Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad. She has worked for over 10 years in the Retail industry in food, wellness and clothing MNC’s and has extensive experience in product development, franchising, business development, human resource management and corporate training. She gave up a lucrative career in retail to take care of her daughter, and took up consulting and volunteering projects to keep herself mentally and physically active. Sarita has been in a consulting role at different organizations for the past 20 years. She has worked with handloom weavers, kalamkari artisans, women’s self-help and empowerment projects and in education initiatives for underprivileged groups, and has a deep understanding of social issues at grassroot level in rural India. Sarita has been actively volunteering her time at public schools, libraries, YMCA and social and environmental causes, while in the US for over 6 years. Sarita has been facilitating Sociology for AS and A level since March 2017 at DLRC. She also facilitates Social Sciences for Middle school, and Indian Culture and Heritage and Home Science for Junior High school. She firmly believes that one must never stop learning and all learning helps to enrich your existence on this beautiful planet!
Shivaji Mane has been working under the tutelage of Mr. Arvind Gupta, who is an Indian toy inventor and expert in science and received the civilian award "Padma Shree" on the eve of Republic Day, 2018. Shivaji is an expert at creating hands-on experiences for all focussing on making toys.
Shivali facilitates Tinkering Lab for all Grades.
Shruti Shirur joined the corporate world as Insurance Underwriter, wherein she was a Reinsurance Consultant. She has been with ICICI Prudential, Munich Re and Fujitsu over a period of 8 years. As said by her “It was a conscious decision to relive her childhood and grow with her children, wherein she realised Learning is a Life Long Journey and is so enriching and beautiful”. Shruti was actively volunteering at her daughters elementary school, public library, YMCA while being in USA for almost 6 years. Shruti has been trained under Waldorf Philosophy. She has done her Masters in Commerce from Mumbai University. Last year, she joined DLRC to facilitate Form drawing for P2 and M1. It was a great learning journey and she looks forward for the year to come. She loves to travel, be with Nature, loves music, art, painting, play with her children and be a part of their fantasy world.
Shruti facilitates Form Drawing and Social Studies.
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Smita facilitates Math.
Sona CONTENT HERE.....
Sona facilitates Biology.
Sudipta Giri tries to instill love for Maths in kids, sometimes in vain. This time he’ll try the same for Physics, and is very anxious about it. He has done his Bachelor’s from IIT Kanpur, and Masters from IISc Bangalore. He has worked in Telecom industry for 15 years, taught in college for 6 years, and runs his private coaching for more than 2 years. He loves travelling, international politics and history. He used to love football in his younger days, but nowadays taking more interest in yoga.
Sudipta facilitates Math, Physics and JEE Prep.
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Pradnya facilitates Art.