Galaxy of Mentors

Ms Goldy Malhotra, Director – Academic Staff College and Administration, MRIS.

Best described as a poet, painter and educationist, Ms Goldy Malhotra has had an illustrious career in teaching, fine arts, administration and innovative experimentation.  Graduating in Home Science from Panjab University, Chandigarh, where she secured the first rank, Ms Malhotra also holds a M.Sc degree in Food and Nutrition from Delhi University and M.A. in History of Art from Punjab University, Chandigarh where she once again stood first. With several awards and recognitions to her credit, Ms Goldy Malhotra is the proud recipient of the Shiksha Shiromani Award by the International Study Circle – 2002; the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award – 2002; the Dr. Radhakrishnan Award – 2003, the Teacher’s Award by CBSE – 2004 and the President’s National Teacher’s Award – 2010, to name just a few. She has also been a Lecturer (Food & Nutrition) in Government Home Science College, Chandigarh from 1971-1974; taught M.A. (History of Art) students at the Panjab University from 1981 to 1985 and was the Principal of DAV Public School, Sreshtha Vihar, Delhi from January 1989 to April 2000 and  Principal of Modern School, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi from 2000 to 2011. At an international level, she has visited Melbourne University in a Teacher Exchange Programme organised by the Australian Government and later invited by the Canadian Embassy to visit leading Canadian Universities in 2010. In 2013, Ms Malhotra became the Executive President, Ansal’s Chain of Schools. She has also authored books on poems, the environment and therapeutic nutrition. Despite her busy schedule, Ms Goldy appeared in a leading role in a serial ‘Pankhuriyan’ televised on DD1 and conceptualised and organised an interactive chat show ‘Meri Baat’ for DD Bharati.

Sanyogita Sharma, Director – MRIS

Mrs Sanyogita Sharma began her career as an English lecturer in Women’s College Amritsar. She joined DAV Public School, Sector 14, as PGT English in 1989 and was designated as the headmistress in 1993. With two decades of experience behind her, she has been the Principal of MRIS Sector- 21C, Faridabad, for eight years. Presently, she is the Principal of MRIS Charmwood and the Director of both MRIS 21C and MRIS Charmwood.



Mamta Wadhwa, Principal | MA (Pol.Sc.), B.Ed. Experience: 26 Years
MRIS-14, Faridabad

Mamta Wadhwa, MA (Pol. Sc.), B Ed. is specially trained in pre-primary education and has a rich experience of 26 years. Earlier, she was the Principal of Ryan International School, Fbd, for 14 years. Mrs Wadhwa, Founder Principal of MRIS Sector 14 for 8 years, has played a pivotal role in making MRIS 14. She believes in students being exposed to the right learning environment and bringing forth an enjoyable, rewarding and positive experience. She has been felicitated with the Vidyashree Award, the Avantika Samman and has been honored by The British High Commission for her commitment and service to society for promoting better education.

Dhriti Malhotra, Principal | MA (English), B.Ed. Experience: 30 Years
MRIS-46, Gurugram

Dhriti Malhotra, MA (English) B.Ed. has  almost 2 decades of rich experience behind her, she has earlier held the reigns of Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj New Delhi and Scottish High International School, Gurugram as the Principal. Her passion for education and innovative teaching, meritorious work in the field of Social Welfare, Indian Culture, Music, Dance and Art has been duly recognized as she has been felicitated with the ‘Vidyashree Award’, Avantika Dr. Radhakrishna Samman and the Best Educationist Award by the International Institute of Education and Management. She joined the Manav Rachna Group in June 2008 at MRIS-46 where she began her journey of turning the MRIS vision and mission into a reality. Over the last few years, the school has grown from strength of 125 children to almost 2500 children in a span of just 6 years.

Seema Malhotra, Principal | M.A. (Sociology), B.Ed Experience: 25 Years
MRIS-21C, Faridabad

Ms Seema Malhotra has been trained through Cambridge International Examination Teacher’s Training Programme, Primary Years Programme (PYP) of International Baccalaureate. Ms Seema Malhotra began her career as a primary teacher and has worked in various reputed schools such as Ryan International School, D.A.V. Public School, Faridabad, Cambridge Public School, Bangalore, and Scottish High International School, Gurugram. She has worked in various levels of Coordinator, Headmistress and Vice Principal. She has been at the helm of affairs in Manav Rachna International School, Mayfield Gardens, Gurugram since its inception in the year 2009 and has the proud privilege of heading it and running it successfully till March 2014. Since April 2014 onwards she is steering MRIS-21C, Faridabad. Mrs Malhotra is also trained as a yoga teacher. With her 25 years of experience and an eye for detail, she is committed to mentoring and guiding teachers, students and parents. As an educationist, she inspires all to give in their best. She believes that every child is unique and has special abilities, which should be nurtured to create master pieces.

Pooja Puri, Principal | M.Sc (Hons.) B.Ed Experience: Over 24 Years
MRIS-51, Gurugram

Mrs Pooja Puri has to her credit a rich experience of over 24 years, from kindergarten to under graduate level. She has undergone Instructional Leader Course in Innovation Teaching at I Discover I. She has been specially trained in Pre-Primary and Primary education. Through her career she has been with institutes like D.P. S. Agra, Air Force School, Agra, as Headmistress and Amity International School, Sector 46, Gurugram as Vice Principal. Her international experience includes several cultural exchange programs, conferences and workshops. She is a trained Kathak dance instructor, teacher trainer and reiki master. She has earned many accolades in painting, sculpturing dramatics, dance, music, choreography (dance and drama), yoga, and acrobatics to name a few.

She has earned many awards, including nomination for the Indian Air Force AFWWA (Air Force Wives Welfare Association) Award by Mrs Harveen Krishnaswamy, President AFWWA (Central), 2002 and Appreciation by US Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs for promoting mutual understanding between India and USA through the support of NSLIY program (Aug 2012).

Ms. Nindiya Saket, Principal | M. Sc (Applied Biology), L.LB, B.ED.
MRIS Noida Sector 51

Ms. Saket has been associated with the Manav Rachna family for the last 3 years. Before taking up the present assignment as Vice Principal MRIS, Noida, she was the Headmistress of the Senior wing at MRIS, Charmwood.

Ms. Saket has an experience of 18 years in the field of academics and administration. She is a trained teacher with M. Sc – Applied Biology along with L.LB degree from Jammu University. She has worked with schools of high repute in the Capital region and NCR. She has even worked as a Principal in schools in Delhi and Dubai.

Ms. Saket believes in students being exposed to the right learning environment and bringing forth an enjoyable, rewarding and constructive experience in their voyage. She joined the Manav Rachna Group with a vision and mission to silhouette the characteristics of her students into a strong minds and content souls, who are not just equipped with 21st century skills and aptitude required for academic excellence but also skills to face the challenges of life in a balanced and harmonious way.

Dr. Rupali Saini, Principal | M.A.PhD (Eng). LL.B, M.Ed.
MRIS Ludhiana

Being in the field of Education for more than a decade, Dr.Rupali Saini believes that everyone and everything around you is your teacher.All one needs is to look in to and sometimes look beyond,move from the known and be willing to explore the unknown.

Dr. Rupali Saini has done her Masters and PhD in English with LL.B and M.Ed and has worked as a Principal of some of the most reputed schools of Punjab.She is the proud recipient of the prestigious Dr.A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Outstanding Principal of the year Award 2016  for her distinguished services to the field of education. Under her able guidance and leadership her schools have achieved many accolades and recognitions such as the ”Swami Vivekananda School of Excellence Award” in 2013 by CBSE.
Dr. Rupali Saini has widely travelled with her students to NASA America, London Olympics and Canada and therefore believes that education today is not just about literacy or imparting skills but it is something more deeper and more meaningful.

Arpita Chakraborty, Principal | M.Sc (Molecular Biology), B.Ed., (CSIR-UGC NET), MBA (Educational Administration), PG Diploma in School Leadership and Management (PGDSLM) MRIS – Charmwood

Ms. Arpita has been in the field of educational administration, content development and teaching for almost two decades. She has been associated previously with Modern School and Amity International School. She brings with her a passion for experimenting with innovative and need-based pedagogical methods. She believes in a collaborative approach involving active participation of all stakeholders in building a strong learning organization.