Principal of Indus International School, Bangalore
Mrs Sarojini Rao has been the Principal of Indus International School Bangalore since July 2005. She has exceptional academic credentials. She ranked first at the University of Pune in B.A. Economics and holds three postgraduate degrees in Economics, Education and Business Administration from the University of Edinburgh. Trained in all the three IB programs (PYP, MYP, and DP), Mrs Rao is also a graduate of the Principal’s Training Centre for International School Leadership, USA.
Mrs Rao has been instrumental in constantly raising the bar by setting new benchmarks in the curriculum standards at Indus through planning the curriculum and inter-curricular strategy, defining academic and non-academic objectives for the school, and in training teachers. The structured leadership curriculum that includes every student setting themselves challenging goals, practice deep reading and servant leadership has gone beyond the mandate and helps prepare students for a successful life in an extremely VUCA environment.
Mrs Rao has played a critical role in building the culture of innovation at Indus. Under her leadership, the design thinking process and experimentation, both of which that focus on building innovation competencies such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, resilience have been introduced in the curriculum. Students are encouraged to pursue projects that have social relevance and come up with ideas that are both innovative and transformational. Reflection, introspection and writing (applied) research papers on their design projects and experiments are integral components of the teaching-learning process at Indus.
With an emphasis on holistic education without compromising on academic excellence, has been the highlight of Mrs Rao’s conviction and under her leadership, her strong team of committed educators work together in unlocking the potential of every student. This has resulted in Indus International School Bangalore being ranked the best international school in India for eight consecutive years.