Managing Director’s Profile
Mrs.Vidhya Chendhil is a passionate educator with a deep understanding of the role of schools and teachers in the holistic development of the child. She believes that the school is another home for the child where not only the academic needs of the child are met, but also serves as a safe and nurturing place where the spiritual and holistic needs of the child are fulfilled. An academician at heart, her love for understanding how children learn and develop led Mrs.Vidhya Chendhil to pursue a B.Ed. and also a Masters in Psychotherapy and counselling.
The world is moving at a fast pace and the need for a strong academic foundation is greater than ever. Her training as an Engineer (She graduated from PSG college of technology, with distinction in engineering in 1992), has helped her logically navigate the various teaching methodologies and pedagogies and choose a curriculum that is both relevant and enriching.
She has dedicated herself to the cause of education and believes in using education as a tool for advancement for the first and second generation learners in their family run trust school for over 25 years. As the president of Erode District women’s football association, she has helped students to achieve laurels at national and international level. She also periodically trains teachers in educational processes.
She believes in trusting the inherent goodness in people and leads by example. Her personal mission is to inspire people to lead better lives through sustainable living practices. In her free time, she enjoys reading, travelling, trekking, organic farming and writing.
Managing Director’s Message
At Agastya, we believe that, when a child is nurtured with care and respect, he grows up to become independent and compassionate and leads a purposeful life. The delivery of the school curriculum should stimulate the spirit of inquiry in the child and lead to learning. “How” we do a task is more important than “what” we do.
At Agastya, we strive to provide a conducive outer world, with a green campus, state-of-the-art sports facility and a team of dedicated teachers who help the children explore the world with passion. We nurture the soul life of the child through meditation, music, dance and art. Self-enquiry and inner exploration plays an integral part in our education system. We strongly believe that teachers and parents should lead by example and hence we provide periodic training for them as well.
Our Mothers Circle Meets and parent orientation programs play a pivotal role to align our parent community with our philosophy.
Ms. Arti Jaswal
Ms. Arti Jaswal is a passionate educationist with experience of more than 16+ years across various curricula i.e, CBSE, ICSE and Cambridge curriculum. With passing years, she is recognized as a remarkable facilitator for teacher training and curriculum development.
Ms. Jaswal has been associated with esteemed organizations like the British Council and the American Council for various programs and certifications that have helped the students to rise to the international level of education. She has trained approx 5000+ students for various Cambridge programmes such as YLE, KET, BEC and PET and has also been an examiner for the ‘Business English Certificate’ exam for the British Council.
Ms. Jaswal was a part of two-member team to visit the prestigious Baring School of London for a week under a program sponsored by the British Council that gave her the insight into the education systems of different countries.
As the Education Quality Assurance Consultant, she specializes in quality control management in school education that includes, extensive teacher training and evaluation along with age appropriate curriculum development from Pre-primary to Higher Secondary.
Her versatile experience has enabled her to identify and modify the teaching learning approach of various schools, across the country, with the aim of grooming a new generation of global citizens.
“I am not afraid of storms, I am learning to sail my ship”
Agastya Academy is build on a foundation of a dream that envisages every Agastyan to be replete with all the skills required for an accomplished life. All our endeavours are directed towards the development of autonomous and responsible young learners who will be able to take charge of their lives and uplift the community as a whole. We have always believed that to be educated means to have a deeper understanding of self and the world. We pride ourselves on our happy and nurturing environment which is a perfect amalgamation of futuristic and traditional ideologies. As the educators are the axis of any educational organization, we believe in taking that extra effort in the training and development of our teachers so that together we can evolve as a community where in we see the world from a child’s eye and guide them with a scholar’s hand.
Dr. Sangeeta Gole
Academic Advisor’s Profile
Dr. Sangeeta Gole is a Ph.D. in Education (Enhancing Human Resource Practices in Schools) who is committed to life-long learning and continual research on ways and means to help transform schools into learning organizations. She has served the education sector for the last 30 years in various capacities. Her work experience extends across different types of educational institutions and with government projects in Maharashtra under SSA and RMSA. She is a validated facilitator for British Council’s Core Skills development programs and has conducted training all over India.
Academic Advisor's Message
My journey as Advisor to Agastya Academy began in 2018-19. I was invited by the Director, Mrs. Vidhya Chendhil to support the school to enhance its Quality and enrich the school’s learning environment. I began by studying the culture and climate of Agastya through my campus visits, classroom observations and interaction with the leaders and teachers.
I find students very respectful towards elders and are eager to learn and excel. All their teachers are simple, down-to-earth individuals who want to do and be more! The Director’s dreams for all children to live life successfully amidst nature and be happy humane citizens makes Agastya a very exciting school to work with.
My endeavor shall be towards preserving this culture of Care and transforming Agastya Academy into a Learning Organization. My advice to the Agastya family finds resonance with Dr. Abdul Kalam’s words “Thinking is the Capital, Enterprise the Way and Hard work the solution”