Category: Principles


Chitra Raghavan

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Chitra Raghavan M.Sc., M.Phil.,B.Ed. started her illustrious teaching career in the year 1992 as PGT in Physics. An M.Phil in Nuclear Physics from the University of Madras, her first stint as Principal was for a period of 9 years before she joined D.A.V. Boys Gopalapuram in the year 2005 as PGT (Physics). With her signature teaching style of systematic and rigorous schedule, learning by doing and experiential learning method, she always encourages students to give their best and the best they did give – with an impressive record of 87% of students scoring A1 and A2 on an average in Class XII Board Examination in Physics, every year.

Karuppiah M

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Mr. M. Karuppiah, M.Sc., M.Ed., is a dedicated teacher, teaching Mathematics for more than 23 years. He did his Masters in Mathematics and Education from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. His career as a teacher began in 1997 at DAV Higher secondary school, Gopalapuram and he later became the Principal of DAV BHEL school, Ranipet in 2017. His expertise in teaching Mathematics has helped more than 100 students to score centum and he has been maintaining a class average of not less than 85 percent. His deep commitment to education ensures a child-centered approach while taking a genuine interest in students’ cognitive, social and mental growth.

Nandhini S

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Nandhini M.Sc., M.Ed., is a professionally qualified educationist with more than twenty five years of experience as a Life Science teacher. Having functioned as a facilitator in enabling students to achieve academic excellence by inculcating innovative methods of instruction, she has taken the role of Principal of the school in 2019. Endowed with a positive attitude and non-judgmental outlook, she is a perfectionist who adheres strictly to virtues of punctuality and discipline and is one who firmly believes that ‘Teaching is not a Profession but a Vocation, because, A Teacher affects Eternity’.

Padma V

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An erudite scholar, Principal V. Padma, M.Sc., B.Ed., M.A., M.Phil has been leading the school since July 2018. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, a Masters degree in English and an M.Phil in Psychology so it’s not surprising that she is skilled in identifying problems and brainstorming potential solutions  in the course of her day-to-day routine. She has served in various capacities at D.A.V., where she joined as a Maths & Science teacher, and then moved on to become the Headmistress and the Principal in D.A.V. Matric Mogappair. She strongly believes in clarity in communication with parents and the staff under her, and keeping with changing times embraces innovation in teaching methodology.

Ramana Velavan V

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Ramana Velavan M.Sc., M.Ed has been with D.A.V. for over 20 years. He joined as a Science teacher in 1998 in D.A.V. Sr Sec School, Mogappair, and was promoted to PGT – Biology and transferred to D.A.V. Matric Hr Sec School, Mogappair in 2005. Thereafter, he was promoted to Headmaster in 2017 and then as the Principal in July 2018. His earnest dream and strong desire is to lift the institution to glowing heights both in the field of education and extra – curricular activities especially in NCC, Sports and Games. He has successfully completed the NCC pre Commission Course at Officers Training Academy at Nagpur and after undergoing three refresher courses, he has been promoted to Chief Officer.

Radha Subramanian

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Radha Subramanian M.Sc., B.Ed., began her teaching career in the year 1994 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Nagpur. She has a Masters degree in Chemistry and a Bachelors degree in education. She joined the D.A.V. Senior Secondary School (boys), Mogappair in 2003 as a chemistry teacher and took up over as Principal of D.A.V. Sr. Secondary School in May 2019. Her educational philosophy is based on her strong belief that all students can learn and excel if there is a positive learning environment, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community and a supportive family.

Uma Parvathy

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Uma Parvathy, M.Sc., B.Ed is a Dietician and a teacher. After highschool, she dived deep into the study of nutrition for five years and even worked in the Emergency ward of Vijaya Health Centre. Though she started her teaching career at the Madras Medical Mission in the department of Clinical Nutrition, she realised that her interest lay in working with children. She joined DAV Boys School, Mogappair in 1996 and has been teaching English, Science, and Social Science subjects. She finds teaching children delightful as it kindles the childlike spirit in her and inspires her to give her best everyday.

Bina N

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Mrs. Bina has graduated in B.A. English Literature from Bharathiar University and has also completed Montessori, Kindergarten and Nursery teacher training programme in Chennai.

She has 15 years of teaching experience with the Nursery children in reputed schools in Ooty and in Chennai. She also worked in a CDC centre in California. She is currently serving as Headmistress of D.A.V. Nursery school, Gopalapuram

Lakshmi Ramesh

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Lakshmi Ramesh has 27 years of work experience in varied domains and has been with DAV Shikshanam since its inception in 2017. Having begun her career as an associate partner for a bank, she along with her husband soon started a Marketing and advertising Company which had an employee count of more than a hundred. Her extensive experience as an entrepreneur liaising with EPCs – manufacturers and suppliers as well as various Government and Corporate entities has given her enormous capacity to work across domains and sectors.