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Principal, Director,Training Manager

Gurgaon, Haryana, India
December 23, 2019

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Professional Summary

-An accomplished military leader with over 24 years’ experience in School Education and Management, training & development, operations, HRM, general administration, project and financial management

-Have been the Principal and Chief Executive of two Boarding Schools having a strength of 1000 + personnel

-Have been responsible for smooth functioning of 48+ naval Schools as Director Navy Education Society

-Have coordinated with Central, State and Private Universities towards affiliations, conduct of convocations, award of degree/diplomas

-Expertise in systematic training and development of large no of personnel (1000+) resulting in enhanced efficiency

-Proven track record in enhancing efficiency of large-scale operations by optimal utilization of resources, strong leadership and people management to ensure time-critical organizational goals are achieved

-Extremely flexible and adaptable, remain calm under pressure and have the ability to solve complex problems using innovative means

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels

-Strong work ethics, have a high level of personal integrity with a strong sense of values and morals

Career Snapshot (Indian Navy)

2018 to date : Principal and Chief Executive, Sainik School, Rewari

2016 to 2018: Director Navy Education Society, Naval Headquarters

2014 to 2016: Principal and Chief Executive, Sainik School, Sujanpur Tira

2010 to 2014: Joint Director, Education and Administration, Naval Headquarters

2009 to 2010: Deputy Director and Head of Training, Naval Institute of Educational and Training Technology, Kochi

2006 to 2009: Training Manager & Head of Training Design and evaluation team, Sailors Training Centre, Orissa

1996 to 2006: Manager, Training, various assignments including Officers Training at National Defence Academy.

Key Accomplishments

-Directed, executed & managed project work of setting up of new boarding school in 50 acres at a cost of Rs 150 crore+ including approval of architectural drawings, all clearances & financial sanction from State govt.

-Streamlined entire process of Selection, Training & Development of 550+ personnel with 30% enhanced efficiency.

-Strategically formulated and implemented career progression from junior to senior level naval personnel’s (1000+) ensuring high satisfaction rates up to 90%.

-Conducted recruitment of 2000+ armed forces officers at various Services Selection Centres.


School Management

Manpower Planning/Staffing


Education Management

Leadership/Team Building


Training & Development

General Administration

Problem Solving


2018: MA (Education), Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi

2017: MPhil (Defence and Strategic Studies), University of Mumbai, Mumbai

2014: MBA (Human Resource Management), Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi

1994: MSc Physics (Electronics), MS University, Vadodara, Gujarat

1992: BSc (Physics, Chemistry, Maths), MS University, Vadodara, Gujarat

Professional Training, Diplomas & Certifications

2017: Naval Higher Command Course from Naval War College, Goa.

2017: Diploma in Management of Defence Studies and Strategy, All India Management Association, Goa.

2014: Technical Staff Officers Course from Military Institute of Technology, Pune.

2009: Direct Trainers Skills Course (Developed by Thames Valley University, UK), ISTM, New Delhi.

2008: Group Testing Officer Course from Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), Delhi.

2008: Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, SCDL, Pune.

2001: Certificate Course in Internal Quality Auditors for ISO 9000 from NIETT, Kochi.

1996: 10 months pre-commissioning military training.

Work Experience (Last Five)

Sainik School, Rewari Principal & Chief Executive November 2018 to date

Head of Sainik School Rewari (Residential Institute for boys), affiliated to CBSE, and having a strength of 700 plus team members including armed forces officers and men.

-Managed the recruitment process right from sourcing the best talent from diverse sources, training and development based on organizational growing needs for more than 750 personnel.

-Created & Sustained environment that fosters development opportunities and motivates high performances.

-Controlled and Sanctioned sanction huge financial expenditure (Rs 50 crore+) in accordance with existing budgetary allocations.

-Maintenance of effective public relations with State and district administration for effective functioning and achieving organizational objectives.

Naval Headquarters Director Navy Education Society June 2016 to October 2018

Spearheaded the administration, academic audit and financial planning for infrastructure development of 48 Navy schools located pan India.

-Envisaged, planned and led setting up of new NCS’ at Karwar, Porbandar, Karanja, Ezhimala.

-Planned and Directed the installation of video conferencing system in all NCS’ pan India resulting in huge financial savings.

-Coordinated and liaised with CBSE, NCERT, KVS, MHRD and MoD in regard to all matters related to educational needs of 120+ schools.

-Formulated and implemented induction, manpower planning, deployment and promotions for 1000+ officers, sailors and civilians as per skills and organizational requirement.

-Managed large task forces entailing, training, career development and counseling/grievance handling resulting in higher satisfaction level.

Sainik School, Sujanpur Tira Principal & Chief Executive November 2014 to June 2016

Head of Sainik School Sujanpur Tira (Residential Institute for boys), affiliated to CBSE, having a strength of appx 1200 team members.

-Creating and sustaining an environment that fostered development opportunities and motivates high performance through effective management and career development.

-Established and maintained a learning environment that is conducive for optimum student performances.

-Reviewed and evaluated processes and frameworks of the school’s administration.

-Executed processes of recruitment, testing, evaluation and induction for more than 1200 personnel.

-Enhanced relationship through effective grievance handling and building positive employee relations.

-Effective public relations with State administration of HP for effective functioning and achieving organizational objectives.

- Initiated enhanced measures towards security of campus by improving infrastructure and use of technology.

Naval Headquarters Joint Director Education and Administration May 2010 to October 2014

Administration head of organisation responsible for administration, procurement, security, construction and maintenance of organisation

-Handled office administration, security, documentation, routine orders to ensure smooth flow of operations.

-Ensured maintenance of assets like buildings, equipment, spares and transports for operational readiness.

-Designed, implemented training and management schedule of 1000+workforce at organization.

-Responsible of HR management, procurement of goods, overseeing construction work of organization and Infrastructure development.

-Formulated and implemented policies and regulations to institute checks and balances to prevent malpractices and accountability during the procurement process.

Naval Training Unit at Kochi Deputy Director and Head of Training Team Jan 2009 to Apr 2010

Administration head of organisation responsible for administration, procurement, security, construction and maintenance of organisation

-Assessed skill gaps for employees in training and developed courses to meet identified training needs.

-Conceptualised the training needs, preparation and implementation of training directives and policies. Customising training programs based on training need analysis to enhance manpower skills & efficiency.

-Evaluated success of new training programs and recommended improvements to upper management to enhance effectiveness fetching laurels to the institute.

-Formulated and implemented policies of Training Technology and Methodology pan navy for training units involving more than 60,000 personnel.

-Organised and edited training manuals, multimedia visual aids and other education material.

Personal Details

Computer Skills : Well versed with MS Office and internet handling

Languages : English, Hindi, Punjabi

Current Location : Rewari, India (willing to relocate)

Note : Available for joining from August 1, 2020 on release from Indian Navy

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