NPS - Koramangala - About us: Messages
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Leadership


Message from Our Chairman

Few things have greater importance to parents than the education of their children. Every parent looks for academic excellence, good values, and discipline for their children. Choosing the right school for them is therefore a crucial decision.

NPS provides high standards for educational excellence to their students. We stimulate creativity and develop problem-solving capability in each student. As a family oriented school, we believe that partnership between the family and school is the foundation of a student's fulfillment and success in later life.

All the dynamic institutions in the world today look forward to introducing and affecting a creative approach in educational curriculum. Teachers play a major role in implementing and supporting the students to gain competence in their efforts.

Our objective at NPS is to provide a happy, balanced and challenging environment where our students have the opportunity to fulfill their individual talents and goals. In parallel, we provide a wide range of cultural, sporting and co-curricular activities and a chance to exercise leadership in a sensible and respectful environment.

Dr. K. P. Gopalkrishna
Chairman, NPS Group of Institutions, NAFL and TISB

Message from our Dean

Education has a multifaceted function. The transformation from childhood to adulthood is an important one. Education has a major role to play in this process.

In Swami Vivekananda’s words, “Education is not the amount of information that is put in to your brain and runs riot there, undigested all your life. We want that education, by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, intellect is expanded and by which we can stand on one’s own feet.”

In addition to acquisition of knowledge, education should aim at physical, mental and spiritual development. There should be opportunity for character formation and personality development.

The training one gets from schools and colleges should include academic excellence – professional, scientific and technological – attainment of life skills and vocational efficiency. The training should also help to manifest innate potentialities making use of opportunities and staying alert.

Progress of a country depends on its education system. In this era of globalization it is necessary to understand economic, social and political aspects of all the countries. Practicing brotherhood, love and compassion between different communities, races and nations is of utmost importance. The emphasis on developing patriotism and pride in one’s culture is indispensable.

Daniel Webster put it rightly “Knowledge does not comprise all which is contained in the large term of education. The feelings are to be disciplined, the passions are to be restrained; true and worthy motives are to be inspired, a profound religious feeling is to be instilled and pure morality inculcated under all circumstances. All this is comprised in education.”

Education in its true sense leads to health and fitness, happy relationships, meaningful work and personal fulfilment.

We at NPS try to promote an atmosphere where education is a blend of progressive ideas from the best in the Indian setting and culture. Students are given personal care and support so that they take the right place in the Global society.

Best wishes,
Mrs. Santhamma Gopalkrishna
Dean, NPS Group of Institutions, NAFL and TISB

Message from our Director

Every student comes to us with special goals, dreams and expectations of what their future might hold.

We envision a school environment to help students achieve their potential, offer guidance, hone their leadership skills and foster in students the confidence to explore a new range of interests, ultimately contributing positively to the societies they live in. It is our belief that every student in our school has the ability to succeed not just academically but as individuals in their own unique ways.

An enthusiastic and professional body of faculty ensures that excellence is promoted in all aspects of school life along with special emphasis on life skills and lifelong learning, in order to prepare students for life beyond school.

We are proud of the strength of the partnership between parents, staff and students which underpin the degree of progress our students attain.

Through a combination of dedication, understanding and appreciation, we encourage our students to aim high and achieve their goals, in keeping with our motto – Reach Out, Reach High and Reach Beyond.

Best wishes,
Dr. Bindu Hari
Director, NPS Group of Institutions, NAFL and TISB

Message from our Director

NPS has always been in the forefront of schools where academic excellence and holistic development of each child has been emphasised.

At NPS, we seek to provide an environment where each child is encouraged to attain his or her maximum potential, develop the skills and values which would enable him or her to successfully meet the challenges in our changing world, built on the foundation of principles of hard work, creativity, enthusiasm, discipline and good conduct.

We recognize that we need to position our children to succeed in a global environment, and every opportunity will be given to each and every student to develop their skills and talents.

Mr. Hari Krishnan
CEO, NPS Group of Institutions, NAFL and TISB

Message from our Principal

The Quiescent Power of Positive Parenting

'It was the best of times... it was the worst of times... ' said Charles Dickens in 'A Tale of Two Cities' - a historical novel with a plot that centres around the years leading up to the French Revolution.

I am often reminded of these paradoxical words when I look around me today. Youngsters in the 2nd decade of the 21st century have so much going for them. Technology has become a seamless part of their day - to - day life; many of them are born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouths; disposable incomes in many families have shot through the roof and kids are brought up in the lap of luxury without the foggiest idea of what financial privation means; closets overflowing with branded clothes & footwear, regular jaunts abroad to exotic destinations during holidays, surrounded by gadgets & gizmos of every conceivable kind; all these are more the norm rather than a rarity today. Top it all up with opportunities aplenty to actualize their dreams & aspirations and certainly these are the 'best of times' to be born in, if one had a choice!

Yet, one wonders if this cornucopia of plenty has a flipside to it too! Isn't this turning out to be a generation that will experience the 'Been There - Done That syndrome' even before they hit their 20s? Isn't this a generation that is constantly looking for something new / different to hold their attention? That finds ennui & lassitude creeping into everything they do; a generation that demands instant gratification (like instant noodles) and finds it very difficult to accept a 'No' for an answer. To make matters worse the menace of social networking (which includes cyber bullying, befriending a stranger online, sharing inappropriate posts and images, uncontrolled and permanent over exposure of one's life on a public domain to name a few ) is something a no responsible parent can afford to brush under the carpet. Add to this the lack of open spaces, fresh air & clean water; the lack of exercise & overindulgence in junk food and one has a silent, yet deadly cocktail for disaster brewing. ADHD, obesity, low bone density, clinical depression, substance abuse, suicidal tendencies, withdrawal symptoms, low self esteem are words that have today become a regular part of drawing room conversation when we speak about kids as young as 13 or 14 !

Parenting was never easy and in the 21st century it has only become 100 times more difficult! A recent report in one of the mainstream newspapers claimed that '60% of 600 youngsters visiting NIMHANS every month happen to be victims of inappropriate parenting"! It is time to pause & reflect and consciously emend one's approach, if necessary. Half the battle is won if we, as parents, acknowledge the need to make certain changes.

A few pointers that could make a huge difference :

  • Communicate with your child on a daily basis: Make it a point to have dinner together as a family with the television switched off and your smartphone on silent mode! This will give you enough time to talk to your children on a range of topics and also ask them about their school day, every day. This is probably the toughest lifestyle change to make, due to busy schedules, but it can be done.
  • Set limits on your child's TV-watching, gaming, and web surfing. Experts recommend no more than one or two hours per day. Be aware of whom your child interacts with on a daily basis– in person and on the net. In this context it would not be amiss to say that parents could do well to limit the time they themselves spend on Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter & Tumblr. After all the pot can't be calling the kettle black!
  • Doing household chores together on weekends is another very effective way to bond. It will teach kids responsibility and how to fend for themselves later in life. Mopping, sweeping, dusting / vacuuming, folding clothes, watering the plants, washing the car, doing the dishes are chores young kids can comfortably execute.
  • Playing indoor games, taking a walk, going biking (the concept of exclusive bike days currently being held in many neighbourhoods is just what the doctor ordered!) or throwing a few hoops together, even once or twice a week can also work wonders.
  • Teach your kids financial responsibility. Let them be accountable for the pocket money they get. Let it not seem as if money grows on trees or in ATMs.
  • In life we do not always get what we desire. So, teach your children to sometimes take "No" for an answer. Do not give in to their unreasonable demands.
  • Keep them grounded and instil in them the values of honesty, punctuality, compassion, humility and gratitude. Teach them the courage to own up when they make a mistake.
  • While it is important to encourage your child to study hard and do well in exams, do not insist that they be so exam focussed as to forget what it is to be a child- to be curious, & mischievous, to explore, to play, to discover, to invent, to fall and to get up despite falling!
  • And most importantly - Be a good role model for your kids. Action speaks louder than words; remember your kids are watching everything you do or say and internalising your words and deeds.

Perhaps ,even in this day and age, in spite of all the challenges and demands we face as parents, it is not all that difficult for us to make our children feel what William Wordsworth wrote aeons ago: "Bliss it was in that dawn to be alive; to be young the very heaven!"

Mrs. Jyotsna Nair
Principal, NPS Koramangala