(M. Sc. Geography, M. Sc. Applied Psychology, B. Ed., PGDGC and DSM)
Mr. K. T. Nandakumar, presently, the Vice Principal of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Abu Dhabi, is a man of character, integrity, good values, an attitude of gratitude, self-interested and positively motivated educationist who stands dedicated and committed to the high quality education. He took over the charge of Vice Principal in April 2012. He joined Bhavan’s, Abu Dhabi, as a Geography teacher and the school counselling psychologist on September 2010. He is one of the founder teachers of Bhavan’s Abu Dhabi. He has also functioned as a Teacher Coordinator and coordinated the activities of all departments in the school.
Besides being a good human being, he has an excellent academic record which includes M.Sc Geography, M.Sc Applied Psychology, B.Ed, P.G.Diploma in Guidance and Counselling (PGDGC) and Diploma in School Management (DSM). He has over 12 years of teaching experience in premier institutions in Kerala as a Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) in Geography and prepared hundreds of students for CBSE –Board Exams. When he started his career as a geography teacher, he realized that teaching profession demands a complete dedication and the involvement of heart and mind. His method of teaching geography was so interesting and motivating that made so many students to opt this subject for their higher studies.
He started his journey from being a TGT in Geography in Chinmaya Vidyalaya-Kasaragod in the year of 2001. Subsequently in 2006 he has joined in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan – Calicut and worked there till August 2010. Being an effective Counselling Psychologist, he has helped hundreds of students to overcome their difficulties.
He has attended number of training programmes and workshops as a senior leader which include Leaders, Leading, Learning’, Performance Management’, Efficiency for senior managers’, ‘Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement Programme’, ‘strategic leadership’ etc. He has also visited several British, American and the schools of other nationalities in UAE as a part of the school improvement programme.
He has conducted many training programmes and workshops for the teachers of Bhavans Abu Dhabi and other schools which include workshop on AD/HD, Motivational programme on developing positive attitude etc. He was privileged to have been selected to train teachers on Teachers Effectiveness Enhancement Programme (TEEP) for senior leadership team of PIES and Rosary schools in Abu Dhabi and received certificate of achievement from SSAT Middle East.
He has excelled not only in academics but also in Social Service and contributed substantially in the promotion of Indian Art forms. He has functioned as a District Coordinator of SPICMACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) in Kasaragod and Calicut Districts of Kerala. He has also learned and acquired proficiency in Calligraphy. He is also an International Affiliate in American Psychological Association-the world’s largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists.
He has received number of Awards including prestigious Indian President’s Award for his contribution in the field of social service through Scouting, Special appreciation certificate from USO ( United Schools Organization – an Educational agency for United Nations) for his contribution in the activities of USO and the Best coordinator Award from OISCA- INTERNATIONAL(Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement-INTERNATIONAL) South India Chapter for his substantial contribution in the field of environmental activities.
Being an educator and a motivator, he believes that intellectual education influences the head and values-based education influences the heart. Hence the true education is training of both the head and the heart. He also believes that knowledge is not a real power. Knowledge is information. It is potential power and it becomes power only when it is acted upon.