N K Ramachandran
N K RamachandranChairman

A self-motivated, dynamic, confident person and a man who distinguishes himself by ‘thinking outside the boundaries’, N. K. Ramachandran Menon is the chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan – Middle East. Indian Educational School, Kuwait, Private International English School, Abu Dhabi, Modern International School, Muscat and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan-Bahrain Kendra is directly under his chairmanship.

Sooraj Ramchandran
Sooraj RamchandranVice Chairman

Mr. Sooraj Ramachandran is spearheading the group middle east expansion and initiatives of the group especially initiatives to launch pre schools which will function as feeder schools to all the Bhavans schools in the Middle East in the future as well as initiatives to start programmes for student training for distance and higher education, professional courses and special education. Programmes for teacher training are also part of future plans. A Chartered Accountant by profession with his practice based out of India, Sooraj did his initial six years of his schooling in Indian School Kuwait and the later six years in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Elamakara in Cochin, Kerala. Sooraj, who is an avid reader and a sports enthusiast, has represented his school and college teams in Cricket, Football and various Track and Field events. Presently, Sooraj stays in Abu Dhabi with his wife, Vineetha, who is a Doctor and their two children.

Girija Baiju
Girija BaijuPrincipal

After her Masters Degree, joined as an English Lecturer in a private college . When she took the job, she knew that it would be a brief stop before landing a job at a Residential School where she developed the passion to be a school Teacher. Love for children made her give them a Home Away from Home. Establishing a chemistry of trust between the children and her was the foundation behind her passion and dedication which has taken her to great heights. In December 2010, Mrs. Girija Baiju joined as the principal of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Abu Dhabi. She worked as Principal in various schools like Bhavan’s Public School, Qatar (February 2010- November 2010), International Indian School, UAE (April 2002- January 2010), Al Rashid Indian School, Kuwait (August 1999- March 2002), Dayapuram Senior Secondary School, India ( June 1993- July 1999). She was also elected as the UAE Convenor of the Council of CBSE affiliated schools in the Gulf, appointed as Centre Superintendent by CBSE to conduct secondary and senior secondary board exams, and also appointed as the Inspector by the CBSE board to inspect some of the schools in India for their affiliation.

Mr. Suresh V. Balakrishnan
Mr. Suresh V. BalakrishnanVice Principal

Mr. Suresh (M A B Ed English, M A Political Science, SET English, SET Political Science) started his career as a teacher in 1996 and had been working in various schools in Kerala. He is a certified teacher trainer graduated from the Regional Institute of English, Bangalore. He has conducted several workshops and simulation classes based on the concepts of Constructivism, Collaborative Learning, Classroom Management, Activity Oriented Classes, Problem and Inquiry Based Learning, Value Based Education, Skill Based Learning, Pressure Management, Better Handwriting  etc. to mention a few. He holds abreast the philosophy that every child by birth is unique and gifted, and proper upbringing – health, safety and education- is their birthright. Honoring his contributions in the field of child education, Indian Educational School had bestowed up on him the BEST PERFORMER AWARD IN 2013. He has now joined Private International School as the Vice Principal with effect from April 2019.