Principal / Head of School

Dr. Aninda Chatterjee

Principal / Head of School

Dr. Aninda Chatterjee, is one of the country’s most prominent and highly regarded educators. He has been in the education sector for the last 40 years (four decades), including over 15 years of leadership experience in International schools. His schooling has been from St. Joseph’s College, Allahabad from where he passed the Indian School Certificate Examination of the University of Cambridge. He completed a Masters degree in English Literature from the University of Allahabad and a Doctorate in Arts, from the U.S. Dr Aninda Chatterjee, has extensive experience as an administrator in India and aboard. He has a degree in school management from the European Foundation for Quality Management. He has led, coordinated, and directed large-scale improvement projects within school systems with the International School Services.

Dr. Aninda Chatterjee, started his career in the year 1980 as the Senior Lecturer, Department of English Studies and Modern European Languages, University of Allahabad. He was part of a UN team that helped to set up the Royal University of Bhutan. Then he set his foot in the IB Curriculum as the Principal, Senior School, Pathways World School, Aravali, and got an internal transfer as the Principal of Pathways World School, Gurgaon. He then moved to GEMS Our Own English High School Sharjah, as the Principal/ CEO; again, he got an internal transfer to the GEMS New Millennium School, Dubai, as the founding Principal/ CEO, where he had students of 47 nationalities with 10 nationalities of teacher. He was also Executive Director, IQRA Group of schools. His last engagement was with Cathedral Vidya School Lonavala as the Principal/ CEO. He brings with him a vast knowledge and experience of various pedagogic and administrative experiences in the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Programmes.

His schools have won numerous awards including the:
• Khalifa Award which is the highest education award in the UAE.
• Featured in Forbes India as the country’s leading educator.
• He is a Charles Wallace Fellow U.K. and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts U.K.

During his tenure Dr Aninda Chatterjee, has worked towards the review of the IB Programmes, accreditation of the IBPYP & IBDP, and been a part of the Council of International Schools pre- authorization self-study. He is also the examiner for TOK

Dr. Aninda Chatterjee believes in providing students with a journey that encapsulates the development of intellect and character that is nurtured in a caring community, and strongly believes in optimizing students achievement, and student empowerment with a drive to foster love for learning.