President, CMR Jnanadhara Trust | Chancellor, CMR University
Dr Sabitha Ramamurthy is a lady with a vision to provide high-quality education to her community. She founded the CMR Jnanadhara Trust in 1990, and the Trust first started the National Junior School (now CMR National Public School). What began as a modest school in an orchard, is now a full-fledged CBSE school that appends to its laurels. Today, the CMR Group runs more than 20 institutions in Bangalore, educating thousands of students every year. Dr Sabitha Ramamurthy's approachable personality, her vision for the future of education and her child-centric approach is an inspiration to parents and students alike.
“CMR Jnanadhara Trust has dedicated itself to the service of society through its various educational institutions. The Group is built on a strong ethical foundation which encourages students to strive for the best and tread their path to success.At CMR PU College, we provide a balanced mix of academics, extracurricular activities and discipline, preparing students for an excellent professional and meaningful public life.”
Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy
Founder & Executive Director, Ekya Schools | Vice President, CMR Group of Institutions
Dr Ramamurthy founded Ekya Schools to bring pedagogically sound, research-based learning experiences to India. She spearheads K-12 initiatives under the CMR Group, overseeing state board, CBSE, ICSE and pre-university institutes, totalling an overall strength of over 8000 students. Dr Ramamurthy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Singapore Management University. She has a Master’s from Stanford University School of Education and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education from Kings’ College London. Her past research has focused on topics including educational equity, teacher motivation, education policy and curriculum construction. Her child-first approach to education has brought new globally acknowledged methods to the CMR group’s educational identity.
At CMR, the child is at the core of everything we do – from how our campus looks, to how our educators are trained and how we design learning. We strongly believe in the ability of our students and what they can achieve when the right platform is provided. These students are independent thinkers and problem-solvers that take ownership of their learning beyond the limitations of textbooks. Students of CMR are mindful, respectful and display confidence in their interactions with situations and people around them. It is a culture of high expectations, supported by the community at college. CMR educators and parents work in partnership to build a safe, conducive environment that allows each child to excel. I encourage progressive educators, parents and students to join our community as we bring learning to life.
Head of School, CMR National PU College, BTM Layout
Savithri Varman has been a stellar educator for over 35 years and holds a Bachelors in Education and a Masters in Philosophy. She has been associated with CMR National PU College since 2007 and empowers students to achieve their full potential.
"A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart."