President CMR Jnanadhara Trust

Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy

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. The Trust first started the National Junior School (now CMR National Public School). What started as a modest school in an orchard is now a full-fledged CBSE school that appends to its laurels. Today, the CMR Group runs 20 institutions in Bangalore alone, 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 own path of success.

At CMR PU College, we provide a balanced mix of academics, extra curricular activities and discipline, preparing students for an excellent professional and a meaningful public life.

Vice President CMR Jnanadhara Trust

Tristha Ramamurthy

Founder & Executive Director, Ekya Schools | Vice President, CMR Group of Institution

Ms. 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, totally an overall student strength of 5000.

Ms. 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.

She brings cutting edge educational advancements to Ekya through her exposure to the principles of Project Zero Classroom from Harvard University, inquiry based learning from Reggio, Italy and design thinking from Stanford

Through her leadership, Ekya has grown and continues to grow, with new schools opening yearly throughout Bangalore. 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.

Principal, CMRPU ITPL

Ms Malathi Balasubramanian

Malathi Balasubramanian is a passionate educationist who has been in the field of education from 1988. She has shared her experience and knowledge donning various roles; from being a subject teacher to a principal to an educational consultant to a professional development trainer in her rich career of 32 years. She is a trained Post Graduate in English and has received her education from various universities in Tamilnadu. She has recently completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (International) from the University of Nottingham (UK). She strongly believes that learning never stops and that situations lead to more learning as do humans and environment. Having begun her career from a pre-primary school in Visakhapatnam, she feels blessed to have got the opportunity to start her professional journey handling children in their foundation years. She has worked in schools like DAV and DPS at Visakhapatnam before having the tenure of her life at Gokuldham High School, Mumbai, for 18 years, that took her professional curve to greater heights. On relocating to Bangalore, she has served in institutions like VIBGYOR, Euro School and TISB Training Academy. In her leisure time, she enjoys listening to classical music, reading books and spending purposeful time with family.

Malathi follows strong work ethics and her core work philosophy is ‘Make your dreams work with team work’. She is one who believes in being open-minded and committed to reach the pinnacle. ‘Ask to agree’ is a tagline she practices. Further, she holds faith in respecting all even as she commands respect. She is appreciated for being a compassionate and an understanding leader. In all, she works towards holding a happy working environment maintaining a healthy relationship with stakeholders. She firmly believes in serving the community with a ‘smile and serenity’. As a sum up, it can be said that she understands education is a significant tool in developing the head and the heart of each child, and catering to these would lead to their hands accomplishing the tasks and sealing their learning for life.


CMR PU prides itself on being a caring community of learners that fosters pride in each student’s developing abilities while promoting social development. Our aim is to develop confident and resilient students through the provision of a diverse range of learning experiences such as TEDxYouth@CMRPUC, Clubs, academics and extracurricular challenges.

The road to successful adulthood starts early. We strive every day to make sure that while the path may not be easy at times, what is learned here will inspire a student to do the best work possible at every stage.