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The Springdales Education Society

Springdales is owned and run by the Springdales Education Society, a Charitable and Educational Trust registered in May 1956. It is the legal entity for the school and is responsible for its financial stability and the building of its assets as well as its ethos and philosophy.
Its present Chairperson is the founder Principal of the school, Mrs. Rajni Kumar, who is ably assisted by the Honorary Secretary Mrs. P Loomba, and the members of the Governing body.


Board of Governors

A twenty-one member Board of Governors in each school oversees the administration of both full-fledged units at Pusa Road and Dhaula Kuan, and the Junior School at Kirti Nagar.  

The present Chairperson at Pusa Road is Maj. Gen Narinder Singh (retd) former Director General, Sports Authority of India. The Manager is Mrs P Loomba, retired educationist and activist of the Women's Movement.

The Chairperson at Dhaula Kuan is Dr. Kiran Datar, former Dean of Colleges, Delhi University. The Manager is Mrs. P Loomba, retired educationist and activist of the Women's Movement.

The Board members include well-known academicians and public figures, distinguished in their own fields, as well as representatives of parents, teachers and old students.

Details on Springdales Education Society

Mr Gowardhandas, father of Shri Y Kumar and a well-known patriot and freedom fighter of Punjab in the days of Martial Law became the first Chairperson of the Patel Education Society, now renamed as Springdales Education Society and Shri Yudister Kumar its Secretary. After the death of Shri Gowardhandas in 1966 Mrs Rajni Kumar took over as Chairperson.  Mr Kumar's contribution to the life of the school was phenomenal, and his untimely death on February 9th 1976 was a great blow to the institution. Mrs Parvati Krishan took over as manager till 1988.

Some of the prominent Chairpersons were:

Dr B D Bhatia Eminent child psychologist.
Dr K G Saiyaddain Retired secretary of Education, Government of India.
Dr V S Jha Educationist and Philosopher.
Mr R B Seth Retired Principal, Government College, Lyalpur.
Dr Rais Ahmed and Dr Shiv Mitra Directors, NCERT.
Admiral R Pereira and Admiral Ramdas Former Indian Navy Chiefs.
Lt Gen Candeth Indian Army.
Prof Raisuddin Khan Political Scientist, JNU.
Mr Soli Sorabjee Former Attorney General of India

At present, Members of the Managing Boards of Springdales School are:

Members of the Managing Board of Springdales School, Pusa Road, New Delhi (2017 – 2019)

Sh. Ajit Prakash Shah (Retd.)
Chairman - Nominee of Society

Chairman of the 20th Law Commission & Retired Chief Justice of Delhi & Madras High Court.

Mrs. P. Loomba
Manager - Nominee of Society

Secretary, Springdales Education Society.
Manager, Springdales School, Pusa Road.
Educationist, Retd. Vice- Principal,
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road.

Dr. Rajni Kumar
Member - Nominee of Society

Chairperson - Springdales
Education Society.

Mr. Rajinder Dhawan
Member – Nominee of Society

Supreme Court of India.

Dr. Geeta Chandran,
Member – Nominee of Society

Founder President,
Natya Vriksha.

Lt. Gen. Arvind Mahajan, PVSM, AVSM, VSM & Bar (Retd.)
Member - Nominee of Society

Retired General of the Indian Army.
Former Director General of the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering of the Indian Army.

Dr. Kavita A. Sharma
Member - Nominee of Society

President, South Asia University,
Akbar Bhavan, Chanakyapuri.
Director, India International Centre.

Dr. Nirmalya Samanta
Member-Nominee of Society

Associate Professor in English, University of Delhi.

Dr. Jyoti Bose
Member - Nominee of Society

Director, Springdales Schools and  Principal,  Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan.

Dr. Jitendra Nagpal
Member - Nominee of Society

Senior Consultant, Psychiatry – Moolchand Medicity.

Maj. Gen. Ian Cardozo AVSM, SM (Retd.)
Member - Nominee of Society

Former Chairman, Rehabilitation Council of India.

Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni, PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM (Retd.)
Member - Nominee of Society

Lt. General – GOC – in-C South Western Command.
Former Commander-in-Chief, Indian Army (Retd.).

Prof. R. Govinda
Member - Nominee of Society

Former Vice-Chancellor,


Members of the Managing Board of Springdales School,
Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi – for the Period July 2019 - March 2021



Dr. A. Sankara Reddy
Chairman -
Nominee of Society

Former Vice-Chancellor, Rai University, Ahmedabad & Vice Chancellor, EIILM University, Jorethang, Sikkim and Former Principal, Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University ,

Dr. Rajni Kumar
Member - Nominee of Society

Founder Principal, Springdales School & Chairperson – Springdales Education Society

Dr. Neerja Sharma
Manager - Nominee of Society

Managing Trustee, Pratham, Former Associate Professor, Dept. of Human Development and Childhood Studies & Vice Principal Lady Irwin College, Delhi University   

Dr. Jyoti Bose
Director, Springdales Schools
Member – Nominee of Society

Director Springdales Schools and Member, Springdales Education Society

Prof. Babli Moitra Saraf,
Member - Nominee of Society

Principal, Indraprastha College for Women,
Delhi University

Dr. S.Y. Quraishi
Member – Nominee of Society

Former Chief Election Commissioner of India

Prof. Mool Chand Sharma
Member - Nominee of Society

Former Vice-Chairman, University Grants Commission and Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Haryana & Member, Law Commission of India

Mr. Dipak Haksar,
Member – Nominee of Society

Chief Executive,
ITC & Welcome Hotels, ITC Green

Dr. A.K. Merchant
Member - Nominee of Society

Treasurer, Sarvodaya International Trust
New Delhi Chapter

Ms. Vaiju Naravane         
Member - Nominee of Society

Prof. of Journalism and Media Studies at Ashoka University, Kundli Haryana

Mr. Pavan Duggal
Member - Nominee of Society

Advocate and Cyber Law Expert

Mrs Ameeta Mulla Wattal

Principal-Springdales School
Pusa Road

Mrs. Ritu Madan
Officiating Principal

Officiating Principal – Springdales School
Dhaula Kuan

Mr. Prabhat Kumar,
Parent - Representative

Advocate – High Court  of Delhi & Supreme Court of India

Mrs. Mandeep Sukhija
Staff - Rep. (Sr.School)

Teacher, Springdales School

Miss Ruchira Sharma
Staff - Rep. (Jr. School)

Teacher, Springdales School

Mr. Ranvir Singh
Vice Principal

Nominee of Directorate of Education

Mrs. Jatinder Raj Kaur

Nominee of Directorate of Education

Mr. M.S. Negi
Vice Principal

Representative of  Delhi School Education Advisory Board

Ms. Rumi Deori

Representative of  Delhi School Education Advisory Board



Mrs. Kumar Mrs Rajni Kumar, the Founder of the School, became the school's first Principal on Sept 1st 1955 and kept that post until she retired in 1988. With her passion for education and love for children coupled with her fore-sightedness, vision and progressive thinking she laid the foundations on which the school could grow and blossom. After retirement to date she has been working in a voluntary capacity as Coordinator/Hon. Adviser to the Delhi Schools Literacy Project and as Chairperson of the School Society. She was honoured by the President of South Africa in 2004 and by the Women's League of ANC in 2006 for her pioneering solidarity work for the abolition of apartheid. In 2005 an Honorary Doctorate was conferred on her by the Middlesex University London, for her lifelong service to education. She was also nominated as one of the 1000 peace woman for a collective Nobel peace prize. In 2011, she also received a "Life Time Achievement Award" by the National progressive School's Conference for her life time service to education. In 2011, she was honoured with the Government "Padma Shree Award" by the President of India for her work in Literature and Education. In January 2012 she was invited as a Special Guest for the Centenary Celebrations of the ANC. On October 26th, 2012 was conferred with the National Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambo by the President of South Africa Jacob S. Zuma. The Order is presented to "extraordinary men and women" from different countries of the world for their support towards anti-apartheid solidarity movement.


Mrs. Jyoti BoseSpringdales Dhaula Kuan took birth in 1983 under the dynamic leadership ofMrs Jyoti Bose(nee Kiron Jyoti Kumar). A founder student of Springdales, she went on to do her Graduation and Post graduation in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics and an M.Phil in the Sociology of Education from Delhi University. In 1978, she was awarded the Royal Commonwealth Scholarship for an M. Phil. at London School of Economics. In the same year, she headed the Junior School at Pusa Road. When the second campus opened at Dhaula Kuan she was the obvious choice for the post and has worked there as Headmistress of the Middle School and Secondary School and took over in 1988 as Principal. In 1999, she was awarded The Shiksha Rattan and Gold Medal by the Institute of Economic Studies. She was appointed as the Director of Springdales Schools in 2005. Over the years, the school has flowered and bloomed under her dynamic leadership and her flair for art and culture and eye for perfection. As a social scientist and enlightened educationist she seeks to create in her pupils a social consciousness and the need to build a world society based on peaceful coexistence. Widely traveled she has actively participated in global conferences on Education and the Rights of the Child. Dynamic, creative and forward looking by nature, she motivates her pupils to strive for excellence in whatever they do. She has been honoured with both the Delhi State and National Teachers Awards for her rich contribution to Education.She is the former Chairperson of the National Progressive Schools Conference and currently, the Managing trustee of the Sarvodaya International Trust, Delhi chapter. In 2005, an Honorary Ph D was conferred upon her by the London Metropolitan University, U.K. for her work in Education and International Understanding. She was also nominated as a fellow of The Royal Society of the Arts, U.K. In 2012, she received the 'Golden Achievement Award' for Education at Indo-Thai Summit by the Indian Economic Institute.

Mrs. Ameeta Mulla Wattal- Principal Springdales Pusa Road, Kirti Nagar,Manager - Springdales Jaipur and Chairperson- National Progressive School's Conference. She has worked in the sphere of Education, Creative Arts, special needs education, communicative English, Street theatre, women's education, Peace Studies and Curriculum Development for over three decades. She has held several posts in India and abroad, at both school and university level. She is a recipient of the prestigious National Teachers Award 2005 from the President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on teachers day and the Endeavour Award 2009 - 10, from the Australian government for her work in the area of Asia Literacy along with innumerable awards nationally and internationally. She is a member of the panel of experts at the Oslo Coalition, at the Nobel Institute. She is on the UNESCO committee in Geneva for education of peace and human rights. She has conceived and produced the material for the school reforms in Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), the Value Education Kit and innumerable other manuals for vocational / elective subjects in C.B.S.E. She is on the Managing Boards of several schools through out the country and is involved with initiatives in education with the UK, Europe and SAARC Nations. Mrs. Wattal is on several expert committees both Nationally and Internationally. She is the member of the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) .She is on the Advisory Board and Governing Board member of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). She is the member of the Finance Committee of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).She is on the Advisory Board of India International Centre (I.I.C). She is the member of National Council for Teacher Education (N.C.T.E.).She is the member of the Advisory Board Delhi Government and has written various articles on Education and related issues for several magazines and newspapers.

Principals At Pusa Road

Mrs. Rajni Kumar 1955 - 1988
Mr. N. Tangri 1988 - 1994
Mrs. K. Ramdas 1994 - 1997
Mrs. S. Kanwar 1997 - 2001
Mrs. A. M. Wattal 2001 - till date


Principals At Dhaula Kuan

Mrs. Jyoti Bose Headmistress 1983-88
  Principal 1988 - till date