Ms. Pooja Jhavar completed her schooling from Carmel Convent, New Delhi and graduated from St Stephens College, Delhi University with an Honours degree in Economics. She then went on for further studies to the University of Oxford and specialised in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
With a keen interest in curriculum development and school reform, she pursued a Master’s in International and Comparative Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Upon her return to India, she spent a year conducting research and working together with The School, Krishnamurti Foundation India, in Chennai, before finally realizing her dream and founding The Nirmal Bhartia School, Dwarka, New Delhi, in the year 2006.
As the school’s founding Chairperson, she has been instrumental in shaping its pioneering vision and unique collaborative pedagogy. With the committed efforts and dedication of the School’s leadership and management team, it achieved the honour of being ranked among the top 15 co-educational day schools of India, in the first decade of its existence itself. (Education World rankings based on C-fore surveys). In particular, it is rated among the top ten schools of the country on the key parameters of individual attention to students, parent partnership, life-skills education and quality of leadership and management.
A passionate educator, with an even greater passion for life-long learning, Ms. Pooja enjoys challenging herself in new ways. An avid bibliophile, she loves contemporary art and design, the paper arts and travel.