Mr. N. K. Ramachandran Menon


A self-motivated, dynamic, confident person and a man who distinguishes himself by ‘thinking outside the boundaries’, N. K. Ramachandran Menon is the Chairman of Bhavans Kendras and Schools in Kuwait, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Oman.

Having played various roles as a thought leader, a keen analyst, a thorough administrator, Mr. Ramachandran Menon is spearheading Bhavan’s Middle East expansion in Education and ICT. As a man of principles and values, Mr. Ramachandran Menon shows exemplary enthusiasm to be innovative in providing value based quality education. His visions, ideals, and experience are the real prime movers of IES and other Bhavans Kendras in Middle East.

Mr. Sooraj Ramachandran

Vice Chairman

Mr. Sooraj Ramachandran is spearheading the group’s Middle East expansion and initiatives of the group, especially initiatives to launch pre schools which will function as feeder schools to all the Bhavans schools in the Middle East in the future as well as initiatives to start programmes for student training for distance and higher education, professional courses and special education. Programmes for teacher training are also part of future plans. A Chartered Accountant by profession with his practice based out of India, Mr. Sooraj did his initial six years of schooling in Indian School Kuwait and the later six years in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Elamakara in Cochin, Kerala. Mr. Sooraj, who is an avid reader and a sports enthusiast, has represented his school and college teams in Cricket, Football and various Track and Field events. Presently, Mr. Sooraj stays in Abu Dhabi with his wife, Dr. Vineetha and two children.

Ms. Divya Rajesh Ramachandran


Ms. Divya Rajesh Ramachandran is a Chartered Accountant by profession with 15+ years of qualified experience. She is a senior partner in a well-established firm based in Cochin with Branches in Kollam, Trivandrum, Bangalore, and Chennai. She did her schooling in Indian School Kuwait till Standard VIII and then moved on to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Elamakkkara, Cochin for the Secondary and Senior Secondary schooling. She is married to Rajesh Ramachandran who is also a practicing chartered accountant and the founder partner of the firm she practices in. They have 3 children, one pursuing graduation in Pune and the other two studying in Al Ain. She is an avid reader and music enthusiast and pursues dance, photography, and writing when time permits.

Ali Judian Al Rashidi

Our Sponsor – A Friend, Philosopher and Guide

Ali Judian Al Rashidi, our dignified sponsor, is one of the most sincere men who has devoted his time and energy in his service to education. Born in February 1965, Mr. Rashidi showed interest in science and education throughout his life..

Though he hails from the family of businessmen, his passion for serving the younger generation urged him to open a number of schools in different parts of Kuwait. Al Jaber Local School for children with special needs, Al Jaber School for Paramedics, Indian Education School, Jleeb Al Shyouk, and Jack and Jill Nursery School, Al Mangaf are the prime institutions that he established to lead the tender budding kids to the world of knowledge. His contribution in the field of education continues, and it will reach its culmination when his wish to establish a private university in the near future (if Allah wills) is materialised. His love for his country and his countrymen is sincere and deep-rooted. His contribution in the field of education is well appreciated as his service to his homeland.

Mr. Anand Victor


Anand Victor’s appointment at IES Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is more than a professional milestone; it’s a significant home coming for him, who returns to Bhavans, the very institution where he began his educational career in the Middle East as a Teacher of English fourteen years ago. His rejoining Bhavans renews a deeply meaningful relationship with the community he has long been a part of.

Anand Victor, the newly appointed Principal at IES Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, is a distinguished figure in contemporary educational leadership. His academic qualifications, including an M.A., M.Phil. in English Language and Literature, and a B.Ed. from the University of Kerala, provide a solid foundation for his role. His experience and academic achievements position him as an ideal leader to navigate the challenges of modern education, bringing a blend of traditional wisdom and innovative practices to the institution.

With a career spanning over 27 years across multiple countries, including India, the Republic of Maldives, Kuwait, and Qatar, Anand Victor has established himself as a versatile and globally minded educational leader. His experience in prestigious institutions such as Christ Nagar Group of Schools, schools under the Maldivian and Kerala governments, I.E.S. Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, and The Scholars’ International School demonstrates his passion to expanding his professional experience and his commitment to exploring diverse educational environments. Anand’s journey from being a teacher to ascending to roles like Academic Coordinator, Senior School Supervisor, Teacher-Trainer, and Head of Institution, culminates in his co-founding of The Scholars’ International School.  

Anand Victor’s illustrious career in the educational sector is marked by his significant leadership roles and contributions. As an Executive Member of the CBSE Gulf Sahodaya and the Convener of its Qatar Chapter, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills. His involvement as a State Resource Person for English with SCERT Kerala and as a teacher Trainer exemplifies his commitment to educational excellence.

Anand Victor’s educational philosophy transcends the confines of traditional academia, focusing on nurturing the unique talents and potential of each student. He emphasizes the importance of creativity and personal growth, reflecting his belief in the transformative power of education. As a committed leader, Anand extends his dedication beyond academic excellence, fostering a safe and nurturing environment where every learner is empowered. His approach, centered on understanding and catering to individual needs, creates a supportive atmosphere that encourages students to excel in intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and social aspects.

Anand’s leadership style is imbued with empathy and strong communication skills, creating an environment where every student and teacher feels valued and heard. His commitment to professional development is unwavering, as he constantly seeks to align his team with the latest educational advancements.

Anand Victor’s accomplishments in extracurricular activities are just as impressive as his professional achievements in education. Internationally recognized for his talent in versification, he has been honoured with the Editor’s Choice Award by the International Library of Poetry. His literary prowess is further showcased through his poem’s publication in “True Reflections,” an international anthology. During his college days, he distinguished himself as the ‘Kalaprathibha’ (Arts Champion), a testament to his exceptional artistic talents. Additionally, Anand has a history of accolades in various inter-collegiate and intra-collegiate competitions, spanning recitation, elocution, and versification, highlighting his versatile abilities.

As the Principal of Bhavans, his role is a profound commitment to elevating the temple of learning to new zeniths in the ever-evolving arena of modern education. His leadership is a journey towards redefining excellence, nurturing the minds and spirits of young learners, and sculpting a future where education is not just a pursuit of knowledge but a vibrant and joyful journey of discovery and growth.

Mrs. Anselma Tessy Judeson

Senior Vice Principal

Ms. Anselma Tessy Judeson stands as a revered figure in the realm of education, marked by her collaborative spirit and deep commitment to fostering innovation and academic eminence. With a career spanning over 25 illustrious years, Ms. Anselma has adeptly fulfilled diverse roles, showcasing her prowess as an exemplary Biology educator and an outstanding academic leader. She earned widespread recognition for her exceptional academic achievements, marked by two prestigious university ranks – the First Rank in M.Sc. and an impressive Fourth Rank in B.Sc. These accolades serve as a testament to her scholarly brilliance and unwavering pursuit of excellence.

Commencing her professional voyage with Bhavans Middle East in 2007 at Indian Education School, Kuwait, Anselma Tessy’s career trajectory flourished from her prior tenure as a Biology PGT in esteemed institutions in India. Ascending swiftly through the ranks, she assumed the mantle of floor in-charge in 2008, thereafter advancing to the position of Supervisor. In this capacity, she adeptly collaborated with her colleagues, harmonizing efforts to realize the school’s overarching goals and objectives.

Anselma Tessy’s leadership prowess reached new heights as she assumed the position of Head of the Biology Department at Indian Educational School, where she led initiatives aimed at elevating the quality of science education. Her pivotal role in equipping educators to meet the exacting standards of Bhavans underscored her unwavering commitment to academic excellence. Her remarkable contributions to education earned her widespread acclaim, exemplified by her recognition as the Best Performer of Indian Educational School, a testament to her outstanding leadership, unwavering dedication, and steadfast pursuit of excellence. Assuming additional responsibilities as the Coordinator of the Scientific Excellence Academy Kuwait (SEAK) in 2015, her collaborative prowess was instrumental in coaching students for prestigious examinations such as NEET and JEE, thereby nurturing a culture of scholastic distinction. Her elevation to the Senior Vice Principal of Indian Educational School, Kuwait, epitomized her capacity to foster a constructive milieu conducive to teamwork and mutual support, a testament to her leadership acumen.

Anselma Tessy’s pedagogical proficiency and leadership qualities have been instrumental in guiding students to centum scores in Science and Biology in CBSE examinations. Her commitment to excellence shone brightly through her pivotal role in organising high-standard science exhibitions, providing students with a platform to showcase their scientific ingenuity. Serving as a mentor for student science projects, she embodied dedication that nurtured talent and fostered innovation, empowering students to hone their critical thinking skills. Additionally, her adeptness as a quiz master for prestigious interschool quizzes and as a CBSE resource person underscores her invaluable contributions to educational enrichment. A champion of experiential learning, her advocacy for immersive educational experiences has invigorated teaching methodologies, fostering deeper comprehension and retention among students. Her facilitation of professional development sessions highlights her unwavering commitment to staff empowerment and continuous learning.

After assuming a new leadership role at the onset of the academic year 2024-25, Anselma Tessy embarks on a renewed chapter with Bhavans Kuwait, now entrusted with the esteemed position of the Senior Vice Principal of Bhavans Kuwait. Tasked with overseeing Bhavans schools in Kuwait, including Indian Educational School and Smart Indian School, she continues her journey with unwavering resolve. She strongly believes that education is not just about imparting knowledge; it’s about inspiring minds, nurturing creativity, and fostering lifelong learning.

Mr. Santhosh Chungath

Senior Academic Coordinator

Santhosh Chungath hails from Kerala, India, and has pursued his education in esteemed institutions, shaping his academic journey. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the prestigious St. Thomas College and St. Aloysius College, Thrissur. Santhosh obtained his Bachelor of Education from Arafa B. Ed College, affiliated with the University of Calicut. These qualifications equipped him with the pedagogical knowledge and practical skills necessary for his career in education.

Santhosh started his career and embarked on his professional journey in the Banking and Bancassurance Industry, serving in renowned institutions like HDFC and ICICI. In 2008, he was honoured with the prestigious title of ‘the Most Sought-after Trainer’ at HDFC SL, recognising his exceptional training skills.

Santhosh transitioned to education with a passion for English teaching. He has over 15 years of experience in English teaching, demonstrating his commitment to nurturing young minds. Santhosh’s dedication to teaching yielded remarkable results at Bhavans Smart Indian School in Kuwait. In Grade 10, twice he produced Centum scorers, showcasing his effectiveness as an educator.

Santhosh’s creative endeavours include establishing the SIS FM Radio and spearheading the Visual Arts Club at Smart Indian School. Under his guidance, students produced award-winning short films, gaining recognition at international film festivals. He is a trained soft-skill trainer and a motivational speaker.

Santhosh’s leadership prowess earned him promotions, such as Head of the Department of English and Academic Coordinator of Smart Indian School Kuwait.

Santhosh’s leadership style prioritises active listening and empathy. He recognises the importance of understanding students’ and colleagues’ perspectives and fosters a culture of open communication and collaboration. By listening attentively to others’ needs and concerns, Santhosh cultivates an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone feels valued and empowered to contribute.

Santhosh’s passion for literature is reflected in his prolific writing, which includes numerous articles published in various magazines, both online and in print. He also enjoys engaging with the arts, particularly drama and music, which showcase his diverse interests beyond academia.

Santhosh Chungath is a multifaceted professional with expertise in education, leadership, and creative pursuits. His contributions to education and commitment to nurturing students underscore his significance in Bhavans Kuwait’s educational landscape.

Santhosh’s leadership prowess earned him promotions, culminating in his new title as the Academic Coordinator of Bhavans Kuwait, overseeing Bhavans schools in Kuwait, including Indian Educational School and Smart Indian School.

He continues to lead with enthusiasm and unwavering dedication, driving excellence in education at Bhavans Kuwait.

Mrs. Meenakshi Nayyar

Vice-Principal (Senior Wing)

Mrs. Meenakshi Nayyar is a post graduate in Geography from the prestigious Delhi School of Economics and got her degree in Geography from Miranda House, one of the best colleges in India. She has a rich experience of 21 years of being a geography teacher and a motivator in some of the most reputed schools of Delhi and Kuwait. Her association with Bhavans Kuwait is a decade old now. She joined IES in 2008 as a geography teacher. In the year 2012 she was promoted to head the department of Social Science.  After motivating the department for five years, she was promoted to the rank of Vice Principal taking charge of co-curricular activities of IES.

This trained professional in quality management has firm belief in the dictum “quality can never be 100%, it can be improved every time.” Her philosophy about education doesn’t limit itself to academics. According to her the holistic development of young mind takes place only through exposure to various activities. She has been actively involved in organizing different activities in IES since 2008.  She was the first coordinator of KQ Matters, the prestigious interschool quiz hosted annually by IES. She heads the BMUN CLUB, which is credited to organizing the first ever Interschool Model United Nations competition by an Indian school in Kuwait. Many students who took part in different activities and contests outside Kuwait such as Youth Congress at Doon School, Dehradun, La Martiniere MUN, Calcutta, and Gems Our Own School MUN, Dubai were guided and accompanied by her. She is a passionate teacher of Geography and believes that great teachers focus not on compliance but on connections and relationships with the students.

Mr. Binoy Mathew

Vice-Principal (Middle Wing)

Mr. Binoy Mathew believes that education is not merely rote learning of facts but training the minds of children to be the best global citizens. He has 28 years of extensive experience, teaching in various schools in different countries. He started his career as a teacher of Social Studies and English in an Industrial Training Institute in India in 1994. He, being a diligent and meticulous leader, had been endorsed to the position of Vice Principal by the management.

He also worked as the Head of the Department of Social Science under the Ministry of Education in the Republic of Maldives and the Royal Government in the kingdom of Bhutan. He is exceptionally competent in his subject. One of his Grade 12 students became the topper of the country in History in the ICSE Board Examination 2002 held in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

His extensive experience in teaching provided him the prospect of shouldering the responsibility of the Head of the Department of Social Science and the Academic Coordinator in one of the leading CBSE schools in Qatar. He is a recipient of a special appreciation letter from the Honorable Minister of Human Resource and Development, Government of India, Ms. Smriti Zubin Irani, for the stellar performance of his students in the CBSE examination in the year 2014.

He joined Bhavans Kuwait in 2017 as the Head of the Department of Social Science. His students achieved estimable results in the CBSE Board Examination, scoring centum in his subject. He initiated an interschool historical drama competition, which was the first of its kind, hosted by an Indian school in Kuwait. His hobbies are playing volleyball and listening to music.

Mrs. Muneera Mammi Kutty 

Head Mistress (Primary Wing)

Mrs. Muneera Mammi Kutty is a Post Graduate in English Literature and holds a degree in Creative Teaching of English as well. She has 33 years of experience in teaching, and in administration and management of school activities. She has trained teachers in Creative Teaching, Multiple Intelligences, Experiential Learning, and Computer Aided Teaching. In addition, she has undergone training in Leadership, Changing Strategies in Education, Accreditation in Quality School Management, and Education for the 21st Century conducted by different formal bodies like Quality Council of India, Confederation of Indian Industries, Indian Institute of Management etc. Teaching is a passion for her. Her education philosophy is based on Dr. Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences.

She strongly advocates the view that teachers should be the agents of change. Teachers must ‘Learn to Change; Change to Create; Create future leaders; Leaders who can change the world’.