The Management
Dr G S Kalyanasundaram Memorial School is being managed by a Board comprising of renowned, experienced, committed educationists and administrators inspired by the vision and passion of Shri.G.K.Ramamurthy Chairman GKR Foundation to create model schools, to be ranked amongst the most sought after schools in Tamil Nadu.

Gudalur Kalyanasundaram Ramamurthy, aged 69 years, is a high profile professional in the pharmaceutical field having held senior positions in Pharmaceutical Companies. He is well known for the remarkable turn around he did for CIPLA a leading Pharmaceutical Company, between 1976-81 which is talked about even today.

He promoted Croslands Research Laboratories Ltd. in 1986 and made it into the most talked about success in pharmaceutical industry in just a decade’s time. He was inducted into the Board of Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. on the merger of Croslands with Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. in 1997. He was also Chairman of Ranbaxy group Companies.

Shri.G.K.Ramamurthy obtained his basic degree in Science from Loyola College Chennai and then got his Masters in Science from the Presidency College in Chennai in the year 1962. He is a high net worth individual committed to share wealth and values with the society. His unflinching commitment to the cause of health-care and education inspired him to form GKR Foundation and GKR Charities in the year 2000. A keen student of Management, he takes time off to deliver guest lectures in various Management schools and colleges in various parts of the country.

Shri.G.Balasubramanian, Former Director (Academics) Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, had his post graduate education in Chemistry, Hindi and Education and a diploma in German language. He has been trained in Project Technology from Trent College of Education, Nottingham, UK. Started his career as a Teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya and joined the CBSE in the year 1984 as Joint Secretary.

As Director of Academics, he has introduced several changes in the curriculum like communicative approach to teaching of languages, Frontline curriculum, Informatics Practices, Entrepreneurship and Biotechnology. He is also a leading teacher-trainer. A prolific writer, a poet and an orator, keenly interested in Philosophy, studies of Human Behaviour, Poetry and Literature. He has authored a number of books.

Shri.K.Sadagopan, Academic & Administrative experience for over 30 years in a chain of schools run by Vivekananda Educational Society, Chennai following the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus and presently Jt.Secretary of Vivekananda Educational Society, Chennai. The most talked about Dr.GSK Schools in Pazhaya Gudalur and Kumbakonam are his creation.

Dr.D.Raja Ganesan retired as Professor and Head, Department of Education, University of Madras, with more than 25 years service in addition to 10 years experience as a high school teacher. Currently, he is Visiting Professor of the newly started Centre for Educational Research, Madurai Kamaraj University. He is also an accredited guide for Ph.D(Education) in Alagappa University, Karaikkudi. He has guided 15 Ph.Ds.

He has been associated with the Dr.Radhakrishnan Institute for Advanced Study in Philosophy nominated by the Government of India, on the Indian Council of Philosophical Research as an expert in value education. He was also the nominee of the Government of India on the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages Society, Hyderabad. Currently he is on many committees of the National Council for Teacher Education, New Delhi, and also the Research Methodology and Training Committee of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.

Shri.S.Venketeswaran, a leading Senior Advocate of Mumbai specialized exclusively in international trade, Shipping & Aviation related commercial disputes. An Arbitrator and umpire in several Arbitration proceedings. Recipient of Varuna Award 2004 instituted by the Government of India in recognition of services to the Indian Shipping Industry. Chairman, Board of Trustees, the Bombay Tamil Sangam, Shri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts & Sangeetha Sabha and the Bombay Keraleeya Samaj.

Shri.S.Vijayaraghavan, Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Bachelor of Laws. Former Chairman of the Southern India Regional Councial of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Practicing Chartered Accountant for over 30 years.

Mrs.Usha Natarajan, a Post graduate trained teacher with over 25 years of experience in School Education, mainly instrumental in introducing play way method of Education, Worksheets and non-examination system at the primary level to a chain of CBSE schools at Chennai. She is a story writer and choreographer of many methological and historical plays for the cultural events of the schools. She is also a teacher trainer.

Mrs.Eswari Jayaraman, presently the Principal of Dr GSK Matric School at Pazhaya Gudalur,  a trained teacher with a Masters in Computer Applications and more than 17 years of teaching experience at the higher secondary level and 5 years of administrative experience. Has a passion for technology oriented teaching. Presented papers at the Bharathidasan Univeristy and Periyar University on “Web resources” and “Communication Technology in Education”. Counsellor of Junior Red Cross and National Social Service.  Led a team of students on trekking.  Designed and produced CDs for teaching at lower levels.


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