Arun Kapur

The Director

  • The Royal Academy, Bhutan
  • Pallavan Learning Systems, India
  • Ritinjali, India

After working as a teacher for more than a decade in the Doon School, in 1990, Mr. Kapur started as the founding Headmaster of Vasant Valley School. He has nurtured the school to become India’s leading co-educational day school. Since 2008, Mr. Kapur conceptualized and designed the Royal Academy in Bhutan, a project of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan. Mr. Kapur also serves on the boards of many prestigious schools including the Doon School and the Scindia School. Mr. Kapur is the founder and chairman of Ritinjali, an NGO, set up in 1995 for community development among marginalized societies in India. He started Pallavan Learning Systems and Pallavan in 2001. He also set up Pallavanjali for the inclusive education of diverse learners followed by Pallavan School Jhalawar, Rajasthan. Leading Out- The True Purpose of Education and Transforming Schools Empowering Children are his two books that focus on his educational philosophy of (w) holistic development in five areas (Cerebral, Social, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual) and self-directed learning being the ideal basis of education for actualizing one’s potential. Mr. Kapur has contributed to multiple forums on education. He is a member of HundrEd Academy, Finland that recognized the Five Areas of Development as one of the 100 most inspiring educational innovations in 2017 and 2018. His Majesty, the King of Bhutan awarded Mr Arun Kapur, with the Druk Thuksey Award for 2019. The award is given for exemplary contribution to the socio-economic, religious and political development and growth of Bhutan.

Vasant Valley School, Delhi, India

In 1990, Mr Kapur became the founding Headmaster of Vasant Valley School. He nurtured the school to become India’s leading co-educational day school. Under his leadership, Vasant Valley School laid emphasis on the ‘w’holistic development of the students centred around actualization of one’s potential instead of a narrow focus on academic standards.

The Royal Academy, Pangbisa, Bhutan

The Royal Academy consists of a triad – the School, the Teacher Development Centre and the Research Centre which flow into each other. Learning at The Royal Academy is a collective and collaborative experience. The School in the Royal Academy is inclusive with a teacher-student ratio of 1:8. Implementation of the Five Areas of Development at The Royal Academy has been recognized internationally as one of the best educational innovations in the world for the years 2017, 2018 & 2019 * Paradise Valley Private School, Muscat, Oman Paradise Valley Private School, powered by Pallavan Learning Systems (PLS) and under the supervision of the Ministry of Education in Oman, is a new inclusive school of the highest educational standards, encouraging learners to actualize their potential and become exemplary practitioners of inquiry, rigour, compassion, reflection and creativity. All students are nurtured to achieve their best, regardless of their background or levels of ability. Mr Arun Kapur is Advisor to the Board of Directors.

Paradise Valley Private School, Muscat, Oman

Paradise Valley Private School, powered by Pallavan Learning Systems (PLS) and under the supervision of the Ministry of Education in Oman, is a new inclusive school of the highest educational standards, encouraging learners to actualize their potential and become exemplary practitioners of inquiry, rigour, compassion, reflection and creativity. All students are nurtured to achieve their best, regardless of their background or levels of ability. Mr Arun Kapur is Advisor to the Board of Directors.