About Us

Our approach emphasises learning how to learn so that every learner has the opportunity to actualise their potential, focusing on the five areas: Cerebral, Emotional, Physical, Social, and Spiritual. The Five Areas of Development emphasises the interconnectedness of all areas and focuses on learning how to learn so that all learners are able to actualise their potential. Since 2016, every year, the Five Areas of Development has been recognised by HundrEd, Finland as one of the most influential ideas in education in the world.

We have numerous years of experience working with schools and institutes operating in various settings – public and private, urban and rural, local and international – and catering to diverse groups of learners – 18-month to 25-year-olds, learners with special needs, and disadvantaged youth. With the deep understanding of learners and conviction that education is the best route to self-actualisation, PLS continues to strive to make meaningful contributions to the global field of education.


Our Vision

To enable learners to actualise their dynamic potential in all areas of development to become persons of substance.

To develop the ability to 'Lead Out', so that learners evolve into compassionate, creative, confident human beings who are Persons of Substance.


Meet Our Team

Arun Kapur
Arun Kapur is an educator with more than four decades of experience in the sphere of public and private education. He has authored numerous books on education and his curriculum of the Five Areas of Development has been recognized as one of the most inspiring global educational innovations by HundrEd, Finland. In 2019, he was awarded the Druk Thuksey Award by His Majesty the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck for his valuable contributions to education in Bhutan.
Benu Khanna
Benu Khanna has more than 35 years of experience in the educational field. She has been responsible for setting up and running Pallavan Jhallawar which is a CBSE affiliated School from play group to grade twelve with approximately 960 students since its inception.
Renu Kaul
Renu Kaul has 50 years of experience in the field of Education of which 28 years have been in Early Childhood Education. She has been responsible for setting up and running the Pallavan Pre-School programme. She has also established an Early Childhood Diploma programme and conducted numerous workshops in the field. She is also the Director of Pallavanjali a school and resource centre offering education, therapy and life training to children and young adults with special needs between 0-24 years, in an inclusive wholistic environment.
Saroj Thapa
Saroj Thapa is a seasoned education professional with over 35 years of experience specializing in developing effective curriculum, establishing efficient systems and processes in schools, enhancing capacity in faculty, and developing an inclusive school culture to support all learners. With a PhD in Education and Psychology from the Université de Genève and extensive experience in higher education across diverse cultural contexts, she is passionate about Inclusive Education, and Teacher Education including Action Research.
P. Mohan Kumar
P. Mohan Kumar has 25 years of experience in the education space. He taught Mathematics at Vasant Valley School, Delhi, before working as an education technology expert developing various education solutions and implementing large-scale programmes.
Thupten Tsewang
Thupten Tsewang has more than 20 years of work experience. He holds a master's degree in business administration with an engineering background. Before joining Pallavan Learning Systems, he had led the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of HH the Dalai Lama for a decade. He also worked at the Norbulingka Institute of Preserving Tibetan Arts & Culture and has been actively engaged as a management consultant with The Dalai Lama Trust (India), Inspire Dialogue Foundation (UK), The Bureau of HH the Dalai Lama (Delhi), Inter-Educare e.V. (Germany), SEE Learning-Emory University (USA), and Sanskara Development Trust (India).
Sangeeta Doraiswami
Sangeeta Doraiswami has had a diverse career spanning over 26 years. Her professional journey has led her from teaching pre-primary and primary students to assume leadership roles in a wide range of educational institutions. Sangeeta's expertise encompasses various educational curricula, including the International Baccalaureate, British, and Indian educational systems. Her primary focus is on developing contextualised curricula for young learners. She is deeply committed to the training and support of teachers in their professional growth, recognizing their pivotal role in shaping the future of young minds.
Choki Wangchuk
Choki Wangchuk has a Master's degree from Rutgers University and has more than 10 years of experience in education consultancy and project management. His areas of experience include curriculum development, monitoring and evaluation of school performance, design and implementation of educational component activities, conduction of extensive field studies and surveys, and research and analysis of data on various educational and skill development aspects.
Sunaina Narang
Sunaina Narang is an editor by profession and has over 18 years of experience in the publishing world. She has worked with Roli Books and Harper Collins India in New Delhi. Her expertise is in book commissioning and editing. She has worked at Pallavan Learning Systems since its inception. Currently, she looks after the publication of ebooks, newsletters, and any other written content.
Amrita Bahl
Amrita Bahl has over 25 years of experience in health and behaviour, education, and community engagement. In addition to school-based programmes, her experience as a clinical psychologist has enabled her to lead programmes with vulnerable groups in challenging settings such as prisons and temporary shelters. With an Ed.D in Health Education from Teachers College Columbia University, her expertise is programme development, curricular innovation, psychological well-being, climate change education, translational research, communications, policy analysis, and creating contextualised experiential learning sessions.
Ritika Kapur
Ritika Kapur has a background in development, heritage and design. She has several years of cross-disciplinary experience working as an analyst, researcher, and project coordinator. She has previously worked with organisations such as the World Bank, Motherland JV, and Postcard Hotels.
Kreeti Goswami
Kreeti Goswami is an educator focusing on social science and history. She has taught in middle and high schools across Delhi - NCR. Her area of expertise is in classroom learning, research and she has more than seven years of experience. She holds a M.Phil degree in History from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Prior to her work in the education field, she has worked in broadcast media, archives across India.
Poojan Sahil
Poojan Sahil has a background in Mathematics education and Technology. He has more than 7 years of experience as an educator at schools such as Vasant Valley School and Shiv Nadar School. In addition to his work in education, Poojan is also a musician.

Associated Entities

Pallavan Pre School
Pallavan Learning Systems runs pre-schools for children in the age group of 1.5-4 years in Delhi and Gurugram.
Started in 2008 in Gurugram, Pallavanjali is committed to being a learning environment with a difference, a paradigm of inclusive education which responds to the diverse needs of all learners.
Pallavan School, Jhalawar
Pallavan School, Jhalawar is a school with a mission to foster quality education in rural ambience of Jhalawar, Rajasthan.
Ritinjali is an NGO that works with children and adults from marginalized communities in order to provide opportunity and learning as a means to awareness and access to a better life.
Centre for Escalation of Peace
CEP focusses on creating platforms and organising programmes that encourage the free exchange of ideas across borders, with a distinct focus on empowering young minds.