“Everyone is my teacher. Some I seek. Some I subconsciously attract. Often I learn simply by observing others. Some may be completely unaware that I’m learning from them, yet I bow deeply in gratitude.” Eric Allen
Smrti is set up by a very experienced team with diverse backgrounds, including education, consulting, shared services, banking and infrastructure. Together, the team brings over 100 years of experience.
Ramkishan Cupala (Ram), a Masters in Chemistry from India and a Masters in Environmental Science from UK, is the Principal of the School. With 30+ years of cross functional experience as School teacher, Lecturer, Scientist, Principal, Academic Director, Head of Group Schools and Education Management Consultant, Ram brings a unique blend of focus on the child with knowledge of international pedagogy, an integrated approach to learning and holistic development of the child.
Deepa Ravichandran, the Founder-Principal of Floretz Montessori, is the Chief Mentor to Smrti Academy. With 15+ years of experience in the Education Sector, Deepa brings with her the unique ability to create fun learning environments for children. She is a Masters in Industrial Electronics with a Diploma in Montessori Education and in Special Education. She trains teachers of various Schools across the country and has a deep understanding of blending the Montessori Way and Philosophy with the curriculum a School adopts.
Ravichandran Venkataraman, the Founder Director of Smrti Academy, is a leader of international repute. With 35+ years of experience in the Corporate World, Ravi has occupied Senior Leadership Positions in companies like ANZ and HP. He was the Managing Director of ANZ Operations & Technology in India. After that, he was the Senior Vice-President and Head of the Global Business Service of HP, leading a team of 18,000+ across 58 countries. He is a Trustee of eVidyaloka, a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides on-line education to 15,000+ children across 187 villages in India. Ravi's bent of mind for music and sport helps with the co-curricular activities planning.
Director & Co-Founder
Ravi Ramachandra, the Director and Co-Founder of Smrti Academy, is a Civil Engineer -a leading builder and player in the infrastructure industry with 25+ years of experience. Ravi joined his father’s family business in civil engineering and later started his own company, Sri Raja Rajeshwari Constructions. He has done numerous residential, commercial buildings and government projects in Bangalore and developed beautiful residential layouts in various parts of Karnataka. Ravi brings with him amazing project management skills along with an unflinching focus on the customer. He has worked with leading architects in Bangalore and is a sought after builder as he relentlessly moves to the latest in construction technology.