Dr. Vijay Datta (2014 - Present)
Dr Vijay Datta BSc, MA (Eng), MEd, PhD in Education, GOC-in-C commendation, Shiksha Rattan; has an experience of almost three decades in the public school circuit. A major part of this was at MAYO COLLEGE AJMER. Having secured a PhD in Modern Trends in Education- ‘A DetailedStudy of Life Skills and Emotional Intelligence as a Correlate of Scientific Attitude’, he was instrumental in bringing the concepts of Life Skills to the country besides propagating the idea of Emotional Intelligence and Scientific Attitude. He was awarded ‘Shiksha Rattan’ for his remarkable contribution to the field of education.
Dr Datta was ‘Dean’ and ‘Housemaster’ at Mayo College, Ajmer. He has a total 30 years of experience in the public school circuit. During this period, Dr Datta successfully completed the Skills Development Programme in Technology based learning. He conducted numerous seminars and courses. He also trained teachers as Master trainers and conducted workshops for teachers on Dyslexia. Dr. Datta served as a resource person and an expert for a five day ‘English teachers’ training programme on ‘Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation System’. Besides being in charge of debates and Editor of various publications, he directed several plays. He also organized various cultural and sports activities. Dr. Datta was a supervisor of various games and sports such as Basketball, Athletics and Cross Country. His passion, however, remains Horse Riding, Tennis, Golf, Parasailing and Flying Micro light aircrafts.
During Dr Datta’s tenure at APS Dagshai, the school was recognized amongst the top residential schools of India. ‘Education World’ magazine, rated the school under his stewardship, as the number ONE residential school in the country on the parameter of value for money. Under his able guidance the school participated in and won many prizes in various sports and co-curricular activities at the district, state and national levels.
With Dr Datta at the helm, the school recorded an unprecedented rise in academic performance index. Not only did he enhance the academic standards, but with due emphasis on co-curricular and sports, gave the school a true Public School character. Dr Datta deeply encourages the values of humanism and compassion in his wards. He initiated programmes in Adult Education and AIDS Awareness. He also nurtures the quality of empathy towards the lesser privileged.
It is in recognition of his sterling service towards education and character building that Dr Datta was decorated with the Army Commander’s Commendation for Distinguished Service.
Currently, Dr Datta has been heading Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi for the past 4 years, which is this year rated as India’sNo 1 school among the Day-cum-Boarding schools of the country by the Education World.