Shri Nilakantha Panigrahi
Director Academics & Sr. Principal
SAI International School is under the able guidance and caring hands of the Director Academics & Sr. Principal Shri Nilakantha Panigrahi. In his glorious career in the School, since the year 2009, he has shown exemplary leadership qualities as Sr. Vice Principal of SAI International School.
Shri Panigrahi has more than 16 years of experience as Administrative Leader in the Education Industry and around 25 years of experience in teaching science, particularly physics, to secondary and senior secondary classes. He is a recipient of the Global Teacher’s Accreditation Award by the British Council.
He has a rich experience in successfully managing resources and staff to improve educational services, thereby providing pupils and teachers with the best environment to achieve their full potential. He is also involved in planning and implementation of innovative ideas in teaching.
Shri Panigrahi has sound knowledge of curriculum development and making model lesson-plans using ICT. He is actively associated with production and publication of assignments and best materials for students of senior secondary classes. His unique approach and temperament to challenge the underlying potential, makes success easy for students. His ability to mentor and monitor students for competitive examinations is highly appreciable.
He emphasizes on the 360 degree holistic development in children through the 21st century skill of creativity communication, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving skills. He believes learning integrated with sports, music and dance plays a vital role in a child’s overall development.
Shri Panigrahi regularly attends various Seminars and Workshops on Education, including Strategic Leadership for Schools in a Changing Environment by IIM Ahmedabad, Strategic Management & Leadership IIM-Kolkata, Confident Communication in Business by the British Council etc. He has done his Master’s in Science and has completed his B.Ed. from Utkal University. At the moment he is pursuing his Ph.D. from Utkal University in Material Science. His previous positions include Principal, AV Birla Institute of Learning, Haldwani, Uttaranchal and Vice Principal, Delhi Public School Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand.
Implementing a holistic learning concept cultivates a developing child’s physical, emotional, moral, psychological, and spiritual attributes in a safe & supportive environment where learning is a fun-filled and engaging process.