Indian Learners' Own Academy

Affiliated to CBSE Delhi

A brief profile of Mrs. Asha Sharma

B.A. (Honors.), Pol. Sc, B. Ed, M.A. (Pol. Sc.), M.A. (History), All from Delhi University. Dip. In Journalism from Rajendra Prasad Institute of Mass Communication, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Graduated from Principal’s Training Center, USA in International School leadership with specialization in Instructional Supervision, Creating and administering an effective school, Leadership in group dynamics, Curriculum leadership in the international school.

Rendered over 40 years of service in the field of education as a teacher and an administrator, Served Mother’s International School, Delhi (1 year), Delhi Public School as PGT – History & Pol. Sc., Head of Department, House Warden, Centre Superintendent and Head examiner of CBSE, Headmistress – Sr. School for 17 ½ years. Founder Principal of Indian Central School, Kuwait where worked for 12 years, Founder Principal of Indian Educational School, Kuwait where she worked for 4 years. Founder Principal of “Indian Learners Own Academy”, Kuwait. Since 1st September 2010.

Authored and edited several books in Economics, History, Civics, Environmental Studies, Social Studies and General Knowledge. As a free-lance writer, penned a few educational features and articles for leading dailies and popular magazines in Kuwait and India. She did a special column for CBSE board examinees in the Times paper for months together. Awarded ‘Dedicated Teachers Award’ by Lions Club, Gaziabad, and Visiting Professor of Madurai Kamaraj University for B.Ed. and M.A. Pol. Sc. Courses. Organized many workshops and in-service training programmes for teachers in Kuwait. Hosted 11th and 17th conferences of the Council of CBSE Affiliated Schools in the Gulf. First Convener of Kuwait chapter of CBSE Council. Managed CBSE help line and tele-counselling services from 1998 to 2010. Secretary of ‘the Council of CBSE affiliated schools in the Gulf’ from January 2005 to January 2006 and Chairperson of ‘The Council’ from January 2006 to 31st August 2006.

Recipient of National Award for the teachers from then President of India Mrs. Pratibha Patil in 2008. Member of the CBSE affiliation team for secondary school affiliation and up gradation. She was the mentor of 4 Indian Schools in Kuwait namely, Indian Central School, Indian Public School, Jabriya Indian School and India International School under CBSE mentoring and monitoring programme. Received CBSE National Award for being the best mentor on 5th September 2014 from the gracious hands of HRD Minister Mrs. Smiriti Irani.

From October 2014, in charge of Nodal Center at Indian Learners Own Academy for checking the evidences of assessment of classes 9 and 10 of schools in the gulf region. Received International Elets Award-2016 on the 7th International Education Summit at Delhi on 6th August 2016 at Hotel Meridian in Delhi. The award reads " Indian Learners Own Academy, Kuwait is recognized for breaking new grounds in deep learning by impacting various categories of intelligences of learners at school through Innovation in teaching pedagogy. "

Latest award received is EBA Award- 2017- ‘Excellence in Quality’ Award at International Conference an annual joint effort of Europe Business Assembly (UK), Academic Union Oxford (UK), European Medical Association (Belgium), Swiss Institute of Quality Standards (Switzerland). On 28th July 2018 received Dr. A.P. J Abdul Kalam outstanding Principal’s Award from Himakshara at Darjeeling in India.

Asha Sharma

(Principal, Learners Own Academy, Kuwait)