Qimpro Gold Standard 2007

Dr (Mrs) Y G Parthasarathy


Dean & Director, Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Group of Schools

Dr (Mrs) Y G Parthasarathy, Dean and Director, Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Group of Schools, Chennai, is a crusader for quality in education. Tradition and technology are in perfect harmony in her schools. Her mission: Indianize children.

At an early age, Dr Parthasarathy, sparked with nationalistic fervour and a passion for Indian cultural heritage, launched Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan in 1958 under a thatched roof with 13 children. The school now has three branches and 7,000 students.

Dr Parthasarathy has degrees in mathematics, journalism, education and history. Her Ph.D. is on the teachings of Ramanuja. She is always open to new ideas. This has made her schools introduce many pedagogic innovations that have benefited the students.

Dr Parthasarathy's schools inculcate in students a respect for Indian cultural heritage. The Bharat Kalachar, started as the Cultural Wing of Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Schools, invites some of the best dancers and musicians of the country for the benefit of students. Bharat Kalachar has offered Cultural Scholarships to over 500 students.

Dr Parthasarathy asserts that there are three essential qualities for nation building: AIR – Accountability, Integrity and Responsibility. She is recognized in society as a unique blend of the traditional and modern; as well as inspiration and innovation.

We congratulate Dr (Mrs) Y G Parthasarathy, Qimpro Gold Standard 2007.