About Us

About Us

AN AFTER SCHOOL HANGOUT FOR COOL DUDES!

Scooldudes.com is a fun-filled after-school hangout for children between 12 and 18 years of age. We are a young and energetic team excited to have an amazing time with kids! By entering this online platform, you can express your creative self, show us your achievements and learn and gain from a new activity that interests you. Say, Star gazing, Scuba Diving, Or Sudoku. How exciting is that? We have a very interesting and dynamic set of indoor and outdoor activities. We also conduct workshops and contests that are driven by student volunteers who help us in conducting polls, spot hi-fliers, and provide career advice!

About Founder

RAMACHANDRAN KANNAN

An HR expert with 31 years of experience, Kannan is an entrepreneur by heart and instinct (Founder-Promoter of AssessPeople). An alumnus of XLRI (Batch of 1982), Kannan has had his grounding with organisations like Blow Past, Crompton Greaves, Hindustan Lever and the Murugappa Group. Kannan also runs a not-for-profit trust called Anuvikaz (www.anuvikaz.org). The objective is to educate and empower underprivileged sections of society by creating reading rooms, offering employment training/vocational guidance and workshops. Kannans latest venture is www.scooldudes.com (relaunched in 2013). This online platform hopes to be an after-school hangout for kids who can learn and develop their extra-curricular interests. Having authored a book and several articles on HR and career guidance, Kannan plans to work with kids on various aspects of after-school life. His love for the outdoors (treks, scuba diving, cycling and camping) is infectious and participants can expect an adventure.

About Team

SANJAY RAO CHAGANTI

For over 20 years, Sanjay worked in international health and marketing across the world. Sanjay is today a coach and trainer on Emotional Intelligence and his mission is to help working smart individuals lead more passionate and fulfillinglives by cultivating emotional balance. Hailing originally from Chennai, Sanjay has spent over a dozen years living in the US and Africa and working across Asia. He has led large teams and also provides guidance as a Board Member and Executive Coach. Over the last few years he has worked across the world including the US, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Myanmar,Pakistan, Cambodia and India. He has inspired and guided many across the globe both at the individual level and through organizational training programs. Participants have enjoyed his keep it simple philosophy, creativity, ability to create participatory and enjoyable group interactions and sense of humour.

ANJALI MUKUND

With a Post Graduate qualification from The Xavier Institute of Management in Jamshedpur, Anjali worked in Indian private enterprise in the field of Human Resources, specialising in recruitment, training and development and manpower planning for about 10 years. On immigrating to Australia about 30 years ago, she worked for the Government, public sector and a large NFP for almost 25 years. Her main role and passion was designing, developing and managing programmes and services to meet employment and community services needs within areas of changing demographics. With a formal qualification in career counselling from Australia, Anjali has worked with numerous and diverse age groups with a family-centred focus. Amongst her major achievements, Anjali counts raising two independent, dynamic, successful, and compassionate daughters who have chosen careers that suit their personalities and dreams.

DR. ARUP VARMA

Dr. Arup Varma, is Indo-U.S. Professor of Management Studies at the Graduate School of Business, Loyola University Chicago (U.S.A.). Dr. Arup Varma is a Professor of Human Resource Management at Loyola University Chicago, having joined Loyola in 1996. Dr. Varma has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters on key topics in Human Resource Management. He has taught courses in International and Strategic HRM, Staffing, Organisational Theory and Behaviour, Strategic Financial Analysis, Performance Management, Organisational Development & Change, etc. His current research looks at performance appraisal, and expatriate selection and evaluation. He belongs to the XLRI Batch of '84 and is a Ph.D. (Industrial Relations & Human Resources), from Rutgers University, NJ. An outstanding teacher and researcher in his own right, he was awarded the 'Graduate School of Business Faculty of the Year - 2002-03. He works with AssessPeople in guiding the strategic research initiatives and fac

RAVI SHANKAR

Ravi Shankar has been on the path of Yoga for more than 25 years. He is a student of TKV Desikachar and has spent a number of years working under him and continues to teach in the same tradition. That is, a style of yoga that is breath centric, gentle and therapeutic. He now runs his own yoga school, Yoga Nidhi (www.yoganidhi.org), which works with companies, universities and schools and with individuals requiring therapy. Yoga Nidhi also conducts teacher training programs. He was the Scholar-in-Residence (2008-09), Denison University, Granville, Ohio. He also conducted workshops and lectures for the departments of Wellness, Dance and Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Steven's Point. He was earlier the Lilly Scholar at the Laura C. Harris Symposium, March 2007 at Denison University, Granville, Ohio.

NIMMI JOHN

Nimmi John is a nutritionist with experience in research, teaching, clinical practice and community work. She spent 30 years educating people on sensible eating , till she discovered that the food available to the most sensible eater has alarming amounts of chemical toxins used in agriculture and processing. Nimmi was born and raised in the Nilgiri hills. After years of treading the city path, she finally returned to the home of her childhood to 'give back'. The natural choice was to combine her training in food and nutrition with organic farming skills to make safe food available to more people. She is a trained copy editor and has been involved in the making of 3 books as compiler, scientific editor and illustrator. She enjoys creating treasure from trash. Travel, interior design, art, architectural and furniture restoration are her hobbies. She co-ordinates the Earth Trust projects.

RADHA RAJA

Radha Raja, well known for her design label 'Bliss by Radha' has been in the Design Industry for well over two decades. Nature whispers every secret. Outdoors. An open mind and being in nature are our best teachers. Her present focus is on product life -cycle and cradle-to-cradle sustainability and community building. She strikes a chord with changing perspectives. With her creativity and expertise, Radha works with her skilled team to create stunning custom made designs. Her work is guided by her belief in simplicity and timelessness.

ANURADHA KAVURI

Anuradha Kavuri is a professionally qualified Counselling Psychologist,Psychotherapist, Parenting expert, Career Guidance expert, Mindfulness Trainer and Energy Master Healer who has done her Diploma in E.C.C.D at Podar Institute Mumbai and MA Counselling in IGNOU. Being a qualified REBT therapist , Anuradhais a member of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), National Positive Psychology Association (NPPA) and Counsellors Association of India (CAI) and also associated with Feeling Minds and have established herself as an expert in the area Parenting, Grandparenting and Career Guidance and Counselling. She is the appointed Counsellor for My Retired Life Trust (Senior Citizens Trust). She has conducted many workshops for Adolescents, Senior citizens, Adults, parents and children. She helps her clients by providing the required empathy and giving direction to enable a client to work on a solution and evolve from a psychologically challenging situation.

SONALI SIKDAR

Having a background in IT Service Industry and Recruitment, Sonali Sikdar became a qualified professional in the field of clinical Psychology and Psychotherapist. Her knowledge and skills have developed through her psychotherapeutic work in private practice, as a health coach and counsellor for adolescents and young adults,Life Coach for working professionals, parenting guide and expert and Career Counsellor. Being the member of the Counsellors Association of India and National Positive Psychology Association (NPPA) and Counsellors Association of India (CAI), Sonali Sikdar work with clients from the age of 18 on an individual basis and with couples, dealing with a wide range of issues from their health to psychological challenges.. Along with this she also practise access bars and Pranic healing with herclients.

CHITRA RAVI

Chitra Ravi is an educational visionary who has spent the last two decades building a community and developing solutions to bring a fundamental change in the education system. She founded Chrysalis, a state-of-the-art educational research and innovation organization with a vision to awaken the innate human potential in every child. She has led the organization to bring radical changes in the school education system such as eliminating the need for 'textbooks' in classrooms and bringing an inclusive outlook to teacher development. Under her leadership, Chrysalis has been conferred prestigious awards including the ET-NOW 'Game-Changer' award from over 63000 companies which were nominated. Chitra was recently honored as the Social Leader of the Year at the Leadership Summit and Awards 2018, Mumbai. In her talks addressing school leaders in India and abroad, she has emphasized the importance of bringing a culture of thinking in classrooms as well as creating emotionally-safe learning env

SAISHA PARAB

A 23 year old Digital Marketer handling over 7 brands at a time, is a sports & fitness enthusiast and loves adventure. Being a National Level Basketball Player, she's a team player at work as well. Saisha has her share of experience in the events and marketing industry. She has completed her Digital Marketing program from IIDE. She was also selected by the state of Pennsylvania, USA to attend Media and Communications Seminars and Workshops in 7 different universities in the USA. Apart from all this, she is also very passionate about baking and is an avid reader.

DIVYA

Divya is a nature enthusiast. Previously worked as a freelancer with multiple Event companies. She has completed her Masters of Management Studies in Marketing from Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research.

PRAKALPA

Prakalpa is an adventurous nature lover and an inquisitive learner. She loves trekking, cycling, camping, running, and thrilling activities. She has completed her Masters in Human Resource and Organizational Development.

EVANJELIN

Evanjelin is a fun-loving person and a nature admirer. She loves to be with children and inculcate life skills. She has completed her Masters in Human Resource Management