Faculty SUBATHU

Sanjay Chauhan, Head Teacher
Sanjay is an alumnus of St. Augustine’s School, Kalimpong, Distt Darjeeling. He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Science and Education as well as a Master’s in Mathematics. He joined Pinegrove in 1996 and is one of the founder members of the Subathu wing faculty. He has worked as House Master, Head Activities and was the Organizing Secretary of the Inter-School Declamation Competition and has shouldered the responsibility of teaching Science to Secondary and Mathematics to Senior Secondary classes. He has performed the duties of Head of Activities in the Subathu location for a couple of years and has been appointed as the Head of the Institution to take care of the Academic Development of the Senior School children in March 2007.
Samiksha Singh, Administrator
Mrs Samiksha is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University and an alumna of the Lawrence School, Sanawar. She has successfully completed a diploma course in School Administration from Delhi. She joined Pinegrove in 1993 and has worked in various posts during her tenure. She is a founder member of the faculty at Subathu and has been the Administrator (Head Administration) since its inception. The school has progressed leaps and bounds under her able leadership, guidance and control. She is a gentle but yet, a firm disciplinarian who has coupled this approach with affection and understanding, which successfully goes a long way with the present trends of modern education
Sanjay Singha, Head Activity
Lt. Singha got commissioned from the NCC Officer’s Training Academy, Kamptee, Maharashtra and stood second in his entire course. He has been conducting NCC firing, camps and other activities in the school. He has been part of the Pinegrove family since 1999. A graduate in Science, he did his Masters in English from HP University. A good all-rounder, he is an alumni of Sainik School, Sujanpur, Tira, HP, where he was the first Head boy. He has been involved with training of children in sports, co-curricular activities, adventure sports and NCC and keeping in view his varied talents he has been assigned to perform the duties of Head Activities (Subathu) from the session 2007.
Gurpreet Singh, PGT
Gurpreet is a Post Graduate in Computer Science and has also done Master’s Diploma in Software Engineering from APTECH, PGDCA from Kurukshetra University and Diploma in Computer & Office Management from IGNOU. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional since 1999 and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) since 2010. He has had the experience of working with STG and APTECH for nearly 4 years and got the “FAME 2000” award from APTECH for excellence in Academic performance. He has been working at the Subathu wing as PGT Computers since 2002.
Surinder Mehta, PGT
Surinder has done his M Ped from I.D.C.P.E College, Nagpur University and attended the Under-15 India level camp in Cricket, conducted by Kapil Dev, Chetan Sharma and Bishan Singh Bedi He has represented H.P.U in North India Intervarsity Cricket Championship and participated in the Senior and Junior State Championship several times. He is BCCI Level A and Level B qualified cricket coach. The HPCA has taken his services as a chief coach of the State women’s team, state u-19 team, u-17 boy’s team and assistant coach, Himachal Ranji Trophy team, 2009. He is working as PGT Physical Education since 2003 at Subathu.
Rama Sehgal, PGT
Rama is a Post Graduate in Economics and History and also holds a B Ed degree. She has done her Honours in Economics and has been associated with Pinegrove School at Subathu, since 2004. She is quite creative and takes keen interest in stage activities.
Vandana Mehta, PGT
Vandana did her schooling from St. Luke’s School, Solan and Master’s in Commerce from HP University, Shimla. She has also done her Bachelor’s in Education and Certificate in Computing from IGNOU. She joined Pinegrove School, Subathu in 2003 and teaches Business Studies to senior secondary classes. She is married to Surinder Mehta, the cricket coach in the School and likes to read, cook and is fond of nature.
Pankaj Sharma, PGT
Pankaj has done his Masters in Mathematics and Education from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and Bachelors in Education from IGNOU. He joined us with seven years of teaching experience in 2007 and is presently teaching Mathematics to the senior classes at Subathu wing. He likes interacting with students to understand them in a better manner.
Vivek Sharma, PGT
Vivek did his Graduation from HPUniversity, Shimla. He completed his B.Ed from Jammu University and M.Sc. from H.N.B University, Garhwal. He likes listening to music and playing cricket. He has experience of seven years and joined Pinegrove in 2008. He teaches Chemistry to the senior secondary level students.
Ajesh Rana, PGT
Ajesh has done his Master’s degree from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He has also done M.B.A. in Finance from Sikkim Manipal University and M. Phil in Commerce from Vinayaka Mission University. He has a teaching experience of five years preceding Pinegrove. He is teaching Accountancy at Subathu Wing. He enjoys reading and travelling.
Devender Verma, PGT
Devender is a product of St Edward’s School, Shimla and is presently teaching English at Subathu Wing. He has done his Masters in English Literature from HP University and was the topper of his batch. He has also completed his M.Phil in English. He is a voracious reader and enjoys playing Cricket. He possesses a positive attitude and is endowed with considerable initiative and drive.
Kusum, PGT
Kusum has done her Bachelor’s in Science from Punjab University, Chandigarh. She did her Master’s in Botany from Punjabi University, Patiala and stood second in her batch. She had taught for three years before joining the senior branch of the school in 2010 as PGT Biology. She is quite optimistic and believes in to reach where there is nothing beyond.
Rajesh Kumar, PGT
Rajesh is a resident of district Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. He did his Bachelor’s in Science from HP University and Bachelor’s in Education from Guwahati University, Assam. He is a Post Graduate in Physics from HNB, Garhwal University, Uttrakhand. Since 2004 he has worked in various institutions. During the course of his teaching he completed his M Phil in Physics from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. He possesses a passion and zeal for teaching. His hobbies are teaching, reading, watching and playing cricket.
Vibha Bhatt, TGT
Vibha is a trained Postgraduate in Hindi and has also done her Post Graduation in Education. She teaches Hindi to secondary classes and has been associated with Pinegrove since 1998. She had taught in various schools in North India for eleven years prior to joining Pinegrove. She takes keen interest in social and all school activities.
Dr. Chandana Bhattacharjee, TGT
Chandana did her Master’s degree in Modern History from Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur University and then pursued her doctorate from the same university. She has a teaching experience of 18 years and also has to her credit a book on Social Science titled “A Text Book of Class V" (Vol. I and Vol. II) She was awarded a prize by the Ministry of Tourism for participating in a Quiz Competition titled “Discover India Contest.” She has interest in music, books and various dance programmes. She has been working at Pinegrove School, Subathu as a Social Science teacher since 2006
Raj Lal Sharma, TGT
Raj Lal is a Post Graduate in Hindi and also holds a degree in Bachelor’s of Education. He did his honours in Hindi from Punjabi University, Patiala and has a teaching experience of seventeen years before joining Pinegrove. Currently he is working as a Hindi teacher at Pinegrove School, Subathu
Digambar Bhatt, TGT
Digamber is an alumnus of Rashtriya Military School, Chail. He is a Graduate in Science from Himachal Pradesh University and has also completed his Bachelor’s in Education. He is pursuing Master’s in Mathematics from Madras University. He has been an active member of NSS and NCC at the school and college level and is a sports lover. He joined Pinegrove in the year 2008 and teaches Mathematics.
Varsha Lihantu, TGT
Varsha did her schooling from Auckland House School and went on to Graduate from St. Bede’s College, Shimla. She has done Masters in Mycology and Plant Pathology from Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan and was amongst the top performers of the institute. She is currently teaching Science at the Subathu wing of the School. Varsha strives hard to give her best to the students.
Anita Sharma, TGT
Anita is a Bachelor’s in Science (Non-Med) from St. Bede’s College, Shimla and has done her B Ed from HP University, Shimla. She has also done Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from DOEACE Society. She has experience of about 4 years in different schools and joined the faculty at Subathu in 2010 to teach Physics and Mathematics.
Anupama Verma, TGT
Anupama has done her BA (Hons) in English from MCM, DAV College, Chandigarh and Masters in English Literature and Bed from H.P. University, Shimla.. She is smart, well spoken and enthusiastic. She is fond of reading. She is married to Devender Verma of the English Department and had joined the Pinegrove family in 2002
Uday Katoch, TGT
Uday is from Palampur, Distt. Kangra and has done his Post Graduation in English and Bachelor’s in Education from HP University, Shimla and went on to complete his MPhil from Periyar University, Tamil Nadu. He loves going on short hikes and listening to music in his leisure time. He is a keen learner who likes to make the best use of the opportunities. He joined Subathu Wing in 2010 as English and SSc teacher.
Virender Chauhan, TGT
Virender belongs to Shimla. He is a Bachelor’s in Science and Education from Himachal Pradesh University. He likes to update his knowledge in science by reading science books and magazines. He taught for five years before joining the senior School at Subathu in 2011.He enjoys playing table tennis, cricket and listening to music.
Soniya Kapoor, TGT
Soniya is from Ambala and is a Post graduate in Commerce from H.P. University, B.Ed. from IGNOU and M.Ed. from Kurukshetra University. She was an active member of the N.C.C. in school and college and has the honour of passing A, B, and C certificates. She has an experience of about eight years prior to joining Pinegrove. She has great interest in dance and music. She loves teaching and believes that one learns and grows in this profession, every day.
Vandana Kapil, TGT
Vandana did her schooling from Loreto Convent School, Tarahall, Shimla and did her Bachelor’s in Science from St. Bede’s College, Shimla and her Bachelor’s in Education from Guwahati University, Assam. She has done her LLB from HP University and practiced in HP High Court as an Advocate. Vandana has adopted teaching as her volition not just a profession. She loves interacting with the children and has fourteen years of teaching experience prior to joining Pinegrove. She employs easy play way methods which make physics and mathematics easy and interesting for children and has actively guided children in dramatics and debates.
Veni Negi, TGT
Veni has done her schooling from Shimla. She completed her Graduation in Psychology (Hons.) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Jallandhar, Bachelor’s in Education and Master’s In Tourism Administration from Himachal Pradesh University. She has also completed a basic course in Special Education and likes to involve herself in Social Work. Prior to her joining Pinegrove as a Hindi teacher she has taught in Bangalore, Shillong and Meghalaya. She loves to read, listen to music and is quite fond of travelling and trekking.
Sunil Verma, TGT
Sunil completed his schooling from various Kendriya Vidyalaya, Schools. He is a Post Graduate in English Literature from Himachal Pradesh University. He was a member of boxing teams in school and college and an active member of the NCC. He attended the Republic Day Camp in Delhi in 1997 and was part of the marching contingent on Rajpath. He was selected to represent the National Integration Awareness Programme at New Delhi, as one of the four speakers on behalf of Punjab, Haryana Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh Directorate of NCC. Sunil loves to involve himself in Reading and listening to debates and talk shows on TV.
Pankaj Kumar, Computer Teacher
Pankaj is a Bachelor’s in Computer Application (BCA) from HP University, Shimla and Master in Computer Application (MCA) from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. He joined Pinegrove in the Computer Department in 2010.
Surinder Singh, CVT
Surinder is a Humanities Graduate in Vocal Music. He has participated in the Republic Day Parade way back in 1972 and is a proficient music teacher and Ragi. He has worked in various schools prior to joining Pinegrove School in 2000. He teaches Punjabi and Music to the students at Subathu School. Listening to old classical songs is his passion.
Tridib Narayan Deb Choudhury, CVT
Tridib hails from Agartala, Tripura in the North East. He is a qualified Bachelor of Visual Art, Drawing & Painting in Western Art from Tripura University & Master’s in Fine Arts in Painting from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He has participated in 24 National level Art Exhibitions, 15 Art Workshops & many Art seminars & Group Discussions. His Art work is human based. An ever smiling, Tridib joined in 2009 and teaches Contemporary Art to the students at senior school, Subathu
Rajesh Aggarwal, Office Executive
Rajesh is a Bachelor’s in Science from H P University, Shimla and has done various computer courses. He is a qualified Internal Auditor and Management Representative ISO 9001:2008 of both the branches of Pinegrove School since 2006. He is working as Office Executive at Senior School. He likes to play basketball, cricket, billiards and badminton. His hobbies are reading and listening to music.
Meenakshi Chauhan, Office Assistant
Meenakshi is from Yamuna Nagar and has done her Bachelor’s in Humanities and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from Kurukshetra University. Later, she also pursued a two year diploma in computers from Aptech. She is quite creative and an optimistic person. The ever smiling, Meenakshi takes keen interest in listening to music and dancing and also enjoys playing badminton. She is married to Mr. Gurpreet Singh of the IT department and has been in Pinegrove since 2002. She teaches mathematics to the junior classes.
Deepa Saklani, Matron
Deepa is a Humanities Graduate from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. She has done a Diploma in Hospital administration and First aid. Her devotion to her profession can be gauged from the fact that she has been working in the School as Matron and Medical In charge since 1993. Always helpful and forthcoming her interests include reading, cooking, music and singing.
Gurmeet Kaur, Matron
Gurmeet is a Bachelor’s in Physical Education from NIS Patiala in Table Tennis and has also played Nationals in football. She has worked as Sports teacher in different schools. She joined Pinegrove in 2000 as Sports teacher and Matron for senior boys. She also handles the needlework for girls.
Simrat Kaur Garcha, Matron
Simrat joined Pinegrove School, Subathu in August 2008. She has done her schooling from Auckland House School, Shimla. She loves being with children and is fond of gardening and listening to music. She joined Pinegrove as a Matron for junior boys.
Meenu Brar, Matron
Meenu is a Post Graduate in Punjabi Literature from Punjabi University, Patiala. She has also done her Post Graduation in History and Bachelor’s in Education from Kurukshetra University. She possesses a teaching experience of eight years and takes keen interest in guiding the children. Her hobbies are reading and listening to music. She joins Pinegrove School, Subathu as a Matron for girls.
Vandana Sharma, Dance Teacher
Vandana did her schooling from Nahan, District Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh, Graduation from Government College for Girls, Shimla and completed her Visharad in Dance from Thirkan Nritya Shala. A keen basketball player, she has represented the state of Himachal Pradesh in the Nationals. Vandana participated in the Open Youth Festival in Mangalore and triumphed in the Kathak Dance in the Youth Festival in Kullu as well. Her interests are Dancing, Singing and playing Basketball. She has joined Pinegrove School, Subathu as a Dance teacher
Ravinder, Librarian
Ravinder is a Graduate in Humanities from H.P. University. He has also done Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. He has been working in Pinegrove School as a Librarian since 2005. He loves books and listening to music
Sandeep Aggarwal, Cultural Exchange Coordinator
Sandeep Aggarwal is a member of "Cultural Bridges", an exchange program between the SCVinternational School CA, USA, Sallie B Howard School, NC, USA and Pinegrove School. He is the cultural exchange coordinator at Sallie B and is associated with Pinegrove in a similar capacity on an honorary basis. He is Masters in Commerce and a Bachelor in Education; a respectable gentleman, who is dynamic and very articulate. He is devoted to the institution, is fiercely loyal, honest and conscientious. Earlier, he taught as a TGT at Pinegrove.