Amarjyot Singh is also popularly known as Capt AS Gyani in the Army circles. He is an alumnus of The Lawrence School, Sanawar, the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, Jawarhar Lal Nehru University, Punjab University Chandigarh, MDU Rohtak and The College of Material Management, Jabalpur.
He is a merit-card holder from the NDA in Physical Education, was appointed as a Squadron Cadet Captain and passed out from the Academy with the First Prize in Officer Like Qualities. He was commissioned into the Army Ordnance Corps and was a recipient of the Commandant’s Silver Medal at the College of Materials Management, Jabalpur. Capt Gyani has served in various appointments and in a number of sectors/commands during his Army service and also did a year’s stint in counter-insurgency operations.
He resigned his commission from the Army Ordnance Corps in 1987 and has since then been working for the noble cause of education. He graduated in Arts from the JNU and subsequently did his Masters in English from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He successfully pursued his Bachelors in Education and has also done a diploma in the use of computers and EDP, from Chandigarh. He is a founder member of the Faculty and has been performing the duties of the Headmaster and executive head of Pinegrove School since its inception in 1991 and has been teaching English and Computer Science.
He is an earnest social worker, was President of the Rotary Club of Kasauli in 1996 and has held various district appointments. He is a Life Member of the Indian Red Cross Society and has widely travelled in India and abroad. He has been on an exchange programme to the United Kingdom and has visited numerous schools there, in the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Japan and the Peoples' Republic of China. Capt Singh is an ingenious artist, prolific orator and an enthusiastic gymnast. He is a keen golfer, plays all field games proficiently and takes keen interest in the progress of sports and other activities in the school.
He has played a major role in the development of Pinegrove School which under his leadership started with 18 boarders in 1991 and has nearly 1000 boarders as of today. The school is Affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi (CBSE), Member of the Indian Public Schools’ Conference (IPSC), Member School of the Global School Programme, Member of the National Cadet Corps (Jr Division), Member Duke of Edinburgh’s IAYP, Member of the Round Square and is ISO 9001:2008 Certified. Pinegrove is also the first school in India to adopt the "Nurtured Heart Approach” (NHA Regd) and has been instrumental in bringing in radical changes in the modus operandi of handling of children and colleagues.
Capt. Singh has been awarded the 'National Award for Excellence in the Field of Education' by the Parent Teacher Association of India and was selected amongst the "Top 28 Principals of the Country" (Education World: June 2011) and Pinegrove School was ranked in the top 15 legacy Boarding Schools of North India (Education World: Sept 2010) and in the top 10 legacy Co-Ed Boarding Schools in the country (Education World: Sept 2013 and 2014) which speaks volumes about the recognition of Capt Singh’s achievements in the field of School Education and Human Resource Development. Capt Singh was elected unanimously to the post of IPSC Joint Director Sports in 2013 and was elected to the Post of Joint Secretary of the IPSC in 2014.
In Jan 2015 the Times Group felicitated Capt AJ Singh, at a glittering function in Chandigarh, honouring him as one of North India’s top “Edupreneur”, thereby recognising his contribution in spreading the “Light of Education”.
Capt Singh is also the Director of St Soldier’s School, Sector 16 Panchkula (+2 CBSE) and is instrumental in the qualitative and progressive transformation of the school as one of the prestigious and successful day schools of the city.