Faculty SUBATHU

Devender Verma, Head Teacher

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.

Renu Sharma, Administrator

Capt Renu belongs to Zirakpur in Punjab and has done her schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya School, Bangalore. She has served in the Indian Army (AOC) and later took to teaching. She is a science graduate from St. Joseph's College, Bangalore and later did her Masters in English. BEd from Kurukshetra University. She has both teaching as well as administrative experience in educational institutions. She is rendering services as an Administrator at Subathu.

Sanjay Singha, Head NCC and 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, HOD(IT)

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.

Shriya, Counsellor and Special Educator

shriya is an alumnus of the Lawrence School Sanawar, Pinegrove School, Lady Shriram College, Delhi and Panjab University, Chandigarh. She is a First-class Graduate in History and Education and a Gold Medallist in Post Graduation from PU where she, as an Asst Professor, taught BEd (Special Education) students. She is working in the capacity of "Special Educator and Counsellor" in the designation of PGT (G&C). Being a Old Grovian, she also guides work in the Alumni Office, is a member of the School Management Committee and accompanies `Student Exchange Programmes` abroad. She is a highly intelligent, articulate, dedicated, proficient, smart and widely travelled individual, who is an incredible asset in handling and motivating weak students.

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.

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.

Digambar Bhatt, PGT

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 holds Master's degree 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.

Vineet Thakur, PGT

Vineet did his Bachelor's in Physical Education from Nagpur University in 2005 and M.P.Ed. from Shimla University in 2008. He completed his Diploma in coaching for soccer from Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports in 2009. He has participated four times in the Senior National Santosh Trophy for Soccer. He had 2 years of teaching experience before joining Pinegrove in 2011. Currently, he is teaching Physical Education to Classes XI and XII and is also coaching students for soccer. He takes keen interest in adventurous activities and has been part of the Mount Deo Tibba, Friendship Peak and Chandernahan Expeditions under taken by the School.

Tridib Narayan Deb Choudhury, PGT

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

Sunil Kumar Sharma, PGT

sunil has joined Pinegrove School, Subathu as PGT Economics. He hails from Hamirpur, District of Himachal Pradesh. He is a Post Graduate in Economics and also holds a Master's Degree in Education from Himachal Pradesh University. He has eleven years of teaching experience and takes keen interest in theatre and drama activities. Students under his guidance have won prizes at national level in Scientific Project Reports. Sunil loves travelling and has even participated in Indian Youth Delegation to China in 2008. He keeps himself abreast of current economic issues and loves engaging students in stage activities.

Neeraj Kumar, PGT

Neeraj is working as PGT Chemistry at Subathu School. He is from Una, Himachal Pradesh and has done B.Sc. B.Ed. from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He completed his Master's in Chemistry from Bhopal University, M.P. He has a teaching experience of 7 years and has been coaching students successfully for various competitive examinations like A.I.E.E.E., A.I.P.M.T., N.D.A. etc. Students under his guidance have won many awards in Science Congress at State and National Level. Neeraj likes taking up new challenges and has the ability to lead teams successfully.

Uday Katoch, PGT

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.

Soniya Kapoor, PGT

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.

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 20 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

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

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.

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.

Kusum Mankotia, TGT

Kusum is from Chandigarh and has joined Pinegrove School, Subathu as TGT Social Science. She is a Postgraduate in History from Punjab University, Chandigarh and also possesses a B.Ed. degree. She has 3 years of teaching experience and has worked in the BPO sector for almost 6 years. She has extensive knowledge of computers and is quite tech-savvy. She is currently pursuing Post Graduation in English from IGNOU Delhi. Her hobbies include gardening and travelling to distant places. Kusum loves to indulge in Art and Craft activities and strongly believes that perseverance is the key to success.

Tarvinder Kaur, TGT

Tarvinder is from Delhi and did her Bachelor's of Applied Sciences in Instrumentation from Delhi University and Master's in Ecology and Environment from Sikkim Manipal University. She had been privately tutoring students of classes 9th and 10th for the subjects of Mathematics and Science for almost 15 years. Before joining Pinegrove, Subathu as TGT Mathematics, she was teaching in a reputed school of Chandigarh for the last three years. Tarvinder loves to dance and involves herself in gardening during her free time. She has a strong belief in Karma philosophy, is very religious and is an ardent follower of spirituality.

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.

Gurmeet Singh, CVT

Gurmeet did his Sangeet Visharad in Tabla and Sangeet Bhushan in Violin from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. He has served the Indian Navy from 1990 to 2008. He has represented the Indian Navy in various Music Concerts in around 25 countries. He was also part of the Republic Day Parade and Beating Retreat held in New Delhi. He retired as Petty Officer Musician and later worked as a Music Teacher in Saint Mary's Convent School, Faridkot from 2009 to 2013. He joined Subathu wing of the School as Western Music and Band Teacher in 2013.

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.

Sarabjeet Kaur, Office Assistant

sarabjeet alias 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, the HOD(IT department) in the school and has been in Pinegrove since 2002. She teaches mathematics to the junior classes.

Capt. Chander Bahadur Rana, Mess Mgr

Capt. C.B. Rana has retired from the Indian Army as Honorary Captain after serving for 30 years. He has also worked as a security officer in a reputed organization of Dubai. He joined Subathu wing of the School as Mess Manager in April 2010. Besides this, he also looks after the construction, repair and maintenance work of the school. He also loves to keep himself updated with the current affairs.

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.

Bimla Saklani, Matron

Bimla hails from Mandi. She completed her graduation from IGNOU. She is a qualified Basketball Coach and a recipient of numerous certificates of merit at the State and National level for excellent performance in games like Basketball, Badminton, Hockey and Throw Ball. She is working as a Matron for Boys at Pinegrove School, Dharampur and has experience of over 20 years.

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.

Sunita Kaushal, Matron

sunita has done her schooling from Rashtriya Military School, Chail and is a Diploma holder in Pharmacy from Himachal Board of Technical Education. She has passed a three month internship course from Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla and also holds a six month Diploma in Computer Applications. She loves to be with children and has joined Subathu School as a matron for junior boys. Her hobbies are reading and listening to music.

Purnima Sharma, Matron

Purnima has joined the Subathu wing of the school as a matron. She did her Post Graduation in Visual Arts (Painting), has a Master's Degree in Performing Arts (Instrumental Music) and also possesses a B.Ed. degree. She has 10 years of teaching experience and 13 years of association with theatre. She has also done a two year course in Theatre and two years Visharad course in Classical Dance. She is a proud owner of Gold medal in Prabhakar which she did from Allahabad University. Purnima has won many awards in Theatre, Instrumental Music and Exhibited Paintings. She has also worked as a casual announcer in All India Radio, Shimla.

Vikram Kumar, Dance Teacher

Vikram hails from Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh and did his Master's in Vocal Music from H.P.U. Shimla. He has done Kathak Visharad from Thirkan Nrityashala, Shimla. He is also a Post Graduate in Kathak from Punjabi University, Patiala. Vikram has won many awards in National Youth Festivals, Inter University Competitions and National Natya and Nritya Mahotsavas. Vikram has joined Pinegrove School, Subathu as Dance Teacher. Singing and reading books are his other interests.

Ishan Bhasin, Coach(Badminton)

Ishan is from Solan. He completed his schooling from GAV, Solan and Bachelor's in Commerce from Government College, Solan HP. Presently he is pursuing his MCA from Indira Gandhi National Open University. Ishan has been victorious in the Inter College Badminton Championship thrice and stood third in the CBSE under-19 North Zone Badminton Championship as well. He participated in various District, State, North Zone and National level badminton competitions and emerged victorious on many occasions. He has also participated in Junior & Senior Nationals in Baseball held at Solan & Srinagar respectively. Ishan coaches the budding badminton players at Subathu School. He loves to spend quality time with children when he is not on court.

Munish Kumar, Coach(Swimming)

Munish is from Patiala. He did his Bachelor's in Physical Education from Punjabi University Patiala, M.PEd. from BAMU Aurangabad, NIS Course in Swimming from Gandhi Nagar and M.Phil. in Physical Education from Bharthiar University, Coimbatore. He has participated in swimming nationals at the school and university level. He was associated with the NCC and NSS during his college days and also participated in Soft Ball competition at the State level. Munsih has over 10 years of experience as a Swimming Coach and Physical Education teacher in various institutes. He takes keen interest in social welfare and is working as a Swimming Coach at Subathu School.

Kewal Singh, Coach(Gymnastics)

Kewal is from Nurpur, Dist. Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. He retired from the Army after completing 26 years of service. He has joined Pinegrove, Subathu as a Gymnastics Coach. He is quite versatile and can play games like Handball, Basketball, Volleyball, Hockey, Football, Badminton, Kabaddi, Table-Tennis, Wrestling and Boxing. He is a certified holder of Judo and Karate Course, Swimming Life Saving Course, and Yoga. Kewal loves to keep himself fit through a daily dose of Yoga in the morning.

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

Bakshish Kaur, Nurse

Bakshish belongs to District Ropar, Punjab. She did her Diploma in Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery from Haryana Nurses Registration Council, Chandigarh in 1999. She also completed her Diploma in General Nurse Midwifery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot in 2012. She possesses fifteen years of experience in the nursing field and has worked in many reputed institutions before joining Pinegrove like Rayat Polytechnic College and I.I.T. Ropar. She joined the Subathu wing of the School as Nurse in 2013.

Sandeep Aggarwal, Cultural Exchange Coordinator(Hony)

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.

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