Dr. Gayatri Krishna

Dr. Gayathri is the founder director of Brindavan Education Trust and a leading advocate of Inclusive Education. Armed with a Doctorate in Educational Psychology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Dr. Gayathri along with late Mrs. Roopa Shivkumar setup the institution in 1993.

A visionary, a highly reflective and deep thinker, she spearheads all the programs at Brindavan with a bundle of infectious energy. She is involved in setting a direction for the organisation, drawing up policy guidelines, mentoring, monitoring, evaluating and managing a team of over 50 educators, volunteers and facilitators for delivering quality education to over 150 children with special needs at the institution and to thousands of students through the training and outreach programs.



Mrs. Kusuma Narayana Murthy

Kusuma is one of the founder trustees of Brindavan. With a degree in math, she started working in 1997 as a craft and math teacher, specializing in combining math with language teaching.

She has published three books in math, focusing on teaching children with math difficulties. She continues today as mentor trainer to all teachers, writing new text books, creating new materials and teaching aids and managing the overall administration of the organisation. She is instrumental in ensuring smooth, efficient and productive operation of the organisation.



Educational Qualification: B.Com, Sp Education course from KPAMRC

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 20 years

Role in Brindavan: Coordinator, After School Remedials

Educational Qualification: B.Sc in Computer Science

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 13 years

Role in Brindavan: Office Manager, Taking care of fixing appointments for assessments/consultation and handling accounts.

Educational Qualification: B.Sc (Mathematics) MA- Child Mental Health Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties, Diploma in counselling

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 20 years

Role in Brindavan: Outreach program coordinator, faculty SLD course, parent course and for workshops in mainstream schools, Conduct educational evaluation assessments

Educational Qualification: Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 2 years

Role in Brindavan: Skill development and remedial teaching at Junior centre.

Educational Qualification: MA Economics. SLD course from Brindavan
Years of Experience in Brindavan: 5 yearsRole in Brindavan: Skill development and remedial teaching at Junior centre. Work with ASD group at the junior centre
Educational Qualification: B.Sc.Home Science. Certificate Course in Understanding Children with SpecificLearning Disabilities.

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 7 years

Role in Brindavan: Teaching at the After School Remedial Programme

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 10 years

Role in Brindavan: Maintenance Manager

Educational Qualification: Bsc., Certification in painting and art history from University of Tulsa-USA, BEd, Diploma in SLD from Brindavan.

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 3 years

Role in Brindavan: Teaches Painting, Art, History, English and Business studies to the Secondary, Senior Secondary and Pre-university level.

Educational Qualification: MSc in Clinical Psychology

Years of Experience in Brindavan: First Year in Brindavan

Role in Brindavan: Volunteer at junior center

Educational Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce. SLD course from Brindavan

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 1 year

Role in Brindavan: Teaching skills and maths from june 2015

Educational Qualification: MA, B. Ed, Theater Practitioner and Counselor

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 2 years

Role in Brindavan: Theatre teacher
I work with the children, using Principles of theatre to explore concepts of physical space, distance, direction, communication, understanding emotions, sequence, narration etc.

Educational Qualification: B.A, BE.d (English and Social Science), Currently Pursuing Diploma in SLD and M.A in English

Years of Experience in Brindavan: First year + volunteer for 6 months in junior center

Role in Brindavan: Currently teaching English for Pre NIOS, II PUC, Junior NIOS and Level VI at the senior center.

Educational Qualification: B.Sc. Home Science. Diploma from Association Montessori International

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 3 years

Role in Brindavan: Teaching at the After School Remedial Programme

Educational Qualification: B.com, Pre-primary Montessori training in India Institute of Montessori centre
Understanding the child with SLD diploma with Brindavan TrustYears of Experience in Brindavan: 9 yearsRole in Brindavan: working with children in the after school remedial programme
Educational Qualification: B A Public Relations, M S W ( H R), B.Ed (learning Disabilities)

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 10 years

Role in Brindavan: Teach Geography, English at the Secondary and Senior Secondary levels at the Senior Centre. Coordinator of the training course for parents

Educational Qualification: B A in Psychology, Sociology and Economics. Diploma in SLD from Brindavan.

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 5 years

Role in Brindavan: Worked as a teacher in the resource room at Bhavan BBMP Public School as part of Brindavan’s outreach programme. Special Educator currently working as resource room in charge at Bhavan Bangalore Press School.

Educational Qualification: B com, special education course for learning difficulty (SLD diploma from KPAMRC)

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 1 year

Role in Brindavan: I have been working in resource rooms in mainstream school as part of Brindavan. Currently working as a teacher in resource room of Bhavan Bangalore Press School

Educational Qualification: Bsc.Chemistry, GNIIT, MA(Advertising and Public Relations), PGDHRM, Diploma in Learning Difficulties and Inclusive Education. Currently pursuing MA(Psychology)

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 5 years

Role in Brindavan: Special Educator( Senior center) teaching Subjects like English, Home Science, Data Entry Operations & Functional Math at Secondary as well as Senior Secondary level

Educational Qualification: MA [Clinical Psychology], Certificate course in Dyslexia

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 11 years

Role in Brindavan: Coordinator, After School Remedials, Teaching on the SLD course and course coordinator 2015-16,
Contact person and tutor on the MA SEN & Inclusion, The University of Northampton, UK

Educational Qualification: 3 years Diploma in Fashion design, B.A (History, Sociology and Education), 1 year Diploma in SLD from Brindavan

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 1 years

Role in Brindavan: Teaching Skill areas, Concepts from general science, social studies etc, Maths

Educational Qualification: Bsc Microbiology- Biochemistry, B. Ed, Diploma in NTT & P, Diploma in SLD

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 8 years

Role in Brindavan: Working with children in the after school remedial programme

Educational Qualification: M.A. Special Education

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 7 years

Role in Brindavan: Teach English, Accounts, Business Studies and Economics at Secondary and Sr. Secondary Levels at the Senior Centre

Educational Qualification: B.E. (Electrical), Diploma in SLD

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 6 years

Role in Brindavan: Teach Computing Basics/Data Entry operations for the Secondary and Senior Secondary levels and prepare them for taking NIOS Board Examinations at the Senior Centre

Educational Qualification: B.A. + Certificate in Specific Learning Disabilities & Integrated Education [KPAMRC] Certificate in Guidance & Counselling [Christ College]

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 19 years

Role in Brindavan: Remedial Teacher [Skill areas] from 1996 to 2004, Counsellor from 2012 onwards

Educational Qualification: B.Sc Chemistry, Diploma I Specific Learning Disability

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 1 year

Role in Brindavan: Teach Home Science,English for Secondary classes Functional Maths for both secondary & Sr. Secondary levels at the Senior Centre

Educational Qualification: M.Sc

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 3 years

Role in Brindavan: Dance instructor.

Educational Qualification: B.Sc (Botany), Diploma in Specific Learning Disability from KPAMRC, Currently doing my Masters in Special and Inclusive Education from the University of Northampton

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 2 years

Role in Brindavan: Building the skills of Reading, Writing (that includes handwriting, spelling and written expression), Math and Behaviour at the Junior Centre

Educational Qualification: MA English, Dip. In NTT,&Dip.Specific learning disability

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 8 years

Role in Brindavan: Special educator( 19 years)at Sri Kumaran children’s home Associated with Brindavan After school remedial

Educational Qualification: B.com, B. Ed

Years of Experience in Brindavan: First year at Brindavan

Role in Brindavan: Special educator

Educational Qualification: M.Sc Psychological counselling, Sp.Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties from DAS, Singapore

Years of Experience in Brindavan: First year at Brindavan

Role in Brindavan: Remedial teacher at the Junior center.

Educational Qualification: B.Sc Biotechnology M.Sc Clinical Research Diploma in Understanding the Child with Specific Learning Difficulties, M.A in Special and Inclusive Education.

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 2 years

Role in Brindavan: Volunteer at Junior centre

Educational Qualification: B.Com; ICWA (Intermediate); certificate in SLD course from Brindavan

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 7 years

Role in Brindavan: Maths, English, social studies, EVS/ science. Helps in coordinating the Parent Course conducted by Brindavan

Educational Qualification: B.Sc.

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 6 years

Role in Brindavan: Office Manager Take care of front office and administrative work at Senior centre

Educational Qualification: M.Sc (Home Science), M.A(Child Mental Health), Diploma in Specific Learning Disability(KPAMRC), Diploma in Autism (KPAMRC), Certificate in Art BasedTherapy(WCCL)

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 14 years

Role in Brindavan: Started teaching as substitute teacher -in place of the teacher on leave. Commenced working with Juniors working with social studies, then English… Currently working with adolescents taking secondary examinations and Senior Secondary examinations with NIOS preparing them to take the Board examinations. Some of the subjects I have worked with children: English,Economics, Home Science, Business Studies, Yoga Art Based Therapy session, Physical Education, Life Skills, Dramatics

Educational Qualification: B.Sc (Computer Science), B.Ed (Special Education)

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 4 years

Role in Brindavan: Teacher of Business Studies, Economics and Data Entry Operations at both Secondary and Senior Secondary levels at the Senior Center. Also a teacher in Brindavan SLD course.

Educational Qualification: BE (Instrumentation), Karnataka University, Hubli, Diploma in SLD from KPAMRC, Bangalore

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 10 years

Role in Brindavan: I have taught English, Mathematics, Business Studies and Economics at senior centre. Currently the coordinator of the junior centre

Educational Qualification: Graduate from Bangalore University

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 12 years

Role in Brindavan: Yoga and Karate instructor

Educational Qualification: M.A [Psychology] B.Ed ,Dip in Special Education. Certificate in Counselling.

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 15 years

Role in Brindavan: Teaching Home Science to children studying in senior centre( Pre.nios and Secondary ). Counsellor at senior senior centre.Coordinator of Parent support group. Working with the Outreach program

Educational Qualification: BA – Communication & Psycology, M A – English, M A – in Inclusive and special Education

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 7 years

Role in Brindavan:

  • Special Educator remediating and teaching English for the secondary and senior secondary classes at the Senior Centre
  • Coordinate the diploma in Preschool Education & Inclusion – classroom practices
  • Work on knowledge bank building
  • Have been Course Coordinator and Resource person in multiple courses
  • Have been joint Coordinator of the Junior center
  • Have worked as class teacher and as resource person for the Outreach program
Educational Qualification: B.Com. Diploma in Personal Counseling Skills from Banjara Academy. Diploma in Specific Learning Disabilities from Brindavan

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 2 years

Role in Brindavan: Teaching concepts to children in the area of science and social science

Educational Qualification: Diploma in computer science Diploma in SLD

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 7 years

Role in Brindavan: Taught Home science to secondary students atSenior centre. Skill development of students at Junior centre

Educational Qualification: M.Com(Economics), Diploma in SLD

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 1 year

Role in Brindavan: Currently Economics for Pre-NIOS and Home Sciemce for Secondary level at the Senior Centre

Educational Qualification: B A (Economics), B. Ed., Diploma in SLD.

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 7 years

Role in Brindavan: Teach Economics, English, Geography, EVS for secondary and senior secondary levels at the Senior Centre. Resource person for the Parent Course

Educational Qualification: M A(Economics), M.Ed- Master of Education

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 15 years

Role in Brindavan: Have taught at number of subjects at the secondary level – English, Home Science, Economics, Business studies and Economics and Business studies at sr sec level. Have taught life skill and organised the annual day celebrations. Co-ordinator of Sr. Center for doing both admin and academic management-talking to parents, teachers and students.

Educational Qualification: B.Com, Certificate in Special Education, MR (Mental Retardation), DSE-SLD (Diploma in Special education- Specific Learning Disability), DCS (Diploma in Counselling)

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 19 years

Role in Brindavan:

  • Teacher training and development faculty for the Diploma Course in SLD
  • Coordinator for the Academic Program for Inclusive Education organized by Brindavan at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan-BBMP Public School
  • Senior faculty for workshops in mainstream schools as a part of the Brindavan Outreach Program. Specialising in the topics – Overview of Specific Learning Disability, Inclusive Education/Lesson Adaptation/Differentiated
    Instruction/Lesson, Planning and Implementation, Effective Teaching Methodologies, Teaching Materials.
Educational Qualification: Master of Science [Msc] in Clinical Psychology. Special education course in Learning disability at KPAMRC

Years of Experience in Brindavan: 2 years

Role in Brindavan: Special Educator currently teaching Math and skill development of students at Junior centre