Edify World School Dehradun

Core Team

Core Team

A desired result requires a well planned strategy and perfect execution. The senior executives at Edify, heading the entire workforce of more than 200 people ensure error-free operations and immaculate execution of strategies. With unparalleled commitment and dedication, they oversee the entire operation of MDN Edify Education Pvt. Ltd. and DRS International School. They own and share the vision of the organization and inject energy, positivity and enthusiasm into their team members while directing and enabling them to perform by leveraging their highest potential.

Adv. Pankaj Holkar


A visionary and an enterprising individual, Advocate Pankaj Holkar is keenly involved in various projects which include management of Holkar Educational Trust, coordinating Manav activities (an NGO working with CWSN – children with special needs), liasoning activities of Tarang – a school for differently abled children, organization and implementation of adventure camps and lastly but not the least, ensuring that quality, innovation and creativity continues to be the integral part of his dream project, Edify World School, Dehra Dun. His vision is to see all children happily and meaningfully engaged in their own learning.

Mrs. Kiran Holkar

Chairperson – School Management Committee

Mrs. Kiran Holkar brings in emotional connect and affection within the school through her personal engagement with the students and staff of the school. Ever alert to the requirements of all, she is quick to provide solutions. She is sensitive towards students and their needs and makes that extra effort to take care of them in a motherly way. As the Chairperson, she is instrumental in setting up future goals of the school keeping in mind the transformations taking place in this new age. She wants the school to be a happy place for all!

Mr. Ajay Lall

Head of School

Mr. Ajay Lall has worked with renowned schools in India in various key positions, with over 15 years as Head of School. He has handled various curricula – ICSE/ISC, CBSE, International Baccalaureate (PYP, MYP and the Diploma) and the Primary Years / Middle Years / IGCSE / A Level programs of the Cambridge. His rich and varied experiences along with his talent in music and sports, is a source of inspiration and provides strong leadership in all school programs. He is of the view that all children want to succeed and teachers should be able to provide that additional individual support for their growth. Opportunities must be created in schools for children to start achieving and becoming confident in their own abilities!

Mr. Pradeep Gaur

Principal In-Charge

With over 15 years of experience in teaching, Mr Pradeep Gaur exhibits a passion for teaching and learning. He enjoys the company of students and is keen to be involved with their all – round development. Having served as the Vice Principal in his last school, he joins the Core Team at Edify World School as Principal In-Charge from April 2020. He has been actively involved in various school activities and has coordinated the GSP session for CBSE at Dehra Dun. He has also attended various CBSE conferences. He adds to the vitality and vigour within the core team!

Mr. Digamber Pundir

Manager Administration

With an eye for observing minute details related to smooth functioning of the school administrative machine, Mr Pundir, with his 17 years of experience has provided a sense of trust and support as Manager – Administration. He oversees the school maintenance, security within the campus, transport, accounts and admissions and also liaisons with the Education Department of Uttarakhand. He ensures that all issues related to his field of work are addressed promptly.

Ms. Ritika Gurung

3C Coordinator

Ms. Ritika Gurung has a knack for multi-tasking and likes to be involved in school activities. A teacher at heart, she uses creative and innovative methods of teaching so that students are keenly engaged. An alumnus of Delhi University, she started as the admission counselor at Edify World School, Dehra Dun in 2014 and took on various other supervisory roles within the last 5 years. She is presently coordinating the activities of classes IK1 to V along with her role as 3C Curriculum Coordinator. Ritika believes in keeping the ‘freshness quotient’ high at all times so that natural curiosity and spontaneity stays alive in learners.

Mrs Bharti P R

Central Office Coordinator

An advocate by profession, Mrs Bharti P R, is a recent addition to the Edify World School, Dehra Dun. She has worked with various organizations ensuring legal compliances, copyrights, use of trademarks, coordinating with Statutory Authorities, conducting training programs, interviews and testing, and taking on many more such related assignments. She joined the school in March 2020 as the Central Office Coordinator, a key role within the Core Team. Apart from her professional profile, she has been a member of the Scouts and Guides and has received the President’s Guide Award in 1987 and also the President’s Ranger Award in 1993. She is fluent in English and 4 other Indian languages and enjoys White Water Rafting, Para Sailing, Trekking and Rock Climbing. She adds to the diversity within the school.