Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy
Founder and Managing Director, Ekya Schools | Vice President, CMR Group of Institutions
Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy founded Ekya Schools to bring pedagogically sound, research-based learning experiences to India. She spearheads K-12 initiatives under the CMR Group, overseeing state board, CBSE, ICSE and pre-university institutes, with an overall strength of 7500 students. Dr. Tristha brings cutting-edge educational advancements to Ekya through her exposure to the principles of the Project Zero Classroom from Harvard University, inquiry-based learning from the Reggio Emilia approach in Italy, and design thinking from the Stanford d.school.
Dr. Tristha holds a Bachelor’s degree from Singapore Management University, a Master’s degree from the Stanford University School of Graduate Education and holds a Doctorate in Education from King’s College, London. Her past research has focused on topics including educational equity, teacher motivation, education policy and curriculum construction.
“At Ekya, the student is at the core of everything we do – from the physical design of each campus, to how our educators are trained and how we design learning. We strongly believe that nothing is beyond the grasp of our students if the right platform is provided. Our students are independent thinkers and problem-solvers who take ownership of their learning beyond the limitations of textbooks.
The Ekya Learning Center works relentlessly to create an evolving and dynamic curriculum. It combines the best educational practices from around the world to build purposeful and impactful learning programs. Frequent feedback from our educators gives us context-driven data to further improve the curriculum. Seamless integration of the Ekya curriculum, culture, assessment, and instruction challenge and engage our students every day.
Students of Ekya are mindful, respectful and display confidence in their interactions with diverse situations. Ours is a culture of high expectations, supported by a strong community. Ekya educators and parents work in partnership to build a safe, conducive environment that allows each child to excel.
I encourage progressive educators, parents, and students to join our community as we bring learning to life.”