Anurag Vij, Founder and Director, The Chintels School

By Anurag Vij, Founder
Anurag Vij,Founder

Anurag Vij


Beginning the noble journey of imparting knowledge by setting up a school in 1988, Anurag Vij was formerly serving as a Principal in a pre-school when she realized her innate bent towards the teaching profession. Vij took the plunge to attain her dream of imparting quality education to children by initiating a kindergarten school by the name of The Chintels School. In a short span of time, Vij,with her hard work, grit, and determination, was able to get affiliation from the CISCE board for her school. Acknowledged for her exceptional qualities and praised widely by her team of teachers and students, Vij is an exemplary leader in the field of education. She is on a relentless mission of creating an atmosphere of learning that children enjoy and one that encourages them to discover and express their talents to the fullest.

A Change-Maker with a Distinctive Perspective
According to Vij, having the opportunity of educating children is a rare privilege but along with it comes a huge responsibility to provide the best possible all-around development of a child. Abiding by this mantra, Vij, at The Chintels School, directs her team to bring in the teaching practices, which suit every child's learning requirements. "When a child is sent to school, the parent in a way gives unto you his or her most precious thing. It's for us now to nurture these cocoons into butterflies to fly freely in this world," says Vij. Continuously striving towards excellence, the status that
The Chintels School has earned over the years is the testimony of Vij's determination and passion towards education.

"One has to change with time. If you don't change, then time would surely push you back." -Anurag Vij

Grown by leaps and bounds since its establishment, The Chintels School has two campuses nestled in Kanpur, the second largest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Both campuses foster a culture of 'life long learning', through adopting comprehensive curricula and pioneering pedagogical strategies. Encumbered in an evolving educational landscape, these campuses assist the students in applying creativity and innovation in their learning process. Students are prepared to think critically, to adapt to new technologies and ways of learning, and apply their learning to real-world situations. The Chintels is known as one of the most popular schools in the city owing to its commitment to making a genuine difference in the lives of many young minds. Conducting classes from Playgroup to 12th standard, the school makes sure that the little buds bloom into fine human beings tomorrow.

Vij opines, "Nothing is more gratifying than the fact that you are not only helping the parents to raise their wards in a perfect manner, but also contributing to the nation and the world at large by cultivating rational citizens." The teachers at the school are sufficiently trained to take complete care of the overall growth of the students. The teaching methodology that Vij promotes in the school is a unique amalgamation of traditional classroom instruction methods and breakthrough technology.

Given the adaptable nature of Vij, every member of the school greatly adopts the changing techniques and approaches in education. "An educationist has the optimum scope of providing empowerment
not only to the students but also to the teachers.

To sum up, my favourite aspect of being a leader is building leaders," shares Vij. Along with a focus on academics, the school entrusts itself with a wide range of co curricular activities. Vij adds, "Our school's educational offerings are enriched by a wide range of sporting and co-curricular activities, as well as community service initiatives that seamlessly complement our academic programmes. This facilitates children's learning at all levels -intellectual, physical, social and emotional."

Several batches that passed out from the school are flag bearers of the values that The Chintels School has inculcated in them. From proficiency in a given subject, excellent communication skills to moral development, the school abides by the policy of integrated and collaborative learning. "I am strongly driven by the belief that every child is unique and children are the heartbeat of our educational endeavour," shares Vij. Giving downright importance to the role of parents in the education process, the school conducts regular Parent Teachers Meetings that help the teachers apprise the parents of the pace of students' growth and also receive necessary suggestions from the parents on students. "My goal, short term or long term is to make Chintels and Chintelians shine the brightest," summarizes Vij.

Her Favourites
Book: You Can Win

Authors: Sadhguru and Shiv Khera

Role Model: Late Dr. Kalam

Holiday Destination: Goa

Hobby: Gardening

Quote: "Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going"
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