Anita Makkar

Anita Makkar Principal

Principal, The HDFC School,

Mrs. Anita Makkar is the former Founder Principal of DAV Public School, Sector – 14, Gurgaon. She brings with her a rich three decades of experience in setting up one of the best schools in the country. She started her journey with a mere 155 students in the year 1985, from small rental premises. Carrying a strong and focused vision for holistic education, coupled with her dynamic administrative acumen, Mrs. Makkar was successful in creating best-in-class full-fledged schools in Gurgaon – which now have a total strength of 6,400 students. She has excellent leadership attributes with experience of managing a high calibre team of 400 teachers.

Mrs. Makkar did her post graduation in Mathematics from Hansraj College, Delhi University and served as a post graduate teacher in Hansraj Model School, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi. She is a pioneer of public school education in Gurgaon and has represented on various school education forums.

To enumerate a few, Mrs. Makkar is:

A Master Trainer with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE)

CBSE-International (CBSEi) Ideator in writing curriculum content for CBSEi

Member of Inspection Committee for affiliation to CBSE since the year 1995

Member of Accreditation Committee for CBSE

Member of National Progressive Schools Council (NPSC) of New Delhi

Former Chairperson and now a member of Gurgaon Progressive Schools Council (GPSC)

Founder Chairperson of Sahodya Schools Complex, CBSE Gurgaon Chapter

An evangelist of exchange of educational ideas and practices internationally and for that purpose has travelled widely across Western Europe, Japan, Russia, etc. She has also attended various training programs at IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, NEUPA etc.

Apart from imparting quality education, she has been equally sensitive to the children having Special Educational Needs (SEN). She has setup a facility wherein these children not only get education, but are also imparted vocational training, something that clearly brings out her passion for inclusive education.

For her contribution towards education, Mrs. Makkar has been conferred with the following awards:

Computer Literacy Award presented by His Excellency, the then President of India Shri A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

National Award by Ministry of HRD, Government of India, presented by His Excellency Vice-President of India, Shri Hamid Ansari

CBSE Award presented by then Hon'ble Minister of HRD, Shri Arjun Singh

DAV President's Gold Medal presented by Late Shri Sunil Dutt (erstwhile Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs)

Women of the Year award on National Women's Day, presented by Former Chief Minister of Delhi, Late Shri Sahib Singh Verma

Green School Award by Centre for Science and Environment.

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