Raghav Podar

Shouldering a 90-year-old legacy: Raghav Podar


A fine blend of global thinking & Indian values, he is a path-breaking educationist and a thought leader on constructing optimal learning environments. As Chairman Podar World School, he is at the steering wheel of India’s highly acclaimed Podar Education Group. His multi-city, multi-brand school has a presence across geographies.


Having studied the education systems of Finland, Singapore, U.K., and U.A.E, he has been vested heavily into upgrading the quality of schooling in India. His training, presentations, and workshops on aligning digital transformation with 21st-century skills are keenly sought across schools, conferences, and ministries in Australia, Spain, India, Malaysia, UAE, and the U.K.


He makes a strong distinction between educationist-run schools and businessman-led schools, and also personally supports the theBetiPadao, BetiBachaoYojana as well as Tata Memorial’s Impacct Foundation that focuses on children’s cancer treatment for the poor.


His contribution to the field of education and society is commendable and he has been bestowed with many awards for his contributions in the field of education and nation-building including:

  • The Bhaskar – Pride of India Award.
  • “Global Achievers Award” by the Indian Ambassador to UAE.


  • “THE GLORY OF INDIA AWARD” by the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand in 2016.
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