Here is a glimpse of our wonderful journey of realising our dream called Real School.
Education is close to our hearts and we always wanted to solve ‘The Real
Education problem’ which was free from the bias of business model, revenue
making, market moods. We did not want to scratch the surface by gamifying
math and animating science, or sell a tablet full of videos. We wanted to work
on the very foundation of what we learn, how we learn and why we learn.
We thus questioned the thesis of having a curriculum itself, especially the grand old subject based curriculum. And that is when we identified the “real” problem - “Curriculum is a tool to literate a mass population”, which is what it was doing. With Real school we wanted a system that makes a single childthe focus of all aspects of education and then see if we can extrapolate it and make it available to every child.
We, the core team are a bunch of engineers from IITs, IIMs with entrepreneurial experience of running education programs in over 300 schools. Our chemistry goes back more than a decade and in our own capacities we have been experimenting with smart classes, technology, augmented learning, educational toys for over 10 years. About two years ago, we came together and have been working on a new curriculum which is completely project-based, multi-disciplinary, personalized and moldable. Our research has now evolved into a robust and transformational program and for its honesty and relevance to real problems and real world we call it ‘The Real School’
Before Real School, Rohit has had 2 successful education startup exits in K-12 segment. A thought leader, Rohit is a B.tech. in Metallurgy from IIT Bombay, and has kickstarted several trends in Indian education industry in the 15 years including design labs, smart classes, game based learning, Real School is the best version of his experiences, successes and hard learned lessons.
Before Real School, Niraj ran a company which was into industrial automation. He has designed everything from a jet nozzle to a cargo ship. Niraj is a hard core technocrat who is also an MBA graduate from IIM Indore. At Real School, his extensive industrial expertise drive the thought experiments, hands-on activities, and enquiry driven discissions to connect the kids with the real-world.
Anirudh has been associated with product and content development in K-12 space for over a decade. He has a vast experience in curriculum design, product design and content design. A mechanical engineer from IIT Bombay, he is passionate about early child development and child-parent engagement.
Atul never left academics. After graduating from IIT Kanpur in Civil Engineering, he went on to do a Master in Sociology from Delhi University. He ran a highly successful startup for schools which trained students in higher order thinking, before jumping on the Real School ship.