Here is a glimpse of our wonderful journey of realising our dream called Real School.


What we DID NOT want to do

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.

“What is the right curriculum that students deserve to become future thinkers, inventors and leaders?”

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.

Who we are & how Real School happened

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’

Rohit Jain

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.

Niraj Takshande

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 IIM graduate.

Anirudh Swarnkar

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 Jain

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.

Real School was not built in a day, definitely not in a closed room.

Who built Real School? About us is incomplete without mentioning all contributors who made a near impossible idea see the day of light. Real School can be pictured as a community project built by our many contributors

Join the Revolution!

We are looking for discussions, and sit-ins with anybody who wants to brainstorm and discuss how we can build an education system worthy of our future generations. Feel free to reach out to us whether you are a parent, student, educator or policy maker.

Drop in an email: [email protected]