Principal's Profile

A veteran educationist with years of experience in school administration Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar is the Principal of Bhatnagar International School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The school represents her holistic, progressive approach to education and her constant endeavour to provide various educational opportunities to all.

One of the key aspects of Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar's premiership is her contribution to educational forums at national and international level.The prestigious 'BRICS - CCI Academia Excellence Award in Leadership - Academia Category' bestowed upon her on 19 January, 2024 at Le Meridien is an exemplary recognition lauding her exceptional contributions and pioneering initiatives in a globally connected world. She has been instrumental in implementing programmes that celebrate diversity, promote inclusivity and foster sustainable development goals.

With an illustrious career dedicated to shaping young minds, Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar is the guiding force behind the institution's success. She has been felicitated with the esteemed Asia's Inspirational Women Award for being the most Admired Principal of the Year on 29 December, 2023 in New Delhi. It is a remarkable achievement for setting an exemplary standard for excellence in education, leadership and commitment to women empowerment.

Acknowledging the commendable achievements of Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar towards academic excellence and her innovative leadership the Confederation of Indian Universities has bestowed the prestigious Academic Ascendancy Prize for Exemplary School Excellence on her. The rare distinction received on 29 December, 2023 is a reflection of her dedication and vision that she brings to the educational sector.

Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar proudly received "The Most Influential Educator 2023 Award" on 23 December, 2023 at The Great Indian Youth Festival. The award exemplifies her unwavering commitment to academic excellence and innovative leadership transforming the school into a dynamic hub of intellectual growth.

Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar's leadership has been a source of inspiration mentoring towards building a humane and compassionate world. She has been conferred with the Global Human Rights Award on 10 December, 2023 in New Delhi for her effortless initiatives to promote human rights creating positive changes on a global front.

As an educator Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar is actively engaged in instilling values, nurturing curiosity and fostering love for learning. She has received the distinguished Education Excellence Award on 16 September, 2023 in the capital city of New Delhi for setting a benchmark for excellence that resonates in the educational landscape.

Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar has featured in the Tradeflock magazine (July' 2023) as an Education Leader in India 2023 for her brilliance, decisiveness and exemplary leadership skills. She has constantly been igniting students' interests and illuminating their future through her sterling efforts and sublime guidance.

The India Today magazine, special issue July 2023 showcases her progressive approach that inspires educators and young minds. Her expertise has been emphasised in the magazine highlighting commitment to excellence-'creating future leaders'. It is a testimony of steadfast commitment to fostering outstanding educational practices. Her vision exemplifies school’s dedication to global citizenship and belief in the transformative power of learning.

Ascending to the zenith of educational brilliance, the dynamic pedagogy gracefully soars into the realm of digital ingenuity. Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar, the remarkable Principal of Bhatnagar International School, Vasant Kunj, was honoured with the coveted "Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Inspiration Awards 2023." This illustrious recognition, received on June 23, 2023, at the majestic Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, acclaimed the school as the "epitome of trust, excellence and exceptional pedagogy among international institutions in Delhi." It stands as a gleaming testament to the institution's resolute dedication in attaining unrivalled eminence.

Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar is a visionary educator with a mission. She has been nurturing every student with humility and dynamic focus. Her repertoire as an educator contains passion and enthusiasm to inspire the young minds to uphold the ethos of learning. An educationist par excellence, she has created a marvel of balance between knowledge and awareness. She has been honoured with the most Prestigious Award for Educationists, "UMA's Shiksha Gaurav Puraskar 2023" on March 18, 2023.

Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar is a dedicated, resourceful and goal driven professional educator. She possesses diverse experience and strong track record for fostering child-centred curriculum and student creativity. Blessed with attributes of versatility, she has an innate ability to understand and motivate students. Her commitment as an exceptional educator, exhibits an aptitude for high- calibre interpersonal communication skills. She has been bestowed with the 'Best Principal of the Year 2022-23' Award on March 03, 2023 by India's Most Prominent Women Empowerment Awards - 2023 reflecting a promising vision for the school.

An epitome of educational excellence, the Principal, Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar received exceptional coverage in 'Women Entrepreneur' magazine in recognition of 'Women Leaders in International Schools - 2022' highlighting her illustrious professional journey as a woman educator. She imparts and inculcates social, cultural and ethical values in students. A paragon of pedagogy and poise, Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar has been presented the glorious 'National Education and Training Excellence Award' by the prestigious Confederation of Indian Universities on October 21, 2022. The esteemed award acknowledges her recognition for outstanding contribution in the field of education.

Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar has been conferred with Education Excellence Conclave Award 2022 on June 25, 2022 for her contribution in global innovation and excellence in education. She has the distinction of being the 'Outstanding Principal of the Year'. Recognized as one of the exceptional academic leaders who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession, Ms Shilpa Bhatnagar has demonstrated profound excellence in leading her school to the hallmark of perfection.

She has been felicitated with the prestigious 'India's Most Prominent Women Empowerment Awards - 2022' being adjudged as the Best Educationist in Delhi. She envisions to create a paradigm where being a good citizen is as important as being a good student. She aims to nurture independent minds, and create a space where students are encouraged to actualise their innate and unique potential.

The strength of achievement is rooted in the depth of one's passion. Defining her vision of excellence, Esteemed Principal, Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar has been bestowed with the Award, 'Principal Leadership for Outstanding Endeavors' on June 15, 2021 by Expressions India Life Empowerment Awards for Schools 2020-21.

Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar is a dedicated leader as it is under her tutelage that every day thousands of minds are inspired and educated. Indeed she is a true personification of leadership as she believes in assimilating a powerful value system in the students. The prestigious 'Bharat Jyoti Award' has been conferred on the esteemed Principal for her meritorious services, outstanding performance and remarkable role on Economic Growth & National Integration on 9th April, 2021.

She has been bestowed with the 'World Award for Value Education' for her exemplary effort in dealing with values and moral issues on March 13, 2020 by Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment (IIEE) and World Assembly on Value Education (WAVE).

Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar is a proud recipient of 'Education Icon Award' 2019 instituted by The Times Group on November 27, 2019. Also a winner of British Council International School Award 2016-19, 2019-2022 and National Resource Optimization Award for her immense contribution in areas of primary and secondary school education. Her prime endeavour is pursuit of excellence and she joyfully strives for the same in all that she does.

The Educational Standards And Testing Council of India presented the 'National Digital India Award' (2018) to Ms. Shilpa Bhatnagar on August 01, 2018. Another feather in her cap is the prestigious Award of Citation 'Inspiring Educator of Delhi' presented by 'Re-Inventing Schools' on July 31, 2018. She has been awarded Global Human Rights Protection Award 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2019 by the Indian Institute of Human Rights at the World Human Rights Congress; the Child Care and Development Award and National Human Resources Optimisation Award at the 33rd World Management Congress 2012. Her contribution in enhancing Life skills was appreciated by Expressions India under the National Life Skills Education and school wellness programme by awarding her Life Empowerment Award 2018-19 on February 21, 2019 at the National Science Centre Pragati Maidan.

The deep passion and igniting desire to make a difference in the lives of the children continue to burn bright in her heart and she has been duly felicitated on the auspicious occasion of International Women's Day with the 'World Girl Child Education and Empowerment Award' on March 8, 2017.

She leaves no stone unturned to venture into newer and challenging pedagogic territories in a bid to nurture pupils with etiquettes, social graces, moral values and a deep love for our culture ensuring holistic development and academic excellence. She has been accredited by the International Association of Education (affiliated to United Nations-ECOSOC, DPI, UNESCO, and UNICEF), National Academy of Educational Planning & Administration with the World School Excellence Award 2017 and World Best Managed School Award 2017.

She has been appreciated for her persistent endeavours to promote Indian culture. On the eve of International Youth day celebration she was awarded with the Art & Culture Promotion Award by the Art & Culture Development agency of India on 12th August 2013; Spiritual and Value Education Award by the Confederation of Indian Universities on 13 March 2015 and Ayush Friendly School of the Year Award at the Yoga Naturopathic Summit.

Ms. Bhatnagar’s perpetual aim is to groom a perfect generation and to fully develop their innate potential in the present competitive world. The school has been a proud winner of Guinness World Record 2017 for the Largest Human Image of an Organ.

As a successful premiere and inspiring leader, she displays a committed resolve to serve the community at large and has become instrumental in its betterment and upliftment Ms. Shilpa has taken up cudgels to promote the literacy drive in the South East Zone of Delhi and has emerged a winner of Sufia Ajmali Trophy for the seventh consecutive year since 2012, conferred by Delhi School's Literacy Project for making maximum number of learners in the impoverished neighbouring slums adopted by the school since its inception. She has also been conferred with the National Population Education Award 2017 by the International Association of Educators for World Peace.

The prestigious award list includes Clean Environment Education and Promotion Award by National Institute of Cleanliness Education and Research (NICER) received on 5 June 2017 on the occasion of World Enviornment Day, Best ICT Deployment in K-12 School Award received in Digital Edge ICT Conclave on Education 2016, Innovation and Excellence in Education Award received in Global Education Summit on 21 October, 2016.

She has also been honoured with Cleanliness, Hygiene & Sanitation Education Award (CHASE) presented by Confederation of India Universities on 20 December 2014, National Health, Education and Promotion Award presented in the Clinical Research Summit 2013, Human Resource Optimisation award by 2012 World Management Congress presented on 30 December, 2012.

It has been truly rewarding and motivating for the school to be awarded with the Principal Teachers Excellence Award in September 2014 and the National Teaching Excellence Award in October 2014 by the Confederation of Indian Universities under her able leadership and guidance. The Silver Zone Foundation has felicitated her with Performance Excellence Award 2016-17 for playing a key role in enhancing the academic level of the students.

Her collaborative leadership focuses on strategic actions directed towards improvement in the learning environment. It empowers employees, encourages broad-spectrum participation in decision-making and fosters shared accountability for student learning.