About the school’s founder

Mr. Rakesh Kapoor, our founder, was born in 1951.


* CCCP, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA
* B.A. (Hons.) in English Literature from K M College, Delhi University, 1969
* B. Ed., Lucknow University, 1983
* M.Ed., Lucknow University, 1984
* Lead Auditor for ISO9001, 1998
* Koalaty Kid Trainer, American Society for Quality, Milwaukee, WI 2001

Posts and positions held

* Founder Principal of The Modern School, Aliganj, Lucknow, since 1979
* Secretary, U P Association of ISC Schools, 1992-1997
* Writing Secretary, All India Association of ISC Schools, 1995

Achievements under his leadership

* The Modern School is the first school in the history of Indian Education to get certified for ISO9001 International Standard for Quality Systems in 1997
* The Modern School won the Golden Peacock National Training Award 1997
* First school in India to implement the Koalaty Kid program of American Society for Quality (ASQ) 2002, having two staff trained by ASQ in USA
* School wins Asian finals of International Space Settlement Design Competition, 2006


* “Total Presence of Mind”, with endorsement by H.H. Dalai Lama, has been published by Rupa and Company in 2005
* “The Modern School’s Profile”, 2002
* “Six Stories” comic book on absence of quality in education
* “Implementing ISO 9000 in Modern School” Total Quality Management, published by Tata McGraw Hill & IOD 1997
* “Transforming K-12 Education at Modern School, Lucknow: A Case Study” published by IOD 1998
* Presently he is writing a book on quality in education, called “Kapoor Quality Education System”

To know more about the founder and his works log on to: http://www.rakeshkapoor.com/

Memberships and Affiliations

* Member, American Society for Quality, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
* Member, System Dynamics Society, Albany, N.Y.
* Member, Mohammad Bagh Club, Lucknow
* Member, Classic Golf Resort, Gurgaon
* Member, Lucknow Golf Club

Talks and Presentations

* Talked to Ottawa school principals on Quality in Education, 2002
* Talked to US principals at the Annual Charter Schools Conference, Denver 2005
* Talked to US principals at the Annual National Association of Independent Schools Conf., Denver 2005
* Presented a Concept Poster on phenomenology of social systems at the System Dynamics Conference at Atlanta in 2001
* Conducted workshops on meditation at San Jose and Washington DC, 2001
* Gave training in TQM to Tamil Nadu school principals, 2006
* Regularly lectures & conducts workshops on meditation to small interested groups


* Shri R K Trivedi, Former Chief Secretary of UP; former Chief Election Commissioner of India; former Governor, State of Gujarat
* Dr Nityanand, former Director of CDRI; former member of Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee on Science; Chairman Indian Pharmacopeia; Former Chairman Ranbaxy Science Foundation.
* Fr Kunnunkal, former Chairman Central Board of Secondary Education
* Hon Justice D K Trivedi, retd senior most judge of Lucknow High Court
* Shri F C Kohli, Former Vice Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services

One thought on “About the school’s founder

  1. Respected Sir, (Shri. Rakesh Kapoor)


    I don’t know sir whether you remember me or not. Hope you must be in good health.
    I was in your school in 1980s onwards.

    The most notorious child, you tried your best to educate me.
    Thanks (is a small word) for that effort.

    If you can droop a line on my email ID, it’ll be great for me.

    How is Kapoor Mam (we use to call her like that), please convey my regards to her too.

    And yes, what about our Dear Meena Mam, where is she. If you can provide me with any information about her it would be great.

    Have a nice day.



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