Mr. Santanu Das Principal, Sarala Birla Academy Mr. Santanu Das has been a friend and facilitator to his students for close onto 3 decades now. Before joining Sarala Birla Academy, he headed the Assam Rifles Public School, Shillong and the Aditya Birla Public School, Renusagar.
He has a Master's degree in Physics and a Diploma in German from the Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, a Bachelor's degree in Education from the Annamalai University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Symbiosis University, Pune. However, he says he has learnt the most from his students.
He has worked as a house master, cricket coach and CTO of the NCC. He was the Regional Supervisor and the Chief Nodal Officer for the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi and a member of the School Affiliation Team for the CBSE. He has worked upon and supervised the implementation of the latest technology-based education systems/software in schools. He has also conducted numerous workshops for teachers and students. He has the experience of working with the CBSE, ICSE/ISC, IGCSE & A-Levels and the IB.
He is a voracious reader and is fond of debates, planning and anchoring quiz shows, writing short stories and writing and directing plays. He is an amateur videographer and editor of his own travel films. A fitness enthusiast, he has trekked the Himalayas, The Andes, the Scandinavian mountains, the Canadian Rockies, the Swiss and Austrian Alps and Central Turkey. In December 2011 he climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. He loves travelling and has gained from his visits to, and interaction with, many schools in Asia, Europe, North America, South America, New Zealand and East Africa.. He is a keen sportsman and plays cricket, soccer, tennis, volleyball and badminton.